‘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 the 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 Photo Tours Night Photography Workshop (Edinburgh)

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

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

Borders Railway route opens to the world

  It was a railway that transformed the Scottish Borders into a globally renowned centre for wool and textile manufacture. Now, 46 years and 8 months to the day since the ‘Waverley Route’ closed, (January 6 1969) scheduled services are set to begin on the new Borders Railway on September 6th 2015. The Borders Railway […]

Stunning scenery on the journey

Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert 2015

  Tonight the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2015 drew to a stunning close with the sky filled with giant walls of silver and golden crackle effect fireworks bursting 225 metres above Edinburgh Castle to the closing bars of the Thunder and Lightening Polka by Johann Strauss II. Around 250,000 spectators watched the event across Edinburgh, […]

Fireworks Concert 2015