FEATURE – Baxterbear in Edinburgh

Baxterbear Did you know there was a super friendly bear living in Edinburgh?  His name is Baxterbear and he helps out at charity events, providing support and cuddles for those in attendance.  You can see when he’ll next be appearing in person on his events page. Baxterbear has lived all over the world, but is calling […]

FEATURE – Get Loose Promotions

We consider ourselves lucky to be covering the Edinburgh music scene at a time when bands and promoters are not so much giving it a much-needed shot in the arm, as wiring it up to the mains and injecting it straight in the heart with adrenaline. Cranking up the power further are Get Loose Promotions, […]

Readers in the Spotlight #11 – Michelle Thompson

1. Tell us a bit about yourself in a couple of sentences.    My name is Michelle Thompson and I moved to Edinburgh 3 years ago.  I work in the city centre and love everything that Edinburgh has to offer.   2.  What do you love about the city? I actually like the climate here!  Of course it can […]

FEATURE – Miss Fitz-Poste’s Modern Mixers

“We’re both perfectionists and control freaks!” Emily laughs as her business partner Julie nods in agreement. “So we have high standards,” says Emily. “We want our events to be special and different – but above all, to be very high quality.” Together, Emily and Julie are the masterminds behind Miss Fitz-Poste’s Modern Mixers, a fast-becoming […]

NEWS – Good luck Mark!

Edinburgh hero Mark Cooper starts his challenge of running 50 marathons in 56 days in Amsterdam tomorrow. He’s doing it in aid of the local charity Edinburgh Headway Group, and hopes to raise at least £25,000. You can read more about Mark in our feature article and follow his progress on his website. Here at […]

PHOTO – A curry, 2 Swedes and a pint

A brief stop for dinner in a very busy Kebab Mehal this evening (full review to follow) led me to sharing a table with 2 Swedish men, Anders and Adam who had just arrived in town.  It was their taxi driver who had suggested eating there and the meal did not disappoint. We talked about […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh comic drawings by Nekocherry

Our current Reader in the Spotlight is Aurora who draws wonderful comic pictures of her life in Edinburgh.  We loved them so much, we thought they deserved a post of their own.  You can find more of her work on her website and on her flickr pages. Tweet

Readers in the Spotlight #10 – Nekocherry

This week our Reader in the Spotlight is Aurora, who is the creator of the excellent Nekocherry. We also love her drawings of her life in Edinburgh.  You can buy her work in her Etsy shop and follow her on twitter. Tell us a bit about yourself in a couple of sentences.   I am from Sardinia (Italy), but […]

FEATURE – @LBFire on Twitter

Your twitter stream is probably full of updates from friends, the latest celebrity gossip and tweets from companies promoting their wares. Follow @LBFire however, and you’ll find the updates from Lothian & Borders Fire & Rescue Service add some topical and useful information to your daily feed. @LBFire is the brainchild of an operational firefighter […]

Readers in the Spotlight #9 – Tom Allan

We are pleased to welcome Tom Allan as our reader of the week today.  He is currently the Guardian’s Edinburgh beatblogger and you can also follow him on twitter. Tell us about yourself.  I’m a freelance journalist, a young dad, and a wannabe gardener.  I’ve lived in Edinburgh about ten years – I studied history here, and fell […]