City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Parks

Community Fun Day and Dog Show

Historic Scotland presents its third annual Community Fun Day and Dog Show aimed at all the family.

Edinburgh Parks Increase Tally of Green Flags

Corstorphine Hill Dog Walker

Edinburgh's Parks and green spaces have won a record 24 Green Flag Awards in the UK competition this year.

£1.5 Million Lined Up For Kids Play Areas

Edinburgh City Council is planning to pump over £1.5 million into children’s outdoor play areas in Edinburgh over the next five years.

Breakfast with Guerrilla Gardener

International Guerilla Gardener Kate Gilliam joins the Edible Gardening Project team at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, providing fresh insight into growing and foraging for food. The event, takes place at the Demonstration Garden (enter via the Botanics North Gate on Inverleith Place).

Public Money For Mavisbank House

Fiona Hislop & architect at Mavisbank House

Renovation of Mavisbank House considered to be one of Scotland's earliest examples of a Palladian style villa, moved a step forward yesterday with the announcement of a £500,000 grant from the Scottish Government.

Banish Blues In A Wood of Bluebells

Bluebells wood

Overworked or overstressed? Nature charity the Woodland Trust has a potential cure for you. The Trust is suggesting people take a relaxing walk in the woods to enjoy bluebell season.

Three New Routes Added To "Scotland's Great Trails"

Berwickshire Coastal Path - Pease Bay

For those looking to explore the great Scottish outdoors this summer, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has added three new trails to the national network of long distance routes known as Scotland’s Great Trails.

Taste of Edinburgh

Taste of Edinburgh - Waitrose tent

Food and drink festival Taste of Edinburgh returns to The Meadows. Expect a host of cookery displays and presentations from celebrity chefs and local Edinburgh restaurants, hands on culinary classes, and over 100 stalls from Scottish purveyors of speciality food and drink in the temporary gastronomes' village.

Taste of Edinburgh moved to a later date and from Inverleith Park to The Meadows in 2011.

Beltane Fire Festival 2012, Calton Hill, Review

Beltane 2012 May Queen and Green Man

‘Sacrifice the virgins!’ screamed a young lady standing next to me in the tightly packed throng, all craning for a better glimpse of what’s happening up ahead. Normally in a crowded public place, this type of loudly expressed sentiment would get you arrested, or at the very least cause a ripple of raised eyebrows.

Inverleith Park Fitness Trail

Monkey Bars Sign

For those that run around Inverleith Park, or walk their dog there, you might have noticed some interesting additions along your route.