City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Upstanding Edinburgher Sought For Capital Award

Chris Hoy, Edinburgh Award Winner 2009

Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2010 Edinburgh Award. Now in its fourth year, previous winners have been author Ian Rankin in 2007, Harry Potter creator JK Rowling in 2008, and most recently Olympic gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy.

Jackie Stewart To Speak at Dyslexia Awareness Week

Jackie Stewart

Former World Champion racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart today gets a week-long programme of events to mark

Mitch Benn and The Distractions, Queen's Hall, Review

Known for his ability to spin satiric gold from the most unpromising of topical trivia on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’, Mitch Benn played to a small (ish) but certainly appreciative audience at The Queen’s Hall. Although the well-crafted satirical stiletto is Benn’s weapon of choice on air, the two hour set, ably supported by his very own Distractions (Kirsty Newton and Tash Bayliss), glowed with a relaxed rather than enraged intensity.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Royal Lyceum, Review

Ben Deery & Will Featherstone  in The Importance of Being Earnest

A glamorous, romantic and intelligent production, performed with fast pace and crisp articulation to enhance every syllable of Wilde’s sparkling comedic wit.

Roxy Art House Closes Doors Due To Cash Problems

It was only days ago that people were commending multi-use arts venue the Roxy Art House for its experimental

Kirk Selects Moderator-Designate


A former chaplain to one of the toughest prisons in Scotland has been nominated to be the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The leadership role is held for 12 months.

Preview: French Film Festival 2010


The FFF opening at Edinburgh Filmhouse on 11 November for its 18th season seems bigger bolder and brighter than ever, with screenings of a selecti

Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert, St Cecilia's Hall, Review

Francesco Piemontesi

Francesco Piemontesi was the winner of this year’s Swiss Ambassador’s Prize and the concert, designed to give publicity to the winner, was part of his reward.

Burke and Hare: What the Critics Think

The reviews are in for Burke and Hare, the black comedy from John Landis, the veteran director of The Blues Brothers and American Werewolf in London. And the verdict is... a resounding thumbs-down.

Edinburgh Airport Starts Drop-off Fees For Drivers

Edinburgh Airport introduces its controversial passenger drop-off fee from tomorrow (Friday 29 October 2010). Critics of the move to charge car drivers for picking up and dropping off family and friends have called the move a "money grab".

Adventures of Pinocchio, Festival Theatre, Review

Opera North's Pinnochio

Very different from Disney's film version, Opera North's Pinocchio is an extraordinarily elaborate and true production that is the result of 10 years work and research

Loony Dook Introduces £6 Fee For New Year's Day Splash

Loony Dook

It takes a certain kind of nuttiness to want to take a splash in the icy Firth of Forth on New Year's Day. But up until now at least you weren't charged for it. For the first time, on New Year's Day revellers will be charged a £6 fee for the privilege of joining in the Loony Dook.

Boats Likely To Blame For Seal Deaths

Scientists investigating the mysterious spate of fatal ‘corkscrew’ injuries to seals in the UK believe that boats are to blame.

Three Local Statues Get £16,550 Clean Up

Adam Black

It's a perennial problem when you're standing 24/7, 365 days a year outside in the elements. Pigeon droppings. Algae build-up. Grime. Even royalty is not exempt.

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.