City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Wildlife


Scotland's Big Nature Festival

A family, nature festival on the 134 hectare Levenhall Links park in Musselburgh – just behind the racecourse.

New Public Artwork and planting of Scottish bluebells bring new life to Pilrig Park

After six months of involvement, Citizen Curator is proud to announce the unveiling of a new Public Artwork by German born and Edinburgh based artist Andrea Geile.

Balfour’s Botany - Planting Out In Pilrig Park

Over the summer months artist Andrea Geile and horticulturalist Rebecca Govier have been working with local groups to investigate the legacy of Edinburgh botanist John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884).

Council Recruits 30 More Street Cleaners For Summer Litter

Cigarette butts in Princes Street Gardens

Whether it's overflowing bins, seagull-chewed rubbish bags whose contents have been strewn across the pavement, fast-food packaging, or paper fliers drifting in the wind, there is no end of litter to

First Detailed Map of Scotland's Native Woodlands Published

Deer herd at Mar Lodge estate near Braemore

Scotland’s first complete map and dataset of Scotland's native woodlands was revealed yesterday (Monday).

Tian Tian Voted "Favourite Panda Outside China"

Tian Tian

Edinburgh Zoo’s female giant panda Tian Tian, also known as Sweetie, has been voted the "favourite panda outside of China", scooping gold in the "panda version of the

"Tree Spirit" Creature Coming To Streets of Edinburgh

Ghillie Dhu creature

He (or should that be "she") looks like someone who has had an unfortunate accident with a leaf-blower and a tub of glue. Or perhaps it's a character from a horror movie?

Hopes High For Two Scottish Wildcat Kittens

Highland Tiger - Wildcat in Highland Wildlife Park

A bit of good news from up North, after the pregnancy saga of Edinburgh Zoo's guest VIP (Very Important Panda) Tian Tian ended in disappointment last week.

Edinburgh Zoo Centenary Day

Edinburgh Zoo opened on this day in 1913. It was a very different place then. To mark the event the zoo is hosting a variety special events and prize giveaways throughout the day.

Baginda the Tiger’s Birthday

Baginda, Edinburgh Zoo’s female Sumatran tiger, is celebrating her 10th birthday on Saturday 6th April.