City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


EIFF 2012 Blog: 3 Films and An Event for the Diary

Toby Jones in Berberian Sound Studio

Wasn't it a good idea to bring back the Michael Powell award? Or rather a bad idea to axe the competition in the first place. Here's three strong contenders for EIFF 2012's mantle of “Best British Feature”.

York Place to Close For Major Tram Works

Bus station entrance St Andrew Square

Princes Street, west of Waverley Bridge, including the Mound, is set to re-open to buses, cycles and taxis by the end of the month.

Free Movies at Cinema Under the Stars - Bring Brolly

Toy Story 3

Pity the Edinburgh International Film Festival programmer who put together the series of free, outooor screenings of popular films on the especially

Cost of Removing Cars From Waverley Station "Up To £1m"

Taxis Descending into Waverley Station

Edinburgh City Council is raising concerns about removing cars and taxis from Waverley Station.

Allan Alstead Wins Edinburgh Arrow

Edinburgh Arrow 2012 winner

Even without a European football championship and the build-up to the Olympic Games in London, it rarely captures sporting headlines, but each year members of the Royal Company of Archers participa

Green Room’s second production is doubly sweet

Ordinary Days

To juxtapose Neil Patrick Harris’ fantastic 2012 Tony Awards opening monologue-a-song, “what if life was a musical?”, Green Room exemplify that musicals don’t always have to

British Woods Photography Competition

Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

Online woodland database VisitWoods is holding a Photography Competition. VisitWoods (which I've posted about before) is a publicly funded web project designed to encourage greater awareness about British woods. The competition is a way of encouraging people to find out more about their native woodlands and to get out and share photos of their explorations.

Council Waives Thousands of Bus Lane Fines

Thousands of fines for drivers caught on camera driving in the bus lane on a busy Edinburgh road are to be waived or refunded, the Council announced today.

Get Them on the Stage Young

Kindur (Imaginate Festival)

With the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival on for the week children and adults are tasting a good range of live performance (such as the show pictured, Kindur, which is told from the perspective of Icelandic sheep).

Edinburgh Trams - Officials Uneasy as New Administration Looms

Sue Bruce and her officials must be somewhat uneasy as the Local Authority election tomorrow (Thursday, 3 May) draw closer.&

Edinburgh Trams - A Blight on Business

Sources say that Edinburgh City Council are going to make available some £5,000,000 for businesses which have suffered financial losses as a result of the ongoing disastrous tram project.&nbs

Edinburgh Trams - "Tram Shop" idea branded as "ludicrous"

Edinburgh trams - a watchword for incompetence and what has become the business model round the world for "how not to run a project" have just

Manifesto For Edinburgh Trams to Leith

Tram works on Leith Walk

Edinburgh Lib Dems have not given up on building the troubled tramline to Leith.

Will the Year 2013 Be Lucky?


Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers have adopted a defiantly contrarian stance with its "Be Lucky!" slogan for its 2013 Hogmanay celebrations.

Bagpipes Ban Lifted in Edinburgh's Twin

So the skirl of bagpipes will still be heard above the burr of city traffic in downtown Vancouver. After a surprising flurry of global media coverage over a ban on busking with bagpipes, drums, and bongos in Edinburgh's twin city, Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson has promised the ban will be lifted.

Edinburgh Medal Winner's Climate Predictions 30 Years On

NASA scientist James Hansen has been giving his Edinburgh Medal address tonight...more will be posted here from that later by Bill who is at the talk and presentation (EDIT read Bill's review).

Edinburgh Pitch Calls For Documentary Projects

Calling independent documentary filmmakers: the Scottish Documentary Institute is looking for 12 projects to host at the Edinburgh Pitch, a 3-day workshop where participants learn about TV commissi

Road Safety Campaign Aims Squarely at Bike Boxes

Cycle box on Edinburgh road

Bike boxes are the focus of the latest road safety initiative by Edinburgh City Council and Lothian and Borders Police.

Inverleith Park Fitness Trail

Monkey Bars Sign

For those that run around Inverleith Park, or walk their dog there, you might have noticed some interesting additions along your route.

Toad Patrols Spring into Action

Toads on Holyrood Park road

The Historic Scotland Rangers Service has put out a call for volunteers to leap into action and assist with the annual Spring migration of toads.