City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Politics


Video: Alex Salmond on the Referendum Timing

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond gives his reasons for aiming for a referendum vote in 2014 on whether Scotland should become independent, although in the autumn rather than on the 700th anni

Same-Sex Marriage and the Churches

The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland and now the Church of Scotland have come out against same-sex marriages, and they consider civil partnerships quite sufficient.

Edinburgh City Council Recognises Occupy Edinburgh

Alexander and Bucephalus

Edinburgh City Council yesterday voted to recognise the occupation in Edinburgh's financial quarter in St Andrew Square in a motion put forward by Green candidate Maggie Chapman.

Occupy Edinburgh Moving Tents In St Andrew Square

Participants in the Occupy Edinburgh encampment in St Andrew Square have agreed to move to a new location to the edge of the park in time for

The Arab Spring - Tropes & Discourses

Professor Yasir Suleiman CBE FRSE
Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Cambridge

Occupy Edinburgh

Occupy Wall Street Poster

It started with Adusters magazine's poster, inspired by the Arab Spring, suggesting that Americans Occupy Wall Street on 17th September. "Bring tent" said the poster. They did, in huge numbers. And they stayed. Surprising media commentators and the authorities, the movement continues to grow globally.

Hogmanay Headliners Attack Use of "Rocks"

In a strongly worded statement, Primal Scream have attacked Home Secretary Theresa May's use of their 1994 hit Rocks (above) at the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday.

Roy Hattersley on Lloyd George (EIBF Review)

EIBF 2011: Roy Hattersley

There are few speakers who attend the Edinburgh Book Festival who can command an audience the way Roy Hattersley does.

Fringe Shows The Wheel and Sold Win Amnesty Award

Fringe 2011: Cast of Sold purvey their show at Pleasance Courtyard

The joint winners of the 2011 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award were announced yesterday. The winners of the award that honours productions fighting for human rights were Sold (view photos), directed by Catherine Alexander at the Pleasance Courtyard, and The Wheel, directed by Vicky Featherstone at the Traverse.

Josie Long: The Future is Another Place Review

Fringe 2011: Josie Long

Josie Long has been bringing quality stand-up to the Fringe for the last three or four years, winning the if.comedy award for Best Newcomer for her 2006 show, 'Kindness and Exuberance'. Her performances are generally marked by these gentler attributes, making her stand out from the usual vitriolic comedians that marks a lot of the newcomers to the Fringe comedy circuit.