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Harry Potter and the Writer’s Museum (free)

A rare first-edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, featuring personal anecdotes and illustrations by author J.K. Rowling, will be placed on display at Edinburgh’s Writers’ Museum on Thursday 8th December 2016 until 8th January 2017. The original hardback book was annotated by J.K. Rowling in 2013 to raise money for English PEN and […]

Thoughts on Quidditch
 
 

The Santa Grotto is back in Jenners for 2016

Santa has found time in his schedule this year to base himself in Jenners in his new Magical Grotto. We paid him a visit and he told us that everyone is welcome to go and see him and that he’s delighted to be back in capital city. Admission is £5 per child, with £2.50 of that going […]

Grotto 2016
 
 

Enchanted Forest celebrates a shimmering 15th show

  Enchanted Forest celebrates a shimmering 15th show The 15th annual Enchanted Forest launched tonight in a shimmer of light, original music and some of the country’s top creative talent. A select audience of press and VIPs gathered in Faskally Wood, Pitlochry for the opening of what is now a must-see on the UK’s tourist […]

By Dave Stewart
 
 

Edinburgh Buildings are Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Glow Gold September in Edinburgh A group of Edinburgh parents of children with cancer have got together with other parents and grandparents from around the UK and beyond, to try and make a difference and change the face of childhood cancer. Glow Gold September is a childhood cancer awareness campaign to get iconic buildings and […]

The Edinburgh Playhouse is one of the buildings glowing gold.
 
 

Edinburgh Doors Open Days, 24th & 25th September 2016

We love the excellent Doors Open Days held across Scotland. In Edinburgh the doors will be open to the public on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016. The events are run by the Cockburn Association. Fascinating buildings are opening their doors over the weekend for free. Some will be for the first time, some […]

 
 

Popular CBeebies show, Teacup Travels boosts Under-five’s interest in museum exhibits.

An inspiring Scottish children’s television show has sparked a surge of interest among under five-year-olds keen to see unique artefacts held in museums across the UK. The filming of 20 new episodes of CBeebies’ favourite, Teacup Travels, has begun with new outdoor scenes filmed at the Head Gardener’s Cottage in Princes Street Gardens, in Edinburgh […]

Filming in Princes Street Gardens
 
 

Undies Sunday at Stag Barber shop, 28th August 2016

  They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch… well Stag Barber Co. is here to prove them wrong and raise money for prostate cancer with ‘Undies Sunday’. The Edinburgh barber shop is holding an event on Sunday 28th August 2016 where clients can pay whatever they want to for a haircut, as long […]

Undies Sunday
 
 

‘Our Edinburgh’ anti litter campaign in Edinburgh

  There’ a new bright anti-litter campaign in the streets of Edinburgh. Environment Vice-Convener, Councillor Adam McVey explains: “For the last few months we have been working with Keep Scotland Beautiful on the #NeatStreets campaign in the Grassmarket, which aims to change the habits of litter-droppers using innovative techniques like the recently-installed ballot bins. By encouraging […]

The new brighter bins
 
 

Quirkology ‘Mind Tricks’ at the Edinburgh Museum of Childhood until 1st September

The new Quirkology ‘Mind Tricks’ exhibition at Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood allows visitors to experience the impossible (free). The display is the creation of psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman. He said: “Master magician David Copperfield has invented an optical illusion in which he appears to levitate visitors, and has kindly allowed us to be the first […]

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