City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Swap A Ladder, Maybe Save A Life

Did you know that falls from height are the main cause of fatalities at work?

Nationally, in 2008/09, ladders were involved in nearly a quarter of all falls from height.

Lark Rise To Candleford, King's Theatre, Review

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Musical stage adaptation of Flora Thompson's nostalgic story fails to take off.

RSNO: Bach to Elgar Review

Simone Dinnerstein

The concert opened with a little played reworked single movement of the incidental music Sibelius wrote for his brother-in-law’s play Kuolema (‘Death’).

The Armstrong and Miller Show, EFT, Review

Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong first met 17 years ago at a party on a barge in Chiswick.

First Year Broadcasting at Leith FM

In Spring 2003 volunteers from Leith Festival ran Leith FM 1, a successful short term broadcast (RSL) over the Leith Festival week. In Winter 2003/4 Leith Community Mediaworks (LCM) was set-up to deliver Community Radio & TV for and by the people of Leith.

Potted History of Leith FM Before Launch

Leith FM History at 13/12/06

Statue of Charles II, Restoration Monarch, Gets Restoration Job

Charles II Parliament Square

The statue of Charles II in Parliament Square in Edinburgh Old Town was taken away yesterday for a £57,395 conservation job. The oldest equestrian lead statue in the UK, it dates back to 1685, and is possibly the work of the Dutch sculptor Grinling Gibbons.

Hidden Door Festival: The Garden of Poetry

Hidden Door 2

The first thing to say about the Hidden Door, is that it there is a lot to say.

Local Talent is the Draw Behind Hidden Door 2 Festival

A showcase for Edinburgh’s artistic talent, the Hidden Door Festival returns to the Roxy Art House this weekend. With work now finished on new venues within the Roxy Art House, including The Garden and the Hidden Cinema, the Hidden Door 2 Festival taking place this weekend is set to follow on from the success of the inaugural Hidden Door which took place in January.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Good with People, Traverse, Review

Where to start with this wee gem of a play?

Spamalot, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review - 2010

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Have your parents ever sat you down and told you about the 1960s? My parents do it all of the time. And they always tell me the same guff over and over again.

RSNO: John Lill Plays Tchaikovsky Review

John Lill

The piano tuner was just finishing his last minute work as the doors opened. The large audience had come to hear one of the great pianists of our time, John Lill.

Lothian Buses To Subsidise the Failed Tram Project

Buses on Princes Street

At an "Edinburgh City Summit" last Friday 15 October, to discuss the financial problems facing the city, Dave Anderson, Director of City Development, admitted that mistakes had been made

The Bookie, Traverse Theatre, Review


‘Are you hummable?’ was the question asked of Willy Russell when engaged on what became ‘Blood Brothers’. Some of the numbers in Douglas Maxwell’s ‘The Bookie’ pass the Russell test, but Maxwell’s script raises more questions than it appears to have answers for. The questions come as plentiful and fast as a ‘Mastermind’ final round, but this reviewer was left wondering if the cast, let alone the playwright, has answers for all of them.

The Wonderful World Of Hugh Hughes, Traverse Theatre, Review

Floating, by John Baucher

The odd and surreally funny, humour of Welsh stand-up Hugh Hughes.

Minister Launches Scotland's Winter Festivals

Kate George and Minister Fiona Hyslop

Scotland will play host to over 60 events from St Andrew's Day (30 November), Hogmanay, which in Edinburgh sees a four-da

Shame of our Political Masters

Prior to Thatcher the notion of borrowing tens of thousands of pounds just to get on with life was WRONG!

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Calais, Traverse Theatre, Review

Some strains of musette might have been better than the incongruous chanteur that crooned the audience to their places to indicate the setting was in France for this week’s A Play, a Pie and a Pint – Calais.

Review: Tony Allen

Tony Allen

It’s a busy night for music lovers in old Edinburgh town. 

City Tackles Fag Butts on Rose Street

City centre environmental wardens are encouraging shoppers on Rose Street to dispose of their cigarette butts in a clean way by handing out free 'mini bins'.

Usher Hall Reopening Gala Concert Review

Hans Graf

Although the Usher Hall has been in use after renovation for more than a year now, the outside work has only just been completed. This was an appropriate evening, the tenth of the tenth of the tenth, to celebrate with music about the Universe the completion of all the work on our world-class concert hall. The Lord Provost in his regalia was our host.