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, Calton Hill

Project Awesome from Sandy MacDonald.  More of their photos on their Facebook page, MacDonald & Simpson Photography. Free weekly fitness class on Calton Hill 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 […]

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

FESTIVAL EVENT – Edinburgh Big Beach Busk, Saturday 27th August 2016

Emma Milligan sings at the Portobello Big Beach Busk 2015 from Edinburgh Spotlight. Back for its seventh year, the Edinburgh Big Beach Busk will take place from 12 noon on Saturday 27th 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 […]

Youngsters at the 2015 busk

REVIEW – Iconic Tours Night Photography Workshop (Edinburgh)

  In April 2015, my friend and I took a private tour with Iconic Tours and learned how to use my camera and the history of Edinburgh. I have (hopefully) put into practise what I had learnt since then, but it was time for another lesson and how to shoot at night and capture light trails. Iconic Tours […]

Greyfriars Bobby at dusk

The Edinburgh SafeZone

Spotlight on the Edinburgh SafeZone bus The Edinburgh SafeZone bus is parked opposite the Omni Centre on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm – 4am, just outside St Mary’s Cathedral. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the SafeZone bus remains stationary and provides immediate support to those who need it providing valuable support to emergency services. The […]


The Solar Eclipse as viewed in Edinburgh, March 20th 2015

There was a partial Solar Eclipse today and we witnessed the beautiful event from the rooftop of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Here’s a selection of our readers’ photos of their eclipse experience. More at his online gallery. Tweet


Social Bite, Helping the Homeless in Scotland.

  We’ve been promoting Social Bite and the good work that they do since opening their first premises in Rose Street. They are one of several places in Edinburgh that offer a ‘suspended coffee’ service, allowing members of the public to pay in advance for a coffee or hot meal for a homeless person. In […]

Social Bite on Rose Street

FEATURE – Edinburgh, the best wee city in the world!

We’ve now been promoting Edinburgh for over five years and we’d like to think we get the message of how much we love our city across to our readers. Every day spent in Edinburgh is special, but these photos show just how fantastic our city looks all year round. The pictures also illustrate some of the many great things you […]

Edinburgh, the best wee city in the world!