City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh City Council


Flags Fly at the Nelson Monument for Trafalgar Day

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The Nelson Monument on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill has been colourfully commemorating Trafalgar Day.

Record Voter Registration For Scottish Independence Referendum

Edinburgh has recorded a record level of registered voters in the run-up to tomorrow's historic vote on whether Scotland should become an independent country or remain within the Union.

Edinburgh joins The Hanseatic League

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Edinburgh is set to benefit from increased economic and cultural links after being accepted into the historic Hanseatic League.

George Street Pedestrian-Cycle Trial Opens For 1 Year

George Street Trial

A reconfigured George Street was officially opened today that gives cyclists a safe East-West route across the city centre, free of tram lines and free of motorised traffic.

Exam Results Show "Positive Year" For City Schools

Thousands of pupils across Edinburgh will have received their exam results through the post today and by text.

Fun and Games in the Grassmarket For Playday

Edinburgh’s Grassmarket will be transformed into a giant children’s play area tomorrow (Wednesday 30 July) to promote play in the city.

Council Recruits 30 More Street Cleaners For Summer Litter

Cigarette butts in Princes Street Gardens

Whether it's overflowing bins, seagull-chewed rubbish bags whose contents have been strewn across the pavement, fast-food packaging, or paper fliers drifting in the wind, there is no end of litter to

Floral Clock Celebrates 10 Years of Fair Trade

Floral clock with Fairtrade's Rachel Farey

Edinburgh’s famous floral clock is now in full bloom, revealing a tribute to the capital’s 10 years as a Fairtrade City.

Queen's Baton Relay Concert

This free concert at the Ross Bandstand in West Princes Street Garden celebrates the arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay in the city, in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.

Pedal on Parliament

After 4,000 cyclists rode on the Scottish parliament last year, cyclists of voting and non-voting age are being encouraged to ride again to spur the government into action on improving cycling infrast