Author Archives: EdinburghReviewer

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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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

REVIEW: Traverse Breakfast Plays: B!rth (So Far As a Century’s Reach)


By Isabella Fraser Simply staged with stands and chairs, the five strong cast delivers an emotive and stirring look at pregnancy and birth stories in the US through the past 100 years. These stories are multi-cultural, representing the diverse make up of the US, and a fascinating glimpse into history, as you can hear and […]

REVIEW: Flight


By Isabella Fraser Flight is an intimate and engaging production from Vox Motus, who have found an novel and striking way to allow an audience to experience storytelling that focuses on the challenging area of refugee children. The name of this production is multi-layered: as a ticket holder, you check in to the production, much […]

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 […]

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