City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Primary School Placement Refusals Triple

Statistics released today show a record number of refused out-of-catchment requests for primary school places for the 2011/12 school year, at nearly triple the previous year's

ESPC 2011 Q1: Edinburgh House Price Rises £77

Princes Street and Fife on sunny day from Castle Hill

The average price of a home in Edinburgh has risen annually just £77 according to the Edinburgh Solicitor and Property Centre (ESPC) statistics for the first three months of 2011.

Scotland Census Day 2011

Census form

Every ten years, households in Scotland must, by law, answer a series of questions for the national census.

RoS: Edinburgh House Prices Up Almost 8%

View from Blackford Hill

House prices continue to rise in Edinburgh and Scotland according to the official statistics from the Registers of Scotland for the quarter ending June 2010.

Edinburgh Slips In League of World Financial Centres

Edinburgh Hanover Street Winter

Edinburgh has slipped in a survey of the top global financial centres to 27th in the world.

The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) was first produced by the Z/Yen Group for the City of London in March 2007 and now reports every six months

Edinburgh House Market Prices Continue To Stabilise

Calton Hill view

Statistics for the second quarter of 2009, released by the Edinburgh Solicitor and Property Centre (ESPC), show that the average house price in East Central Scotland decreased by 11.0% annually during the second quarter of 2009.

Edinburgh Sees Largest Population Increases in Scotland

View NE from Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh has seen the largest population increase of all the Scottish Council areas in recent years, according to latest government figures.

Scotland Tops Dirty Beach Survey

Coastline from the Forth Rail Bridge

An annual survey by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has found that rubbish on British beaches has increased 110% since 1994, and beaches in Scotland are dirtiest of them all.

The (MCS) Beachwatch Survey found that on average there were 2,195 litter items per kilometre on British beaches compared to 1,045 items/km in 1994. The army of 5,219 volunteers across the U.K. found more plastics than ever in the survey, conducted over the weekend of 20th and 21st September 2008.

Genealogical Boost as Death Records No Longer Buried

General Register House - Princes Street, Edinburgh

Newly digitised records of famous Scots, including Adam Smith and Sir Walter Scott, have been made available online.

Visitors Numbers Slip at Top Edinburgh Attractions in 2008

Edinburgh Castle's Crown Square

Edinburgh attractions didn't experience the same upward trend in visitor numbers enjoyed by other parts of the country in 2008 according to a report by the Association of Leading Visitor Attraction