City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Billy Connolly Fans Crash Usher Hall's Ticket Web Site

Billy Connolly takes a bow

There were echoes of last summer's Fringe ticketing fiasco today when tickets for Billy Connolly's gigs at the Usher Hall in September went on sale this morning and crashed the venue's online box office.

Two US Television Series To Have UK Premiere at EIFF

EIFF 2009: Gabriel Byrne in In Treatment

Two U.S. television series will have their UK premieres this June, but it wont be on the small screen in your living room, but on cinema screens at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Nintendo Confirmed For Edinburgh Interactive Festival

The Edinburgh Interactive Festival has confirmed that gaming giant Nintendo has become a partner of this ye

Royal Observatory Star-gazers Launch Year of Astronomy

Year of Astronomy poster

Scientists, amateur astronomers, teachers and outdoor educators are gathering at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh this morning, to launch the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA 2009) in Scotland.

Pioneering, Activist Geneticist Is Edinburgh Medal Winner

An American geneticist who led the team that first isolated a gene from the chromosome of a living organism, a major breakthrough in the understanding of the processes of life, will be awarded the

Fringe Office "Pleased" In Spite of Ticket Sales Drop

Fringe Shop opens to queues

The 62nd Edinburgh Festival Fringe, ending today, appears to have survived the wettest August on record and a ticketing fiasco which saw it suspending counter and telephone ticket sales even as preview shows were about to start.

Can I, or Can We Sell You a Ticket Sir? The Real Story.

By John Ritchie

The final
piece of the Fringe booking fiasco jigsaw fell into place yesterday when Jon
Morgan confirmed that the ticketing and booking problem had been an inheritance
from the previous Fringe Administrator.

BBC Rolls Out Re-design To News Site

The BBC this morning rolled out a new design for the news sections of their web site in response to the increasing use of bigger monitors and wider screen settings of its millions of users.