Author Archives: Miss Edinburgh

Design For Second Mortonhall Memorial Unveiled

A bronze baby elephant sculpture has been chosen as the preferred memorial for Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens by parents affected by historic practices at Mortonhall Crematorium. The sculpture, which will be created by renowned Kelpies sculptor Andy Scott, will stand approximately two metres high and be embossed with a coat of forget-me-not flowers to reinforce […]

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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
 
 

FESTIVAL EVENT – Edinburgh Big Beach Busk, Saturday 26th August 2017

Back for its eighth year, the Edinburgh Big Beach Busk will take place from 12 noon on Saturday 26th August. Edinburgh’s Portobello seaside gets mixed up and musical for a day. People of all ages are encouraged to head along and entertain the public on the promenade. The Edinburgh Big beach Busk say: “No rules. Just Busking. […]

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Edinburgh Spotlight’s fog image in 2018 Edinburgh calendar

We’re very excited to announce that our fog image from this winter is featured as the cover shot and January image in an Edinburgh 2018 calendar available for purchase. Buying the 2018 Edinburgh calendar You can buy the calendar: Through this link (worldwide postage / shipping available) In person at Popping up in Stockbridge, 31 Raeburn Place (opposite Scotmid) […]

Our image in a calendar for the first time
 
 

Work starts on the statue of the Ross Fountain renovation

The statue at the top of The Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens has today (Thursday 6th July, 2017) been lifted off marking the start of the £1.5M renovation. The work is being undertaken by The Ross Development Trust as part of their £25M revitalisation of the area in partnership with the City of […]

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Syrian Sweety House opens on Clerk Street, Edinburgh

There’s a new Syrian bakery in the Southside of Edinburgh. The Sweety House has opened this week after taking Haddington by storm with their Syrian bakes at The Loft Cafe & Bakery. Owned by Talal Tahan and Nour Taleb, this cafe and takeaway is open 7 days from 9am – 9pm at 19 Clerk Street and […]

Mohammed Taleb (12) outside his father's shop
 
 

Edinburgh International Festival Event: Bloom

The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom will take place on Friday 4th August and Saturday 5th August from 10pm until midnight around St Andrew Square. It is once again being created by 59 Productions who were behind the magnificent Harmonium in 2015 and Deep Time in 2016. The Edinburgh International Festival was established in 1947 […]

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PHOTOS – Edinburgh’s Floral Clock 2017

Floral clock fact file The floral clock was first created in 1903 by the Edinburgh Parks Superintendent, John McHattie. The clock takes two gardeners five weeks to produce, and is trimmed, weeded and watered by one gardener for the rest of the season. The clock flowers from July until October. Until 1972 the clock was operated […]

The 2017 Floral Clock
 
 

TENNENT’S TAKES OVER EDINBURGH IN ANTICIPATION OF OBAMA VISIT

  Thursday 25 May 2017, Edinburgh:  Tennent’s Lager is saying “Yes T Can” this week as the brand awaits the arrival of former US President Barack Obama to Scotland’s capital. Tennent’s has taken over Edinburgh city centre with a “Yes T Can” message, in reference to Obama’s iconic “Yes We Can” presidential election campaign. Tennent’s […]

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