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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.
 
 

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