City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Hallam Foe Opens Edinburgh Film Festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the screening of Hallam Foe. You couldn't ask for a more fitting curtain-raiser for the fest

Here's Looking At You Old Fish Eyes

The Scottish artist John Bellany, a former Edinburgh College of Art student, many years ago, was at an opening of his work at the Open Eye Gallery today.

Festival Flow Leads To Burns

Pleasance Courtyard

The magnetic pull of the festival always brings old Edinburgh friends together. Yesterday, an out-of-town, musician friend of mine came visiting from Galloway, and although there's piles of shows to see, sometimes you just want to chew the fat.

Edinburgh Film Festival Moves To June

The Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced that it will be moving the dates of its fortnight long festival from August to June.

Crowds Turn Out For Soggy Cavalcade

It wasn't as big as in previous years, but heavy drizzle didn't stop people coming out in numbers for the Edinburgh Festivals Cavalcade, the official start to the festival season. 

It's Pleasant at Pleasance

When the sun's out like it was today, the Pleasance Courtyard is a great place to be. For comedy and cabaret fans there's a wealth of choice in this one spot and a huge beer garden

Neil Brand - The Silent Pianist Speaks

One of the great joys of the Fringe are the unexpected surprises occasionally thrown in the way of unsuspecting reviewers.

Natasha Wood - Rolling With Laughter

The audience for 'Natasha Wood, Rolling With Laughter' owe a considerable
debt to Wood's parents, who clearly equipped her with a large share of her
mother's 'Double D for determination'

Assembly's Taste of What's To Come

The Fringe is often called a juggernaut of a festival featuring (I quote the Fringe office) "31,000 performances of 2,050 shows in 250 venues." Juggernauts take time to get going. Which is probably why Assembly is off already.

A to Z of Venues on Fringe Minus Four

The Fringe doesn't officially start until Sunday, but already the city is in the grip of Festival fever. The High Street is milling with street performers and actors peddling their shows and venues at both ends of the festival programme are today having their press previews.

Jazz On An Edinburgh Summer's Day

Everyone's moaning about what a miserable Summer we've had here so far. At least, today the Jazz On A Summer's Day event lived up to its billing. Well, almost.