3D Winter Spectacle to light up the Grassmarket

11th, 12th, 18th and 19th December 2014 A giant Winter Lights display and Christmas Spectacle involving 3-D projections will light up the Grassmarket this Christmas. Greater Grassmarket, in association with The Grassmarket Hotel, mclcreate and Edinburgh Arts Collective Projector Club, will host the large-scale 3D lights display on the corner of Victoria St and the […]

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FEATURE – St Andrew’s Day events in Edinburgh 2013

St Andrew’s day events in Edinburgh 2013 including a music and dance extravaganza in the Grassmarket 2013 sees a packed programme of free events in the capital city to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.  Unique Events and Underbelly will present award-winning Scottish performers in a music and dance extravaganza to take place throughout the afternoon and […]

EVENT – The Red Bull Hill Chasers, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, 30 March 2013

An exhilarating cycling event coming to Edinburgh’s Grassmarket Hundreds of cyclists will descend on Edinburgh on Saturday 30th March 2013 for Scotland’s first ever Red Bull Hill Chasers 2013 – the UK’s only multi-discipline uphill cycling race, which will see the city’s historic Grassmarket transformed into a gruelling race track for one night only. Now […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Mardi Gras & Grassmarket Festival, 23rd July 2011

Free Mardi Gras event in Edinburgh As part of the 33rd Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, the annual Mardi Gras is one of our favourite events. On Saturday 23rd July 2011,  the Jazz Parade will leave City Chambers in the High Street at 12.30pm and marches towards the Grassmarket. Upon arrival, live music kicks off […]

EVENT – Grassmarket Festival, 29th April – 1st May 2011

Vibrant new arts market for the Grassmarket Edinburgh is a city world-famous for its Festivals.  We can’t get enough of them and were delighted to hear that Edinburgh’s Grassmarket  have created their own to be held from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May. The live music festival, complete with tea dances will be open from […]

REVIEW – Mamma’s American Pizza Co, Grassmarket


Mamma’s American Pizza Co Traditional American Pizza is hard to come by in Edinburgh, a city that is swamped with thin based Italian inspired alternatives. But rather than call off the search, I stumbled across an establishment whose moto ‘May yer dough be ever crispy’, tickled my taste buds. Mamma’s restaurant in the Grassmarket area […]

NEWS – New pizza at Mamma’s 25th party.

Mamma’s American Pizza Company in the Grassmarket have been serving up fantastic pizzas for 25 years now.  This evening saw us return to help Mamma’s celebrate their birthday.   We also got to try out the winning pizza from a competition run by the  restaurant owners Paul and Caitriona Duncan – which was to find a new pizza combination to put on their menu […]

REVIEW – The Lot, Grassmarket


The Grassmarket has numerous choices for dinner, but I like to head to The Lot for a meal. It’s an arts venue and restaurant/bistro, with emphasis on ethical and fairtrade foods.   All the times I have eaten here, I’ve received friendly service and good food.  I love looking at the current exhibition on the walls […]

REVIEW – Graeme E Pearson music, White Hart Inn


 Graeme E Pearson is an Edinburgh man who has been singing to residents of Edinburgh and tourists for over a decade.  He sings both alone in a number of pubs around town and with his band, The Mutineers.  He also takes people on the only musical walking tour of Edinburgh which we reviewed last year.    […]