City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Edinburgh Book Festival: William McIlvanney, "Scotland's George Orwell"

Jenny Brown, as the founder and first Director of the Edinburgh Book Festival (as it was known before being renamed Edinburgh International Book Festival) seemed to have known William or 'Willie' as s

Edinburgh Book Festival: David Crane, Monuments to the Great War Dead

In his introduction Andrew Kelly mentioned that David Crane is the Director of Bristol 2014, remembering the Great War Centenary events and that among his previous books were "Men of War" and that his

EIF 2014: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review


Edinburgh based Scottish Chamber Orchestra was conducted by its own Robin Ticciati.

EIF 2014: Holst's The Planets, Usher Hall, Review

It may have been that some in the audience had come for The Planet's and knew they had to put up with the Britten and Berg beforehand. But how wrong they were.

EIF 2014: Inala, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Inala - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Inala – which translates into “abundance of goodwill” – was first conceived five years ago.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Ian Macwhirter - After the Referendum

Iain Macwhirter’s ‘Road to Referendum’, a potted history of how we got to where we are, is now in paperback, after appearing as both a TV series and hardback.

EIF 2014: Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich (photo by Jeff Busby)

"I myself, meanwhile, after innumerable attempts, had laid down a final form; a flag with a red background, a white disk, and a black swastika in the middle." - Adolph Hitler.

The Second Edinburgh International Culture Summit

A major musical pioneer who uses music to improve cultural relations, the grand-daughter of Nelson Mandela - philanthropist and business-woman, and the Director General of UNESCO are among the cultura

Edinburgh Book Festival: Aimhreit & Aithreachas/Conflict & Regret Review

This event was chaired by Catriona Murray in the RBS Garden Theatre and it attracted just over thirty people, probably because it was billed that it would be "mainly in Gaelic".