City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Local Television Over Scottish Digital Network Takes Step Forward

The establishment of the Scottish Digital Network (SDN), which would deliver local television to rival the BBC's Scottish programming, took another step forward today.

The Space Between: An Edinburgh Romance

Following on from his micro-budget success with The Inheritance, film director Tim Barrow is about to premiere Edinburgh-set romantic drama The Space Between.

Girl X, Traverse Theatre, Review

Robert Softley in Girl X

The National Theatre of Scotland aspire to challenge the notion of what theatre can achieve and with Girl X they push their audience further down the theatrical rabbit hole, challenging perceptions

Trams Mediation Gets Underway

Edinburgh Tram interior

It's crunch time for Edinburgh trams. The official mediation process between Edinburgh Trams, the City of Edinburgh Council and the construction consortium contracted to build the infrastructure element of the tram project, is underway this week.

Festival Finds Fireworks Sponsor, Raises Ticket Prices By Over 13%

New sponsor for Fireworks

Virgin Money was officially announced today as the title sponsor of the Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert, the 28-year-old, grand finale of Edinburgh's summer festivals.

Handel’s Opera Orlando, EFT, Review

Orlando - web 1.jpg

It was good to enjoy an opera that is seldom performed. Indeed on the night I came across only one other person who had experienced Orlando before, and that was over twenty years ago. Handel was not a success with his many operas and kept himself afloat only because King George had granted him an annuity. Eventually he discovered success with cantatas.

Why the Old Odeon Needs to Become the New Victoria

Odeon Clerk St

The old Odeon Cinema on Clerk Street has been boarded up for years. Campaigners say it should be, and it can be, saved.

May 5th Election Count Will be Overnight in Edinburgh

The Scottish Parliamentary Election count for Edinburgh's six parliamentry seats will take place overnight.

Magic of Motown, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

The Magic of Motown is a non-stop party of hit songs, fabulous costumes, slick moves and superb musical performances - from both the singers and the band.

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.