City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Morlich House Lass Is Next Kirk Youth Moderator

Morlich House

A carer at Morlich House Elderly Care Home in Church Hill, Morningside, has been announced as the next Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s National Youth Assembly.

December Snow Continues To Dump on Edinburgh

Snow on Waverley

Snowvember is over, but as Edinburgh enters December there is little sign of the unusually snowy weather abating.

Students Snowball Scottish Parliament

Students protesting education cuts took to the streets again today, marching from Bristo Square, down the Royal Mile to Holyrood, where they dotted the sides of the Scottish Parliament with snowballs.

Flightless In Edinburgh; March of the Students

Snowvember Princes Street

It's St Andrew's Day in Edinburgh. There's fresh snow and ice on the ground. The penguins are up and about. Students are preparing to march. And the airport is closed again.

Edinburgh Snowed Under at St Andrew's Day

Snowy Prince Albert Statue

Edinburgh's Snowvember: Nice weather for penguins, but not all fun and games.

The Snow Brings Out the Best!

Snow on Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh woke up this morning to a real Christmas scene (again) - just four weeks early!  But in spite of this the children loved it, particularly those who found that the weekend had been extended by a day when their school was closed.

Snowvember in Edinburgh Brings Traffic Delays and Closures

New snowfall

The wintry Christmas weather has come early to Edinburgh and across Scotland, although travellers will not be feeling cheered by the blizzard conditions.

First Snow in the Capital

Snowvember Snowman

Large deposits of snow this morning and the previous night caused roads to be blocked and problems for cars on the main roads within the capital.

The Marriage of Figaro Opera Review

Scottish Opera's The Marriage of Figaro

Watching Scottish Opera’s Marriage of Figaro was a lot of fun - just as it should be.

Handel's Messiah, Usher Hall, Review

Handel's Messiah, written in 1741, in only three and half weeks, is one of the most popular choral works ever to be performed.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay: Hog The Stage Final

Anna Meldrum of Kitty the Lion at Hog the Stage

It’s Sunday night and the Picture House is fit to bursting with hollering friends and families out to support their wee bairns for the final of Hog The Stage.

Historic Scotland Marks St Andrews 2010 With Free Days

Edinburgh Castle at Christmas

Historic Scotland is offering free entrance to many of its sites in the run up to St Andrew's Day. For the past four years, the government heritage agency has opened its doors for free at a wide range of its properties as part of a special Scotland-wide St Andrew’s Day promotion.

Youth To Debate Global Issues at City Chambers

High School pupils from across Eastern Scotland will take part in a model united Nations conference at Edinburgh City Chambers tomorrow.

Auditions for National Youth Theatre Coming To Edinburgh

The National Youth Theatre is coming to Edinburgh to recruit for their 2011/2012 company, offering young people nationwide the chance to follow in the footsteps of Daniel Craig, Matt Smith, Orlando

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Review

Harry Potter - Hallows 1

What’s more surprising - that Hogwarts doesn’t appear once in this film or that I’ve posted a late online review of a critic-proof blockbuster that I felt compelled to write in order to redress the mainstream press’ cool indifference to the latest instalment of the unstoppable Potter juggernaut?

It seems to me that for once there’s been a general oversight from the eyes and pens of many a well-known hack. For Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is not only the best film in the series, it’s quite simply a very good film.

Scottish Government: Celebrate St Andrews Day with Scotch Lamb

Scots Government minister Richard Lochhead backed the idea to encourage families to eat Scots lamb as a celebratory meal on St Andrews Day.

Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Protesters Occupy Appleton Tower

Anti-cuts protestors occupied a lecture theatre at Edinburgh University's Appleton Tower last night.

Edinburgh to Hold "Most religiously Diverse Meeting in Scotland"

A conference including 30 of Edinburgh’s religious leaders and faith community representatives takes place on Thursday 25th November at the City Chambers.

The Gruffalo, Pleasance, Review


Earlier this year, BBC Radio 2 listeners voted this picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler the number one bedtime story for children. The responsibility of transforming such a well-loved read into a piece of theatre, performing it for an audience of beady little eyes and ears who can probably repeat the tale word for word, is perhaps a tall order. However, children’s theatre company Tall Stories, with their energetic blend of physical theatre, music and storytelling pulled it off with aplomb!

Bishop of Edinburgh to Retire, New Dean Announced

Bishop Brian Smith

The Rt Rev. Brian Smith (pictured), Bishop of Edinburgh, intends to retire from the office of Bishop of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church on 15 August 2011. He was installed on 23 June 2001 following the retirement of Richard Holloway.

Edinburgh Fringe Gives Greater Voice To Its Participants

Titus Andronicus

Performers, operators of Fringe venues, and producers will have much more of a say in the running of the Fringe Society, the organisation that underpins the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after members voted to adopt a new constitution this weekend.