City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Edinburgh Old Town Festival

The Old Town Festival is the annual two-week celebration of the Edinburgh Old Town, with The 2009 Festival's 44 storytelling, music, film,

Scottish Women's Rural Institute Summer School

More than 130 women across the country
are set to meet in the Scottish Capital next month (20-24 July 2009) for the
Scottish Women's Rural Institutes (SWRI) Summer School.

Edinburgh Arrow Video

Members of the Royal Company of Archers, founded in 1676, shoot for the Edinburgh Arrow.

Warrior Archangel Gets A Dust-Off

Statue of St. Michael, Edinburgh Castle

A delicate, conservation cleaning operation has been carried out on the ornate figure of St Michael which hangs in the shrine of the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.

The timber carving - which symbolises hope for mankind's eventual triumph over the evil of war - is suspended from the vaulted ceiling 9.3m (approx. 30 feet) above the casket which holds the Roll of Honour of the Scottish war Dead.

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.

The Longest Day Motorcycle Ride

Motorbiking the Longest Day

Up to 50 motorcyclists ride from Edinburgh to London - taking
the longest route possible!

Nelson Monument and Time Ball Repair Starts Monday

Top of Nelson's Monument

A £250,000 restoration of the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill is set to start next week. The work will also see the famous time-ball mechanism, formerly used by mariners in the Firth of Forth for navigation, returned to working order.

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

J.K. Rowling's Writerly Hands Preserved For Edinburgh

J K Rowling Makes Hand Impressions for Edinburgh Award

The hands that wrote the Harry Potter series - as myth would have it on cafe paper napkins - are being immortalised in Caithness stone in the quadrangle of Edinburgh's City Chambers.

Riding of the Marches to Return After 63-Year Absence

After a 63 year absence, The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is to be re-launched at noon on Monday 9th February.