Visiting Edinburgh

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Weather: Christmas Was White, Will Hogmanay Be Alright?

Submitted by edg on Tue, 28 Dec '10 8.55pm

Christmas day in Edinburgh 2010 was "white" by both definitions: the city was covered in snow and the Met Office officially recorded snow flakes falling in the city. At least one flake must fall on 25th December for it to be technically called "A White Christmas" as far as the bookies are concerned.

Trains Continue to Struggle With Freezing Cold

Submitted by edg on Wed, 22 Dec '10 10.41am

Has day-to-day freezing ice and snow become the new normal? It seems to have been going on for ever. First it was Snowvember, now De-icember, in what has been the worst weather conditions in  living memory. With climatologists (such as former government chief scientific advisor David King) suggesting that cold winters come in multiple years, we may need to get used to these bitterly cold conditions.

National Galleries of Scotland 2011 Exhibitions Announced

Submitted by edg on Thu, 18 Nov '10 8.33pm

"Austerity" may be the watchword when it comes to public funding but the Scottish Government said yesterday that it wishes to maintain free entrance to National Galleries and Museums such as the permanent art exhibitions at the Scottish National Galleries. Shortly after the government's budget announcement - which saw a 4% cut to National Galleries of Scotland funding - we received details of next year's NAS programme.  Many of the exhibitions in Edinburgh are free, at least for now.