City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh University


"God Particle" Professor Peter Higgs Accepts Edinburgh Award

Professor Higgs plants hands

The fifth person to be honoured by the people of Edinburgh with a special award for making an outstanding contribution to the city received his accolade at the

Edinburgh University's New Quad

Old College quad lawn

HRH The Princess Royal was installed as Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh in the quadrangle of Old College on 26 September 2011.

Pleasance Boss Unveils Plans Ahead

Fringe 2011: Anthony of Pleasance Puts Head on the Line

It was the Pleasance's turn to launch their programme yesterday (Saturday). Walking to the launch in Pleasance Grand theatre you get a real sense of just what an expansive complex the Pleasance Courtyard venue has turned into. 

Over a quarter century of the charity piling back all its profits into its operation means that there are now theatres and bars everywhere at Pleasance Courtyard.

George Square's Triple-tented Nostalgia Trip

Spiegel Tent in George Square

With the sun still with us it seemed like an opportune time to investigate the recently erected tented village at George Square.

Video: Edinburgh Centre on Climate Change

This is a stylish, promo video for the Edinburgh Centre on Climate Change (ECCC), narrated by Sheena Macdonald with soundtrack by Moby.

ECA and University Merger Approved

The proposed merger between the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has been approved by the Scottish Government and will be backed by £13.8 million of new investment from the Scottish Funding Council.

Grassroots Climate Exchange

How can staff and students make the necessary changes to achieve a low carbon world? Inspired by student groups, students' associations, and the growing Transition movement, colleges and universities are leading the way. Times/venue TBA

Community Groups Invited To Bid For Climate Change Cash

Cyclists on Teviot Place

Communities, small and large, across Scotland, are being encouraged to get proactive in the fight against climate change with the help of government funding. The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has been extended and is open to applications for the 2011/2012 round.

Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Protesters Occupy Appleton Tower

Anti-cuts protestors occupied a lecture theatre at Edinburgh University's Appleton Tower last night.

Psychiatry Ethics Film Festival

A candid documentary about comedian Stephen Fry, who almost killed himself before he discovered he was bipolar, is one of several films screening at this mini film fest looking at ethical issues around mental health. The six films - three documentary, three drama - will be followed by an audience discussion with an expert panel. There are also three special school screenings.