Monthly Archives: July 2013

FESTIVAL NEWS – Fireworks Fridays at Edinburgh Castle, 26 July, 2 August, 9 August 2013

Festival Countdown begins with Fireworks Fridays at Edinburgh Castle Today, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and sponsor Virgin Money launch Fireworks Fridays, a weekly celebration leading up to the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, the spectacular annual event which brings Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a close. On Friday 26 July, there will be a […]

FRINGE COMPETITION – Win advertising space on our website for the Fringe

Fringe Twitter competition With the Fringe just around the corner, we are offering a free advertising space on the Festivals section of our website. If you are performing in Edinburgh this year, all you need to do is tweet us @EdinSpotlight and tell us in less than 140 characters why you should win the advert. […]

EVENT – Projekt: Kaberett, Summerhall 27th July 2013

An amazing night bringing together a host of delightful Edinburgh talents In January 2014, Sporadic Music and Tightlaced Theatre will present 1933: Eine Nacht in Kabarett, an immersive cabaret experience set on the night of Hitler’s election as Chancellor, capturing the insidious rise of the right wing in a show designed to entertain, enlighten and […]

NEWS: Edinburgh Book Trails iPhone app

Hot on the heels of the Edinburgh bookshop app we looked at last week, the Edinburgh Book Trail app from purpleTrails lets you explore our city’s fascinating literary sights using your phone as a guide. The app contains four themed walking routes through the city centre, from the Royal Mile to the New Town. Each […]

REVIEW – Cafe Musa on The Mound, Edinburgh


By Katey Lee Katey blogs at Edinburgh Eats and Edinburgh Etiquette Cafe Musa on the Mound is perfectly positioned between Princes Street and the Royal Mile and provides an oasis of calm between these busy thoroughfares. A quick lunch visit can soon turn into a “go on then, just one slice and a quick cuppa” […]

PHOTOS – Edinburgh Festival Carnival 2013

  Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens were a riot of colour, noise and fun yesterday afternoon as the sun shone down on the Edinburgh Festival Carnival. Part of the Jazz & Blues Festival, the event drew huge crowds to enjoy the variety of entertainment on offer. Bands, dancers and performers from across the world […]


NEWS: Edinburgh Bookshop Trail iPhone app

If you visited a different one of the city’s many varied and diverse bookshops each week, it would take you over a year. Unsurprisingly, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature is graced with dozens of book retailers — 53 at the last count — ranging from the big national high street chains to quirky independent shops […]

Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace

One of the most colourful banners in Historic Scotland’s array of summer events, Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace was a thrilling and fun display of horsemanship, bravery and performance. Set on the historic Peel in the shadow of the majestic Linlithgow Palace, the event had a carnival-like atmosphere as the sun shone down on the […]

INTERVIEW – Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan is a bestselling Edinburgh writer. Her new series set in the 1950s, the Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries launched last year and Brighton Belle went to No 1 in the Amazon Kindle chart, knocking 50 Shades of Grey off the top slot. This month, the second in the series, London Calling, is just out in […]

EXHIBITION – Mary, Queen of Scots – National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

The fourth major show to use the National Museum of Scotland’s dedicated space and the first to feature a subject of local as well as international interest, Mary, Queen of Scots is an outstanding, insightful and at times moving exhibition. Featuring around 200 objects collated from dozens of national and private collections, it provides an […]