City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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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.

Edinburgh Art Festival 2009 Underway

Edinburgh Art Festival 2009: James Morrison, Parkhill

All year round Edinburgh offers world class exhibitions from the National Galleries of Scotland to the private art boutique-style galleries, all the way down Dundas Street - the Cork Street of Edinburgh - and dotted around the urban villages of Stockbridge, Broughton and Leith.

Take Five: Fringe Picks In Music, Theatre, Dance and Kids

Fringe 2009: Morecombe

The 2009 Fringe programme includes 2098 shows with 34,265 performances in 265 performing spaces.

Exhibition and March Celebrates Suffragette Struggle

Bessie Watson, 9 years old in 1909

The struggle to win the vote for women will be showcased in a new Museum of Edinburgh exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the 1909 suffragettes' procession in the city.

Edinburgh Castle Piping In Visitors

Edinburgh Castle Piper and 1 0'clock Gun

The skirl of bagpipes on the Royal Mile may be a familar sound, but for the first time in recent years a lone bagpiper is welcoming visitors to Edinburgh Castle as it opens each day.

The piper, in full Highland dress, will be playing daily throughout the Summer season as Edinburgh Castle's great wooden entrance gates draw open at 9.30am and visitors flow in across the drawbridge.

Tickets for Festival Fireworks Concert To Go Online

Festival Fireworks Seen From Inverleith Park

The next chance to buy tickets for the Festival Fireworks Concert - the explosive  finale to the Edinburgh International Festival - is Monday 27 July when an allocation of tickets goes on sale

Festival Play Explores Gruesome Legacy Of "The Last Witch"

The Last Witch

In Scotland, the Kirk outlawed witchcraft as devil-worshipping heretics in 1563 and 1,500 people were executed. The last "witch"  to be executed was Janet Horne in 1727. Sentenced to death by burning, she was stripped, covered in tar and paraded through Dornoch in a barrel after being accused of having a pact with the devil.

Homecoming History Tours of Holyrood Park

Thistles in Holyrood Park

Four special tours will give visitors the chance to walk Holyrood Park in the footsteps of the famous.

Billy Connolly Usher Hall Gigs Go On Sale

Billy Connolly

World famous Scottish comedian Billy Connolly is to perform four gigs at Edinburgh's Usher Hall this autumn following multi-million pound refurbishment of the venue.