City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Climate change


Olympic Cheerleaders Feel the Chill

It promised "belly dancing, hula-hooping and a samba conga to West Princes St Gardens from Edinburgh's Big Screen on Festival Square.

Earth Hour: We're In It Together

Earth lights from space

Tomorrow (Saturday 31st March) at 8.30pm, Edinburgh joins cities around the world by powering down for Earth Hour.

Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and the Scott Monument are among familiar Scottish landmarks that will be sharing sixty minutes of darkness. Following the completion of its 2-year long repainting, the Forth Rail Bridge will go dark for the first time in support of Earth Hour.

Video: Scottish Leaders on Earth Hour 2012

Scottish political leaders join together in promoting Earth Hour in this video, explaining why they see it as important and what they will be doing during the 60 minutes when the lights go off.

Earth Hour Photo Competition

Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh City Council is marking Earth Hour with a photo competition. Individuals, communities and businesses are being encouraged to share their pictures of what they are doing across Edinburgh to reduce the effects of climate change.

Edinburgh Enlightenment Exchange

Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful TEDtalks, the Edinburgh International Science Festival introduces in 2012 the Edinburgh Enlightenment Exchange or Edinburgh E2 .

Interview: Simon Gage, Edinburgh Science Festival Director

Simon Gage, director of the EISF

The longtime EISF director explains the art of science communication and why warnings from this year's Edinburgh Medal winner need to be heeded.

Fixing the Planet, with James Hansen

James Hansen - Edinburgh medal recipient 2012

The UN International year of Sustainable Energy for All finds us with various tools with which to confront the climate change crisis.

Our Climate Future with James Hansen

James Hansen - Edinburgh medal recipient 2012

The 2012 Edinburgh Medallist, US physicist Dr James Hansen, is one of the world’s most respected climate scientists.

Edinburgh Medal Address by James Hansen

James Hansen's Edinburgh Medal address, entitled The Case For Young People and Nature, will offer people a chance to hear one of the world's pre-eminent and passionate climate scientists talk about a moral issue of unprecedented scope – climate change.

Gamesa Plants Could Create 800 Jobs in Leith

Gamesa wind turbine

Giant wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is planning to establish two plants in Leith with the creation of "about 800 jobs."