City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Scientists Look To Plan Bee As Insect Habitat Disappears

Bumble bee in Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh has been chosen as one of four UK cities to help save declining pollinating insects, in particular bees.

Deputy First Minister's Questions from Holyrood 16th September 2010

The Pope’s visit to Scotland again shaped First Minister's Questions (FMQs) with Deputy First Minister (DFM) Nicola Sturgeon standing-in for First Minister Alex Salmond who was over in

Shocking Bathing Waters in Scotland, Again

SAS at Pease Bay

Surfers against Sewage have brought to the public's attention environmental issues on our coastline for over a decade. Recently, they have carried out checks on Scottish beaches and were dismayed with their findings. Thirteen beaches recorded sample failures while four beaches failed outright to reach bathing water standards that are 34 years old.

Pope Benedict XVI in Edinburgh

That slight underplaying of ritual and pomposity is what Scotland does so well, and nowhere better than in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Welcomes World Council of Churches

As part of the celebrations to mark 100 years since the World Mission Conference in Edinburgh 1910, which heralded the beginning of the modern ecumenical movement, the 25 member World Council of Churches Executive Committee is meeting at Carberry Tower from 14-17 September.

Worldwide Audience of Up To One Billion Expected For Papal Visit

There is expected to be a worldwide audience of up to 1 billion people for Pope Benedict XVI's arrival in Edinburgh tomorrow.

Preparing to see Pope Benedict XVI

Sunday morning Mass at 11.30 am at Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral on the Sunday of the week that

Council Seeks To Create More Allotment Plots

Drew Wilson Inverleith Park allotment

Increasing awareness of food miles, the recession, and a broad interest in growing your own vegetables and flowers has meant the City of Edinburgh Council is looking to create more allotment plots.

Video: Sustainable Highland Garden at Gardening Scotland

Garden Designer Steven Hunter, talks about his Sustainble Highland Garden a showcase garden at Gardening Scotland in June (and days earlier at the Chelsea fl

First Ministers Question Time at Holyrood (9 Sept 2010)

Sink or Swim by Norrie Stewart.jpg

The upcoming visit of the Pope to Scotland added colour to First Minister's Question Time yesterday (9 Sept 2010).

Edinburgh Amateur Photography Competitions

Spoilt for Choice

Nature, Edinburgh parks, and pets are the subjects of three Edinburgh amateur photography competitions with deadlines approaching.

EIF: Mahler Symphony No 8 Review

Mahler’s monumental “Symphony of a Thousand” is regarded as his finest composition but is rarely performed because of the vast number of performers involved.

Prince Charles Rolls Into Edinburgh Waverley In Biofuel Train

Prince Charles launched his START initiative tour, aimed at encouraging people to lead more sustainable lives, in Scotland yesterday.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra 02 Review

EIF 2010: Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The second concert by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival ended up as somewhat disappointi

Bliss Opera Review

EIF 2010: Bliss

The opera tells the story of a successful advertising executive, Harry Joy, who lived on the outskirts of a provincial town in Australia in the 1980s.

Simón Bolívar String Quartet Review

Simon Bolivar String Quartet

Four young men from the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela make up its String Quartet.

Fireworks Close Record-breaking Edinburgh Festival

White stars and blue notes

The Edinburgh International Festival went out last night with its traditional cacophony of loud explosions, screaming pyrotechnics, and a vigorous orchestral accompaniment in the annual

Novelist and POW Survivor Remembered In Makars' Courtyard

Makars' Courtyard

An award-winning Edinburgh novelist and Japanese POW camp survivor is the latest author to be commemorated at Makars' Courtyard.

Diciembre Review

Diceimbre - photo credit, Valentino Saldivar

The playwright Guillermo Calderon, born 1971 in Santiago, grew up during the military dictatorship of Pinochet and was a university student when Chile became a democratic country.

Top Chef Stirs Up Interest in School Chef Competition

The Glasshouse

An acclaimed Scottish chef is urging schools in the Capital to stir up interest in a competition created to find the next generation of culinary masters.

Quimeras Review

EIF 2010: Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company

The theme of this year's Edinburgh International Festival is of people crossing borders, assimilating into different cultures, and the essence of Paco Pena's new show 'Qui