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Assembly Rooms Upgrades For 2009

By edg - 2010-12-30 19:25:46
The Assembly Rooms is lined up for a £10 million renovation that will see the entire building and its facilities upgraded and refurbished, including exterior improvements to both the George and Rose Street sides and the adjoining lanes by 2009.

Role of the Beltane Fire Society

By edg - 2008-04-19 07:28:57
Edinburgh's Beltane Fire Festival was created in its current form in 1988, the product of a small group of enthusiasts including the musical collective Test Department

Beltane Fire Festival Origins and Beltane Today

By edg - 2012-05-01 21:48:02
Edinburgh's Beltane festival originates from Scottish and Irish Gaelic pre-Christian times. The word Beltane is thought to have derived from a Gaelic-Celtic word meaning "bright/sacred fire."

Scotland Bans Smoking in Public Places

By edg - 2007-02-06 09:10:17
Today, 6am on 26th March 2006, the Scottish Executive banned smoking in all enclosed public places in Scotland. For Scots used to habituating the fug of low-ceiled smoky pubs this is a landmark decision. 

Peter Kay Live At The Manchester Arena

By Edmund Gould - 2007-11-20 10:01:48
That Peter Kay gets everywhere these days. Whether he's selling beer on TV or topping the charts for Comic Relief, it seems he's here to stay.

EIF 2002 Preview

By Thelma Good - 2012-05-04 00:42:05
Initial Rundown

MOKA

By edg - 2011-05-17 09:10:57
     

Fresh Air FM - Radio Gets Fresh

By edg - 2008-05-14 03:18:58
It's only on the air waves for a month at a time, but local Edinburgh radio station Fresh Air FM has found a ready market for its funky laid-back programming that reaches beyond the university.

Beltane - Interview with a Drummer

By edg - 2008-04-14 20:50:55
With its heady brew of drums, fire, theatre and pagan ritual on the top of Calton Hill, the Beltane Fire

A Description of the Beltane Ceremony Stage by Stage

By edg - 2012-05-01 20:41:22
The Beltane Fire Festival is an annual festival marking the arrival of Summer held on the top of Calton Hill.

Interview: Johnny Dredd, "Folk Junk" Singer-Songwriter

By edg - 2011-03-13 19:17:03
For singer-songwriters wanting to get on the first step of the ladder to pop stardom Edinburgh has a thriving open mic scene. Edinburgh songwriters have clubbed together to produce a number of their own compilation CDs, as well as occasional solo efforts.

Best Pubs for...

By edg - 2018-04-11 19:38:05
Recreational drinking is one of Edinburgh's most passionately pursued pastimes. These suggestions are based on users comments sent in to us

Beltane - Interview with a Blue Man

By edg - 2008-04-14 09:20:30
After Hogmanay, the Beltane festival is arguably the biggest party in Edinburgh's calendar.

Tristan da Cunha Thirty Years After the Volcano

By edg - 2010-04-02 19:32:37
Thirty years ago daily life was rudely disturbed for the people of Edinburgh, by mysterious and frequent earthquakes that sent their crockery smashing to the ground and cracked the walls of their houses.