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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
 
 

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

  Updated October 2018 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 […]

Chocolate baklava anyone?