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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.
 
 

Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh, 25th June 2016

                    EDINBURGH ARMED FORCES DAY When, Saturday 25th June, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm West Princes Street Gardens 11:30am Parade steps off from Johnston Terrace. 12:00pm Welcome speech by the Lord Provost, military address by Air Vice Marshall Ross Patterson CB OBE BSc PGCE FCIPD RAF (AOS), […]

Veterans march down the Royal Mile in 2015
 
 

Maggie’s Culture Crawl, Edinburgh, 23 September 2016

Author Ian Rankin offers exclusive Rebus tour of Edinburgh to support people with cancer World famous author Ian Rankin is urging Scots to sign up for exciting night-time fundraising walks for cancer charity Maggie’s by offering a personal Rebus tour of our capital city as an incentive. The best-selling crime writer is encouraging people to […]

Maggie's Centres - Ian Rankin is launching Maggie's Culture Crawl and offering places on an exclusive Rebus tour of Edinburgh with himself as an incentive.
Pic shows l to r: Chloe Richardson, Brodies. Amy Robertson, Maggie's Centres. Ian Rankin. Anne MacDonald, Maggie's Centre visitor. Christine O'Neill, Chairman of Brodies. Credit: Ian Jacobs Photography
 
 

PHOTO EXHIBTION – The Elements, The Roamin’ Nose, 13th – 31st July 2016

Lynn and Paul Henni are two Edinburgh photographers who are exhibiting this summer as part of the Retina Scottish International Photography Festival. The exhibition is on from 13th – 31st July at the Roamin’ Nose in Eyre Place. We have seen their work and it really is something different from normal Edinburgh photos. You can like them on Facebook, […]

Paul and Lynn Henni as part of the Retina Festival
 
 

Edinburgh’s first 24 hour Little Free Library

  Edinburgh’s first 24 hour Little Free Library Book Artist Rachel Hazell hosts the latest Little Free Library in her Colonies garden. 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 […]

Edinburgh's first 24 hours little free library
 
 

Free wifi set to hit Edinburgh’s city centre

FREE WIFI SET TO HIT EDINBURGH’S CITY CENTRE The City of Edinburgh Council has agreed to a 10-year concession contract with intechnologyWiFi to bring free WiFi coverage and improved mobile coverage to Edinburgh city centre, providing residents and visitors with access to free, high-speed internet connectivity, 24/7. The programme has been funded by the UK […]

Map of free wifi
 
 

The R.W. Forsyth Sphere has returned to Princes Street

Thanks to a successful Facebook campaign by Lost Edinburgh, the R.W. Forsyth Sphere has headed  back to its rightful place on top of the A-listed building on Princes Street that houses Top Shop. It was last seen in March 2012 when it was taken away for repairs. We are delighted to see its return. Well done to […]