City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News


Kerbside Pick-up for Batteries and Bottles Introduced

Red bin

Edinburgh residents can now recycle plastic bottles and old batteries using the council's kerbside pick-up. From this Monday, 31 January, plastic bottles will be picked up from the red kerbside boxes while batteries will be picked up from the blue kerbside boxes for recycling.

SCO's New Romantics, Queens Hall, Review

SCO - group photo

The orchestra string section featured prominently in this diverse programme conducted by the energetic, flamboyant guest conductor Joseph Swensen.

The Man Who Wants Most Unpopular Job in Edinburgh

Vic Emery

The City of Edinburgh Council's recruitment committee has recommended Vic Emery as its preferred candidate for the position of combined chair for the boards of its wholly owned companies Transport

“Sawney Bean: Cave of the Cannibals”

One of the most notorious characters in Scottish history will be setting up residence at Edinburgh Dungeon this February 12th as Edinburgh’s scariest attraction launches its new 2011 feature,

Burns: Rough Cut, Brunton Theatre

A dramatisation of poet Robert Burns' visit to Edinburgh shows the poet in a new light: but he comes off cynical and charmless.

Ditto, Traverse Theatre, Review

Ditto is a musical performance that offers a child-like exploration of some rather deep philosophical questions surrounding the nature of sound.

Burns Day Message 2011

It's Burns night. Few people have championed Scotland's Bard with quite the same passion as First Minister Alex Salmond.

ECA and University Merger Approved

The proposed merger between the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has been approved by the Scottish Government and will be backed by £13.8 million of new investment from the Scottish Funding Council.

The Beckett Trilogy, Traverse, Review

Beckett Trilogy

If I take a moment to glance over my shoulder and follow my experiences with theatre literature down memory lane, there are two very clear milestones.

Audience Award Sponsor Pulling Out of Edinburgh Film Festival

Aaron Schneider receives the 2010 Standard Life Audience Award for his black comedy "Get Low"

The Edinburgh Film Festival is truly getting a big shake-up whether it likes it or not. We knew funding would be an issue this year following the loss of a £1.9 million three-year grant from the UK Film Council.

Video: A Tour of the New Burns Museum

If you can't make it Alloway in Ayrshire to see the new Burns Museum (entrance is free today) you can at least get a sense of the "man o' parts" in this tour of the museum by Director, Nat Edwards.

Action Urged on Edinburgh's 10,000 "Empties"

Edinburgh Castle and Old Town from Holyrood Park

Is it in spite of, or is because Edinburgh has the most expensive property in Scotland, with high demand for homes and accommodation, that over 10,000 private houses remain empty and unused for most of the year?

Liz Lochhead is Scotland's New Makar

Liz Lochhead

Poet and playwright Liz Lochhead is Scotland's new Makar. First Minister Alex Salmond made the announcement with former First Ministers Lord McConnell and Henry McLeish at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh today.

Robert Burns' Complete Works Released On I-Phone App

Anyone giving the Address to the Haggis on Burns Night next week might well be reaching into their sporran for their iPhone after the recent release of a new app with the complete works of poet Robert Burns.

A View from the Bridge, Royal Lyceum, Review

Kirsty Mackay, Stanley Townsend & Kathryn Howden in A View from the Bridge, Lyceum Theatre. Photo Douglas McBride.JPG

Set on the urban waterfront “ in the shadow of the Bridge that faces New York", Arthur Miller’s 1950s powerful family drama, focuses on the boundaries between the individual and society, love and relationships, law and justice. In the role of narrator, a modern day Greek chorus, is Alfieri, an Italian-American lawyer who relates the story of a proud man’s tragic fall from grace, with astute, sensitive observation.

Trams Mediation To Complete "By Mid-March"

Today the BSC consortium and Edinburgh Trams have issued a statement after reports that Tie was stalling mediation efforts so that the process would be delayed until after the Scottish Parliamentry Election in May.

Cinderella, Festival Theatre, Review

Cinderella, Scottish Ballet (credit Andrew Ross)

This is a revival of Scottish Ballet’s sparkling production, (premiered in 2005) which spruces up the nursery story with a flamboyant, fashionable makeover by artistic director Ashley Page and designer Antony McDonald.

Council Okays Haymarket Station Upgrade

Edinburgh Haymarket, Sept 2007

Edinburgh City Council has given an unenthusiastic okay for the revised plans for £30 million expansion of Haymarket Station (Edinburgh's West End railway station). The project will see a new building extended out beyond the existing historic facade (see above), with a new concourse, 12 ticket gates, glass lifts, and a glass bridge across the track to the platforms. Work is expected to start next year and be completed by 2013 or early 2014.

Amazon To Create 750 Jobs With New Fulfilment Centre

Amazon is to create 950 jobs across two Scottish sites: 750 jobs at a fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, and an additional 200 posts at its existing fulfilment facility in Gourock, which packs and ship items for Amazon customers. The company is also expected to create a further 1,500 temporary jobs during peak periods.

"Mr Judo" Wins Edinburgh Award

George Kerr

Acclaimed judo veteran George Kerr, who was awarded the CBE in the recent New Year Honours list, has been announced as the fourth recipient of the prestigious Edinburgh Award.

Waverley Steps To Close For Station Construction Works

Waverley Steps Upgrade Entrance (artist impression)

Waverley Station’s Princes Street entrance will be closed from the beginning of next month as £7million construction work beings on rebuilding Waverley S