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REVIEW – National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street

For years, the Royal Museum on Chambers Street was the ‘forgotten bedfellow’ of the National Museum of Scotland. Now, after a three year refurbishment, it is ready to reopen its doors once more: with a treasure trove of objects and exhibits and a modern space which has been designed to give access to its rich […]

FEATURE – Emily Dodd, author of Banana me beautiful

Edinburgh’s Emily Dodd publishes her first e-book Banana me beautiful is a book with a difference. It’s a journey of poetry, art and photography by a child, teenager and adult – Emily Dodd. Award winning author Emily currently lives and works in Edinburgh where tells stories, delivers Environmental Education, makes podcasts and films and writes for BBC […]

REVIEW – The Edinburgh Pass

Edinburgh Spotlight tests out the Edinburgh Pass The Edinburgh Pass is the top tourist attraction pass for those visiting Edinburgh. We thought we would use our local knowledge and give a shot at cramming in as much as possible to get value for money.         You can buy the pass online, at one of the various Visit Scotland Tourist […]

FEATURE – Stone designs appear on Arthur’s Seat

We took a stroll in the lovely weather this afternoon to the top of Arthur’s Seat. It’s a walk we do often, but today we noticed that there was a collection of stone circles on the ground below us. Perhaps they started by one person creating their name in stones for a photo and they’ve organically […]

FEATURE – Kitchen Porter’s pop-up dining & cooking demonstrations


New pop-up dining experience and cooking demonstrations at Kitchen Porter’s. We do love the unusual at Edinburgh Spotlight and were delighted to be given an invite to the newest pop-up dining experience in Edinburgh – Kitchen Porter’s. Run by husband and wife team, Mark and Mary Porter, this is the latest private dining experience to surface in town. Mark is […]

FEATURE – The Edinburgh Sketcher

We often search the internet and our twitter stream for new sites on the web relating to Edinburgh and was delighted to discover The Edinburgh Sketcher.  Intrigued to find out more about the person behind the wonderful daily sketches, we asked him a few questions. We were delighted to discover your website, can you tell […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Secret Society, Friday 18th February 2011

Third meeting of the Edinburgh Secret Society, Friday 18th February 2011. An Evening of Death. The Edinburgh Secret Society is fast becoming the talk of the town. Run by Professor Richard Wiseman and Dr Peter Lamont the Secret Society had its inaugural event in December last year followed by two sold-out evenings last week (same subject). The […]

FEATURE – Sunday Brunch Club, Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s top socialising club – the Sunday Brunch Club *update January 2012* Membership of the Sunday Brunch Club is free for 2012. Edinburgh Spotlight recently met with Stephanie Taylor who runs the Sunday Brunch Club to learn a little more about this exciting social club in the city.  Chatting over tea and cake, we emerged two hours later […]