Monthly Archives: February 2010

NEWS – Nelson Monument now a 4-star attraction

We were impressed by a recent visit to the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill, so were delighted to hear that it has just been upgraded to a 4-star visitor attraction by Visit Scotland. In recognition of this news, the monument had 4 giant stars projected upon it last night – these will also be on […]

Readers in the Spotlight #6 – Jennifer Graham

1. Tell us a bit about yourself in a couple of sentences  My name is Jennifer Graham and I run Catherine Green Recruitment.  We are an environmental recruitment agency based in Edinburgh.      2.  What do you love about the city?   I like the architecture and the size of the place.  I think Edinburgh […]

PREVIEW – A Play, A Pie, And A Pint at the Traverse

Chance encounters, family insecurities and views of dystopian futures – all themes to be explored at The Traverse Theatre in March as part of its successful A Play, A Pie, And a Pint season. The second collaboration with Glagow’s Òran Mór, last year’s programme of lunchtime plays was a huge success. As well as providing […]

REVIEW – Graham Tiso and the Cairn Cafe


Graham Tiso’s Edinburgh Outdoor Experience in Leith is an excellent place for all your outdoor clothing and equipment needs.  Offering free parking on site, this branch of the chain suits some people more than their Rose Street shop in the middle of town. They sell clothes in relation to what season it is and in […]

REVIEW – The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Lyceum Theatre


There can’t be many plays where lumps in a mug of Complan are used as metaphors for the less-than-smooth relationship between a mother and her daughter. In Tony Cownie’s crackling and well-paced direction of Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, such mundane items and routines pile like straws upon Maureen’s (Cara Kelly) back as […]

REVIEW – Word of Mouth Cafe, Albert Place


The Word of Mouth Cafe in Albert Place is a gem of a place for a drink and cake, a cooked breakfast, lunch or dinner.  The menu caters for all tastes and does a good selection of vegetarian dishes. The seating is cozy and service friendly.  The menu is layed out in a book style with […]

EVENT – Fairtrade brunch at National Library of Scotland, 25 Feb

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight, the Edinburgh Fairtrade City Group (supported by Scotmid) are holding a brunch at the National Library of Scotland on Thursday 25th Feb from 10.00am-11.30am. Craft stalls, coffee, food – you’ll be able to browse a whole range of Fairtrade products from the One World Shop and Hadeel from the city’s west […]

REVIEW – Inverleith Park Playground

Inverleith Park has a good playground for children within its boundary.  It’s fenced off with gates so no dogs can get in and more importantly, no young kids can get out. The theme of the park is nautical, with a ship split into different sections. This climbing frame is definitely for older kids, I would […]