City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News


Edinburgh evening on Afghanistan to feature local author

James Fergusson, the Edinburgh-based author of Kandahar Cock

Edinburgh Waking Up To Smell the Fairtrade Coffee

Edinburgh will celebrate national fair trade Fortnight (25 February - 9 March) with its annual Fairtrade breakfast later this week.

EIFF Patron Wins Oscar

Tilda Swinton, who was educated in Edinburgh and cut her acting teeth at the Traverse Theatre, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress as a scheming corporate lawyer in the thriller Michael Clayton.

X Factor Live 2008 Review

Question: Why are TV talent shows so popular? From Pop

Six Characters in Search of an Author Review

When Luigo Pirandello's play Six Characters in Search of an Author was first staged in Rome in 1921, there was a minor riot with the audience divided into supporters and adversaries, the latter shouting "Asylum, Asylum" as the writer ran from the theatre.

Nick Broomfield To Give Free Documentary Masterclass

Nick Broomfield, the documentary filmmaker who made Kurt & Courtney and Biggie and Tupac, will be giving a free 3-hour masterclass on 7 March 2008, 2.30-5.30pm at the Edinburgh College of Art Main Lecture Theatre.

Equus Review

Peter Shaffer's play Equus is an exploration of the isolation many adolescents experience during this turbulent period of sexual awakening. Inspired by a true story, Equus (Latin for horse) revolves around the tale of a very disturbed 17 year-old boy who inexplicably horrendously blinds six horses with a metal rod.

Forth Bridge's "Never-ending" Paint Job Nearing Completion

The painting of the 118-year-old Forth Bridge, dubbed "the paint job that never ends", is expected to be finally completed by 2012.

Richard Dawkins and Richard Holloway To Debate at Science Festival

Richard Dawkins

Professor Richard Dawkins will join Richard Holloway in a discussion, on 1 April, on the meaning of life at the 2008 Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF), it was announced today. The two men, with opposing views on religion, God, and science, met previously at the Edinburgh Science Festival in 2006.

Study To Look at Climate Change Impact on Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council is one of four councils that will take part in a study looking at the "on the ground" impacts of climate change to improve the city's readiness for extreme weather.