City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News

Scottish Bishops Confirm Introduction of New Roman Missal

Roman Missal 2011

At their meeting in Edinburgh on Monday 11 April 2011, the Roman Catholic Bishops of Scotland agreed to begin the introduction of the new English translation of the Roman Missal from Sunday 4 September 2011. The full Missal will be in use throughout Scotland from the first Sunday of Advent (27 November 2011).

Work Goes on at Trams Depot

TIE, still bogged down in its dispute with its contractor, have tried to strike an upbeat tone about the Edinburgh Trams project in a newly released video illustrating progress on the depot at Gogar.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: Stainer’s Crucifixion Review

St. Cuthbert's Church steeple

Late afternoon on Passion Sunday in St Cuthbert’s with its frieze behind the altar depicting the Last Supper was well chosen. There are some wonderfully familiar lines in The Crucifixion.

Eric Schmidt and YouTube To Headline Television Festival

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will give this year's MacTaggart lecture, the keynote address at the Edinburgh Television Festival in late August.

RSNO Great Concertos: Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 Review

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Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) collected thousands of his native Hungarian folk songs and music. His Dances from Galanta come from the town where he spent many happy childhood years.

Tilda Swinton Parting EIFF Was "Misreported" Says Film Fest Director

Swinton and Cousins

Edinburgh Film Festival director James Mullighan has rebutted recent media reports suggesting Mark Cousins, Linda Myles, and Tilda Swinton have "parted company" with the film festival and that the festival is running months behind schedule

Inventor of the Pill Wins Edinburgh Medal

Professor Carl Djerassi, Recipient of the 2011 Edinburgh

The winner of this year's Edinburgh Medal is Professor Carl Djerassi, an American chemist, novelist and playwright and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. Djerassi is best known for his contribution to the development of the first oral contraceptive pill in 1951 for which he won the National Medal of Science in the USA.

Message To Self, Sixty Years From Now

Time Capsule

Pupils from Edinburgh’s Tollcross Primary school today buried a time capsule at the building site of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) expansion and associated office development.

Scottish Opera: Intermezzo Review

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Intermezzo tells the tale of a husband mistakenly unfaithful who is accused by a bossy wife who has double standards. The tale is that of Richard Strauss and his wife and is set in 1924 when it was first performed.

The Hard Man, King's Theatre, Review

Alex Ferns Hardman

Stepping off a train onto a foreign platform can, even to the most experienced traveller, spark a youthful sense of adventure. For a blink of an eye, Ayr can seem like an untouched, mystical wonderland with potentially endless opportunities lurking around every corner....okay, perhaps that’s going too far.

ESPC 2011 Q1: Edinburgh House Price Rises £77

Princes Street and Fife on sunny day from Castle Hill

The average price of a home in Edinburgh has risen annually just £77 according to the Edinburgh Solicitor and Property Centre (ESPC) statistics for the first three months of 2011.

Rent, Churchill Theatre, Review

‘Rent’ is a musical with a message that not only hits home, it hits a home run. Edinburgh Music Theatre are to be congratulated for forsaking the popular shows on offer elsewhere and trying something different to good effect.

Edinburgh Trams - CRAG woefully misguided

The Capital Rail Action Group (CRAG) really has shown that it is totally out of touch with reality by launching a demand that the Edinburgh trams project

Caged, Traverse Theatre, Review


Caged is an engaging and thought-provoking reworking of Beauty and the Beast that uses the core story to address some key themes. It is aimed at young people aged 8+ but fairytales such as this one, especially one so well staged and acted, will hold the attention of any age as it deals with issues that concern us all.

Wildlife Charity Advises Public on Fox Cubs

Lennox - Edinburgh Fox Cub

The Scottish SPCA is asking people to contact them first if they see an injured or orphaned fox cub before approaching or moving it themselves.

Voter Turnout Doubles At Scottish Youth Elections

Scottish Youth Parliament at Holyrood

Government austerity measures, the threats posed by climate change, and the uncertainities brought on by rapid globalisation, have galvanised the youth of today into becoming increasingly politically active.

RSNO: Nicola Benedetti plays Korngold Review

Nicola Benedetti

Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) was a conductor in Vienna, Prague and then Berlin and whilst not a prolific composer was a member of the Second Viennese School. With the rise of Nazism he eventually settled in the USA. But during the difficult times he composed his Sinfonietta.

Video: History of Edinburgh Central Library

As recently reported, Edinburgh Central Library will soon be undergoing some upgrades. This grand old building has retained much of its original character, but as this public information film from the council points out, there is much at library that has changed over the years.

Edinburgh International Festival: Dance Preview

National Ballet of China

Contemporary dance and classical ballet has long been a popular highlight of the Edinburgh International Festival programme. This year, with an Asian and Eastern cultural umbrella, the promise is of bold colour and visual delight to the eye and exotic music to the ear.

Hot Tickets at the Edinburgh International Festival

Re-Triptych Shen Wei Dance Arts

Tickets go on sale this morning (Saturday 2nd April) for the Edinburgh International Festival. EIF director Jonathan Mills has waxed that this year's Far Eastern themed (or "Far Western" as Mills has suggested) festival will be "highly embroidered, exquisite, gorgeous".

"It will intoxicate people with its ravishing beauty," says Mills.

With that in mind, we're asking what are the "must see" shows at this year's festival?

Edinburgh Trams - Councillors with conflicting interests to be investigated

Not before time, the Edinburgh Council Audit Committee is to investigate the governance issues concerning the situation where some Councillors serving on the Council's Transport, Infrastr