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An open letter to Edinburgh Council from Clet Abraham

We recently published an article highlighting Clet Abraham’s art work that has popped up in the last few months around Edinburgh. We asked the Edinburgh public to submit photos of the signs that they had spotted.  Within two days and confirmation from the artist himself, we had found all 29 signs and 21 designs of Clet’s artwork. […]

One of Clet's pieces in Edinburgh.

Credit: Phill Gillespie
 
 

Clet Abraham’s art work in Edinburgh

Edited 11th November 2018. Full set of signs spotted and photographed. Since the summer, we have spotted many ‘altered’ street signs around town which brought a smile to our faces. Posting them on our social media channels, our followers suggested they might the work of Clet Abraham. We dug a little deeper and were delighted […]

Clet Abraham in Edinburgh
 
 

Liberton Kirk mark the Centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War

  Liberton Kirk has over 16,000 poppies on its exterior as it marks the Centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War. Around 16,000 poppies have been made by people ranging in age from 3 to 96, and from as far afield as New Zealand and Australia. Skilled embroiderers, craftsmen and unskilled people […]

Liberton Kirk
 
 

PHOTOS – Edinburgh’s 2018 Floral Clock

  This year’s Floral Clock theme commemorates 100 years since the end of World War One. It has been designed in partnership with Poppyscotland to mark 100 years since the signing of the Armistice and as part of their year-long fundraising campaign, The Poppy Pledge 1918. Edinburgh’s 2018 Floral Clock Floral clock fact file The Floral […]

The 2018 Edinburgh Floral Clock
 
 

The Ross Fountain Switch-on, Sunday 8th July 2018

FAMILY FUN DAY PLANNED TO MARK ROSS FOUNTAIN SWITCH-ON A family fun day is planned to celebrate the formal switch on of the Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens on Sunday 8th July 2018. Entertainment will include a bouncy castle, face painters, street performers and stilt-walkers.  The event, which will be free, is being […]

The Ross Fountain ahead of the water switch-on
 
 

Museum of Childhood reopens 3 March 2018

The official opening date of Edinburgh’s upgraded Museum of Childhood has been revealed as Saturday 3 March 2018.  The date has been confirmed as curators unpack 60 rarely-seen objects relating to childhood life, learning and play following a five-month refurbishment of the ground floor. Newly displayed items at the Royal Mile-based venue will include retro […]

Buzz looking forward to the opening
 
 

The Queensferry Crossing opening schedule

As the world’s longest three-tower cable stayed bridge, the Queensferry Crossing is a feat of modern engineering. The crossing will open to traffic on 30 August and will be officially opened by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on 4 September. You can read our facts on the Queensferry Crossing. When is it opening? Wednesday 30 August […]

The Forth Bridges from the air
 
 

Queensferry Crossing Facts

  Link to Queensferry Crossing opening schedule. World class & world record breaking  The structure spans 1. 7 miles (2. 7km) making it the longest three-tower , cable- stayed bridge in the world. The biggest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation. New world record in 2013 when we achieved the largest continuous underwater concrete […]

Design For Second Mortonhall Memorial Unveiled

A bronze baby elephant sculpture has been chosen as the preferred memorial for Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens by parents affected by historic practices at Mortonhall Crematorium. The sculpture, which will be created by renowned Kelpies sculptor Andy Scott, will stand approximately two metres high and be embossed with a coat of forget-me-not flowers to reinforce […]

Credit Andy Scott
 
 

Edinburgh Police Box Festival 26-27 August 2017

Take a break from the bustle and expense of the Fringe and explore the city through its Police Boxes, as this year sees the return of the popular Edinburgh Police Box Festival. Once again the doors of these mysterious spaces will open across the city to welcome inquisitive individuals and provide insight into the new […]

26 - 27 August 2017