City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Credit crunch

Edinburgh Book Festival: Vince Cable, "Sailing Britain Through a Storm", Review

With a hearty Edinburgh reception, Sir Vincent (Vince) Cable took his seat with Phil Harding who was in the chair for this session.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Mervyn King: Making Banking Better Review

The appearance of Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, produced a predictably very respectable turnout in the Baillie Gifford Main Tent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Free sushi and Japanese Film Festival: The Chef of South Polar

The Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh together with the Japanese Studies department at the University of Edinburgh are delighted to welcome you to a free Japanese Film Festival at the University

Alistair Darling: Bringing Britain Back from the Brink, EIBF 2012, Review

James Naughtie introduced Alistair Darling for this Thomas Miller Investment Event which was held fittingly in the RBS Main Theatre.

Alistair Darling Reads Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink cover

A free Edinburgh Reads book event with Rt Hon.

Debtonation Day

Northern Rock Edinburgh

The current financial crisis can be seen as coming to a head five years ago today. "Debtonation Day" - the name appears to have been dubbed by economist and A Green New Deal author Ann Pettifor - occured on 9 August 2007.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: DIG Review

Òran Mór's Dig

Paines Plough was founded in 1974 over a pint of Paines bitter and is now the national theatre of new plays, so on both counts its involvement with the Traverse

Occupy Edinburgh

Occupy Wall Street Poster

It started with Adusters magazine's poster, inspired by the Arab Spring, suggesting that Americans Occupy Wall Street on 17th September. "Bring tent" said the poster. They did, in huge numbers. And they stayed. Surprising media commentators and the authorities, the movement continues to grow globally.

Edinburgh Trams Will Stop at Haymarket

Tram works on Princes Street (June 2009)

The Edinburgh tram line will now only go from Edinburgh Airport to Haymarket after Labour and Conservative Councillors today voted to rescind an earlier decision to continue the line to St Andrew Square.

Edinburgh Tops Credit Card Expenditure - Forget Edinburgh Trams!

It was reported today that Edinburgh City Council has topped the UK league table for credit card expenditure for public bodies with a sum of £355,000 as an average spend  for each of its 171 cards!   This puts it way top of the league of card expenditure with the next highest being Kent County Council with a meagre £108,400 per card.