City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Environment


SNH Trumpets Bigger Bog at Blawhorn Moss

School children at Blawhorn Moss bog

Celebrations took place yesterday on one of the largest and best examples of lowland raised peat bogs in the Lothians to mark its re-declaration as a National Nature Reserve (NNR). The 110 hectare Blawhorn Moss is owned by Scottish Natural Heritage and the organisation is keen for people to visit this internationally recognised reserve.

Moray Firth Dolphin Ventures South

One of the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins has been positively identified, using photographs of her fin, for the first time off the North Berwick coast.

Edinburgh Lectures: Zoo's Giant Pandas in Spotlight

There are only about 1600 giant pandas (Aliurapoda melanoleuca) left in the wild - the fragility of its existence in the mountainous bamboo forests of Sichuan province in China make it one of the

Video: Innocent Railway Tunnel in Edinburgh

The Innocent Railway Tunnel is a huge tunnel that passes along the edge of Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. Formerly used to haul coal uphill by train it now forms part of the Innocent cycleway.

Edinburgh Dubbed Top City for Sustainability

Sighthill Recycling Centre

Edinburgh has been praised for its green credentials in a round-up of the world's most sustainable cities.

Edinburgh Lectures: Scotland and China in a Globalising World

As part of the Edinburgh Lecture series Dr Linda Yueh, author of Globalisation and Economic Growth in China, talks about ties between the "the birthplace of modern economics" as expounded by Adam S

Edinburgh's Plastic Bag Problem

Marchmont and Sciennes' cloth bag

One aspect of living in a windy city such as Edinburgh is that disposable plastic bags are always on the loose.

Seagull Task Force To Tackle "Nuisance" Birds

A Seagull Task Force is being set up to look at ways in which urban gulls can be prevented from nesting and how nests can be effectively destroyed. A pilot project will begin in Dumfries next Spring to coincide with the breeding season.

Edinburgh Population Rises 5% In A Decade

The City of Edinburgh has seen the biggest increase in population numbers in Scotland over the decade to June 2007, according to statistics released earlier today by the General Register for Scotland.