City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Torchlight Procession Makes A “Braw” Start to Hogmanay Festival

Edinburghs Hogmanay Torchlight ScotWord - Braw

Edinburgh’s 3-day Hogmanay festivities lit up the Old Town and Holyrood Park last night with the annual torchlight procession.

Following a different route, under new Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers Underbelly, the opening event of the New Year’s festival saw around 17,000 torchbearers form a river of fire down the Royal Mile, process past Holyrood Palace and the Parliament up to Holyrood Park.

"Alex Salmond...Unleashed" Debut Show Raises £1,300 for Macmillan Nurses

Former First Minister of Scotland and ex-MP Alex Salmond kicked off his debut Fringe show yesterday with special guest, Conservative Brexit Secretary, David Davis MP.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Richard Wright Stairwell

Established in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the newest major addition to Edinburgh's Festivals in August, but it filled a longtime gap.

World Fringe Day: Fringe Thanks Edinburgh With Thousands of Freebies

Today is the inaugural World Fringe Day, a 24-hour celebration of the global fringe movement that was spawned when a group of upstart thespians launched a festival

Edinburgh International Festival 2016 Has Record Year For Ticket Sales

Fergus Linehan

The Edinburgh International Festival has raked in £4.2 million in income from ticket sales for the first time since it was launched in 1947.

Scots Comics Take Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Monkey See, Monkey Do

The winner of this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards is Richard Gadd from Fife with his intense personal show Monkey See Monkey Do, based on the emotional repercussions of a sexual assault sever

Edinburgh Book Festival: Roy Hattersley: "If Harold Wilson had Lived to 100", Review

Roy Hattersley appeared with a beard which he assured the audience was not to be seen as being in sympathy with Jeremy Corbyn!

Edinburgh Book Festival: Ian Cobain, The Shocking State of the State, Review

A long queue for the Studio Theatre at the Edinburgh International Book Festival attested to the interest Ian Cobain’s investigative writings produce.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Iain Mcwhirter; Scotland's Democratic Revolution, Review

The title of Iain Macwhirter’s event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival - ‘Scotland’s Democratic Revolution’ – had a dramatic tone, but whether dramatic upsets were the cause of the massive

Festival of Politics

Scottish Parliament - Corridors of power

The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood.