Thursday night's concert at the Queen's Hall got off to a robust start with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra playing Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op 84, said to be inspired by his 'pure love' for Goethe's five act tragedy of the same name.
Edinburgh's housing market may be finding its feet again, following a reduction of Bank of England interest rates to 1%, the lowest level in its 315 years, a stamp duty holiday on properties under £175,000 until September 2009, and a rapid fall in the capital's property prices by a fifth of their mid-2008 peak.
Edinburgh's Festivals will receive a larger tranche of expo funding this year as the city works to solidify its place as, according to Minister for Culture Michael Russell, "the pre-eminent festival capital of the world."
If you like a show which has the music coming thick and fast then Dreamboats and Petticoats by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran captures the songs of the late Fifties and Sixties in abundance.
Jolson, the Musical, takes us on an autobiographical journey of the famous singer's life. Born Asa Yoelson, he was besotted with the stage at an early age, changed his name to Al Jolson, abandoned the rigidity of his Rabbi father and took to an itinerant life.
The Edinburgh Interactive Festival has confirmed that gaming giant Nintendo has become a partner of this ye
After the recent spate of grim news for local banks, Edinburgh's battered financial industry got a much-needed boost yesterday.
Former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Sir Fred "the Shred" Goodwin is facing increasing public and government pressure to give up his pension after running the bank into the ground.
RBS, which has its head office in St. Andrew Square, reported an annual loss of more than £24bn on Thursday - the largest corporate loss in British history.
Edinburgh attractions didn't experience the same upward trend in visitor numbers enjoyed by other parts of the country in 2008 according to a report by the Association of Leading Visitor Attraction
Tickets go on sale this morning (9am) for this year's T In the Park which takes place at Balado Airfield in Perthshire from Friday 10th July to Sunday 12th July.
Scientists, amateur astronomers, teachers and outdoor educators are gathering at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh this morning, to launch the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA 2009) in Scotland.
The Edinburgh tram works that was supposed to start today on Princes Street has been put off due to a disagreement between the tram project operators Tie and the German contractors Bilfinger Berger
A mock-up, public display tram is to be stationed on Princes Street as work gets underway, this weekend, on laying the tram tracks on Edinburgh's
At the beginning of his book, Homage to Caledonia - Scotland and the Spanish Civil War, Daniel Gray quotes from another book on the subject, From the Calton to Catalonia by John and Willy Maley (Glasgow City Libraries). The extract is written in
gallus Glaswegian Scots and describes conditions in the east end of Glasgow in the 1930s.
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The Edinburgh International Science Festival programme has just been released. Among this year's 170 events is the interactive "Wee Wonder World" exhibition - created by Scottish based designers, writers and scientists - and funded by £120,000 from the Scottish Government's Expo Fund.
The hands that wrote the Harry Potter series - as myth would have it on cafe paper napkins - are being immortalised in Caithness stone in the quadrangle of Edinburgh's City Chambers.
A futuristic feature film about climate change, that was funded by selling shares to myriad independent groups and individuals, is coming to the Filmhouse in March for a week on its opening run.