City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Food & Drink

Minister "Overwhelmed" By Response to Food Policy Discussion

Scotland's Food Policy Discussion

The Scottish government minister who headed a recent three-month public "discussion" on Scotland's food policy said he had been "overwhelmed" by the public response.

Edinburgh's Smoking Ban Two Years On

Ash trays

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the smoking ban in Scotland, which radically changed the atmosphere inside pubs. Many non-smokers have welcomed the opportunity to drink or eat out without being enveloped in a fug of second-hand cigarette smoke. The ban has given rise to many outdoor drinking spots around the city as well.

Scottish & Newcastle Calls Time

Britain's biggest brewer Scottish & Newcastle, which has its international head office in Edinburgh, is to be taken over by foreign rivals Carlsberg and Heineken.

Scottish Government Outlines National Planning Framework for Scotland 2030

The Scottish government outlined 9 infrastructure projects that could be potential national developments in the second National Planning Framework which is out for consultation today.

Whisky Fair Puts Focus On Real Scotch

The 8th annual Whisky Distillers Fair takes place today at the Scotch Whisky Experience from 11am. Distillers attending the tasting experience include Dewar's, Tullibardine, Bowmore, Tomatin, Glenfarclaus and Bunnahabain.

Est, Est, Est Relaunches as Gusto

Gusto • noun • Enjoyment or vigour, hearty or keen, Vigorous enjoyment, as in eating or drinking. ORIGIN: [Latin] gustus ‘a tasting’ – [Italian 1629]. gusto ‘taste’

Best Pubs for...

Recreational drinking is one of Edinburgh's most passionately pursued pastimes. These suggestions are based on users comments sent in to us