Monthly Archives: October 2009

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REVIEW – Roseleaf Bar Cafe


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

I absolutely LOVE the Roseleaf Bar Cafe in Sandport Place. It’s cute, it’s kitsch, it’s quirky and best of all the service and food outstanding.

I made the good decision of reserving a table for Saturday lunch, this place can get very busy at the weekends, with good reason !

I have eaten here plenty of time before, but my dining partner looked perplexed as she was handed a copy of National Geographic, but it has the food menu inside it. The drinks menu comes within a small book.

NEWS – Charity Abseil For Fallen Firefighter

Information taken from the original Evening News article  On Wednesday 28th October the friends and colleagues of fallen Edinburgh firefighter Ewan Williamson will ascend and descend the Sheraton Hotel, the combined height of the three peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) – 3407 metres to raise funds for  The Fire Fighters Charity and Ewan’s Trust. The […]

REVIEW – David Grossart at the Dundas Street Gallery

David Grossart’s exhibition of paintings and sculptures at the Dundas Street Gallery encapsulates the artist’s diverse style, influences and thematic subjects. Whilst his paintings pulse with colour and fractious abstraction, his found-object sculptures evoke power and at times a playfulness which make them unique and rewarding. Grossart originally studied and embarked upon a legal career […]

REVIEW – Confessions Of A Justified Sinner, Lyceum Theatre


Artistic director and producer Mark Thomson holds a mirror to the face of Robert Wringhim, the protagonist of his excellent adaptation of James Hogg’s 19th century novel, and reveals a disturbing reflection of madness and fanaticism that shines through the past to hold unsettling relevance today. What follows is a dark, oppressive and mesmerising slab […]

REVIEW – Shop, ‘Run And Become’

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Run and Become at 66 Dalry Road near Haymarket Station has been the only place I have purchased trainers from over the last 12 or so years.  The knowledge and helpfulness of their staff is second to none and they endeavour to find you the right pair of shoes for your use whether it is road […]

REVIEW – Howies, Victoria Street


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Howie’s pride themselves as being ‘fine food without the faff ‘ and I couldn’t agree more. My meal was delicious and service outstanding.

PEOPLE – Local musician, Jarp Sport

If you drew a line connecting New York, France and London – the current centres of the world electropop scene – Edinburgh would, with a bit of creative cartography, be slap-bang in the middle. That is one reason Jarp Sport, an infectiously enthusiastic ex-pat Aussie musician, has made our fair city his home. Resident here […]

FEATURE – History of The Meadows

Looking at its green and pleasant expanse today, it’s hard to think The Meadows once used to be a loch. Whilst the Nor Loch (now West Princes Street Gardens) used to provide defence and – unfortunately – waste disposal for Edinburgh in the middle ages, the South or Burgh Loch was a little more sanitary […]