City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Residents' Advice Shop On the Move

The City of Edinburgh Council's Advice Shop will be moving to a new premises this summer. The council bought out of the lease to rent shop front premises on South Bridge in favour of a move to its own building at 329 High Street. The move was approved by councillors at yesterday's meeting of the Finance and Resources Committee.

Clydesdale Unveils Homecoming Scotland Bank Notes

Homecoming Scotland Bank Notes

New banknotes, due to enter circulation this Autumn, have been designed by Clydesdale Bank to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and the Year of Homecoming 2009.

Plummeting Pound Good For Overseas Visitors

One and Two British Pound Coins

British pensioners and those who rely on savings for income are not feeling too festive this christmas after the Bank of England reduced interest rates, earlier this month, to levels not seen since

Cash-strapped Fringe Gets £250,000 Support Package

Fringe Shop opens to queues

Edinburgh's Festival Fringe is to be provided with a short term financial support package of £250,000 from a group of key funders to tackle cash-flow problems.

Home Buyers Waiting For More Interest Rate Drops

One of Scotland's leading solicitor estate agents forecasts that the housing market will start to show the first signs of recovery when the Bank of England levels out interest rates.

Edinburgh One of UK's Most Exposed Cities To Downturn

HBOS Head Office, Edinburgh

Edinburgh's concentration of financial services companies means that it will be one of the first cities after London to feel the chill of the credit crunch, according to a new survey by accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.

Edinburgh Lectures: Will Hutton on China's Rise

N.B. This event has been rescheduled from 20 March

The Guardian newspaper's chief economics and finance journalist Will Hutton lays out the implications of "China's century" for the West in The Writing on the Wall: China and the west in the 21st century.

EIFF Wins £1.88million Lottery Funding

EIFF Wins Lottery Windfall

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and the UK Film Council (UKFC) announced yesterday at a press conference in Edinburgh Filmhouse that the Festival has won substantial national Lottery funding. The sum, £1.88 million over three years, respresents a large slice of the festival's annual budget of £1.2 million.