City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Cost of Removing Cars From Waverley Station "Up To £1m"

Taxis Descending into Waverley Station

Edinburgh City Council is raising concerns about removing cars and taxis from Waverley Station.

Oscar-winning Cameraman Added To Industry Events at EIFF

Chris Menges, the Oscar-winning cinematographer of The Mission and The Killing Fields will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, ope

Edinburgh Film Festival Unveils 2012 Programme

Tetsuo II Bodyhammer

Tickets go on sale this morning for next month's Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). The festival programme, launched yesterday, is the first to be curated by new artistic director Chris Fujiwara.

NGS Photography Gallery Named After Robert Maplethorpe

Prater Wheel, Vienna

The new Photography Gallery in the recently refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, has been named after Robert Mapplethorpe, the provocative American photographer who died of AIDS in 1989. The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) said that the Robert Maplethorpe Foundation is giving a total of $300,000 (£190,000) over the next three years towards "innovative displays, exhibitions, research and related publications" in the purpose-built photography space.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is a Scotland-wide series of events that "aims to re-establish the importance of dangerous ideas as agents of change in education - to shift the axis of what is possible."

Alistair Darling Reads Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink cover

A free Edinburgh Reads book event with Rt Hon.

Edinburgh Airport Sold For £807.2m

Edinburgh Airport has been sold by BAA to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for £807.2m, it was announced today. The cash deal will be completed by the end of May.

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.

Old Town Courtyard House Gets Funding Lift

Fiona Hislop at Riddles Court

A project to re-invigorate a 16th century courtyard house in Edinburgh's Old Town got a welcome boost yesterday with the announcement of the latest round of Historic Scotland’s Building Grants.

Manifesto For Edinburgh Trams to Leith

Tram works on Leith Walk

Edinburgh Lib Dems have not given up on building the troubled tramline to Leith.