Monthly Archives: October 2012

FEATURE – St Andrew’s Day events in Edinburgh 2012

St Andrew’s day events in Edinburgh 2012 There was a spectacular finale at Edinburgh Castle for St Andrew’s Day last year and this year sees another great set of events to celebrate the patron saint of Scotland – Saint Andrew. St Andrew’s day itself falls on 30th November, but the weekend of 1st and 2nd […]

REVIEW – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lyceum Theatre


As he shields himself from a magical blizzard with his umbrella, it feels like Bottom has strayed into an arctic Narnia, rather than the warmth of an Athenian summer. And though the snowy setting is the most obvious change in Matthew Lenton’s visually striking production, other smaller casting, scripting and design choices sprinkle A Midsummer […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2012/2013

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2012/2013 – Be Lucky! Every year at Hogmanay, the eyes of the world look to Edinburgh for an example of how to bring the new year in with a bang. This year will be no exception, as the stroke of midnight will see another spectacular firework display light up the Edinburgh skies whilst thousands […]

PHOTO – Dean Cemetery in October

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to take a stroll around one of our favourite graveyards in Edinburgh, Dean Cemetery. The trees were in their autumn finery; and there was hardly another (living) soul around. It was very atmospheric – and the cemetery is a beautiful, historic and […]


EVENT – Vintage Wedding Show, Sunday 4th November 2012

Vintage Wedding Show at Mansfield Traquair, Sunday 4th November 2012, 11am – 5pm The wonderful Vintage Wedding Show returns to the stunning venue of Mansfield Traquair (at the bottom of Broughton Street). In conjunction with Heritage Portfolio, Scotland’s original Vintage Wedding Show is a stylish boutique wedding event set up for those looking for inspiration and […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh’s Christmas 2012

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Edinburgh’s Christmas 2012 – Winter in Edinburgh Edinburgh’s Christmas is recognised as one of the best places in the UK to spend Christmas and we couldn’t agree more. With over 6 weeks of activities in the capital, there really is something for everyone. The Dome is covered with decorations galore and we’re already getting excited […]

REVIEW – Cafe on the Corner, Hill Street (Edinburgh Community Cafe)


Another Edinburgh Community Cafe opens in Hill Street Cafe on the Corner is a new addition to the New Town and is one of several Edinburgh Community Cafes. The cafe is a new social enterprise and is part of the UK wide charity, Autism Initiatives, helping to support adults on the Autism Spectrum. Our aim […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Samhuinn Fire Festival, 31st October 2012

Edinburgh Samhuinn Fire Festival, Parliament Square. 31st October 2012, 9-11pm (free event) From the Beltane Fire Society Once again, people will gather on 31st October to create a unique event in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Join hundreds of people to mark the passing of the season against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and St […]

EVENT – Coffee, Cake & Craft event, Saturday 27th October – Cafe Musa

Cafe Musa set to host their first Coffee, Cake and Craft event The excellent Cafe Musa on The Mound is hosting its first coffee, cake and craft event on Saturday 27th October 2012. From 11am – 3pm you can pop along to the cafe and browse local crafts and services. There will be artwork and […]

NEWS – Patisserie Jacob cafe opens in Haymarket

Patisserie Jacob cafe and bakery opens at Haymarket After a couple of years in their successful shop at Gorgie, Patisserie Jacob have branched out and opened their first cafe in Haymarket. Husband and wife team Jacob and Erika Philip are delighted to have opened the doors  at Haymarket Terrace (near to Coates Gardens) and offer […]