City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

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.

Review: The Edinburgh Light Orchestra 30th Anniversary Concert

The Edinburgh Light Orchestra has been bringing joy to a loyal audience of light music enthusiasts for thirty years now. This was the celebration concert, held on 10 November 2007, was a happy night.

Airports To Be Hit By January Strikes

Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are among seven BAA airports that are going to be hit by strike action in early 2008.

Edinburgh Screening For Award-winning The Inheritance

A micro-budget feature film which was shot in Edinburgh and the Highlands, with a Scottish cast and crew, is having its first Scottish screening at the Filmhouse next month.