City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Wildlife


T C Boyle - Nature is just as murderous as human beings (EIBF Review)

T C Boyle - photo Milo Boyle

T C Boyle cuts a figure that is more rock star than Distinguished Professor – tall, extravagantly quiffed and clad in T-shirt and bright red hi-top trainers. I last saw him in Edinburgh

Film of the Week: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Apes take over

‘Four stars?!’ I hear you cry? I nearly gave it five.

Edinburgh Parks Win 20 Green Flags

Princes Street Gardens path

Edinburgh’s parks and green spaces have earned twenty awards in this year’s Green Flag national competition.

Tiny Old Town Nature Reserve Holds Open Day

Johnstone Terrace Garden, a tiny nature reserve just 50 metres below Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, is holding a one-off open day this Saturday.

Puffin Spotting

It’s puffins galore on the Isle of May at the moment. Scottish Natural Heritage’s special seabird event is sure to be awash with these colourful characters, as well as other birds.

It's Official! Nature Worth More Than We Thought!

Leave it to the wonks at DEFRA to come up with an answer to one of life's imponderables: what is the true value of nature? The short answer, outlined in a new report entitled the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, is that "nature is worth billions of pounds to the UK economy."

Scottish Wildlife Trust Free Open Day

From 11.00 am until 4.00 pm, volunteer experts from the Scottish Wildlife Trust will be on hand at the reserve – which is normally closed to the public – to give guided walks and talks

Walk the Water of Leith

Water of Leith bridge at MoMA

The longest of 26 walks that take place in Walk Edinburgh Week, this almost 13 mile walk winds through the city from the Pentland foothills of Bal

Now Is Peak Season for Deer Collisions, Motorists Warned

Motorists are being told to watch out for young deer straying across the motorway while driving in the Central Belt.  Government agency Scottish Natural Heritage says deer-vehicle collisions often peak in late April to mid-May, as juvenile deer are out on their own for the first time.

Council Looks To "Gull-Proof" Rubbish For World Heritage Site

New Town rubbish

Being a port city Edinburgh has a thriving inland gull population. Gulls, and other urban foragers such as dogs, cats, foxes, and crows, often tear through thin rubbish bag-liners left for collection on city pavements in search of food scraps. Not only does food end up on the pavement but, with Edinburgh being a windy city, the rubbish is easily dispersed throughout the surrounding street.