Herring Lassies by Davy Macdonald (Dundas St Gallery)

Herring Lassies is the latest – and the most successful – exhibition by Edinburgh painter Davy Macdonald at the Dundas St Gallery. A striking series of medium-sized oils, the paintings pay tribute to Scotland’s working ‘herring lassies’, women who followed the fishing fleets around the coast, helping to prepare the catch for market. The works […]

FUN – Edinburgh lies for tourists

Edinburgh lies for tourists We’ve been known to play tricks on our readers on the 1st of April before.  Last year we reported there was to be a funicular built on the Royal Mile in August and this year, we said there would be a massive street party for the Royal Wedding complete with deep […]

NEWS – Edinburgh International Science Festival launches 2011 programme

Edinburgh International Science Festival 9 – 22 April 2011  Packed programme launched this morning.   The Edinburgh International Science Festivaltoday launched a packed programme for 2011 where visitors can travel from outer space to the deepest depths of our oceans, join in a Guinness World Record Attempt, experience a new hands-on Chemistry exhibition, enjoy the BBC’s […]

FEATURE – Baxterbear in Edinburgh

Baxterbear Did you know there was a super friendly bear living in Edinburgh?  His name is Baxterbear and he helps out at charity events, providing support and cuddles for those in attendance.  You can see when he’ll next be appearing in person on his events page. Baxterbear has lived all over the world, but is calling […]

DAY TRIP – Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

Vogrie Country Park is just 12 miles from Edinburgh city centre and is a wonderful place to spend a day whatever your age.  Yesterday, on the bank holiday, the mini members of the Spotlight team were packed into the car, armed with lunch, bikes, footballs etc with the aim to spend the whole day there.  Entry […]

REVIEW – Witchery Tour by Adam Lyal (deceased)

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Adam Lyal Deceased Edinburgh’s original and best witchery tour If you are going to do a Witchery Tour when you are in town, then we recommend doing the original and best one. Adam Lyal (deceased) has been operating from outside the Witchery restaurant for many years and been telling stories about what’s lurking in the Edinburgh […]

EVENT – Free Puppet Shows This Weekend @ Museum of Edinburgh

This info is taken right off the council website HERE Name: Museum of Edinburgh Address: Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD Tel: Museum: 0131 529 4143 Tel: Media: 0131 529 2427 E-mail: museumsandgalleries Free Puppet Show More free fun for all the family! Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2009 Come along […]

REVIEW – Billy Connolly At The Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the Usher Hall to see the Big Yin himself, Mr Billy Connolly.  I used to listen to the records of his shows growing up and I have always been determined to see him live. It was also the first time I had been to the Usher Hall since […]

INFO – Deep Fried Mars Bars

Not an Urban Myth Aye, is it an urban myth about the deep fried mars bar ?  We can  reveal that you can indeed still buy them at various chip shops around Edinburgh. My personal favourite place to buy them is at Piccante, 19 Broughton Street. Visting that chip shop at the weekend is an […]

REVIEW – Life of Si @ GRV / Five Pound Fringe


Life of Si is part of the very popular Five Pound Fringe  5.40pm at the GRV venue. Sy and Simon were witty, hair conscious men.  The show is based around the set up of their shared flat in London.  They let the audience into their lives a little, by showing  dvd collections, games they play and […]