City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Debate: The End of the Union (EIBF Review)

The Speigeltent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival was near stowed for what promised to be a lively debate on whether, after the election of a

Less Than A Quarter of Electorate Vote in Edinburgh By-election

Less than a quarter of the electorate turned out for yesterday's City Centre ward by-election. The seat was narrowly held by the SNP party candidate Alasdair Rankin.

City Centre Ward By-election: 18 August 2011

This Edinburgh City Council by-election in the City Centre Ward was created by the resignation of Cllr David Beckett who is leaving the country to study at Harvard University.

Festival of Politics 2011

Scottish Parliament chamber

The Festival of Politics 2011, which runs from 20 - 27 August, presents a diverse programme of events bringing together politics, media and the arts through performance, discussion and debate.

Registering to Vote in Edinburgh City Centre By-election

Voters in the City Centre Ward in Edinburgh have until Wednesday 3 August to register to vote or apply for a postal vote for the by-election on Thursday 18 August.

Council Claim "they have balanced the books again"

The latest Edinburgh City Council press release claims that the Council "have balanced their books again

Edinburgh Man Outed as "Gay Girl In Damascus"

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Especially, if the author - writing via an anonymous Blogger account - purports to be A Gay Girl in Damascus.

Nationalist Tide Surges Across Edinburgh and Scotland

Alex Salmond - Scotland's First Minister

The Scottish National Party has taken all but one of Edinburgh's seats, in the same way that the natonalists appear to have swept across the whole of Scotland.

Royal Wedding Holiday

The union of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is being marked across the UK by a national holiday. The Nationalist Scottish Government announced, on 23 November, that Scotland would mark the  public holiday too (see First Minister Alex Salmond's statement).

Voter Turnout Doubles At Scottish Youth Elections

Scottish Youth Parliament at Holyrood

Government austerity measures, the threats posed by climate change, and the uncertainities brought on by rapid globalisation, have galvanised the youth of today into becoming increasingly politically active.