Special Days

Thousands Visit Restored Nelson and Burns Monuments

Submitted by edg on Wed, 30 Sep '09 10.17pm

Edinburgh City Council has reported thousands of visitors on Doors Open Day 2009, held the past Saturday and Sunday.

In particular, the newly restored and reopened Nelson Monument and Burns Monument were busy throughout the day on Saturday (26 September), drawing crowds of some 2,000 visitors and residents between them.

Earth Day

Submitted by edg on Thu, 19 Mar '09 8.28am

Earth Day, celebrated around the world on 22nd April each year, originated in the United States as a teach-in on the environment organised by a group of Harvard graduates in 1970, and instantly bec

World Book Day Related Events

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 3 Mar '09 10.22am

For more than a decade now millions of readers, from around the globe have joined in World Book Day.  The UNESCO World Book Day festivities includes publication of six specially written World Book Day £1 flip books, with two stories by two bestselling authors in one book for £1; a chance to enjoy new authors and titles with Spread the Word: Books to Talk About, and a huge range of events and initiatives taking place up and down the country.