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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Is Christopher Nolan's movie the stuff that dreams are made of?
Amateur theatre company HATS find Lanark author highly supportive of their new production of his "modern pantomime".
Norfolkline, the company that runs Edinburgh's local ferry connector to continental Europe, from Rosyth to Zeebrugge, has been taken over by DFDS.
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.
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).
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.
The pioneering library at HMP Saughton (Edinburgh) has scooped a prestigious award in recognition for the life-changing impact it has on inmates.
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.
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 are being reminded by Edinburgh City Council to renew their registration in the coming months.
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.
Dylan offers some of his highlights of the recently ended Edinburgh International Film Festival
Turner prize-winning artist, Richard Wright, unveiled his most "complex and ambitious" painting to date earlier this week.
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.
The much-loved, Victorian baths at Glenogle Swim Centre re-open today following a major refurbishment.