By edg - 2008-04-19 07:28:57Edinburgh's Beltane Fire Festival was created in its current form in 1988, the product of a small group of enthusiasts including the musical collective Test Department
By edg - 2012-05-01 21:48:02Edinburgh's Beltane festival originates from Scottish and Irish Gaelic pre-Christian times. The word Beltane is thought to have derived from a Gaelic-Celtic word meaning "bright/sacred fire."
By edg - 2007-02-06 09:10:17Today, 6am on 26th March 2006, the Scottish Executive banned smoking in all enclosed public places in Scotland. For Scots used to habituating the fug of low-ceiled smoky pubs this is a landmark decision.
By Edmund Gould - 2007-11-20 10:01:48That Peter Kay gets everywhere these days. Whether he's selling beer on TV or topping the charts for Comic Relief, it seems he's here to stay.
By Thelma Good - 2012-05-04 00:42:05Initial Rundown
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By edg - 2008-05-14 03:18:58It's only on the air waves for a month at a time, but local Edinburgh radio station Fresh Air FM has found a ready market for its funky laid-back programming that reaches beyond the university.
By edg - 2008-04-14 20:50:55With its heady brew of drums, fire, theatre and pagan ritual on the top of Calton Hill, the Beltane Fire
By edg - 2012-05-01 20:41:22The Beltane Fire Festival is an annual festival marking the arrival of Summer held on the top of Calton Hill.
By edg - 2011-03-13 19:17:03For singer-songwriters wanting to get on the first step of the ladder to pop stardom Edinburgh has a thriving open mic scene. Edinburgh songwriters have clubbed together to produce a number of their own compilation CDs, as well as occasional solo efforts.
By edg - 2018-04-11 19:38:05Recreational drinking is one of Edinburgh's most passionately pursued pastimes. These suggestions are based on users comments sent in to us
By edg - 2008-04-14 09:20:30After Hogmanay, the Beltane festival is arguably the biggest party in Edinburgh's calendar.
By edg - 2010-04-02 19:32:37Thirty years ago daily life was rudely disturbed for the people of Edinburgh, by mysterious and frequent earthquakes that sent their crockery smashing to the ground and cracked the walls of their houses.