Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

Airports Clearing Backlog as Ash Cloud Moves East

Submitted by edg on Wed, 25 May '11 8.49am

Scottish airports are trying to get back to normal as the ash cloud from the Grimsvötn volcano in Iceland disperses out of UK airspace. However, disruption is expected to continue as airports clear the backlog caused by yesterday's delays. Flights to Germany, Denmark, and Northern Europe are also being impacted  as the ash cloud drifts Eastwards.

Scottish Hillwalking

Hillwalking is a popular pasttime in Scotland, given its abundant and accessible wilderness, and often spectacular natural beauty. There are also public rights of way for most wilderness spots, with hostels to base yourself out of, and on the mountain themselves, publicly available "bothies" or mountain huts. Remember to plan ahead and tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.

Walk Edinburgh Week

Submitted by edg on Thu, 5 May '11 9.28pm

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.