City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


The Royal Mile

Faces on The Royal Mile

A walk up the Royal Mile during the Fringe can be an interesting experience. Today I took a photograph of all the faces that really struck me as being interesting, frightening or just plain weird.

Old College Quad

Old College Quad

A quiet oasis located in the heart of the city. The Old College Quad on South Bridge, rarely visited but worth it for the architecture and virtual solitude.

Scotland On the Threshold: Discussions 1-7 Aug

Scotland on the Threshold

In association with TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland), and with a programme led by Mairi McFadyen and Donald Smith, the Scottish Storytelling Centre hosts a series of discussions and works

Edinburgh Trams - Taking the Tram to Bankruptcy?

Edinburgh Trams at Depot

Information has at last been released by Edinburgh City Council admitting that the tram project is going to run at an operating loss for the next fifteen years - which is a fact that the critics of

Edinburgh Trams - Does the City Really Want Them by Christmas?

Today's article in The Scotsman promising the beleaguered citizens of Edinburgh "the tram by Christmas" might be seen by some more of a threat than a promise.

Goodbye The Stag's Head, Hello The Other Place


Nothing’s more sure than change but when news that The Stag’s Head, an old Broughton Road pub that dates back to the 1890s, was to close there was a real air of sadness among its regula

The Boy with Tape on his Face and Lost Voice Guy to share stage at Macmillan Gala

The Boy with Tape on his Face: Nick Mailer Photography

Up-and-coming speechless comedian Lost Voice Guy is set to take to one of Edinburgh's biggest stages at the Big Comedy Gala, alongside host The Boy with Tape on his Face.

Life and Deaf bring BSL event to Storytelling Centre

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Between Monday 8 and Wednesday 24 July, the Life & Deaf Association will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK in their VW camper van, Heidi, to spread a positive message of deaf awareness an

North Queensferry beach: marine charity needs volunteer helpers for cleanup

Port Laing beach, North Queensferry will be getting spruced up for summer as part of Beachwatch, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) beach clean and litter survey on Sunday 30th June which aims t

Just Just For Edinburgh's Festival of Spirituality & Peace 2013

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Edinburgh's Festival of Spirituality & Peace, now known by its shorter moniker Just Festival, is back this year from 2-26 August with 450

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2013


As the fourth Edinburgh International Magic Festival casts its spell across the Capital, from 28 June - 5 July 2013, audiences are invited

Fringe Five Venues launch their 2013 Fringe Brochure

The Fringe Four Ringmasters

Tonight in a joint announcement in the newly refurbished Roxy Assembly at the end of Drummond Street.

Grimm tales and Scottish folklore marry in a feast of raconteur talent

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•The Scottish Grimm Connection presents the premiere of their first programme “Alike & Afar”.

End to End: An Uplifting Theatre Journey

End to End - The Gramophones Theatre Company

It started with a bike ride. Then there were horses, a limo, a rickshaw and a trio of micro lights.

Strange Town Young Company Double Bill of Contrasts

Strange Town Theatre - Follow Me

A model of youth theatre that really works is the best way to sum up Edinburgh-based Strange Town.

Over 50 Events at Leith Festival, June 8-16

There is no gale that can beat Lìte’s enthusiasm. Leith Festival presents a spectacular nine-day period in the month of June.

Tannahill Talent showcased at TradFest

Wendy Weatherby in Performance

A weaver by trade and songwriter/poet by calling, Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) of Paisley was an avid self-educator and recognised man of letters, founding the Paisley Burns Club in 1805 and developin

Step back in history and entertain the kids at TradFest this weekend

Conrad Molleson - Gododdin

As part of TradFest, Edinburgh’s newest Festival, the Storytelling Centre have put together a series of events for youngsters (5-14yrs) to enjoy a feast of culture with fun storytelling, song, theatre

Flowers of Edinburgh to Bloom Again

Karine Polwart takes part in Flowers of Edinburgh for TradFest

Karine Polwart, Mairi Campbell and other top Edinburgh folk musicians will come together at this year’s inaugural TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann for a gala concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief.