City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

New Works: Blind Eye, Traverse Theatre, Review

Blind Eye - cast

Corruption in the business and political world is always a sickening yet intriguing thought that infiltrates our lives on a daily basis.

Edinburgh joins The Hanseatic League


Edinburgh is set to benefit from increased economic and cultural links after being accepted into the historic Hanseatic League.

Moon Duo, The Caves, 4 September 2014, Review

Moon Duo

San Francisco drone-rockers Wooden Shjips have spent the past ten years slowly building a reputation for being the modern motorik beat fan’s transportive brain-hammerer of choice, so much so that lea

New Works: 1914 Machine, Traverse Theatre, Review

New Works - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The fear of technology slowly taking over our lives seems to be an ever-growing theme in recent new writing.

Prophecy, St. Brides Centre, Review

Coming at a time when Scotland faces the possibility of huge change, the world premiere of new Scottish Musical ‘Prophecy’ is a fun and refreshing reminder of our Gaelic roots and a legend from the Is

Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker Returns This Christmas

On an unusually warm September day, it was particularly strange to be surrounded by Christmas baubles and a richly decorated tree.

History Repeats As Nation’s Favourite Play Is Set To Return to Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre

In 2015 the multi award-winning comic masterpiece The History Boys from one of the UK’s most celebrated playwrights and authors Alan Bennett, whose astonishing career spans five decades, wil

In Time o' Strife, Traverse Theatre, Review

In Time o' Strife cast

Joe Corrie’s ‘In Time o Strife’ remains a powerful evocation of time and place, with echoes that resonate in our own days.

Tribute Bands Flock to the Brunton This Autumn!

Maybe Rolling Stones fans couldn’t get tickets to see the actual band on their sell out tours, but this Autumn The Brunton in Musselburgh is offering what looks to

Balfour’s Botany - Planting Out In Pilrig Park

Over the summer months artist Andrea Geile and horticulturalist Rebecca Govier have been working with local groups to investigate the legacy of Edinburgh botanist John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884).

Books: From the Line; Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945

‘From the Line’ is the title of the Association of Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) anthology of Scottish poetry produced during or after the two World Wars of the previous century.

George Street Pedestrian-Cycle Trial Opens For 1 Year

George Street Trial

A reconfigured George Street was officially opened today that gives cyclists a safe East-West route across the city centre, free of tram lines and free of motorised traffic.

Local Musical Theatre Company seek players for CHESS


Edinburgh Music Theatre is proud to announce their next major production, CHESS.

Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival

Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival is now in its third year.

EIF 2014: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert Review

EIF Fireworks Concert

I've been a regular at the end-of-festival Fireworks for some years and this year's was the best yet.

EIF Director Jonathan Mills Bows Out at Festival 2014 End

EIF Fireworks 2014 - View from Ross Theatre

Last night's Fireworks Concert marked the end of the Edinburgh International Festival and the end of Festival Director Sir Jonathan Mills’s eight year te

Video: Flight of the Valkyries, EIF Fireworks 2014

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, led by conductor Garry Walker, open the Festival Fireworks Concert 2014 in Princes Street Gardens with Wagner's Flight of

EIF 2014: Ubu and the Truth Commission, Royal Lyceum, Review

Ubu and the Truth Commission - Croc

As the title suggests this multimedia production centres around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a court-like restorative justice body, which was set up in 1996 as a means of reconciling a nat

EIF 2014: Patrias, Playhouse, Review

Patrias dancers

Patrias evokes the aesthetic spirit of Lorca’s duende, creating a stirring glimpse of the Spanish Civil War that blazes with Andalusian accents and attitude.

EIF 2014: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 01, Usher Hall, Review


The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra waited until the last minute before all the players came on to the stage.