FEATURE – Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle It’s on our doorstep, many of us pass it every day at least once. But how many Edinburgh residents have actually visited the castle? It’s an extremely busy place in the peak summer months, but the winter months provide a great opportunity to explore this iconic landmark when there are fewer tourists in […]


FEATURE – It’s Good to Write competition for It’s Good 2 Give

It’s Good to Write launches nationwide to raise money for It’s Good 2 Give It’s Good to Write Have you ever wanted to write but never known where to begin? Or been daunted by the prospect of writing a whole novel? Now’s your chance. It’s Good to Write is a literary project which will  bring […]

COMPETITION – Win a Scottish Food Hamper

Win a hamper from Scottish Hampers We love our food at Edinburgh Spotlight and are pleased to be able to offer our readers a chance to win a hamper full of food worth £45 from Scottish Hampers who pride themselves on their extensive range of modern Scottish Hampers. Each one is packed full of luxury food […]

PREVIEW – Rhinestone Mondays, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Rhinestone Mondays opens the Edinburgh Festival Theatre’s Autumn season Rhinestone Mondays, a brand new romantic comedy written by Joe Graham and directed by Phil Wilmott arrives at the  Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Tuesday 20th September until Saturday 24th September 2011. Grab your Stetson and pop on your cowboy boots, as this new feel-good comedy rides […]

PREVIEW & COMPETITION – The Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland

On the afternoon of Sunday 12 June, the Edinburgh Festival Theatre will be packed with a glittering array of stars and talent as the winners in the 9th annual Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland are revealed. Open to all professional theatre ‘substantially produced’ in Scotland, the CATS was first set up in 2003 by […]

NEWS / COMPETITION – Massive street party planned for Royal Wedding

Edinburgh to throw a party for Royal Wedding As well as being the venue for the ‘second Royal Wedding’ in July, Edinburgh is all set to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday 29th April. Taking advantage of the national holiday, the centre of the city will play host to a […]

Competition – Win copies of Edinburgh Unlocked

A guide to Edinburgh for kids By Colin Chisholm We wrote an article with some ideas of activities to do in Edinburgh during  the February break with children. We love exploring Edinburgh with the mini-Spotlight members and look forward to trying out the ideas in a fabulous new book called Edinburgh Unlocked. Written by local teacher […]

COMPETITION – 23rd Man at Festival in the Sky

We recently previewed Festival in the Sky coming to Edinburgh for this first time this August.  The most unique, exhilarating and truly unforgettable dining experience in the world is coming to the Edinburgh Festivals. The once in a lifetime experience which will see guests dare to dine while suspended at a 22 person dinner table […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Soap! The Show (+ competition)

Soap! The Show Soap! The Show   There’s plenty of family fun to be had at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe in the show Soap!, running 5-30 August at Assembly Hall. Dazzling, daring and dangerous, it features eight acrobats performing in, on and around bathtubs in a show that leaves the audience breathless in admiration. Soap! appeals […]