City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Video: Edinburgh Fringe Boss Kath Mainland's Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Society was set up in 1959 as a registered charity to advise and support anyone taking part in the Fringe and to provide information and ticketing services for Fringe participants and the public. It also promotes the Fringe through its website and the Fringe programme.

The First Minister of Scotland's Letter on Lockerbie to the American Senate

First Minister Alex Salmond has written to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in order to assist it with its proposed hearing next Thursday (July 29).

A Joyous Welcome for The Pope in Edinburgh?

My audience with Pope John Paul II followed his service in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, built over the burial place of St Paul in Rome, at the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The trouble for me was that whilst the good Catholics in the huge congregation participated in the Mass, those few of us representing other Christian denominations, despite sitting up front and close to His Holiness, were excluded. 

The Demise of St George's West, Shandwick Place

Charlotte Square was only half built when Edinburgh’s Town Council decided to build a church on its west side. And so in 1814 St George’s Church of Scotland Church opened for worship and relieved the over-crowded St Andrew’s Church at the east end of George Street.

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Loses Sponsor

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert

The Edinburgh International Festival is looking for a new sponsor for the Festival Fireworks Concert after the Bank of Scotland announced that 2010 will draw to a close its sponsorship of the event after 16 years. The Fireworks Concert has had just two title sponsors during its 28 year history - Bank of Scotland and Glenlivet.

Inception Review

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Is Christopher Nolan's movie the stuff that dreams are made of?

Preview: Alasdair Gray's McGrotty and Ludmilla

Writer and director: Alasdair Gray and Gregor Shanks

Amateur theatre company HATS find Lanark author highly supportive of their new production of his "modern pantomime".

Ferry Companies Celebrate Merger

Viking and Forth Bridge

Norfolkline, the company that runs Edinburgh's local ferry connector to continental Europe, from Rosyth to Zeebrugge, has been taken over by DFDS.

Average Edinburgh Home Rises £20,000 In A Year

Lamps on in New Town

House prices continue to rise in Edinburgh and the Lothians, supported by a historically low Bank of England base rate of 0.5%, unchanged since March 2009.

Deadline Looming For Scottish Nature Photography Competition

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The 31st of July is the last day for aspiring and professional photographers to showcase their special shots of Scotland’s spectacular nature, as part of a contest run by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

National Theatre Of Scotland Launches Search For Piper

Black Watch, '07

The National Theatre of Scotland (NATS) is launching a nationwide search to find a piper for a touring production of the critically acclaimed production of Black Watch. Open auditions are being held in Glasgow on Friday 16th July 2010 at the The National Piping Centre from 12.30pm – 7.30pm.

Saughton Prison Library Picks Up Industry Award

The pioneering library at HMP Saughton (Edinburgh) has scooped a prestigious award in recognition for the life-changing impact it has on inmates.

Sea Eagle Chicks Arrive on East Coast

Affectionately known as ‘the flying barn door’ due to its massive 8 foot wing span, Scotland's breeding population of white-tailed sea eagles continues to rise through a reintroduction  programme that began on the west coast more than 30 years ago.

Curtain Raised on Scottish Centre For Moving Image

The Scottish Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) took another step forward in its development today with the announcement by Leslie Hills, Chair, CMI Board, of senior management appointments. Gavin Miller is appointed in the position of CEO and Graham Wallace as COO at the newly formed CMI with immediate effect.

Private Landlords Being Reminded To Re-register

Private landlords are being reminded by Edinburgh City Council to renew their registration in the coming months.

The Hoose at Pooh’s Neuk by A. A. Milne Translated into Scots by James Robertson

Pooh in Scots

A.A. Milne’s belovèd children’s classic, Winnie- the- Pooh, was written in 1926 and has since been translated into many world languages including Breton, Frisian, Catalan and Scots. Following the success of his Scots version, James Robertson has gone on to produce a translation of Milne’s follow up book, The House at Pooh Corner, now with the beautifully assonant title, The Hoose at Pooh’s Neuk.

The Edge of Dreaming & Monsters Are My Picks of EIFF 2010


Dylan offers some of his highlights of the recently ended Edinburgh International Film Festival

Dean Gallery Unveils New Stairwell Artwork

Richard Wright Stairwell

Turner prize-winning artist, Richard Wright, unveiled his most "complex and ambitious" painting to date earlier this week.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay To Sell Early Bird Tickets

Street Party

There's still six months to go until the new year but organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party 2010-11 are about to release a batch of Early Bird tickets.

EIFF 2010: After The Wave

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer

With the dust settling and awards presented for this years Edinburgh International Film Festival, one important aspect of the event which can be somewhat overlooked is the annual retrospective.  Instead of a more traditional focus on one particular film-maker, the 2010 EIFF programme presented an excellent overview of forgotten British cinema between 1967 and 1979.

Victorian Swimming Pool To Re-Open After Refurbishment

Glenogle swimming pool

The much-loved, Victorian baths at Glenogle Swim Centre re-open today following a major refurbishment.