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Perthshire Amber 2012

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Amber Alert: WARNING some seriously great music due to thunder across Perthshire from 26 October

The Railway Man Remembered

Eric Lomax, who wrote movingly about his experiences of being tortured as a Japanese POW and his subsequent reconcilation with one of his torturers, died on Monday at the age of 93.

Queen Amang the Heather: The Life of Belle Stewart in performance

Queen Amang the Heather

First Reading of a new play about the life of Belle Stewart, a cultural icon, and Scottish Traditional Traveller, feted throughout the world for her ballad singing.

MENSA To Hold IQ Tests in Edinburgh

Mensa are inviting the people of Edinburgh to discover their IQ score at a Mensa IQ test session.

Families’ Mid-term Magic Storytelling Populates Edinburgh for Storytelling Festival

Because our passion for fairy tales starts at a young age, with the human mind intrinsically hard-wired to respond to stories, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival is delighted to present

Bus Station To Stay Open During Tramworks

Bus station entrance St Andrew Square

Edinburgh's bus station at St Andrew Square will now stay open during the next phase of the tram works on York Place and buses will have access all the way along Princ

Play Poland Film Festival

Cinema-lovers will have a real feast this autumn: the biggest mobile film festival promoting contemporary Polish film will visit Glasgow, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Oxford, Newcastle, B

Trams Still On Track For Summer 2014, Says Hinds

Trackworks at Gogarburn

City of Edinburgh Council Transport Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds continues to be upbeat about the prospects for Edinburgh's trams staying on track

Art Festival Brought Out the Kid Critics

One of the main aims of the Edinburgh Art Festival, which ended yesterday, is not only to present a programme of international and emerging artists in est

Win tickets to Festival Fireworks & other prizes

There's a chance to win tickets to the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert on Sunday night, courtesy of the event sponsor Virgin Money.

The Static Receives Its Scottish Fringe Theatre Award

The Static, Winners of Scottish Fringe Theatre Award

On Sunday night, we had the award ceremony for the Scottish Arts Club/EdinburghGuide.com Edinburgh Fringe Award for Scottish Drama.

Women's Health... Whose Wealth? Three Day mini-fest marks Thirtieth Anniversary

The first Scottish Women’s Health Fair in 1983 saw women coming together from across Scotland to explore alternative grassroots visions of women’s health and challenge the established m

Fosters vs Fisters: Choosing the Best Edinburgh Fringe Comedy

EdTwinge reviews on Nexus 2

Is technology improving the Edinburgh Festival experience?

You'd think so. At least, it should be making it easier to pick a show that you are going to like.

"Mystery" Paper Flowers Crop Up At EIBF

Paper flowers that appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Delegates to the Edinburgh International Book Festival bring their fair share of mysteries: whether it be the latest murder case for local inspector Rebus or a story of alien abduction.

Why Waverley's New Lifts Give Me A Sinking Feeling

Lifts open in Waverley

Transport minister Keith Brown cut the ribbon yesterday on Waverley Station's new lifts (or "elevators" if you speak Americanese) providing "easy and step-free access from Princes Street for the first time in 140 years".

Major Beam Work on Tram Bridges Completed

Bridge for Edinburgh tramline at South Gyle

Edinburgh City Council reported today that beam installation for the last two bridges for the Edinburgh Tram line has been successfully completed.

London Philharmonic's Russian Bells Concert Cancelled

Usher Hall new wing

The Edinburgh International Festival has cancelled tonight's all-Russian concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra after a power cut at the Usher Hall. The 1 hour 55 minute concert was due to start at 8pm, but around 20 minutes after 8pm waiting crowds who had been looking forward to the Russian bell themed concert learned that the concert was not to be.

Taxis Will Be Allowed Into Waverley

Taxis Descending into Waverley Station

Taxis will continue to operate from Waverley Station following the development of a draft agreement between Network Rail and City of Edinburgh Council. A report to Edinburgh City Council had previously suggested that removing taxis would cost the Council "up To £1 million" to redesign Market Street and Waverley Bridge.

Dachau Guide Wants You To Hear This

Here's a Fringe tip for you for an as yet undiscovered (free) show with potential.

Olympic Legacy Should Start in Hoy's Home Town

Leith Walk - view from above

Britain's cyclists have proved indomitable at the London Olympics winning seven out of ten golds at the London velodrome, with track sprinter Chris Hoy's sixth gold medal making British Olympic his