City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News

Edinburgh Film Festival Plans "Radical New Approach"

Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins

Gavin Miller, CEO for the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), announced "a radical new approach" for next year's Edinburgh International Film Festival today. The EIFF, which takes place from 15 - 26 June, also announced that James Mullighan will replace EIFF artistic director Hannah McGill to produce the 65th festival's programme.

Stories Round The Tree, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Review

Stories Round the Tree conjured pictures of a cosy fireside, a jolly Christmas tree and friendly folk – big and small – gathered round to listen in peace while the storytellers weave their magic. As an antidote to snow-caused chaos on the roads and Christmas-shopping-induced chaos on the streets, I was really looking forward to this.

Keilidh and Hogmanay Concert Tickets Sold Out

The Keilidh

Tickets for two of the main events at Edinburgh's Hogmanay are now sold out: Concert in the Gardens on 31 December, headlined by Biffy Clyro with special guests The Charlatans and Billy Bragg, and tickets for the Keilidh, also on 31 December.

The Hungoevr Coobkook by Milton Crawford

Hungover Cookbook

EdinburghGuide recently received a copy of "The Hungover Cookbook" by Milton Crawford. An interesting quirk is that the title on the spine is spelt differently on the front of the book - "Hungoevr Coobkook" - which gives some indication of the author's state of mind as he researched his subject matter.

Will the Real 3D Experience Please Stand Up


A dedicated Edinburgh cinema-goer demands real 3D, better ambient lighting, and a ban on popcorn.

Travel Delays as Edinburgh Whitens For Christmas

The weekend snowfalls, plummeting sub-zero temperatures, and freezing fog are continuing to make travel trickier this morning.

Edinburgh Plunges Back into Winter

Edinburgh residents woke up this morning to find the city had reverted to winter snow conditions again.

Hairspray, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review


With freezing temperatures and bone-chilling winds you could be tempted to stay indoors curled up on the sofa.

The Secret Garden Review

Secret Garden

The story I remember from my childhood was that of Mary: sullen, surly and rude, who meets bed-ridden, ‘crippled’ Colin who is much the same. All the grown-ups pander to him, terrified that one wrong word may send this fragile child to his death.

Tron Legacy Film Review

Tron Legacy.jpg

Tron Legacy lives up to the hype, looks great, sounds great and the 3D’s up to scratch so go see it on the biggest screen you can find.

TraVerses at the Traverse Theatre

Richard Ingham, TraVerse

What could be better in these cold days of coalition than a warm evening of real collaboration between artists at a theatre whose name means ‘something that crosses another’ and whose event title is a terrific pun on this ‘new way to experience poetry’, TraVerses?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Review

Christmas Carol

Before the performance even began, from simply staring at the set, one sensed that this production was going to be something really special.

Loud and Proud Choir Festive Concert Review

Loud & Proud Choir

A large audience was in the George Square Theatre for the fifth anniversary and Festive Concert of Loud and Proud. There were just over thirty singers, two thirds women, with an excitingly varied programme sung a cappella (with no accompanying music).

New Trainline Between Edinburgh and Glasgow Opens

Bathgate station

Trains took their first run on the new Airdrie-Bathgate Rail link on Sunday (December 12).

Scotrail Trains Get Dressed Up in Warm "Skirts"

Train "skirts"

Scotland's main railway company Scotrail has come up with a novel way of dealing with the kind of freezing conditions that caused most of its trains North to grind to a halt in plummeting temperatures around a week ago. It is going to dress its trains in warm skirts.

Jack and the Beanstalk, Kings Theatre, Review

Jack and the Beanstalk (Kings)

Everyone (juist aboot!) knows the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, an old English tale about a poor widow whose son sells their only valuable possession, their cow, for a bag of beans.

Video: Fireworks on Calton Hill

Edinburgh's Hogmanay's Torchlight Procession wends its way up Calton Hill in Edinburgh for a fireworks

Video: On George Street at Edinburgh's Hogmanay

With Edinburgh's Hogmanay coming up at the end of this month, it would seem a good time to share a few more clips from our archive.

New Transport Minister Appointed

Keith Brown

Alex Salmond has appointed Keith Brown (pictured), formerly Minister for Skills and Lifelong learning, to replace Stewart Stevenson as Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.

"Unprecedented" Weather Claims Climate Minister

Stewart Stevenson with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Copenhagen

After the deep freeze on the roads, the political heat proved too much. Stewart Stevenson was forced to resign from his ministerial post yesterday.