Monthly Archives: February 2012

INTERVIEW – The OK Social Club

Long-time fans of Edinburgh band The OK Social Club may be surprised to learn the band are only now just about to release their debut single. “We should’ve changed the name!” says frontman Raff. “Though a couple of the old songs are still there, it literally is a different band.” “It’s the first time we […]

FEATURE – Ross Baxter, Patissier

Award-winning French inspired afternoon teas in Edinburgh Ross Baxter is a very talented young man. Growing up in a family of traditional bakers and pastry chefs, he perfected his pastry and baking skills from the likes of Albert Roux and Michael Caines. We first tasted Ross’s patisserie delights during the time he worked at the famous Greywalls in […]

EVENT – EnLIGHTen, 1st -18th March 2012

enLighten to light up Edinburgh enLIGHTen is an exciting new event for Edinburgh that will fuse words and cutting edge technology to light up the night sky during March. Every evening from 6pm until Midnight, the dark streets will be lit up with massive dynamic projections on various city centre buildings. The famous quotes from […]

EVENT – Museum Lates: Night of the Mummy

The second of the National Museum of Scotland‘s Museum Lates events, Night of the Mummy saw the galleries of the Chambers St institution filled with the sights, sounds and smells of ancient Egypt in a fun-packed evening inspired by the current Fascinating Mummies exhibition. The 2,000 tickets were snapped up soon after they went on […]

REVIEW – Original Mosque Kitchen, Potterrow


We loved the new Mosque Kitchen on Nicolson Street, so were disappointed when we returned to the Original Mosque Kitchen on Potterrow (behind the central mosque) and were served a disappointing plate of food. Arriving as the kitchen opened one lunchtime, we expected piping out, freshly cooked dishes. But in reality, the rice was only […]

PREVIEW – Goddess: new play & arts festival

To mark International Women’s Day this year, Edinburgh-based Strange Theatre have devised an intriguing-sounding new play and an accompanying series of arts events at the Scottish Storytelling Centre from 2-28 March. At the heart of the festival is Goddess, a new devised production directed by Caitlin Skinner. Taking the ancient Celtic archetypes of maiden, mother […]

EVENT – Free concert at St Giles’ Cathedral, every Wednesday

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Details of all concerts at St Giles’ Cathedral can be found here. Scheduled Wednesday concerts for 2013 include: every Wednesday in April and May Free Wednesday concerts at St Giles’ Cathedral When visiting St Giles’ Cathedral yesterday with out of town guests, we stumbled across their free Wednesday concert. Starting at 12.15pm every Wednesday lunchtime, […]

PHOTO – Crocuses in Melville Drive, 2012

The first signs of Spring arrived in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago and one of the best places to see the crocuses in full bloom just now is Melville Drive.  Start at one end and walk the length of the road, taking in the all the flowers that line the outside of the pavements. The […]

MUSIC – Edinburgh Spotlight Sounds of the City: Volume 1

We love local music here at Edinburgh Spotlight. Whatever your tastes, you’re likely to find at least one band or artist in the city catering to it – and usually performing it live with passion, drive and enthusiasm that proves the local music scene in the city is alive and well. To help the best […]

REVIEW – Of Mice And Men, Lyceum Theatre


Even the gigantic figure of Lennie (Steve Jackson) is dwarfed by the huge wooden sets of John Dove’s production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men. The ramshackle bunk beds and stable walls soar with the mood of post-depression America, where men eke out whatever living they can, protecting both their earnings and their hopes […]