Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

DecAid Pipes and Drums

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 12 Jun '11 8.18pm

A Massed Pipes and Drums Parade, from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Park, launches the DecAid Appeal to support members of the armed forces after 10 years in Afghanistan.  HRH The Duchess of Rothesay, Royal Patron of the DecAid Appeal, will be attending.

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.