City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Belated Recognition for Composer Hans Gal

There are signs that Hans Gal, a composer who spent half his long life in Edinburgh, is gaining long overdue musical recognition.

eca's Ten Decades Retrospective at City Arts Centre

A new exhibition at the City Arts Centre is to feature the work of Edinburgh College of Art artists from the last 100 years. The free exhibition, which runs from 27th October to 19th January 2008, will feature more than 80 works spanning three gallery floors.

Edinburgh "Best Place To Live" in UK Says Channel 4 Programme

Channel 4's flagship property programme Location, Location, Location has rated Edinburgh this year's top place to live in the UK last night.

Cats Review

T.S. Eliot's poetry musicalised by Andrew Lloyd Webber is more than a hit; at twenty-five it's a theatrical landmark. The story is, as with many musicals, incidental. What the show's all about is a celebration of athletic dance, dazzling songs and energetic fun.

Edinburgh Cineworld To Start 3D Projection With Beowulf

Edinburgh Cineworld will be giving people the chance to experience new 3D technology with the release of Robert Zemeckis' quasi life-action film version of the Anglo-Saxon poem "Beowulf" on 16 November.

Edinburgh Film Wins Top Festival Prize

Edinburgh-set Hallam Foe won the top award, the Hitchcock d'Or, at the 18th Festival du Film Britannique in Brittany this weekend. Director of Photography Giles Nuttgens won the Prix Kodak for Best Cinematography. Director David Mackenzie and producer Gillian Berrie were there to accept the awards.

City Centre Biker Race Hits Edinburgh Saturday

Over 250 pro mountain bike riders from all over the country will be racing on a course through Edinburgh streets, stairways and alleyways for what the organisers are calling the "World's First Nighttime Urban Downhill Race" on Saturday night, 6th October between 7pm and 9.30pm.

October 6th Is Ecological Debt Day

This Saturday is Ecological Debt Day, the point at which humanity has consumed all the resources the planet can produce in a year, according to the Global Footprint Network. For the remainder of the year, we are borrowing from the future.

Hogmanay tickets out this Saturday

Tickets for Edinburgh's annual Hogmanay celebrations will be released at 10am this Saturday.

MSP Hopes To Spur Micro-Energy Uptake by Scots

By 2030 many houses in Scotland could be independent of the national grid, powered autonomously, sharing, redistributing and trading locally-generated electricty, and using micro-energy production and conservation technology to produce three quarters of the country's energy requirements.

Edinburgh Doors Open Day

Buildings, private gardens, and venues across Edinburgh, normally closed off to the general public, throw open their portals and doors as part of the Doors Open Day this Saturday.