City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh City Council Prepares For Job Cuts

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to consider options at its meeting in September aimed at reducing management costs and increasing efficiencies in preparation for government funding cuts.

National Theatre Of Scotland Launches Search For Piper

Black Watch, '07

The National Theatre of Scotland (NATS) is launching a nationwide search to find a piper for a touring production of the critically acclaimed production of Black Watch. Open auditions are being held in Glasgow on Friday 16th July 2010 at the The National Piping Centre from 12.30pm – 7.30pm.

Main Attractions at the Royal Highland Show 2010

Last year, a record 176,522 visitors passed through the gates of the annual farming and countryside show The Royal Highland Show. The organisers, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) held the first “Highland” in 1822 in Edinburgh’s Canongate on a site now occupied by the Scottish Parliament. The 2010 show, takes place from Thursday, June 24, to Sunday, June 27, and is the 170th.

Free Festival Scheme Seeks Next Generation of Television Talent

Want to be in television? The Edinburgh International Television Festival is looking for participants in its scheme The Network, a free event in Edinburgh taking place over four days in August 2010 (from 26th to 29th).

Thugs and Dignitaries Sought For Burke and Hare Feature Film

Burke and Hare: sketches taken in court

Thugs, footmen, dignitaries, doctors, and ladies of the night are being sought for a new comedy feature film about Edinburgh's famous grave-robbers-turned-murderers Burke and Hare. Universal Extras are holding auditions for the parts at the Tolbooth in Stirling on Thursday 17th December from 9am to 5pm (people can turn up any time on the day according to the announcement).

London Postgraduate Information Session

Four leading research universities – UCL, LSE, King’s College London and Imperial College London – host an event in the Biosphere at Edinburgh's Our Dynamic Earth designed to offer information, advice and guidance to prospective postgraduate students.

Chambers Dictionary Publisher To Close Edinburgh Office

Scotland's oldest publisher will be closing at Hogmanay, it was announced yesterday.

Nintendo Confirmed For Edinburgh Interactive Festival

The Edinburgh Interactive Festival has confirmed that gaming giant Nintendo has become a partner of this ye

Tesco To Create 200 Edinburgh Jobs For Finance H.Q.

Tesco store, Canonmills

After the recent spate of grim news for local banks, Edinburgh's battered financial industry got a much-needed boost yesterday.

HBOS Takeover Puts Edinburgh Jobs In Focus

HBOS Head Office, Edinburgh

The announcement of Lloyds TSB's £12.2bn takeover of HBOS yesterday will probably mean tens of thousands of job cuts as the two banks are consolidated into one.