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


  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 […]


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

Edinburgh’s Little Free Libraries

Edinburgh’s first Little Free Library opened back in May 2016 in the Stockbridge Colonies. The Little Free Library initiative started in America in 2010 with a mission to build 2,510 Little Free Libraries – as many as supported by Scottish Philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. There are now over 36,000 Little Free Libraries world-wide. Their mission is: […]

Edinburgh’s first 24 hours little free library

Competition captures imagination of city’s photographers

Six striking shots of Edinburgh have been chosen from almost 400 entries to be displayed in a major new exhibition at the City Art Centre this summer. Photographers with a keen eye for the Capital were invited to ‘Capture Edinburgh’ for the chance to see their work displayed alongside favourites from the city’s museum and […]

View down Princes St at night by David Tomlins

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