City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Paddy Ashdown: Why the World Will Never be the Same Again, EIBF 2012, Review

Paddy Ashdown (& James Naughtie) at EIBF 2012

Paddy Ashdown spoke at the Baker Tilly Event which was chaired by the BBC "Today" presenter James Naughtie.

Roy Hattersley: In Praise of Ideological Politics, EIBF 2012, Review

Roy Hattersley is a regular visitor to the Edinburgh Book Festival and a prolific author in his own right, so it is always well worth hearing what he has to say as he is also a most entertaining sp

Re-thinking the Union (Part 1), EIBF 2012, Review

While it may have been natural for the Edinburgh International Book Festival to commence its ‘Re-Thinking The Union’ debates with one which posed the question ‘Would Culture Lose Its Shine In An Independent Scotland?’, it rapidly became clear that the question, however questionable itself, was not going to become the subject under discussion.

Book Festival Puts Spotlight On Megrahi Cover-up

“Eight senior Scottish judges got it wrong, but the question is why?

Labour-SNP Coalition to Control Edinburgh City Council

Alexander and Bucephalus

The Labour Party and the Scottish National Party have signed an agreement to work together to run the City of Edinburgh Council, it was announced yesterday evening.

The agreement follows much behind-the-scenes negotiations following the local government elections on 3 May where Edinburgh Labour won the most seats, 20 out of 58, but not a majority.

Demos, Traverse Theatre, Review

Actors James Mackenzie and Kirstin Murray and director Hamish Pirie at Demos rehearsal

There is a routine that follows me around on nights such as tonight and, if you'd be so gracious as to allow me to elaborate briefly, I'll explain what what I mean.

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.

Audience Stars In Occupy Movement Inspired Play

Demos illustration by Heather Tomlinson.jpg

The Traverse Theatre Company is set to stage an immersive, live theatre event inspired by the Occupy Movement, Demos by Tim Price.

Prizes For Registering to Vote


Residents are being reminded that there are only seven days left to register to vote for the local council elections on 3 May.

Earth Hour: We're In It Together

Earth lights from space

Tomorrow (Saturday 31st March) at 8.30pm, Edinburgh joins cities around the world by powering down for Earth Hour.

Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and the Scott Monument are among familiar Scottish landmarks that will be sharing sixty minutes of darkness. Following the completion of its 2-year long repainting, the Forth Rail Bridge will go dark for the first time in support of Earth Hour.