Monthly Archives: September 2009

PEOPLE – Local artist, Davy Macdonald

Davy Macdonald is a local, self-taught artist living and working in Edinburgh. He has recently successfully completed his first solo exhibition at the Dundas Street Gallery.
In this article and interview, learn more about Davy’s inspiration, his earliest artistic experiences and what he has planned for the future.

EVENT – Free Puppet Shows This Weekend @ Museum of Edinburgh

This info is taken right off the council website HERE Name: Museum of Edinburgh Address: Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD Tel: Museum: 0131 529 4143 Tel: Media: 0131 529 2427 E-mail: museumsandgalleries Free Puppet Show More free fun for all the family! Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2009 Come along […]

REVIEW – The Beggar’s Opera at the Lyceum Theatre


Whilst Vanishing Point’s production of The Beggar’s Opera at the Lyceum Theatre is certainly original, it’s not nearly as daring as it would like to think it is. There is some clever stuff going on here, with the stark and well-designed set literally presenting an underworld where the tale of Macheath – the dashing gentleman […]

REVIEW – Sweetarama

I was at a fair recently and came across Sweetarama at a stall.  They supply retro sweets from the 60, 70’s and 80’s.  Chelsea whopper anyone ? The ones available at the fair were in lovely presentation bags and I bought one for £2 that had some old favourites in it including a sherbert fountain, […]

REVIEW – Brekky Roll At Now Rest, Bonnington Road


Sometimes you just can’t beat a brekky roll at a greasy spoon cafe and my preferred one is ‘Now Rest’ at Bonnington Road (Leith End). Ironically it’s next door to Martin Wishart’s cooking school. Now Rest is full of characters, Leith locals, workies and people like me who just want a decent cup of tea […]

REVIEW – A Room In The Town, Howe Street


A Room In The Town is something of an Edinburgh institution, having served some lovely Scottish food to happy customers for 10 years now. Relatively small, with around 60 covers, the restuarant is decorated in a quirky Scottish / European bistro style, which is reflected in the choices on the menu. Example dishes include tattie […]

REVIEW – Billy Connolly At The Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the Usher Hall to see the Big Yin himself, Mr Billy Connolly.  I used to listen to the records of his shows growing up and I have always been determined to see him live. It was also the first time I had been to the Usher Hall since […]

INFO – Crombie’s Sausage Shop

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

  Crombie’s  is the number one sausage shop in Edinburgh, if not Scotland.  They’re fantastic range appears on numerous restaurant menus throughout the city.  They have a shop on Broughton Street. Their selection of sausages is amazing, ranging from top quality pork sausages, to the more gourmet kind of boar, pork & stilton.  The butchers’ […]

REVIEW – Kirkdale Pet Services

I am posting this on behalf of a family member who recently used Kirkdale Pet Services aka  They are based on the East side of Edinburgh. I went with my family member to drop off the family dog, a west highland terrier called Misty and to pick her up again. The pet service is […]

REVIEW – Kebab Mahal


In my opinion, the Kebab Mahal is the best place for halal traditional tandoori and curry dishes.   They also run a thriving kebab and pizza takeaway into the early hours. I’ve been eating there since the 90s – an example menu is here You can get take away food, but you can also sit in the restaurant.  […]