City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Victorian Swimming Pool To Re-Open After Refurbishment

Glenogle swimming pool

The much-loved, Victorian baths at Glenogle Swim Centre re-open today following a major refurbishment.

Brochure For "Biggest Ever" Edinburgh Fringe Hits Streets

I've Got My Fringe Brochure

“The largest arts festival in the world” today launched its largest programme yet. In spite of the economic downturn, the 64th Edinburgh Festival Fringe is bringing a total of 2,453 shows, 17% more than last year, to the Scottish capital.

Scottish Government Starts Volcanic Ash Alert System

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano on 16 May 12:00

The Scottish government has launched an alert system to help travellers find out the current levels of disruption to Scottish flights caused by ash eruptions from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.

Met Launches Five-day Ash Charts

The Met Office has launched ash charts which aim to show the potential movement and concentration of volcanic ash over the coming five days.

Sunday Morning Church in Edinburgh

St. Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Visitors to Edinburgh over a summer weekend this year have a choice of Sunday morning Christian worship in two dozen churches in the centre of the city. The main services start at either 10.30 am or 11 am and last between an hour and an hour and a half. Every church welcomes visitors.

Big Chill Awaits Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party Revellers

Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party on Princes Street, Edinburgh

The first hours of 2010 look likely to be chilly ones with temperatures in Edinburgh dropping several degrees below zero.

Getting Your Measure When Down the Pub

Beer taps

There are a few customs surrounding drinking in pubs that visitors to Edinburgh - particularly those from North America - take a bit of time adjusting to. A "server" doesn't bring your drinks to the table, rather you have to go to the bar and order.

Castle Baggers Get Set for St Andrew’s Free Weekend

Edinburgh Castle in Autumn

Castle baggers and historical buildings buffs mark your diaries: Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Michael Russell, has announced a weekend of free entry to 47 Historic Scotland sites throughout Scotland on Saturday 28th November and Sunday 29th November to mark St Andrew's Day.

Thousands Visit Restored Nelson and Burns Monuments

Nelon's Monument - the Restored Time Ball

Edinburgh City Council has reported thousands of visitors on Doors Open Day 2009, held the past Saturday and Sunday.

In particular, the newly restored and reopened Nelson Monument and Burns Monument were busy throughout the day on Saturday (26 September), drawing crowds of some 2,000 visitors and residents between them.

Princes Street Closed For Festival Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert

Inverleith Park and Calton Hill are being recommended by the council as the best public places to view the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert this year due to the closure of much of Princes Street for laying of the Edinburgh tram tracks.