City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Scotland’s First Community-Owned Bakery will open in Dunbar

Scotland’s first community-owned bakery will open in Dunbar on October 6th. Called simply “The Bakery,” it will offer residents of Dunbar and the surrounding area tasty wholesome artisan bread that is made and baked on the premises.

Film of the Week: Blood In The Mobile

Miners Hands

Ten years ago it was widely publicised that minerals such as coltan and cassiterite used in electronics, particularly cell phones, were funding violent militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sighthill Gets Ready To Blow Highrises to the Ground

Sighthill Towers competition

The demolition of three multi-storey flats in North Sighthill is scheduled to go ahead this Sunday between 11am and noon.

Mary Queen of Scots got her Head Chopped Off, Lyceum, Review

Lyceum's Mary Queen... Head Chopped Off

Mary of Guises’ lassie, Mary Queen of Scots, is probably the most romantic person in British history, never mind Scots history.

Rhinestone Mondays, EFT, Review

Rhinestone Mondays' Brian (Shaun Williamson) and Clint (Phil Pritchard)

As retailers say, if you love line-dancing and Country & Western music, then you will like ‘Rhinestone Mondays’. Conversely, the show is probably not for you!

Dance Base To Hold 10th Anniversary Dance Party

Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance celebrates 10 years in their Grassmarket studios this September. The building, a £6.9 million bespoke four studio facility was officially opened by Dance Base's Royal Patron Prince Charles on 21 September 2001. To celebrate Dance Base is hosting a "massive dance party" with free drop-in classes for everyone on Thursday 22 September.

William Wallace Letters to Go On Display

The only two documents directly connected to Sir William Wallace will go on public display side by side next year, it was announced yesterday.

"New Phase" Begins in Tram Project

Tram on Princes Street

Following yesterday's announcement that the Scottish Government will oversee the Edinburgh Trams project, today the Council announced that a new agreement had been forged with the Consortium (Bilfinger Berger, Siemens and CAF) contracted to provide the tramline from Edinburgh Airport to York Place.

Scottish Government To Oversee Completion of Trams

Tram works on Princes Street (June 2009)

The Scottish Government will help oversee the final delivery of the Edinburgh trams project it was announced today.

The Usher Hall: the World's Best Concert Hall

5 Stars for Usher Hall

VisitScotland’s inspectors have been making anonymous visits to the Usher Hall this year. Because of its exceptional facilities, acoustics and customer service they have granted the concert hall a rare but much deserved 5 stars.

New Edinburgh Film Festival Director Is Journo Chris Fujiwara

Chris Fujiwara

New artistic director says EIFF dates "likely" to stay in June

Edinburgh Prepares For More Trams Works on Princes Street

Tram Works on Princes from Calton Hill

Months of tram works on Princes Street are due to begin soon, with traffic diversions being introduced over the coming weekend (17 and 18 September 2011).

Shall We Ceilidh?

With St Andrews Day in our sights and the prospect of many ceilidh dances ahead as the nights draw in, now might be a good time to brush up on your Strip the Will

Film of the Week: TrollHunter


The best way to see this film is to not read this or any other reviews, ignore the trailer, which of course gives too much away and so all that’s left for you to do is simply go and see it.

National Museum of Scotland reaches 500,000 visitor mark

Assyrian Panel

The newly redeveloped National Museum of Scotland has broken all records and has attracted more than half a million visitors since it opened to the public less than six weeks ago.

Legally Blonde Review

Legally Blonde Elle Woods (Faye Brookes) and cast

In the pink with Legally Blonde!

Trams debacle shames Edinburgh

It seems to be the way of things these days that whenever a mistake is made that can't be covered up effectively, the cry is inevitably quickly heard that it is "Time to move on."

Banned book now a sell-out stage show

A book by a North-east novelist, which was once banned in her home town, is set to tour Scotland

Bryan Ferry at Edinburgh Castle, Review

Bryan Ferry crooning

Bryan Ferry is, without question, the most effortlessly cool man in his mid-sixties that I have ever laid eyes on.

Forth Bridge's Paint Job "That Never Ends" About To End

Painting the Forth Bridge

Painting of the Forth Bridge - the paint job that famously "never ends" - is coming soon to an end.

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Review

EIF 2011: Bamberg Symphony

The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra is well-remembered from its five-concert residency at the 2003 Edinburgh International Festival.