City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh Arrow Video

Members of the Royal Company of Archers, founded in 1676, shoot for the Edinburgh Arrow.

Warrior Archangel Gets A Dust-Off

Statue of St. Michael, Edinburgh Castle

A delicate, conservation cleaning operation has been carried out on the ornate figure of St Michael which hangs in the shrine of the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.

The timber carving - which symbolises hope for mankind's eventual triumph over the evil of war - is suspended from the vaulted ceiling 9.3m (approx. 30 feet) above the casket which holds the Roll of Honour of the Scottish war Dead.

Genealogical Boost as Death Records No Longer Buried

General Register House - Princes Street, Edinburgh

Newly digitised records of famous Scots, including Adam Smith and Sir Walter Scott, have been made available online.

Nelson Monument and Time Ball Repair Starts Monday

Top of Nelson's Monument

A £250,000 restoration of the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill is set to start next week. The work will also see the famous time-ball mechanism, formerly used by mariners in the Firth of Forth for navigation, returned to working order.

Visitors Numbers Slip at Top Edinburgh Attractions in 2008

Edinburgh Castle's Crown Square

Edinburgh attractions didn't experience the same upward trend in visitor numbers enjoyed by other parts of the country in 2008 according to a report by the Association of Leading Visitor Attraction

J.K. Rowling's Writerly Hands Preserved For Edinburgh

J K Rowling Makes Hand Impressions for Edinburgh Award

The hands that wrote the Harry Potter series - as myth would have it on cafe paper napkins - are being immortalised in Caithness stone in the quadrangle of Edinburgh's City Chambers.

Riding of the Marches to Return After 63-Year Absence

After a 63 year absence, The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is to be re-launched at noon on Monday 9th February.

Top Tattoo Photo Prize Goes Dutch

1st Place Winner Wim Workum. subject: Golden Eagles Band

Over 400 visitors from 14 countries have revealed that an impressive pictorial record of one of the world's most breathtaking spectacles can be successfully accomplished in the 19th Tattoo Photographic Competition run over the period of the 2008 Edinburgh Tattoo.

Rabbie Burns Blogs From the Grave

Robert Burns Blogs (Extract)

The original letters of Robert Burns dating from 1787 onwards are being given the blog treatment by the National Trust for Scotland.

Rosyth-Zeebrugge Ferry To Return in Spring

Ferry operator Norfolkline is taking bookings for its new Rosyth-Zeebrugge service with sailings on the route due to begin on May 18, 2009.