Monthly Archives: September 2013

NEWS – Greyfriars Bobby gets a ‘nose job’

  Greyfriars Bobby gets a nose job The statue of Scotland’s most famous dog, Greyfriars Bobby, got a facelift this week following a Facebook campaign that highlighted how the practice of rubbing the statue’s nose for luck was wearing off the colour on his nose. On 1st October 2013, bronze sculpture conservation and restoration specialists, Powderhall […]

REVIEW – Dark Road, Lyceum


Ian Rankin and Mark Thomson’s Dark Road is far from a straight one. Lined with buried secrets and shadowy motives, it twists and turns, creating a tangible sense of unease before arriving at its unsettling, edge-of-the-seat climax. Chief Superintendent Isobel McArthur (Maureen Beattie) is nearing retirement. Wanting to ensure she continues to support herself and […]

REVIEW – Erth, Dinosaur Zoo, King’s Theatre


With fabulous puppetry, playful presentation, and the chance to get very hands-on with everyone’s favourite extinct creatures, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo is a winning combination of entertainment and education which appeals as much to adults as to the under-eights who made up the bulk of our audience. The hour-long show is presented as a Steve Irwin […]

PREVIEW – Dark Road, Lyceum Theatre

Although Ian Rankin has ventured away from the world of novels before, he has — up until now — never taken his words to the stage. That changes this month, with what is possibly The Lyceum’s most eagerly anticipated season opener in years, Dark Road. Written by Rankin in collaboration with Lyceum director Mark Thomson, […]

PREVIEW – Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked

Few bands have left such a lasting legacy as Joy Division, thanks largely to the enigmatic charisma of tragic frontman Ian Curtis and his emotionally-wrought songs. On Tuesday 1st October at the Usher Hall, that legacy continues to evolve with Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked, an aural and visual collaboration between the Heritage Orchestra, electronic musician […]

FEATURE – It’s Good 2 Trek up Mount Kilimanjaro

It’s Good 2 Trek up Mount Kilimanjaro We have featured It’s Good 2 Give several times before and we officially support the Edinburgh-based cancer charity for children and their families. Not one to shy away from a challenge, the founder of It’s Good 2 Give Lynne McNicoll, is leading a team of 31 people up […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh’s Christmas 2013

An all new Edinburgh’s Christmas for 2013 The Edinburgh’s Christmas programme has officially launched and we are already excited. Christmas activities will not be centered around the Princes Street Gardens this year, but will also feature in St Andrew Square and along the length of Rose Street. The majority of the attractions open on 22 November […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2013/14

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2013/14 events 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 party on the […]

REVIEW – Nelson Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh

The Nelson Monument is in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory and death at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The monument was erected in 1807 and stands 30 metres high.  There are 143 steps to reach the top of the public access and a further 27 that are private.  The viewing platform is […]

Views from the Nelson Monument

EVENT – The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, 18-27 October 2013

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival – Once Upon a Journey The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) takes place this year between Friday 18th and Sunday 27th October 2013. This year journey with nomads, explorers, pilgrims and voyagers. Be transported by Travellers’ Tales that span worlds of geography, fiction and landscapes of the heart. The 2013 […]