FEATURE – Victoria Bamber, Moving to Edinburgh

“I have an idea. Let’s move to Edinburgh!”    By Victoria Bamber  Leaving university and taking tentative steps towards growing up is a landmark that many students find more terrifying than expanding overdrafts and approaching deadlines. I was no different. After graduating from the University of Salford with a degree in Journalism and Broadcasting I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Readers in the Spotlight #8 – Sophia Brennert

Tell us a bit about yourself in a couple of sentences. I was born and raised in Canada, and have lived in Scotland for five years. I’m a total foodie and am a member of Edinburgh Slow Food. A year ago I started my blog, Scotland for the Senses, as a venue for my creativity […]

Reader in the Spotlight #7 – Jane Lock

1. Tell us a bit about yourself in a couple of sentences London rat race escapee, Edinburgh resident since 2005, part time shop assistant, jewellery tutor and designer. Check out for examples of my work. 2. What do you love about the city? I love the fact that almost everything is within walking distance; […]

Readers in the Spotlight #6 – Jennifer Graham

1. Tell us a bit about yourself in a couple of sentences  My name is Jennifer Graham and I run Catherine Green Recruitment.  We are an environmental recruitment agency based in Edinburgh.      2.  What do you love about the city?   I like the architecture and the size of the place.  I think Edinburgh […]