City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


Edinburgh Lectures: “The City in Scottish Literature”, James Robertson

Cities occupy an uncertain and sometimes unloved space in much of the Scottish literary canon.

Edinburgh Lectures: “Designing the State”, Deyan Sudjic OBE

Every political system makes use of design and architecture to establish its values, and its beliefs.

Edinburgh Lectures: “Shining the spotlight on Scotland’s creative cities”, Andrew Dixon

Andrew Dixon is CEO of Creative Scotland, the new national leader for the arts, screen and creative industries.

Edinburgh Lectures: “The Urban Bioregion”, Alberto Magnaghi

This Edinburgh lecture is part of the three-day Rethinking the City Event which aims to emulate the issue-based international meetings held by Patrick Geddes and colleagues 100 years ago.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Blog: Opening Day 2010

This morning there was a less-than-bloody pitched battle between Richard Holloway, Richard Harries and author of the His Dark Material trilogy, Philip Pullman.

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival

Considering that the financial success or failure of any show at Edinburgh's Festival Fringe can depend heavily on a producer's promotional skills, it's perhaps surprising that it has taken this lo

Festival of Politics 2010

Debating Chamber

The Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament and various Committee Rooms are given over to five days of public discussions and debates on hot button issues such as euthanasia, privacy, the future of ci

BBC Director General to Give TV Fest's MacTaggart Lecture

Mark Thompson - BBC Director General

BBC Director General Mark Thompson will give this year’s MacTaggart Lecture at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Lauriston lectures: The First Christmas: Medieval & Renaissance Arts Depicting Nativity-related scenes in Glasgow Museums' Collections

Glasgow Museums' Medieval & Renaissance collections feature a wonderfully rich selection of scenes from the Christmas story.

Lauriston Lectures: Christmas in the Edwardian Kitchen

Ivan Day will guide you through the splendid array of treats served in most Edwardian Kitchens in the lead up to Christmas - from stunning jellies to ornamental raised pies.