EIF REVIEW – The Divide, parts 1 & 2

Men and women cannot live together! This is the premise The Divide presents of an England in approximately a century’s time when society is segregated according to binary gender attributions where heterosexuality is considered an abomination. Males live with males in cities to the north and females with females in southern villages, exhibiting a certain […]

REVIEW: Making a Murderer: A Conversation with Defence Attorney Jerry Buting

By Isabella Fraser This may seem like an unusual fit for the Fringe: it is an interview session with a real defence attorney from the States, Jerry Buting, led by Dr Gemma Flynn who lectures on Criminology at the University of Edinburgh. Buting’s background however, is what brings the packed audience to the conversation and […]

REVIEW: The HandleBards: As You Like It

 By Isabella Fraser A delightful and mad-cap romp through Shakespeare’s cross-dressing comedy, the four-strong (female) part of the HandleBards troupe brings the perfect mix of tongue-in-cheek and pathos to this familiar tale.  Outdoor theatre is always a risk in Scotland but the HandleBards have picked a perfect spot on the hill in the Royal Botanic […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Shakespeare for Breakfast

In its 26th year of presenting a different Shakespearean entertainment every Fringe, Shakespeare for Breakfast brings us Macbeth on an allotment – just don’t go saying the titular character’s name aloud! With use of such theatrical superstitions, a great deal of vegetable-based punning and well-written modern rhymes, C Theatre’s cast of five rip through a […]



By Danielle Farrow A taken-for-granted woman in a repetitive, uninspiring job, in love with someone in love with another (all of them colleagues) and under pressure from her parents, finds solace from her humdrum existence in her reading, while being tormented by nightmares. The book she reads unfolds in live, flowing silhouettes of beautiful Chinese […]

PHOTOS – Edinburgh International Festival: Bloom

Tonight saw St Andrew Square come to life as the first evening of Bloom took place. The opening Edinburgh International Festival event created by 59 Productions to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the event wowed the large crowds. Our photographers caught the event from all angles! The event was repeated on Saturday 5th August. Callum Ollason: Shot […]

By Don Munro

PHOTOS – The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017

The 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo still lives up to its reputation of being the greatest show on earth. You can read more about this year’s theme of Splash of Tartan in our preview article. The performers from across the world, wowed the crowds throughout the show and it lived up to its reputation of the greatest […]

The 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Islam Festival Edinburgh 5-24 August 2017

The Edinburgh Central Mosque is one of the city’s many mosques and it’s here, every August that the Edinburgh Islam Festival takes place. Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh. The exhibition offers a genuine insight into Islam including a dynamic experience of knowledge and culture. Enjoy talks, workshops, free […]

Mosque model

Lothian Buses Recreated in Lego at Riddle’s Court

LOTHIAN BUSES RECREATED IN LEGO® Miniature recreations of Lothian buses are set to star in a unique exhibition in Edinburgh this August. ‘Brick City – The Backstage Tour’ will see one of the UK’s leading LEGO® builders, Warren Elsmore, open up his Edinburgh studio to the public. A new Lothian bus will be added to […]

A lego Lothian Buses built by Warren Elsmore, who will be building a complete city live during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Credit: Wullie Marr

The 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo reveals an array of international acts to celebrate this year’s Splash of Tartan The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is set to celebrate in its usual technicolour style, unveiling a stellar line up of acts set to descend on Scotland’s capital for the 2017 Show today (Monday, 31 July). Returning for […]

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017