Edinburgh sunrise 31st December 2014

Sometimes you’ve just got to see the positive side of your car breaking down. Pulled the car over in Waterloo Place, unable to drive a metre further and phoned the RAC. As I was waiting on them, I nipped up Calton Hill to witness the most incredible sunrise I have ever seen in Edinburgh. Had […]


NEWS – Greyfriars Bobby gets a ‘nose job’

  Greyfriars Bobby gets a nose job The statue of Scotland’s most famous dog, Greyfriars Bobby, got a facelift this week following a Facebook campaign that highlighted how the practice of rubbing the statue’s nose for luck was wearing off the colour on his nose. On 1st October 2013, bronze sculpture conservation and restoration specialists, Powderhall […]

NEWS – Lothian Buses introduce a new summer bus route

Lothian Buses are introducing a new service 28 from 6 July 2013 (Royal Botanical Gardens West Gate) The new route will take you from Bristo Place to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh via National Museum of Scotland, City Centre & Canonmills every 20 minutes from 1000 until 1740 on Saturdays & Sundays from 6 July until […]

NEWS – Edinburgh City of Literature launches Iain Banks Season

Iain Banks Season launches in Edinburgh Marking the recent passing of the much loved Scottish author, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust has brought together programmers in the city to create an Iain Banks season. A series of events running across Edinburgh – a UNESCO City of Literature – over July and August 2013, it […]

PHOTO – Walk the Walk tree at the Royal Botanical Gardens

If you head down to the Royal Botanical Gardens just now, you might just notice that one of their trees has turned pink. This is to acknowledge the thousands of walkers and volunteers that have been involved with previous Edinburgh Moonwalks and this year’s one – Midnight at the Oasis on the 9th June 2012. The […]

NEWS – RIP Ricky

We were sorry to hear the news that Ricky, Edinburgh Zoo’s oldest chimpanzee at 50 years old, passed away on Monday. Our condolences to all at the Zoo – especially Ricky’s fellow chimps at the Budongo Trail, as we know how tight-knit the chimpanzee groups are. Tweet

REVIEW – The Edinburgh Pass

Edinburgh Spotlight tests out the Edinburgh Pass The Edinburgh Pass is the top tourist attraction pass for those visiting Edinburgh. We thought we would use our local knowledge and give a shot at cramming in as much as possible to get value for money.         You can buy the pass online, at one of the various Visit Scotland Tourist […]

EVENT – St Andrew’s Day Celebrations 2010 in Edinburgh

Due to adverse weather conditions, the majority of these events have been cancelled.  Please check with venues direct for further info. St Andrew’s day 2010 is fast approaching and we would just like to highlight a few events that are happening in Edinburgh over the weekend and up to and including the 30th November.  You can […]

NEWS – Village Store opens again in Leith

Leith’s Village Store at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall has opened its doors and is selling fresh, local and seasonal food.  Edinburgh Spotlight loves Out of the Blue as an arts venue and it also has a wonderful cafe selling a fabulous range of food. Exhibitions are in the main hall and the […]

INFO – Tourist Information Centre, Waverley Market

The main Tourist Information Centre in Edinburgh sits on top of Princes Mall / Waverley Market.  Opening hours vary throughout the year, with longer opening hours in the summer to deal with the extra tourists visiting the city.  The tourist centre sells Edinburgh and Scotland related books, maps, small souvenirs and stamps.  The staff speak a […]