Features

The Welcoming, Edinburgh

A short video about befriending at The Welcoming The Welcoming supports migrants and refugees to build new lives in Edinburgh. They provide a wide range of classes and activities, all available on a free of charge, drop in basis. The timetable is fantastic. The Welcoming also creates opportunities for locals and newcomers to come together, so that […]

Befriending
 
 

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. […]

Scott Brown meeting local kids at the 2017 football sessions.

Photo credit: Edinburgh Helping Hands
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

Islam Festival Edinburgh 5-24 August 2017

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. Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh. The exhibition offers a genuine insight into Islam including a dynamic experience of knowledge and culture. Enjoy talks, workshops, free […]

Mosque model
 
 

Free football coaching sessions for children by Edinburgh Helping Hands

Edinburgh Helping Hands have now been offering free football coaching to local children for the last couple of months and will continue to do so. There is no catch, it is genuinely free sessions by former professional players and coaches giving up their own time for the benefit of the community. The sessions are open for boys […]

Leigh Griffiths helping out at a recent session
 
 

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 […]

 
 

Project Awesome Edinburgh, free fitness on Wednesday mornings

Project Awesome from Sandy MacDonald.  More of their photos on their Facebook page, MacDonald & Simpson Photography. Free weekly fitness class at The Mound Project Awesome Edinburgh is a completely free fitness session that takes place every Wednesday morning at 6.30am, come rain or shine. Its purpose is to connect people with their inner child and […]

Project Awesome Edinburgh
 
 

Readers in the Spotlight: Elliot Bibby

Tell us a bit about yourself in a couple of sentences. I’m a professional magician based in Edinburgh. I studied Engineering with Sports at Edinburgh Napier which I loved, but followed my true passion of Magic. I’m performing at this year’s Edinburgh International Magic Festival for the first time and also at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I’m […]

Elliot Bibby
 
 

EXHIBITION – Celts – National Museum of Scotland

Go on a quest through the ages in search of the identity of the Celts, at the latest blockbuster exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. The first major exhibition on the subject for over 40 years, Celts is produced in collaboration with the British Museum and features over 350 objects from both museums’ collections, […]

Celts - National Museum of Scotland