City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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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.

Princes Street Tram Works Offer Festival “Exciting Opportunities"

Tram works on Princes Street (June 2009)

A series of measures designed to minimise the impact of the extensive tram works on Princes Street on this year's Edinburgh Festival has been announced by the Edinburgh Tram Project

Fife Beaches Win Coveted Blue Flag Awards

Blue Flag winner: Aberdour Silver Sands Beach

Following on from the Marine Conservancy Society's recommendations for clean local beaches in its annual Good Beach Guide, Scottish ch

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.