Green spaces

EVENT – Night in the Garden, 30th October – November 23rd 2014

Night in the Garden sees a magical trail of light throughout The Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh We’ve experienced what’s in store at The Botanics this autumn with their Night in the Garden event. As darkness falls, you follow a magical trail of light and sound. Some of the Garden’s favourite features, like the Pond and the […]

Night in the Garden

FEATURE – Cycling in Edinburgh by the Cycling Scot

Cycling in Edinburgh by the Cycling Scot Colin Baird is a keen cyclist and runs the popular Cycling Scot website. Colin writes about his cycling adventures around the country and has written this guest piece for us about cycling in and around Edinburgh. You can also like his Facebook page and follow him on twitter […]

Cycling signs across the city

PHOTOS – Edinburgh’s Floral Clock 2014

Edinburgh’s Floral Clock 2014 Information taken from the Edinburgh Council website This circular clock has been planted out since 1903 with up to 40,000 plants in an ornate design reflecting a different theme each summer. The idea came from James McHattie, City Superintendent of Parks and James Ritchie, the Edinburgh clockmaker, using the mechanism of […]

Floral Clock 2014, celebrating 10 years as a Fair Trade city

PHOTO COMPETITION – Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Win a VIP tour and afternoon tea at Lauriston Castle We love Lauriston Castle and visit at least once a week to stroll through the beautiful grounds and inside the Kyoto Friendship Garden. Lauriston Castle Many Edinburgh residents still don’t realise that this council-run attraction even exists, so in an effort to highlight this beautiful […]

Lauriston Castle

EVENT – Midsummer at the Botanical Gardens, Saturday 21st June 2014

Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens open until 10.30pm on Saturday 21st June 2014 for Midsummer celebrations We absolutely love the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh and visit on a weekly basis. In celebration of the longest day of the year, the gardens will remain open until 10.30pm on Saturday 21st June 2014. Make sure you make the most of […]

Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh

PHOTO – Spring in the Botanics

We visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at least once a week throughout the year, but spring is our favourite time of year to enjoy this gorgeous green space in Edinburgh. The stunning gardens are open from 10am until 6pm (until the end of September) and are free to visit. Tweet

Beautiful blossom

FEATURE – 10 things you should have probably done in Edinburgh…..

10 things you should have probably done in Edinburgh if you’re a resident Over the last few months, we’ve learnt that some of our friends who have lived in Edinburgh all their lives haven’t been to some amazing places in Edinburgh. We understand that not everyone can climb to the summit of Arthur’s Seat but […]

Summer view from the Scott Monument

PHOTOS – Autumn in Edinburgh 2013

  We love Edinburgh at all times of the year, but in autumn, we love the crisp sunny days and the changing colours. Here’s some photos capturing the change in the seasons. Tweet


PHOTOWALK – Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

A walk up and around Arthur’s Seat is one of the best free things you can do in Edinburgh   We love Arthur’s Seat and have previously written about  a walk around the extinct volcano and also when it has been covered in snow. Although we regularly walk the circuit around Arthur’s Seat, we decided that in […]