City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Wildlife Charity Advises Public on Fox Cubs

Lennox - Edinburgh Fox Cub

The Scottish SPCA is asking people to contact them first if they see an injured or orphaned fox cub before approaching or moving it themselves.

Women's Wildlife Project To Bloom at Craigie

West Craigie Farm started its Local Food Project over two years ago, with the help of social enterprise funding, to grow food for the farm shop and cafe. Farmer John Sinclair supplied a poly tunnel and some ground for the project.

China Gifts Breeding Pair of Giant Pandas To Edinburgh Zoo

Ko'ko in the Kobe Oji Zoo, Kobe

China has given "a gift" of a breeding pair of giant pandas to Edinburgh Zoo. A historic agreement was signed today which will see the first giant pandas reside in the UK for 17 years. Witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, and Vice Premier of China, Li Keqiang, the agreement was signed at Lancaster House in London by Donald Emslie, chairman of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), which owns Edinburgh Zoo, and the Chinese Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA).

Willdlife of the Falkland Islands:An Illustrated talk by Alastair Lavery

Alastair has visited the Falkland Islands on three occasions, studying the spiders that live there.

Scientists Look To Plan Bee As Insect Habitat Disappears

Bumble bee in Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh has been chosen as one of four UK cities to help save declining pollinating insects, in particular bees.

Zoo's Land Swap Plans Unnecessary, Say Park Friends

Afro-Scottish plains

Why are the Friends of Corstorphine Hill opposed to Edinburgh Zoo's expansion plans?

Scottish Wildcat Sculpture Heading North


A Scottish wildcat sculpture created by north Edinburgh children will appear for the last time in the capital at next weekend’s Edinburgh Mela.

Birds Of Prey Poisoning Incidents "Highest In Decades"

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland (RSPB Scotland) today reported the highest number of confirmed poisoning incidents discovered in a single year in Scotland in the past two decades.

Deadline Looming For Scottish Nature Photography Competition

2nd - Derek McGinn - Winter Visitors.jpg

The 31st of July is the last day for aspiring and professional photographers to showcase their special shots of Scotland’s spectacular nature, as part of a contest run by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Sea Eagle Chicks Arrive on East Coast

Affectionately known as ‘the flying barn door’ due to its massive 8 foot wing span, Scotland's breeding population of white-tailed sea eagles continues to rise through a reintroduction  programme that began on the west coast more than 30 years ago.