FEATURE – Things to do with kids in Edinburgh

Live in Edinburgh and dreading the next school break already? Visiting Edinburgh with your children? Here’s some of our suggestions that come with our full recommendation. 1. Visit the excellent Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile.  Allow the kids to explore and learn on this very hands-on tourist attraction. Adults will also love the exhibits and […]

Things to do with kids in Edinburgh

The Santa Grotto is back in Jenners for 2016

Santa has found time in his schedule this year to base himself in Jenners in his new Magical Grotto. We paid him a visit and he told us that everyone is welcome to go and see him and that he’s delighted to be back in capital city. Admission is £5 per child, with £2.50 of that going […]

Grotto 2016

‘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

Stockbridge Duck Race, Sunday 3rd July 2016

This year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race will be taking place on Sunday 3rd July at 3pm. This is a popular annual event is held to help raise money for local charities and 2016 is its 27th year. The monies collected for purchasing a duck will be donated to Lifecare and St Columba’s Hospice. All ducks are numbered and […]

Duck wardens

Exhibition – KEYFRAMES in St Andrew Square, 4th February – 28 March 2016

An invasion of stop-motion stick-figures has created a spectacle of light and sound with its first appearance inScotland in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square. KEYFRAMES, delivered by Curated Place with French artists collective Groupe LAPS, has been named a key event in the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. It will be exhibited within Edinburgh’s St Andrew […]

PHOTOS – Highland Cattle in The Pentland Hills

With a recent snow fall, I headed up and into The Pentland Hills Regional Park to photograph some snowy scenes. Luckily, I ran into this fold of highland cattle just above T-Wood. There’s no guarantee of spotting them if you visit as they roam about the whole area. You can get a bus to the […]

Pentland coo

EVENT – Gumball 3000 in Edinburgh, Sunday 1st May 2016

After a visit to Edinburgh in 2014, the Gumball 3000 is returning to the capital on Sunday 1st May before leaving on Monday 2nd May for Manchester and London. From the Gumball 3000 website. “After crossing the Irish Sea, Gumball cars will arrive in Edinburgh where they will be displayed in a static car show for the […]

Gumball 3000

REVIEW – Iconic Tours Night Photography Workshop (Edinburgh)

  In April 2015, my friend and I took a private tour with Iconic Tours and learned how to use my camera and the history of Edinburgh. I have (hopefully) put into practise what I had learnt since then, but it was time for another lesson and how to shoot at night and capture light trails. Iconic Tours […]

Greyfriars Bobby at dusk

FEATURE – St Andrew’s Day events in Edinburgh 2015

  As part of Edinburgh’s Christmas, St Andrew’s Day celebrations in Edinburgh will fittingly take place in St Andrew Square on Sunday 29th November. There will be no finer place to celebrate Scotland’s national day. The St Andrew’s Day celebrations are part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals. FREE TICKETS to Edinburgh Castle, Craigmillar Castle and other […]

Saltire on Edinburgh Castle