Author Archives: EdinburghReviewer

Edinburgh’s Little Free Libraries

Edinburgh’s first Little Free Library opened back in May 2016 in the Stockbridge Colonies. The Little Free Library initiative started in America in 2010 with a mission to build 2,510 Little Free Libraries – as many as supported by Scottish Philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. There are now over 36,000 Little Free Libraries world-wide. Their mission is: […]

Edinburgh’s first 24 hours little free library
 
 

FESTIVAL EVENT – The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, Monday 28th August 2017

The 2017 Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert will take place on Monday 28th August at 9.30pm. In a celebration of dance, the concert sets stirring and delightful music with an outstanding and sparkling visual extravaganza. The breathtaking fireworks display is specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision. Tickets are available for the Ross Bandstand and Princes Street Gardens will […]

 
 

PHOTOS – Frozen fog over Edinburgh, January 21st 2017

I had intended to capture a lovely sunrise this morning as the conditions were forecast to be good. First of all, I headed to the Castle Esplanade and it looked ok, but I could see that Arthur’s Seat was covered in frozen fog except the peak. I hot footed down the Royal Mile and up […]

The Edinburgh Old Town emerging from the fog this morning.
 
 

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 17 suggestions […]

Edinburgh in the spring
 
 

Edinburgh Photo Review – 2016

2016 was another incredible year to live in Edinburgh. We never take it for granted that we can call this amazing place our home. Every day, we make the most of our city and enjoy all it has to offer. Here is a selection of our photo highlights from 2016. Enjoy!   There was a dusting […]

Salisbury Crags
 
 

Harry Potter and the Writer’s Museum (free)

A rare first-edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, featuring personal anecdotes and illustrations by author J.K. Rowling, will be placed on display at Edinburgh’s Writers’ Museum on Thursday 8th December 2016 until 8th January 2017. The original hardback book was annotated by J.K. Rowling in 2013 to raise money for English PEN and […]

Thoughts on Quidditch
 
 

PHOTOS – Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert 2016

  Tonight the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016 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 to the closing bars of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. Around 250,000 spectators watched the event across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, with visitors […]

By Dave Stewart / Studio 2 Photography
 
 

REVIEW – My World Has Exploded a Little Bit, Natural Shocks

*****

  By Jen Bolsover This is an unflinchingly brave show. Writer and performer Bella Heesom delivers a performance lecture on the subject of death – ‘A Logical and Philosophical Guide to Managing Mortality’ – in which she offers a 17 step programme for anyone coping with dying loved ones. It’s based on her own experience […]

Edinburgh Central Mosque / Edinburgh Islam Festival

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. Imam Yahya Barry welcomed us to his mosque and gave us a guided tour. We were also honoured to be allowed to be present during prayer time and to take photographs. Interview with Edinburgh Central Mosque’s […]