Monthly Archives: May 2011

FRINGE 2011 – Made In Scotland

One of the things we love about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is that it attracts top-class talent from all corners of the globe, turning the city into a world stage in August. Sometimes however, it can be easy to overlook homegrown talent, so we’re happy to learn that the Made In Scotland programme returns for […]

REVIEW – Atticsalt pilates with Jo Munro

Atticsalt Pilates By Victoria Bamber As a society, we appear to be on a bit of a health kick. Gone are the days where a McDonald’s quarter pounder is followed by a couple of pints in the pub, a snooze at home and a takeaway from the local chippy for dinner. Edinburgh has woken up […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Mardi Gras & Grassmarket Festival, 23rd July 2011

Free Mardi Gras event in Edinburgh As part of the 33rd Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, the annual Mardi Gras is one of our favourite events. On Saturday 23rd July 2011,  the Jazz Parade will leave City Chambers in the High Street at 12.30pm and marches towards the Grassmarket. Upon arrival, live music kicks off […]

EVENT – Jazz & Blues Festival, Friday 22nd – Sunday 31st July 2011

  33rd Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival The 2011 programme for Edinburgh’s Jazz & Blues Festival was announced today.  You view the brochure online or download a PDF copy.  The Jazz & Blues Festival uniquely spans all styles and there’s something for connoisseurs as well as those just beginning to explore the world of Jazz and […]

NEWS – Edinburgh lad scales Everest

Edinburgh’s Stephen Green  summits Everest We featured local lad Stephen Green last year when he was attempting to be one of the youngest Britons to ever summit Mount Everest.  Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond his control, he had to turn back a short distance from the top.  Speaking with Stephen when he returned to Edinburgh it was obvious […]

NEWS – Hopetoun Farm shop opens for business

  Hopetoun Farm shop is now open We recently reviewed the excellent Hopetoun House in Dalmeny and today sees the doors opening to Hopetoun Farm Shop.   Hopetoun is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes and is extending the availability of produce reared on its farms and estate with the launch of a new Farm Shop.  With generations of expertise […]

PHOTO – Altered street sign, Edinburgh

This altered street sign in Edinburgh came to our attention via a tweet from the Guardian Beatblogger.  He had seen it on and since we were in the area today, we couldn’t resist taking a picture ourselves.  Someone in Edinburgh has a good sense of humour and we hope it takes a while for […]

EVENT – Stockbridge Duck Race 2011, Sunday 3rd July

2011 Stockbridge Duck race date announced The date for this year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race has been announced and it will be taking place on Sunday 3rd July. Ducks will be launched over the bridge around 3pm. There is an event page to be kept up to date with the latest duck racing news. The Stockbridge Duck Race […]

PREVIEW – The Nature Boys, Cabaret Voltaire, 3 June

One of our favourite bands here at Edinburgh Spotlight is The Nature Boys, featuring our good friend and charity athlete extraordinaire Mark Cooper on guitar. Mark – together with bandmates Andy, Ben and Cammy – adopts quite a different guise when playing with The Nature Boys. Like feral children raised on scraps of Iggy Pop […]

EVENT – Charity Zumba Class, Sunday 19th June 2011

Get fit whilst raising money Local Edinburgh charity It’s Good 2 Give are holding a Zumba class for charity on Sunday 19th June 2011. Led by professional instructor Angie Dickson, this inaugural Zumba event is sure to have a party atmosphere.  Open to anyone over the age of 16, every penny of the £5 entry fee […]