City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Grease, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Robin Cousins and the teen Angels

‘Grease’ grabs a new generation of young and not so young fans with this touring production currently showing at the Playhouse. Grease celebrates its 40th Anniversary on the stage in 2012 while the iconic 1978 film is never far away from the small screen.

Laudes Organi & Chori Review

The Glasgow Chamber Choir under Michael Bawtree were in the Netherlands in March 2011 for two concerts singing with St Joris Kamerkoor, one in Amersfoort, the other in St Catherine’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Utrecht. St Joris Kamerkoor under Bas Ramselaar were now in Scotland with a concert in Edinburgh and another in Glasgow.

Where now for Edinburgh Trams?

The election result in Scotland could not have been a greater blow for Edinburgh City Council

Educating Agnes, Royal Lyceum, Review

Educating Agnes at Royal Lyceum

There's a last chance to catch Liz Lochhead's Scottified production of Moliere at the Royal Lyceum tonight

RSNO Season Finale - Ode to Joy Review

Stéphane Denève conducts

Stéphane Denève’s introductory remarks, after the customary exchange of Good Evening, helped set the scene for the last of this season’s ten works written in the first decade of this new century.

Election Results for the Scottish Parliament, 5 May 2011

Alex Salmond - Scotland's First Minister

Alex Salmond and the Scottish Nationalist Party are celebrating a historic victory tonight after the most convincing win since the Scottish Parliament re-opened in 1999.

Film of the Week: Hanna


This is something of a departure for Joe Wright after helming the epic splendour of two accomplished period dramas - Pride and Prejudice and Atonement.

SCO's Italian Serenade, Queen's Hall, Review

The concert at the Queen's Hall began with Brahms orchestral Variations on a theme of Haydn, Opus 56a, St Anthony Chorale. Composed in the summer of 1873, it begins with the St Anthony Chorale theme, in B-flat major, followed by eight distinctive harmonic variations and a majestic passacaglia finale.

Nationalist Tide Surges Across Edinburgh and Scotland

Alex Salmond - Scotland's First Minister

The Scottish National Party has taken all but one of Edinburgh's seats, in the same way that the natonalists appear to have swept across the whole of Scotland.

Voters Advised to Check Polling Card Before Going Out to Vote

Edinburgh City Council is asking voters to check their polling card before going out to vote in tomorrow's Scottish Parliamentary Elections and Referendum on the UK Parliamentary voting system. Changes in the boundaries of the six Edinburgh constituencies mean that people may be voting at a different location this year. Some polling places have also changed as the previous year's are no longer available.

All Political Parties Desert Edinburgh Trams - But Chamber of Commerce Supports!

Tram track on Princes Street at night

Graham Birse, that well known pro-tram deputy chief executive of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce continues to say he wants to have more public money poured into the bottomless pit that is the Edi

Edinburgh House Prices, Sales Drop at Start of 2011

Edinburgh Castle in distance from top of Blackford Hill

The average Edinburgh house price fell by 4.1% in the first three months of 2011 according to the latest statistics from the official government statistician Registers of Scotland.

Madeleine Peyroux, Usher Hall, Review

Madeleine Peyroux - No Bills

I was introduced to the wonderful voice of Madeleine Peyroux a few years ago and fell in love with her plaintively pure voice singing the blues of Bessie Smith, the songs by Dylan, Cohen and Piaf as well as the odd self-penned number. She has the kind of voice you just have to settle down to hear sometimes as she brings these heartbreaking lyrics so beautifully to life.

Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, Queen's Hall, Review

Ukes of GB on tour

In the 26 years since the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain was formed, while remaining esoteric, it has conquered the musical world with its unique take on music from pop to punk to classics and classical. 

Fringe Seeks Nominees For New Participants' Council

The Fringe Office

The Fringe Society, the body that publishes the Fringe programme, has opened nominations for the newly established Participants’ Council. The deadline for submitting nominations is 6 May 2011.

Lord Provost Gets Ready For Royal Wedding

Lord Provost George Grubb is making the final preparations for his journey to London tomorrow where he will be a guest at the Royal Wedding.

Now Is Peak Season for Deer Collisions, Motorists Warned

Motorists are being told to watch out for young deer straying across the motorway while driving in the Central Belt.  Government agency Scottish Natural Heritage says deer-vehicle collisions often peak in late April to mid-May, as juvenile deer are out on their own for the first time.

Guardian "Winding Down" and "Retiring" Edinburgh Local

For the last year, the Guardian has been running a hyper-local news site covering a range of issues in particular the nitty gritty of Edinburgh municipal affairs. Edinburgh was one of three cities targeted by the news behemoth - the other two being Leeds and Cardiff - for these experiments in localised content.

Edinburgh Writer's Museum Marks Birth of Hume

The 300th anniversary of the birth of the Scottish philosopher, historian, and leading figure in the Edinburgh Enlightenment, David Hume (1711-1776) is being marked by an exhibition at the Writers' Museum featuring rare archive materials.

Perthshire Amber 2011 Programme Announced

The 2011 Perthshire Amber Festival (28 October to 6 November), headed up by Scots singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean, has announced its line-up for Autumn this year. It includes rising star Emily Smith, Jimmie McGregor, Phil Cunningham, Archie Fisher and a host of familiar names from Scotland’s folk and trad scene, as well as Beoga from Ireland, Eliza Lynn from USA and Canadian Buddy MacDonald, all performing alongside Scotland’s Dougie MacLean.

New Minister for City Centre Book Sale Church

The Minister for the last fifteen and a half years at South Leith Parish Church, the Reverend Ian Gilmour, preaches his last sermon there on Easter Sunday. A few days later, on Thursday 28 April 2011 he is inducted into the parish of St Andrew’s and St George’s West at a service at 7pm in the George Street church.