City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News


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.

Mardi Grassmarket

The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Fest was striking a more mainstream note today at "Mardi Gras," the free jazz event down in the Grassmarket.

Fringe Promoter Understairs Goes Under

The Fringe promoter Understairs who, earlier this month, lost one of their key venues the Apostolic Church has gone into liquidation days before the Fringe kicks off.

And so it begins...

The streets are filling with more people, the Fringe banners going up, and gangs of men can be seen throughout the city hauling scaffolding and equipment off big trucks. Even the seagulls, whose cries form part of the soundtrack of this city, seem more numerous, no doubt drawn by the wealth of easy tourist pickings.

Tattoo 2007 Quickest-selling Ever

From Moscow’s Red Square to the Falklands, from
the throb of a Caribbean steel band to the desert of Oman, Edinburgh’s
iconic festival military tattoo 2007 is geared up to thrill thousands of spectators
on the castle esplanade over the coming month.

Artists United For Festival of Art

Whatever happened to the infighting that the art world is famous for and that, perversely, piques media interest in the public debate about art? Today, it seemed nothing, but a torpor in a turpertine cup as the Edinburgh Art Festival was launched at the Stills Gallery on Cockburn Street

Fringe Comedians Forced To Reloco To Soco

Just The Tonic's 12 comedy shows are relocating to C Venues Soco - the tented Fringe venue at the gap site in the Cowgate, formerly occupied by the Gilded Balloon.

Church Venue Pulls Plug On Fringe Theatre Manager

A total of 29 Fringe shows have been left homeless after would-be Fringe venue the Apostolic Church has pulled out of its agreement with theatre managers Understairs Arts to host shows.

'e Polish Quine

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, a number of Scots farmers emigrated to Poland to manage and improve the farms owned by Polish aristocrats.