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Free Plane Tickets to Barcelona In Edinburgh Sand Castle Smash 'n' Grab

Edinburgh Castle and Gaudi Cathedral

Scottish artist Kate Robinson has erected a massive sand castle on Edinburgh's Castle Street this week as part of a promotion by Spanish airline company Spanair, who have launched direct flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona.

John Cleese To Take "Alimony Tour" On UK Tour

John Cleese

For the first time ever, in the spring of 2011, comedy legend and "the most senile member of Monty Python" will be bringing his "Alimony Tour” to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre as part of a UK tour.

Whisky Kisses, Brunton Theatre, Review

Auction at Glenigma

‘Malt Disnae’ a line delivered with comic timing about a proposed distillery theme park raised the loudest laugh of the night in this touring production of Whisky Kisses.

Lord High Commissioner and Moderator of the 2010 General Assembly

The Lord High Commissioner is the Sovereign’s personal representative to the Annual General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Expo Funding To Raise Profile of Scots Filmmakers

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will promote Scottish producers at four International Festivals over the next year through their 2010 'Features Scotland' programme.

Image of Medieval Warrior Released

Stirling Knight Facial Reconstruction

Historic Scotland have released a computer generated image of a medieval knight whose skeleton was discovered at Stirling Castle.

Scottish Government Starts Volcanic Ash Alert System

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano on 16 May 12:00

The Scottish government has launched an alert system to help travellers find out the current levels of disruption to Scottish flights caused by ash eruptions from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.

The Bishop of Edinburgh Confirms

The Bishop of Edinburgh was at St Michael and All Saints Church in Brougham Street, Tollcross, whose Rector, the Very Reverend Kevin Pearson, is also Dean of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Edinburgh.

Met Launches Five-day Ash Charts

The Met Office has launched ash charts which aim to show the potential movement and concentration of volcanic ash over the coming five days.

Main Attractions at the Royal Highland Show 2010

Last year, a record 176,522 visitors passed through the gates of the annual farming and countryside show The Royal Highland Show. The organisers, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) held the first “Highland” in 1822 in Edinburgh’s Canongate on a site now occupied by the Scottish Parliament. The 2010 show, takes place from Thursday, June 24, to Sunday, June 27, and is the 170th.

RSNO Season Finale: Elgar Cello Concerto Review


Just about two thousand two hundred concert goers were in our seats in the Usher Hall for this season’s final Friday evening Royal Scottish National Orchestra concert.

The Sun, the Moon and a Boy Called River, Traverse Theatre, Review

One of the Scottish companies returning to the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival this year is the wonderful Wee Stories, a multi award winning company that creates high quality theatre for all ages. In their own unique (and incredibly) 2-man style, they have this time recreated a Bohemian folk tale for Bank of Scotland Imaginate audiences of 5 years upwards.

Pires and SCO Play Beethoven, Usher Hall, Review

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra are developing into a very fine orchestra indeed. Last night, under the expert baton of guest conductor Trevor Pinnock, they gave an excellent performance of compositions by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Mozart.

Sense: Nose and Skin, Storytelling Centre, Review

This year marks the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival’s 21st birthday and to celebrate the programme offers the largest ever selection of Scottish companies at the Festival.&nbsp

World Standard Display of Livestock at Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show will be staging one of the world’s finest displays of livestock breeding with almost 5000 head of the UK’s best cattle, sheep, horses and goats entered for the 2010 event.

Dance, National Gallery of Scotland, Review

High Steppers - Sickert

What I love about elegant classical ballet and brash, bold, exciting contemporary dance is the vitality of movement matched by the beauty of the human form. Here, it’s the turn of artist

Chit Chat, Traverse, Review

The Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh’s international performing arts festival for children and young people, has come a long way from the days of tents in Inverleith Park. In 1998, festival events moved into centre theatre venues and this is the format we know today.

Edinburgh House Prices Still Heading Higher

Edinburgh House Prices Chart (Quarterly)

Edinburgh house prices continue to climb according to two new sets of property statistics from the ESPC and the Registers of Scotland.

Charlie & My '45, Augustine's, Review

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 It was a little bit of a surprise that Tightlaced theatre company pulled off yet another potential winner on Friday night with Charlie & My ’45.

Kirking of Edinburgh's Council

The Lord Provost and Councillors, attended by the High Constables, processed quietly into  St Giles’ and, as is the custom nowadays, the congregation remained seated. The Council had come, in time honoured fashion, from the City Chambers across the High Street to ask for the Church’s blessing on their work over the forthcoming year.

Sunday Morning Church in Edinburgh

St. Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Visitors to Edinburgh over a summer weekend this year have a choice of Sunday morning Christian worship in two dozen churches in the centre of the city. The main services start at either 10.30 am or 11 am and last between an hour and an hour and a half. Every church welcomes visitors.