City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News


Holyrood Park's Double Mysteries

When swans that flock together on St Margaret’s Loch in Holyrood Park started mysteriously dying of lead-poisoning, the park's custodians Historic Scotland took the step of draining the pond. However, instead of getting to the bottom of the mystery of the poisoned swans, it has turned up another mystery.

Handel's 'Theodora' Review

George Frideric Handel was one of the most prolific Baroque composers of the eighteenth century. Of German descent, he became a British citizen in 1927 and wrote an abundance of operas and oratorios, notably the Messiah, first performed in Dublin in 1742.

St. Andrew's Day Events

It's St. Andrew's Day today, Scotland's national day, which means the dancing and festivities will be in full flow at West Princes Street Gardens not just until late tonight, but throughout this weekend.

Meeting Joe Strummer Review

The age old fight between music for music’s sake, that benches for political standing and belief, pitted against the often inevitable sell-out is the central focus for this amicable, heartwarming tale, which uses The Clash front man as a mutinous symbol in Thatcher's Britain.

Est, Est, Est Relaunches as Gusto

Gusto • noun • Enjoyment or vigour, hearty or keen, Vigorous enjoyment, as in eating or drinking. ORIGIN: [Latin] gustus ‘a tasting’ – [Italian 1629]. gusto ‘taste’

Scotland Shown Road To South Africa 2010

Groups for the preliminary round of the 2010 World Cup were chosen today in Durban, South Africa.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Series

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra were in fine form last night, playing at their home base, the Queens Hall in Edinburgh. The programme was led by guest conductor, the renowned Diego Masson, who last worked with the SCO in the early 90s.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay line-up

The full line-up for Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party 2007-2008 has been announced.

Does Granton Harbour Deserve A Carbuncle?

Granton Harbour, part of the waterfront in the North of Edinburgh, has been shortlisted for the Plook on the Plinth Award for the "Most Dismal Town in Scotland." The Plook is the most significant of the three Carbuncle awards