City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Parks


Beachwatch Big Cleanup Weekend

Gullane Bents looking East

According to the Marine Conservation Society, Scotland had the highest average litter levels in the UK of six out of the seven sewage-related debris items: condoms, cotton bud sticks, nappies, tampons/tampon applicators, toilet fresheners, and sanitary towels/pantyliners/backing strips.

Film of the Week: One Day

One Day

Given the amount of media time that has been spent talking about the boost to Edinburgh tourism from romcom One Day you'd think it was set in the city. While Edinburgh bookends the action, for the most part the affair plays out over the years in London, as well as Paris and France. There's really not that much of Edinburgh in it.

George Square's Triple-tented Nostalgia Trip

Spiegel Tent in George Square

With the sun still with us it seemed like an opportune time to investigate the recently erected tented village at George Square.

Edinburgh Parks Win 20 Green Flags

Princes Street Gardens path

Edinburgh’s parks and green spaces have earned twenty awards in this year’s Green Flag national competition.

Rough Gem, Castlehill Garden Open Late July and August

Castle Hill Garden

One of the side-effects of this unusually dreich Edinburgh Summer, is that there have been fewer people meandering around Edinburgh's parks. Take Castlehill garden: I was walking in this rough, unkempt hillscape, smack in the middle of the city under Edinburgh Castle, a couple of evenings ago. The only sign of life, apart from the distant hum of buses on Princes Street, were a few rabbits munching in the undergrowth.

Edinburgh's Floral Clock Armed and Ready To Bloom

Floral Clock 2011 marking RNID

Edinburgh's floral clock, the famous blooming timepiece in Princes Street Gardens, will kick off the city's bid for this year’s Britain in Bloom.

Royal Pursuits in Holyrood Park

Taking place between 11am and 3pm at the Holyrood Park Education Centre, this free event will recreate Royal leisure pastimes in days gone by when the Park formed a key part of the Holyrood experience for the visiting members of the Royal Family and their guests.

Water of Leith Walkway Upgraded

Water of Leith path

Anyone walking or cycling along the Water of Leith Walkway should notice some big differences following a series of upgrades to the path. The popular green corridor which snakes the 13 miles of the river from the Pentland Hills to the port at Leith, sees an estimated 120,000 people tramping and riding along it each year.

Video: Corstorphine Hill Tower

You could easily lose yourself for a day on Corstorphine Hill - but one of the main destinations is the tower erected to author Sir Walter Scott at the top of

Tiny Old Town Nature Reserve Holds Open Day

Johnstone Terrace Garden, a tiny nature reserve just 50 metres below Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, is holding a one-off open day this Saturday.