City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Environment


Edinburgh Parks Increase Tally of Green Flags

Corstorphine Hill Dog Walker

Edinburgh's Parks and green spaces have won a record 24 Green Flag Awards in the UK competition this year.

Video: Greenpeace Hits Shell Petrol Stations

Yesterday, Greenpeace activists said that they successfully shut down 77 Shell petrol stations ("some more than once") in Edinburgh and London in protest at Shell's plans to drill in the ecologically fragile Arctic. 

"Taste" Cancels as Flooding Hits Edinburgh

July in Edinburgh, and residents are cleaning up after after torrential rain turned roads into rivers and fields into swimming pools (see fo

Free Festival Parking for Edinburgh Motorists

Parking in the city centre will be free from 5pm during this Summer's Edinburgh Festivals, from 6 August until 1 September.

Top Wildlife Photography Show Opens at Botanic Garden

Pine Marten

A new exhibition of nature photographs by 20 top British photographers is now on show at the Royal Botanic Garden.

Edinburgh's Town Centres Team On Award Shortlist

Bruntsfield - from top of a bus

Given the monstrous mismanagement of the Edinburgh trams project, and all the accompanying pain the saga has brought citizens over the years, it's sometimes a surprise to learn that actually parts of our local authority are quite respected by their profession.

Summer Beach Clean at Cramond

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Put a spring in your step by spending the morning at the beach!

Winter Solstice (Sunrise and Sunset)

Calton Hill in snow

The Winter Solstice, the point at which we are tilted furthest away from the Sun in Earth's Northern hemisphere, is at 11.12am on 21 December in 2012.

Edinburgh Summer Solstice (Sunrise and Sunset)

Charlotte Square under Solstice Sky

The Summer Solstice is the point at which the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. It falls at 12.08am on Thursday 21 June bringing the longest day of the year. It will bring Edinburgh a total of 17 hours and 37 mins of daylight.

British Woods Photography Competition

Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

Online woodland database VisitWoods is holding a Photography Competition. VisitWoods (which I've posted about before) is a publicly funded web project designed to encourage greater awareness about British woods. The competition is a way of encouraging people to find out more about their native woodlands and to get out and share photos of their explorations.