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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

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

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