City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News


Edinburgh, Glasgow Airports Lift One-bag Restriction on 7 January

Edinburgh and Glasgow are among airports lifting the one-bag restriction for cabin baggage on Monday 7 January. However, a number of airlines will continue to restrict the number of bags which can be carried in to the cabin.

All Airport Strikes Are Off

Unite, the Union of BAA employees, has confirmed that it is calling off two further strikes at BAA airports, including Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Union had called a strike over changes to the company's pension scheme.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports Strike Averted

The planned airport strike action for next week has been averted after the British Aviation Authority, the organisation that runs Edinburgh airport, and union members agreed to further negotiations over the future of employees' pension schemes.

Edinburgh Starts 2008 With A Bang

The weather was dreich and X Factor winner and christmas chart-topper Leon Jackson couldn't sing after all because he had tonsillitis, but spirits were far from dampened at last night's Hogmanay festivities in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Hogmanay Forecast: Wet and Mild

For those worried about a repetition of last year's Hogmanay debacle where gale force winds caused the organisers to cancel the Hogmanay celebrations at the last minute, the weather outlook for tonight's bash is relatively encouraging.

Sprinters Race For £4,000 Prize at Musselburgh

The final of one of the oldest professional athletics races in the world takes place today at Musselburgh Racecourse, 6 miles east of Edinburgh. The New Year Sprint final has taken place around New Year's Day annually since 1870. Today racers compete in the 139th event.

Whisky Fair Puts Focus On Real Scotch

The 8th annual Whisky Distillers Fair takes place today at the Scotch Whisky Experience from 11am. Distillers attending the tasting experience include Dewar's, Tullibardine, Bowmore, Tomatin, Glenfarclaus and Bunnahabain.

Edinburgh New Year's Day Events

For those awake, here's some events - all of which happen to revolve around the big, blustery expanse of Holyrood Park - to blow out the cob webs on New Year's Day.

Punk Fiddler Ashley MacIssac to play Night Afore Fiesta

Controversy seems to follow brilliant-but-flawed fiddler Ashley MacIssac - and some of the outrageous stories he has propagated have without a doubt been part of the reason that we have not heard more of him.

Hogmanay Hoog and Hoog Royale Tickets Still Available

The organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay have reduced the price on the remainder of the 450 or so tickets to the first "Hoog Royale". The introductory New Year's Eve event taking place at the Queen's Hall was formerly priced at £60, but are now £42.50 (£45 including booking fee).

Review: Chloe Hanslip Plays Mozart

In this 16 November 2007 concert, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra was under the baton of the 26 year old Jakub Hrusa who was born in the Czech Republic and is currently the Principal Conductor of the Prague Philharmonia.His energetic conducting of Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride immediately brought the orchestra to life for this the overture of the composer’s greatest operatic hit.