City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh Writer's Museum Marks Birth of Hume

The 300th anniversary of the birth of the Scottish philosopher, historian, and leading figure in the Edinburgh Enlightenment, David Hume (1711-1776) is being marked by an exhibition at the Writers' Museum featuring rare archive materials.

1960 Holyrood Train Campaign Painting Donated to Edinburgh

Holyrood Palace train campaign

An evocative, oil painting of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, once used by national railway operator British Railways in a PR campaign to get more people using trains, has been donated to the City of Edinburgh's art collection and will be displayed at the City Art Centre later this Spring.

Edinburgh International Festival Launches Eastern Themed 2011 Programme

King Lear

William Shakespeare goes East as the music of the Rajasthan desert drifts into the city this Summer

Video: Scottish National Portrait Gallery Renovation

The Scottish Government announced a further  £2 million yesterday for the refurbishment of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in

The Space Between: An Edinburgh Romance

Following on from his micro-budget success with The Inheritance, film director Tim Barrow is about to premiere Edinburgh-set romantic drama The Space Between.

Jeff Koons Art Exhibition Coming To Edinburgh

Jeff Koons, Bourgeois Bust - Jeff and Ilona

Contemporary US artist Jeff Koons, famous for breaking records with his multi-million pound selling artworks, will be the focus of a new display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this Spring. Admission will be free.

Gray's School of Art student comes Home to Edinburgh

Fourth-year Painting students from Robert Gordon University's Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, including a student from the Silverknowes area of Edinburgh, have taken their work on the road launching a pre-degree show of their work in the capital.

Jack Vetriano Charity Christmas Painting Raises £86,000

First Minister's Christmas Cards (2008-2010)

Scottish artist Jack Vetriano's Let's Twist Again, the specially commissioned First Minister's Christm

Free Exhibition Gets Up Close With The Artist

Allan Ramsay

A new exhibition entitled The Artist Up Close will bring together a range of 32 portrait works of some of Scotland’s most admired artists created by themselves, their friends or family.

ECA and University Merger Approved

The proposed merger between the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has been approved by the Scottish Government and will be backed by £13.8 million of new investment from the Scottish Funding Council.