Monthly Archives: January 2013

REVIEW – A Taste of Honey, Lyceum Theatre


When Shelagh Delaney penned A Taste of Honey at the age of 18 in the 1950s, she was scarcely older than the play’s protagonist, the precocious and fatalistic Josephine. Drained from the same kitchen sink which produced the likes of Look Back In Anger, Delaney’s work has a raw and youthful realism, devoid of any […]

PHOTOS – Edinburgh in the snow, January 2013

We love when it snows in Edinburgh. Today saw the whole of the city covered in 2-3 inches of snow and we were out and about capturing as many snowy scenes as we could. All pictures are unedited and were taken with a Panasonic bridge camera. Tweet

FEATURE – Vikings! at the National Museum of Scotland

Vikings! is the latest major exhibition to take place at the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street. Aiming to bust some of the myths surrounding the feared and fabled Norsemen, the exhibition presents over 500 objects which shine across the centuries to shed light on the real lives of this often misunderstood people. The […]

FEATURE – 13 Edinburgh restaurants to try in 2013

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

13 Edinburgh restaurants and cafes to try in 2013 We do love treating ourselves to a good meal out Edinburgh. With over 1000 cafes and restaurants to choose from, we’re certainly never short of choices. Independent Edinburgh eateries have always had our support and this year will be no exception. Here are 13 places that […]

FEATURE – 17 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2017

Edinburgh is brilliant for lovers of the outdoors. You don’t even have to leave the city to find some beautiful green spaces to blow the cobwebs away. One of the most striking things about the city is not just the enormous number of parks, but the sheer quantity of people enjoying using them. Here are […]


FEATURE – A look back at our Edinburgh photos from 2012

We do love taking photos of Edinburgh and 2012 was no exception. We don’t always publish our photos on the website, but do tweet them out (via @EdinSpotlight ) and post them on our Facebook page. Here’s some of our pictures from 2012 that received the most retweets and ‘likes’ and shares on Facebook. You […]

PHOTO – Washed up tyres at Granton Beach

Nobody knows exactly where they’ve come from, but there are still hundreds of tyres lying on Granton beach. The bizarre finding has already been reported by Greener Leith but no-one has cleaned them away as of 5th January 2013. We hope they’re disposed of properly soon. Tweet

REVIEW – Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh


Our Dynamic Earth is declared a hit by our mini-spotlight members Last week, we took two mini-spotlight members aged 7 and 12 to Our Dynamic Earth. TORRENTIAL rainfall, giant blocks of ice and frozen wasteland… no, not the Scottish summer we’ve just had, but some of the experiences you will encounter on a visit to […]