Author Archives: EdinburghReviewer

FEATURE – 18 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2018

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 […]

Edinburgh in the Autumn
 
 

Museum of Childhood reopens 3 March 2018

The official opening date of Edinburgh’s upgraded Museum of Childhood has been revealed as Saturday 3 March 2018.  The date has been confirmed as curators unpack 60 rarely-seen objects relating to childhood life, learning and play following a five-month refurbishment of the ground floor. Newly displayed items at the Royal Mile-based venue will include retro […]

Buzz looking forward to the opening
 
 

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 […]

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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 […]

Things to do with kids in Edinburgh
 
 

The Queensferry Crossing opening schedule

As the world’s longest three-tower cable stayed bridge, the Queensferry Crossing is a feat of modern engineering. The crossing will open to traffic on 30 August and will be officially opened by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on 4 September. You can read our facts on the Queensferry Crossing. When is it opening? Wednesday 30 August […]

The Forth Bridges from the air
 
 

Queensferry Crossing Facts

  Link to Queensferry Crossing opening schedule. World class & world record breaking  The structure spans 1. 7 miles (2. 7km) making it the longest three-tower , cable- stayed bridge in the world. The biggest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation. New world record in 2013 when we achieved the largest continuous underwater concrete […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Edinburgh Doors Open Days 2017