FREE Summer Activities for Edinburgh Children by Edinburgh Helping Hands

After helping hundreds of children in 2017 with free football coaching, Edinburgh Helping Hands are back for the summer 2018 holidays with drop in classes for kids in the city. These football and boxing fitness sessions are free and open to all boys and girls aged 8-16 years. There is no need to register in advance. […]

 
 

FEATURE – 19 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2019

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 […]

 
 

INFO – Dates for Edinburgh’s 2018 Festivals

Edinburgh Spotlight loves living in ‘Festival City’ and already has all these dates in its 2018 calendar.   International Science Festival  31 March – 15 April 2018 The International Science Festival features a host of fun and educational events, lectures and attractions celebrating all things scientific. TradFest Edinburgh 26 April – 6 May 2018 Edinburgh’s […]

 
 

The Scott Monument illuminated at night

The Scott Monument is illuminated every evening at dusk now. It looks beautiful as these images demonstrate. Images by Michael Bryant. Tweet

 
 

FEATURE – Things to do with kids in Edinburgh

Live in Edinburgh and dreading the next school break already? Visiting Edinburgh with your children? Here’s some of our suggestions that come with our full recommendation. 1. Visit the excellent Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile.  Allow the kids to explore and learn on this very hands-on tourist attraction. Adults will also love the exhibits and […]

 
 

PHOTOS – Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert 2017

Tonight the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2017 drew to a stunning close with the sky filled with giant walls of silver and golden crackle effect fireworks bursting 225 metres above Edinburgh Castle. Around 250,000 spectators watched the event across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, with visitors to the Scottish capital joining residents to fill Princes Street […]

 
 

REVIEW: Oresteia: This Restless House

*****

By Isabella Fraser Zinnie Harris has written a fierce, sprawling interpretation of Orestia in a marathon piece that pays off in guts, gore and the power of revenge, with the odd song and dance routine thrown in. Playing with elements of Brecht and hints of Tarantino, Dominic Hill’s brilliantly conceived direction challenges the cast to […]

Edinburgh Doors Open Days 23-24 September 2017

The listings for Edinburgh’s Doors Open days 2017 are available now via the Doors Open Days website. We love the excellent Doors Open Days held across Scotland. In Edinburgh the doors will be open to the public on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017. The events are run by the Cockburn Association. Fascinating buildings are […]

 
 

FRINGE REVIEW – Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman

*****

By Danielle Farrow Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman is worth seeing simply as an unexpected experience. In a small theatre with a predominantly female audience, a male photographer at work on this occasion, women move boldly with blood (real or otherwise) and their often fully shown bodies, exploring menstruation and associated longings, lackings and judgements. […]

REVIEW: Mars Actually

*****

By Isabella Fraser This three-hander tale of Martians and discovering life on Earth is a sweet, funny show. The naivety of the characters is what wins over the audience; some of us may harbour a wish to explore new worlds and with these Martians, we get the opportunity to see our world through their eyes […]