City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Guys 'n' Dolls, Church Hill Theatre, Review

The Principals in Town by Colin Hattersly

Smart moves, and a dice loaded in favour of the audience.

Film of the Week: The Adjustment Bureau

Adjustment Bureau

Matt Damon plays as disgraced politician in this a delightful romantic thriller with a sci-fi edge

Love Letters to the Public Transport System, Traverse Theatre, Review

NTS - Love Letters

‘Trains and boats and planes’, says the Burt Bacharach song about love being lost through public transport. Maybe buses don’t cut it in the States, but they do in Molly Taylor’s story telling ‘work-in-progress’ about love being found through public transport. 

The Haunting, King's Theatre, Review

The Haunting

Spine-tingling entertainment comes to the King's with a surprise star in store.

Jeff Koons Art Exhibition Coming To Edinburgh

Jeff Koons, Bourgeois Bust - Jeff and Ilona

Contemporary US artist Jeff Koons, famous for breaking records with his multi-million pound selling artworks, will be the focus of a new display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this Spring. Admission will be free.

Edinburgh Fairtrade Winners Revealed

Lord Provost with Fairtrade Award winners

The winners of this year's Edinburgh Lord Provost Fair Trade Awards were revealed at a fair trade brunch earlier today.

New Bus Firm Chair To Be Based In London

City of Edinburgh Council's has recommended a London-based candidate Chris Walton as its preferred choice for the position of Non-Executive Chair of Lothian Buses.

Edinburgh Trams Project - Council could have to repay £500 million

STV News came up with some startling news - that the capital city might have to repay up to £500 million if it is unable to complete the ill-fated trams project. The statement by Ainslie McLaughlin, the Director of Major Infrastructure Projects at Transport Scotland, must have landed like the proverbial bombshell on the City Council.

Historic Visitor Attractions Open Doors For Free

Linlithgow Palace

Heritage body Historic Scotland is holding a special Spring promotion with 5,000 half-price tickets to Edinburgh Castle and 5,000 free tickets to historic places across the country up for grabs.

Four Parts Broken, Traverse Theatre, Review

Conor McCarron and Tom Vernal in Four Parts Broken

These lunchtime South American plays for this season’s international theme just get better and better. Last week looked at the issue of the disappeared and this week deals with the dispossessed.

Andy Cannon's Saturday Stories, Traverse, Review

Andy Cannon (crop)

As a parent looking for something exciting, interesting and a bit fun to do with their 5+ year-old on a Saturday morning - and for under a tenner - it really doesn’t get any better than Andy Cannon’s Saturday Stories at the Traverse Theatre.

Edinburgh Council and Businesses To Trial Electric Scooters

Edinburgh City Council staff are getting on their electric bikes this Summer. Electric scooter service provider Go Zypper is providing the Council with four scooters, for free, to be trialled over four to six months from 1st May. Staff will use the bikes to commute to and from work, go out on Council business and for personal use.

City Council Set to Bankrupt the City with "Innovative Financing"

The City Council's plans to use what they describe as an "innovative" funding scheme to pay for future projects, sets the city on the same path as Bernard Madoff who created the infamous

Age of Arousal, Lyceum Theatre, Review

Typists in Age of Arousal, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Linda Griffiths' play explores the timeless battle of the sexes and women’s dream for love, freedom and social equality

Bike Station Launches Edinburgh Innertube Map

Innertube Edinburgh

Anyone who cycles regularly in Edinburgh will probably be familiar with the SPOKES cycle map, with its detailed breakdown of Edinburgh roads and rides.

The King's Speech Takes Top Awards at Oscars

Colin Firth arrives with Livia Giuggioli at the 83rd Academy Awards

Edinburgh-set The Illusionist didn't manage an upset on Oscar night, but Colin Firth and The King's Speech had cause to celebrate.

Government Must Learn Lessons from Edinburgh Trams Project

Whichever party wins the next election for the Scottish Parliament they must take careful note of the way that the Edinburgh trams project has been mishandled and take steps to avoid any repeat of

Oscar Predictions 2011 - Who Will Win?

Colin Firth, King's Speech

Last year I did pretty well with my Oscar predictions when not deviating too far from the bookies' favourites. You know they do their homework. Longshots very rarely make it.

RSNO Great Concertos: Dvořák Cello Concerto Review

Pieter Wispelwey

This was a concert that began with an overture, went on to two choral works and ended with a concerto. In his pre-concert talk the charming and erudite Bill Chandler, the Associate Leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, told us that the night's composers were linked through Brahms. Brahms was a protégé of Schumann and Brahms later befriended a young Dvořák.

Richard III, King's Theatre, Review

Richard III

After being bombarded with Shakespeare throughout my school life, a night out with the Bard is not the most obvious choice when one of his works hits town. The mere whisper of the words “Thou art” sends me hurtling back to Standard Grade English and confronting the crushing weight of boredom and utter gloom.

Film of the Week: I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four is ‘film of the week’ by virtue of there being little else to choose from, for occasionally rising above rambling incoherence to provide moments of interest.