City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Environment


George Street Pedestrian-Cycle Trial Opens For 1 Year

George Street Trial

A reconfigured George Street was officially opened today that gives cyclists a safe East-West route across the city centre, free of tram lines and free of motorised traffic.

MCS Coastal Clean Up

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The Marine Conservation Society's annual beach clean is open to anyone who wants to help keep Scottish beaches litter free

Take One Action Film Festival

Take One Action - the UK's first major activist film festival - debuted in 2008.

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches

Riding of the Marches

The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is a traditional event that sees horseback riders riding en masse from the outskirts of Edinburgh to the High Street in the city centre. There are limited spaces for riders, but spectators can watch the procession of equestrians as they ride up the High Street at 3.55pm. There are bands at the High Street from 2pm.

Pig Rock Bothy to Be Erected in Gallery Grounds

Pig Rock Bothy rock

This summer, the grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will be home to a traditional Scottish bothy, designed exclusively as pa

Council Recruits 30 More Street Cleaners For Summer Litter

Cigarette butts in Princes Street Gardens

Whether it's overflowing bins, seagull-chewed rubbish bags whose contents have been strewn across the pavement, fast-food packaging, or paper fliers drifting in the wind, there is no end of litter to

134-Mile John Muir Way Opens

First Minister Alex Salmond officially opens the new 134-mile coast-to-coast pathway, the John Muir Way, in Dunbar at 12.30pm today.

Pedal on Parliament

After 4,000 cyclists rode on the Scottish parliament last year, cyclists of voting and non-voting age are being encouraged to ride again to spur the government into action on improving cycling infrast

Qatar Airways Launches Direct Flight from Edinburgh to Doha

Quatar Airways - Boeing Dreamliner 787, Edinburgh to Doha

Perth, Scotland to Perth, Australia is nearer than ever before, with Qatar Airways' new direct route from Edinburgh via Doha.

Study Shows Soundscapes Create Refreshing Dreams (and Full Moons Bizarre Dreams)

A two-year study into dream control, first launched at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, suggests that it's possible for people to create their perfect dream, and wake up feeling "happy an