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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 […]

Be shot in the head by an arrow
 
 

FESTIVAL EVENT – Songlines, Sunday 21st August 2016

Songlines is a city-wide event taking place on the middle Sunday of the International Festival inviting everyone to take part in a unique celebration of singing. It is inspired by the indigenous Australian ancestral tradition of passing on ancient sacred stories as large song cycles that preserve the living link between land and people. Singing […]

By Neil Hanna
 
 

The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail pays Edinburgh a visit

Dundee’s Oor Wullie Bucket Trail is paying Edinburgh a visit this week! A selection of them can be found in both the Apex Grassmarket and Apex City hotels (in public areas). Make sure you visit these great Wullies whilst they are in the capital and enjoy this public arts event. They are there until Saturday 17th July. The […]

Oor Wullie
 
 

Major New Galleries Open at the National Museum of Scotland

  Major New Galleries Open at the National Museum of Scotland Ten major new galleries open this Friday, 8 July, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, following a £14.1 million redevelopment in its 150th anniversary year. The new state-of-the-art galleries, which are dedicated to decorative art, design, fashion science and technology, are the latest phase […]

Opening day, Friday 8th July 2016
 
 

Edinburgh Council sets the stage for Ross Bandstand rebuild

  The City of Edinburgh Council has committed to progressing proposals to rebuild Edinburgh’s famous Ross Bandstand. It is hoped the historic venue, situated in the heart of West Princes Street Gardens, could undergo redevelopment with the support of benefactor Norman Springford under a shared multi-million pound vision which would include new landscaping, visitor facilities […]

Edinburgh Ross Bandstand - credit City of Edinburgh Council
 
 

Winner of the Edinburgh 20mph mascot competition

  Edinburgh is the first city in Scotland implementing a citywide 20mph network. The new limit aims to reduce the risk and severity of road collisions, encourage travel on foot and by bike and help make the city’s streets more people-friendly. The 20mph mascot competition was open to all pupils from primary one to seven, […]

Winning entry by Teo Edwin Gonzalez from Tollcross Primary School.