City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Food & Drink

It's Official! Nature Worth More Than We Thought!

Leave it to the wonks at DEFRA to come up with an answer to one of life's imponderables: what is the true value of nature? The short answer, outlined in a new report entitled the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, is that "nature is worth billions of pounds to the UK economy."

Beetle Larva Found in Kebab

An Edinburgh kebab shop owner has been fined £1350 after cooked beetle larva was found in a kebab sold from his takeaway.

Local Restaurant Marks National Vegetarian Week

Today sees the start of National Vegetarian Week and what better place to celebrate than at the renowned Henderson’s vegetarian restaurant and arts venue on Hanover Street?

Edinburgh School of Food and Wine - Open Day

The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine reaches a quarter of a century this year! To mark their 25th Anniversary they will be opening their doors to the public to give you an inside peek of what life is like at the school.

Scottish Food on the Menu at Royal Highland Cookery Theatre

Queen visits RHS

The Scotland Food & Drink Theatre at the Royal Highland Show will stage nine demonstration sessions daily over the four days of the show this year. The theme of the food and drink industry showcase, which is under the supervision of writer-broadcaster Wendy Barrie, is “A Celebration of Scotland”.

Edinburgh Castle Wedding Day

Bride on the battlements

Love and war converge at Edinburgh castle for a wedding open day. This event will give prospective brides and grooms a look at the potential of the castle, which recently underwent  £360,000 refurbishment, as a venue for their wedding. Includes complementary entrance to the castle.

Edinburgh International Haggis Championship

Guinness World Record attempt to eat a pound of haggis in under two minutes. A day of haggis-filled fun at The Grassmarket to smash the world record with great prizes and raise funds for charity. Vegetarians and vegans catered for.

Pride Scotia 2011

Scotland's national LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) pride festival is a traditional pride march and rally, and a community based festival. The festival, held in Edinburgh every two years, encompasses live music, DJs and a health and community fair.

Expensive Wines Don't Win Out In Mass Taste Test

Wine-imbibers, you may be paying too much for that expensive bottle of wine, according to psychologist Prof Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire and this year's Guest Director at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

New Garden Allotments Near Stockbridge

Approval has been granted for an overgrown patch of the New Town to be coverted into community allotments. A row of Georgian tenements on MacKenzie Place, near Stockbridge, was demolished in 1967. The only remnants of the buildings, located below Doune Terrace and beside the Water of Leith, are a line of bricked-up cellars. In recent years, the area has been relatively untended, with crumbling walls and fallen trees.