City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Health


Walk Edinburgh Week

Boots Made For Walking Holyrood Park

Edinburgh is a great city for walking due to its compact design and large green areas, and yet  apparently we could be doing more walking. Hence Walk Edinburgh Week - a series of events aimed at drawing out the pedestrian in us.

All Political Parties Desert Edinburgh Trams - But Chamber of Commerce Supports!

Tram track on Princes Street at night

Graham Birse, that well known pro-tram deputy chief executive of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce continues to say he wants to have more public money poured into the bottomless pit that is the Edi

Pride Scotia 2011

Scotland's national LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) pride festival is a traditional pride march and rally, and a community based festival. The festival, held in Edinburgh every two years, encompasses live music, DJs and a health and community fair.

Inventor of the Pill Wins Edinburgh Medal

Professor Carl Djerassi, Recipient of the 2011 Edinburgh

The winner of this year's Edinburgh Medal is Professor Carl Djerassi, an American chemist, novelist and playwright and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. Djerassi is best known for his contribution to the development of the first oral contraceptive pill in 1951 for which he won the National Medal of Science in the USA.

Residents Voice Concerns About Trams Causing More Pollution

Air quality monitor

Edinburgh residents say their concerns about air pollution, caused by re-routing city centre trams traffic, is falling on deaf ears after a Council committee hearing yesterday.

Japanese Consulate Opens Book of Condolence

A Book of Condolence, in commemoration of those who died in the 11 March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, was opened yesterday morning at the Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh.

The Book of Condolence "for the Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake" is open for signing at the Japanese Consulate until Wednesday 23rd March (excluding the weekend) from 9.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-4.30pm.

Government Money To Clean Up Bus Emissions

Buses on Princes Street

The Scottish Government announced funding of £243,000 for retrofitting older Edinburgh buses with emission reducing filters today.

An All-Round Approach to Fertility & IVF

The Natural Fertility Centre has teamed up with GCRM (Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine) to offer the unique chance to meet and speak with experts in IVF and natural fertility support.

Science Festival '11 Brings Bangs, Bubbles, and the Big Blue

EISF: Generation Science

Between the 9 and 22 April, this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival will see over 200 adult and family events taking place in 38 venues across the city. 

Forth Rail Bridge, The Ultimate Abseil

Are you up for the challenge? Ready for a 165ft freefall abseil on the iconic Forth Rail Bridge? Then Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland invites you to South Queensferry on 8th May!