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EVENT – St Andrew’s Day Celebrations 2010 in Edinburgh

Due to adverse weather conditions, the majority of these events have been cancelled.  Please check with venues direct for further info. St Andrew’s day 2010 is fast approaching and we would just like to highlight a few events that are happening in Edinburgh over the weekend and up to and including the 30th November.  You can […]

INFO – Scott’s in the Park, East Princes Street Gardens

The food pavilion in West Princes Street Gardens has undergone a very pink overhaul and transformed into Scott’s in the Park.  Situated in the shadow of the Scott Monument, you can buy all kinds of sandwiches, paninis, drinks and ice-cream to take-away or sit at the equally pink tables and chairs.  Princes Street Gardens is […]

INFO – Tourist Information Centre, Waverley Market

The main Tourist Information Centre in Edinburgh sits on top of Princes Mall / Waverley Market.  Opening hours vary throughout the year, with longer opening hours in the summer to deal with the extra tourists visiting the city.  The tourist centre sells Edinburgh and Scotland related books, maps, small souvenirs and stamps.  The staff speak a […]

INFO – Edinburgh Airport Bus

Updated – April 2nd 2010 Airlink (blue sky thinking) operates the quickest route between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre – usually around 25/30 minutes.  These buses are all wheelchair friendly and the company behind them have just rolled out a brand new fleet of buses with new features perfect for the travelling to and from the airport.  […]

FEATURE – Golf in Edinburgh

At the heart of the biggest golfing region in Scotland, Edinburgh has a perfect mix when it comes to courses, a whole host of top-class members’ clubs being complemented by some of the top municipal layouts in the country. Choosing somwhere to start is always difficult but The Braids would certainly be on the top of many lists. One of the aforementioned municipal courses, it sits on a hill high above the city and enjoys some of the best views in the entire ‘Home of Golf’. Home […]

REVIEW – Salt Of The Earth

Salt of the Earth is a stunning collection of Craig Mackay’s candid photographs of Scots and international figures with Scottish connections at the National Museum in Chambers Street. Housed in the special exhibtion gallery on level three, the portraits range from Sir Chris Hoy to John Byrne.  There are 20 subjects , but several more photographs in all […]

REVIEW – The Cinnamon Stick, Howe Street

This business is now closed. The Cinnamon Stick in Howe Street is a delightful card and gift shop.  Last weekend, I spent the day shopping in Stockbridge (full review to come) but continued towards town and to Howe Street and came across this shop. It’s the kind of place that you would like someone to […]

INFO – Fringe Shop High Street

This is a picture of the Fringe Shop on the High Street should you need to find it during festival time.  You can enter the box office down a side lane (but you exit up stairs through the shop) This is where you can pick up the Fringe brochure from when it’s launched in June […]

INFO – Edinburgh Castle Tickets

Beat the queues and buy your Edinburgh Castle tickets online before you visit.  You don’t need to specify which day you are going – you just need to buy it.  If you can’t print it off, you can still buy it and collect it at one of the machines in the Castle grounds (just as […]

INFO – Real Food Shops in Edinburgh

Real Foods have two shops within Edinburgh.  One at 37 Broughton Street (shown) and one at 8 Brougham Street, Tollcross (different sides of the town centre, despite similar name) They have a range of foods that promotes natural, healthy, ethical shopping.   Well worth a visit, if you are in Edinburgh   Suitable for disabled ?  […]