Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Traditional German Christmas Market, 2011

The Traditional German Christmas Market is now a much-loved feature of Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations. Situated on the Mound Precinct, the wooden chalet-style stalls sell a wide range of decorations – traditional and modern – and a wonderful selection of food and drink. The stallholders from Frankfurt are friendly and happy to tell you more about […]

St Andrew’s Day celebrations finale, Edinburgh Castle

A large crowd braved the cold last night to help bring Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations to a spectacular close. The Castle Esplanade was brought to life in a dramatic display of fire and ice. Local schoolchildren clutched their handmade lanterns as the Stockbridge Pipe Band played a selection of tunes in front of the […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh’s Christmas Light Night 2011

Edinburgh’s Christmas got off to a dazzling start yesterday, as The Snow Queen lit the Norwegian Christmas Tree on the Mound as part of the Light Night celebrations. Although the strong winds curtailed some of the planned fireworks and pyrotechnics, the sound and light show was still spectacular and enjoyed by the onlookers packed onto […]

PREVIEW – Turning to the Camera at Ocean Terminal

Independent theatre companies in Edinburgh are hardly spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a venue to perform in. Andrew Corelli Jones, co-director of Leith-based Siege Perilous, has found a novel way around this problem however: the company’s latest production – Turning To The Camera – will be staged in an empty retail unit […]

Christmas aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia provides a fascinating day out at any time of year, and is one of our recommended Edinburgh attractions. On the weekend of 3rd and 4th December, the spirit of Christmas will be stepping aboard the vessel, as the yacht’s State Apartments will be adorned with decorations fit for a Queen. In […]

PHOTO – Princes St Gardens West

A short stroll around the churches of St John’s & St Cuthbert’s at the West End of Princes Street Gardens today – the November light was very atmospheric. Here’s a small gallery of photos: Tweet

PHOTO – Jenners Christmas Tree 2011

We’re glad Jenners have kept the tradition of their giant Christmas Tree alive – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Edinburgh without it! Tweet

MUSIC REVIEW – Stiletto by Augustalia


The latest single from Edinburgh-based alt-country noir rock band Augustalia is a dark little ditty which wouldn’t sound out of place on David Lynch’s car stereo as he goes cruising down Mulholland Drive at 3 in the morning. “You’re not afraid of me now but you should be” sings Hannah O’Reilly, her sweet-sounding vocals edged […]

PREVIEW – The Barber of Seville, Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera bring their acclaimed and popular production of The Barber of Seville to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre this week, with performances of Rossini’s classic on the 15th, 17th and 19th of November. Tenor Thomas Walker plays Count Almaviva, matched by Claire Booth’s soprano turn as Rosina with Ville Rusanen as Figaro, in a production […]

Museum Lates at the National Museum of Scotland

Last night we were fortunate enough to have a ticket for RBS Museum Lates, the first of a new night out experience at the National Museum of Scotland. Tickets for this event sold out fast – and we’re pleased to report it was a great success, and lived up to the buzz and excitement which […]