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Edinburgh Museum launches online countdown to Christmas

Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood has created the ultimate advent calendar for big kids – a digital door a day back in time to childhood winters. The High Street Museum has teamed up with 26 writers and local charity It’s Good 2 Give to bring treasures from the City of Edinburgh Council’s collection to life through […]

Museum curator Lyn Wall shows Ted Pearce age four what a traditional advent calendar looks like
 
 

Lynne McNicoll appointed OBE

CHILDREN’S CANCER FUNDRAISER AND FOUNDER OF ITS GOOD 2 GIVE EARNS QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOUR The founder of an Edinburgh-based charity which has raised over £1 million to support children with cancer and their families has been appointed OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. Lynne McNicoll, chair and founder of It’s Good 2 Give, receives the […]

Lynne McNicoll OBE
 
 

Nepal earthquake fundraisers at Gurkha Cafe 2015

The Gurkha Cafe on Cockburn Street is holding an all-day fundraiser on three Wednesdays in April and May in aid of the Nepal Earthquake Relief. The restaurant is open from 1pm until 10pm. Booking is advised. Wednesday 29th April Wednesday 6th May Wednesday 13th May Two courses for £20 with every penny going to the relief effort. Although […]

All day, Wednesday 29th April 2015
 
 

Edinburgh turns red and joins campaign to ask: ‘What Will You Do about HIV’?

For World AIDS Day (Monday 1 December) organisations across Edinburgh are joining the Scotland-wide campaign to ask: ‘What Will You Do’ about HIV – the virus that when left untreated can lead to AIDS. 15 buildings and landmarks across Edinburgh – including St John’s Church, St Andrew’s House, Harvey Nichols, Jenners and the Usher Hall […]

Teviot Tow House. Credit HIV Scotland
 
 

INFO – Dates for Edinburgh’s 2016 Festivals

  Edinburgh Spotlight loves living in ‘Festival City’ and already has all these dates in its 2016 calendar.   International Science Festival  26 March – 10 April 2016 The International Science Festival features a host of fun and educational events, lectures and attractions celebrating all things scientific. TradFest Edinburgh 27 April – 8 May 2016 […]

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
 
 

NEWS – Greyfriars Bobby gets a ‘nose job’

  Greyfriars Bobby gets a nose job The statue of Scotland’s most famous dog, Greyfriars Bobby, got a facelift this week following a Facebook campaign that highlighted how the practice of rubbing the statue’s nose for luck was wearing off the colour on his nose. On 1st October 2013, bronze sculpture conservation and restoration specialists, Powderhall […]

NEWS – Lothian Buses introduce a new summer bus route

Lothian Buses are introducing a new service 28 from 6 July 2013 (Royal Botanical Gardens West Gate) The new route will take you from Bristo Place to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh via National Museum of Scotland, City Centre & Canonmills every 20 minutes from 1000 until 1740 on Saturdays & Sundays from 6 July until […]

NEWS – Edinburgh City of Literature launches Iain Banks Season

Iain Banks Season launches in Edinburgh Marking the recent passing of the much loved Scottish author, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust has brought together programmers in the city to create an Iain Banks season. A series of events running across Edinburgh – a UNESCO City of Literature – over July and August 2013, it […]

News – The Edinburgh Royal Scots Club uncovers photographs from 1919

The Edinburgh Royal Scots Club uncovers rare photographs from 1919 Staff at the historic Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh have uncovered rarely seen photographs of the building’s meeting rooms as they looked in 1919.  The building formerly housed in temporary huts in St Andrew Square after the First World War can be seen in the […]