City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Parks


Old Town Nature Reserve Open Day

The smallest and certainly the closest to Edinburgh city centre of the Scottish Wildlife Trust's nature reserves opens for one day only this afternoon.

DecAid Pipes and Drums

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A Massed Pipes and Drums Parade, from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Park, launches the DecAid Appeal to support members of the armed forces after 10 years in Afghanistan.  HRH The Duchess of Rothesay, Royal Patron of the DecAid Appeal, will be attending.

Council Dog Poop Campaign "A Great Success"

Edinburgh City Council proclaimed a recent "hard hitting" campaign to encourage dog owners to poop-scoop in the north of the city saw complaints drop by 80%.

Walk the Water of Leith

Water of Leith bridge at MoMA

The longest of 26 walks that take place in Walk Edinburgh Week, this almost 13 mile walk winds through the city from the Pentland foothills of Bal

Wildlife Charity Advises Public on Fox Cubs

Lennox - Edinburgh Fox Cub

The Scottish SPCA is asking people to contact them first if they see an injured or orphaned fox cub before approaching or moving it themselves.

Urbanathlon 10K Race with a Twist

Urbanathlon Edinburgh is back for the third year!

Mountain Bike Areas Planned For Local Parks

Craigmillar Castle Park

Three areas of Edinburgh have been suggested as possible areas for mountain biking in new reports. Local community groups working in the areas commissioned the reports with the help of the City of Edinburgh Council Countryside Ranger Service and funding from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Arthur's Seat Festival Lightshow Secures Funding

Speed of Light, created by public art organisation NVA, is today confirmed as being funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to create a cultural legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK.

Snowsports Warning For Holyrood Park Issued

Arthur's Seat in the snow

Following on from last week's avalanche warning for Arthur's Seat, members of the public are being warned against the dangers of some snowsport activities in Holyrood Park after  several incidents and injuries on the hill in the last week.

Shocking Bathing Waters in Scotland, Again

SAS at Pease Bay

Surfers against Sewage have brought to the public's attention environmental issues on our coastline for over a decade. Recently, they have carried out checks on Scottish beaches and were dismayed with their findings. Thirteen beaches recorded sample failures while four beaches failed outright to reach bathing water standards that are 34 years old.