City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Beyond Edinburgh


T in the Park

The summer's major Scottish rock festival, organised by DF Concerts, is named after its chief sponsor, the brewing company Tennents.

Violent, Medieval Kind of Death on Display at Stirling Castle

Medieval skull

He was aged 26-35, endured some 44 skull fractures from repeated blows with a blunt object, and up to 60 more across the rest of his body.

Stirling Castle Presents – a Palace Fit for a Queen

Mary de Guise

A two-day special celebration to mark the opening of Stirling Castle's refurbished Renaissance royal palace. Around 60 costumed performers will offer tours of the castle’s palace block, giving people a glimpse into life as it would have been in the royal court of the 1540s.

Hip hop and B boys Take It To a Highland Loch

Hip hop Loch Leven

Hip hop and breakdance may have its roots in the city, but a small experiment this past weekend took it into new territory with a performance at a highland loch. Artists from a young music group from Muirhouse in Edinburgh and a touring Ugandan breakdance group, Tabu Flo, combined for a dance workshop at the Loch Leven national nature reserve.

Sauniere Society Writers Conference at Newbattle Abbey

Sauniere Society Writers Conference is being held at one of Scotland's great hidden jewels (near Edinburgh, Rosslyn and Temple) over the week-end of Friday 18th March to Monday 21st March 2011.

Historic Visitor Attractions Open Doors For Free

Linlithgow Palace

Heritage body Historic Scotland is holding a special Spring promotion with 5,000 half-price tickets to Edinburgh Castle and 5,000 free tickets to historic places across the country up for grabs.

Forth Rail Bridge, The Ultimate Abseil

Are you up for the challenge? Ready for a 165ft freefall abseil on the iconic Forth Rail Bridge? Then Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland invites you to South Queensferry on 8th May!

Celtic Connections

Huge Celtic, folk, roots, and world music fest in Glasgow that starts with a torchlight procession from George Square on 13th January and later, in the evening, a concert featuring Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain with international and home-grown musicians.

Exhibition Highlights Edinburgh's Response to Global Disasters

Haiti Edinburgh

A thought-provoking exhibition at Edinburgh's Central Library opens tomorrow (Wed 12 January 2011), highlighting how Scotland's Capital city has responded to natural disasters occurring across the globe.

Scottish Ski Resorts Celebrate Bumper Snowfall

The early snowfall (photos) that caused such havoc in Edinburgh over November and December has been a welcome boost to Scotland's winter sports centres. Nearly 15,000 skiers and snowboarders hit Scotland's slopes over the new year holiday weekend.