Monthly Archives: July 2012

FEATURE – 10 things to do in Edinburgh (non-Fringe)

We understand that some Edinburgh residents will be less than enthralled at the prospect of the coming weeks with the madness and traffic jams that ensues. Here is our guide to finding some peace in Edinburgh, away from Fringe performers demanding you accept their flyer for a show you have no intention of seeing.  All of our […]

PHOTOS – Edinburgh takes a deep breath ahead of the main Festival season

Every year at this time, we always like to imagine Edinburgh taking a deep breath. Although the city is filled with tourists and all the year-round attractions are enjoying the height of the summer season, one thing is waiting in the wings. The Fringe. Work has begun all round the city centre as venues are […]

NEWS – The Wee Boulangerie opens in Clerk Street, Edinburgh

The Wee Boulangerie now open in Clerk Street We think that you can never have too many bakeries in the place that you live and another one has popped up in the city’s southside. Not only does the name make us smile, but walking into the shop with the aroma of freshly baked goods can […]

REVIEW – Cloud Nine by Holly Drummond


On The Hands Of Change, her touchingly heartfelt duet with Suffolk singer Lewis Mokler, 18 year-old Edinburgh singer songwriter Holly Drummond sings of her despair of time slipping away; of the wheels of change moving too fast. She needn’t worry. Though it’s easy to imagine the last few years have been a whirlwind for her, […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Festival giants wheel out green dream for August

The capital’s bustling George Street is to be turned into a calm, leafy oasis during the Fringe, thanks to green innovations by The Famous Spiegeltent, the Assembly Rooms Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book Festival – including a new bicycle hire scheme. As well as working independently to make their venues as environmentally friendly as […]

NEWS – The Marshmallow Lady opens in Rodney Street

From online to Rodney Street, Edinburgh’s first marshmallow shop If you’re a lover of flavoured marshmallows, then you’re going to love the latest addition to Rodney Street – The Marshmallow Lady shop and cafe (now open). Nicole Roberts who has been running her online marshmallow store – Burgh Bakes since last year has branched out […]

NEWS – Red Arrows to fly over Edinburgh, 12.30pm, Friday 27th July 2012

We loved when the Red Arrows flew over Edinburgh as part of Armed Forces Day last year. To mark the start of the Olympics, they will by flying over Edinburgh on Friday 27th July 2012 at approximately 12.30pm. Scheduled for 12.30pm, the flypast will see nine aircraft flying in the famous ‘Big Battle’ formation over […]

FRINGE EVENTS – Live Roller Derby, 4th & 18th August 2012

Live! Roller Derby! Auld Reekie Roller Girls’ Fringe Bouts We absolutely love the Auld Reekie Roller Girls (AARG) and their love of roller derby. There are two Roller Derby events to attend this August at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Sports centre. Saturday 4th August, 2pm. First off is ARRG’s all-star Twisted Thistles team, going mano a mano with Cardiff’s ferocious Tiger […]

REVIEW – Jamie’s Italian, Edinburgh Assembly Rooms


Jamie’s Italian opens in Edinburgh Long since has Edinburgh held its breath for the arrival of a new restaurant, especially an Italian one. But Jamie’s Italian, a rather grand feature of the revamped Assembly Rooms on George Street, has had Edinburgh residents flocking in their droves. On a cold, wet and windy Monday night, you […]

FEATURE – The Assembly Rooms, George Street

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is back Following a £9.3 million restoration, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh opened its doors for the first time in 18 months, to reveal the results of a magnificent refurbishment. With over 500,000 sparkling crystals, historically accurate gilding and half a tonne of exclusive Zoffany damask curtain fabric used in the project, the Assembly […]