City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Weather


Weather-beaten Edinburgh Battles Back to Normality

Snow on the Sphinxes

Three days after Scotland's "perfect storm" (as Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson has dubbed Monday's transport network seizure), conditions look to be getting better.

Snowsports Warning For Holyrood Park Issued

Arthur's Seat in the snow

Following on from last week's avalanche warning for Arthur's Seat, members of the public are being warned against the dangers of some snowsport activities in Holyrood Park after  several incidents and injuries on the hill in the last week.

Edinburgh City Council School Closures (Thursday 9 December)

Icicles on a window

After a freezing night, slightly warmer temperatures of 1C or 2C are forecast in Edinburgh for Thursday with roads and pavements still icy.

Travel Disruption Continues As Temperatures Drop

Travel disruption is continuing across Scotland. Edinburgh was around -13C last night and the Met Office is forecasting a high of -6C during the day. Obviously, the problem on roads is ice, not just snow with traffic crawling along.

Army May Be Brought In To Shift Edinburgh's Snow

New Town snow

The army may be brought in to tackle Edinburgh's snow-covered residential streets as the legion of Council staff and contractors struggle to cope with "the worst snow since 1963".

Edinburgh City Council School Closures (Wednesday 8 December)

Edinburgh City Council said earlier today that schools should be open tomorrow (Wednesday 8 December).

We Need More Know Snow or It's No Go

Snow Again in New Town

As Edinburgh's snow related problems plummet new depths, it feels like we are in the script of a Hollywood disaster movie.

Stranded Central Belt Motorists Left In the Dark

Hundreds of drivers stranded in their cars overnight as temperatures plummeted to -14C. Journeys that normally take minutes taking hours, with motorists reporting traffic crawling at a mile an hour. Abandoned cars and lorries littering the sides of roads, causing even more obstacles to the traffic flow and delays.

Edinburgh City Council School Closures (Tuesday 7 December)

Snow Again in New Town

Most of Edinburgh's schools are to open fully on Tuesday (7 December) with only a few exceptions in spite of the unpredictable weather and the

Airports Close Again to Clear Snow

Queen Street Blizzard

Heavy snowfalls have grounded planes at both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports again today.