City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Parks


Balfour’s Botany - Planting Out In Pilrig Park

Over the summer months artist Andrea Geile and horticulturalist Rebecca Govier have been working with local groups to investigate the legacy of Edinburgh botanist John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884).

Holyrood Park Closed to Traffic For Festival Fireworks

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Historic Scotland has announced that it will be closing Holyrood Park to vehicle traffic this Sunday evening (31st August) for the annual

4 Tonnes of Fireworks Being Readied For Festival Finale

EIF Fireworks Concert waterfall

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra will be playing classic favourites such as Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at this Sunday's Fes

Jawbone Arch Set for Removal and Restoration

The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed conservators to undertake the careful removal of the Jawbone Arch in the Meadows so that the bones can be stored ahead of repair work.

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.

SUBWAY Helping Hearts ™ Family 5K Edinburgh

The 2014 SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K Series is open to all ages and abilities.

Sumo Run

The first ever Sumo Run is wrestling its way to Edinburgh this summer!

St Andrew Square Transformed Into "Field of Light"

Field of Light

Edinburgh's St Andrew Square has been carpeted in light orbs as part of a new contemporary exhibition entitled Field of Light.

Scottish Tree Huggers Still Hopeful of World Record

The famed wit, Samuel Johnson, once said in his travels in Scotland with friend James Boswell in the 1770s, that "A tree might be a show in Scotland as a horse in Venice."