Monthly Archives: November 2010

EVENT – Continental Market, Castle Street 25-28 November 2010

The Continental market opened up today at Castle Street.  Open at 10am till 7pm every night until Sunday, you can stock up on cheese, sausages and other great foods.  There are also craft and crockery stalls amongst others. Perhaps the highlight is the huge pans of paella, cous cous and other amazing dishes that you […]

REVIEW – Mimi’s Bakehouse, Leith, Edinburgh


  We recently reported that Mimi’s Bakehouse in Leith had opened and were just a little too nosey to wait any longer before trying this new addition to the area out.  Their flyer says “open for scrumptious cakes, heavenly breakfasts, freshly ground coffees, lavish lnches and awe-inspiring afternoon tea” which pretty much sums this place […]

REVIEW – Augustalia EP Launch, Voodoo Rooms, 18 Nov

Augustalia are a four-piece band fronted by singer songwriter Hannah O’Reilly. The band are named after an ancient Roman festival – aptly enough, as this gig has all the hallmarks of celebration and decadence of a bacchanalian orgy. If only the Romans had invented the kazoo… This gig at the Voodoo Rooms’ Speakeasy is to […]

PREVIEW – Edinburgh’s Christmas Wheel 2010

One of the most recognisable attractions of Edinburgh’s Christmas is the 33-metre Edinburgh Wheel, situated next to the equally distinctive Scott Monument in East Princes Street Gardens. Ascending above the nearby activities, markets and Princes Street in the wheel is now a firmly established family festive favourite and the views from the top are breathtaking. […]

NEWS – The New Victoria gains more local support.

The New Victoria project is of great interest to us at Edinburgh Spotlight and we are lending our full support to the project.  Our roving reviewer Rebbeca Johnston was involved in last Friday’s meeting. I met with the people behind The New Victoria in the nearby Greenmantle pub to learn more about the plans for the project. Having lived across […]

REVIEW – La Tasca, South Charlotte Street


By our roving reviewer, Rebecca Johnston I visited La Tasca this week with a group of friends. We went to the South Charlotte Street branch, the much more atmospheric of the two Edinburgh branches. We were seated in the busy ground floor restaurant, which felt very cosy with low lighting and festive decor. Our waiter […]

REVIEW – Fresh Promotional Video Gig, Maggie’s Chamber, 14 Nov

Fresh are one of the city’s newest music promotion outfits, aiming to give the best of Scotland’s music a platform to play – and taking no cut in ticket sales in the proceeds. They’re in it for the music, in other words. Tonight was billed as a ‘video promotion’ gig, meaning the entire night was […]

REVIEW – The Absinthe Diaries by Davy Macdonald, Dundas St Gallery

The Absinthe Diaries is the latest solo exhibition from Edinburgh-based artist Davy Macdonald, being held at the Dundas St Gallery until 23 November. A figurative artist fascinated by the female form, one half of Macdonald’s new body of work is a series of portraits of a woman featuring the ‘Green Fairy’ – absinthe, the drink […]