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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
 
 

Edinburgh Spotlight’s fog image in 2018 Edinburgh calendar

We’re very excited to announce that our fog image from this winter is featured as the cover shot and January image in an Edinburgh 2018 calendar available for purchase. Buying the 2018 Edinburgh calendar You can buy the calendar: Through this link (worldwide postage / shipping available) In person at Popping up in Stockbridge, 31 Raeburn Place (opposite Scotmid) […]

Our image in a calendar for the first time
 
 

Work starts on the statue of the Ross Fountain renovation

The statue at the top of The Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens has today (Thursday 6th July, 2017) been lifted off marking the start of the £1.5M renovation. The work is being undertaken by The Ross Development Trust as part of their £25M revitalisation of the area in partnership with the City of […]

Credit: Ian Jacobs
 
 

Syrian Sweety House opens on Clerk Street, Edinburgh

There’s a new Syrian bakery in the Southside of Edinburgh. The Sweety House has opened this week after taking Haddington by storm with their Syrian bakes at The Loft Cafe & Bakery. Owned by Talal Tahan and Nour Taleb, this cafe and takeaway is open 7 days from 9am – 9pm at 19 Clerk Street and […]

Mohammed Taleb (12) outside his father's shop
 
 

PHOTOS – Edinburgh’s Floral Clock 2017

Floral clock fact file The floral clock was first created in 1903 by the Edinburgh Parks Superintendent, John McHattie. The clock takes two gardeners five weeks to produce, and is trimmed, weeded and watered by one gardener for the rest of the season. The clock flowers from July until October. Until 1972 the clock was operated […]

The 2017 Floral Clock
 
 

TENNENT’S TAKES OVER EDINBURGH IN ANTICIPATION OF OBAMA VISIT

  Thursday 25 May 2017, Edinburgh:  Tennent’s Lager is saying “Yes T Can” this week as the brand awaits the arrival of former US President Barack Obama to Scotland’s capital. Tennent’s has taken over Edinburgh city centre with a “Yes T Can” message, in reference to Obama’s iconic “Yes We Can” presidential election campaign. Tennent’s […]

Barack No Bama
 
 

LeithLate nveil Leith’s newest mural

LeithLate is pleased to announce its latest public art initiative in Leith, part of the high-profile Mural Project, mentioned in the New York Times in 2016. The latest mural in Leith was produced by The Too Much Fun Club,supported by The Friends of Pilrig Park, Leith Neighbourhood Partnership and Edinburgh Art Shop, and completed Thursday […]

Leithlate mural
 
 

It’s Good 2 Give’s Ripple retreat opened by Lorraine Kelly.

  Lorraine Kelly and Grant Stott officially opened It’s Good 2 Give’s Ripple Retreat on the shores of Loch Venacher today. A £1 million designer home gifted to families who have children with cancer, has opened its doors today (Friday 12th May 2017) to its first visitors following the fundraising success of a small Edinburgh-based […]

Kira
 
 

Ocean Terminal – Edinburgh Airport Service 200 launches

  Air passengers from the north of Edinburgh will soon have a more direct route to and from the Airport following the official launch of the Lothian Buses Skylink service. The service starts on 23rd April 2017. Timetable PDF Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport and one of the fastest growing airports in the UK, especially […]

Airlink 200
 
 

Opening The Covers of Edinburgh’s Book Tower

Edinburgh will soon be host to yet another world-class tourist attraction as details were released today of the city’s forthcoming Book Tower. Fresh from their recently-awarded Category A listing status, developers have been granted permission to transform Leith’s famous ‘banana flats’ into a flagship visitor attraction. A joint partnership between Edinburgh Historic Buildings, the City […]

The Banana flats