City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Environment


Tian Tian Voted "Favourite Panda Outside China"

Tian Tian

Edinburgh Zoo’s female giant panda Tian Tian, also known as Sweetie, has been voted the "favourite panda outside of China", scooping gold in the "panda version of the

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."

"Tree Spirit" Creature Coming To Streets of Edinburgh

Ghillie Dhu creature

He (or should that be "she") looks like someone who has had an unfortunate accident with a leaf-blower and a tub of glue. Or perhaps it's a character from a horror movie?

Fossil Free Europe Tour Brings Divestment Message To Edinburgh

Bill McKibben by Steve Liptay

The e-mail trailer for said "Time to make some noise" and followed this with the comment "On Sunday, we’ll start our tour across Northern Europe and kick off the loudest and mo

Beltane Fire Society's Samhuinn

Samhuinn 2013 Poster

The Beltane Fire Society - best known for the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill - bring their unique brand of neo-pagan street theatre, pulsating drums, and fire displays to the Royal Mile to mark Samhuinn from 9pm-11pm. Samhuinn literally means "the end of Summer". 

Hopes High For Two Scottish Wildcat Kittens

Highland Tiger - Wildcat in Highland Wildlife Park

A bit of good news from up North, after the pregnancy saga of Edinburgh Zoo's guest VIP (Very Important Panda) Tian Tian ended in disappointment last week.

Grants For Being Green in the Community

Compost waste

Council funds of up to £2,500 are being made available for green initiatives in the local community through Waste Action Grants.

Bill McKibben, Fossil Free Europe Tour

Acclaimed author, activist, and co-founder of the international climate campaign 350.org – Bill McKibben – comes to Edinburgh as part of his Fossil Free Europe Tour.

Edinburgh University Talk: The Intertwined World of 'Peak' Oil, Renewables and Sustainability

Dr Michael Shaver, Chancellor's Fellow in the School of Chemistry at Edinburgh University, presents "The Intertwined World of 'Peak' Oil, Renewables and Sustainability".

Edinburgh Zoo Centenary Day

Edinburgh Zoo opened on this day in 1913. It was a very different place then. To mark the event the zoo is hosting a variety special events and prize giveaways throughout the day.