MESSAGE FROM THE SKIES: SIX OF SCOTLAND’S ACCLAIMED WRITERS SHARE THEIR LOVE LETTERS TO EUROPE

1 to 25 January 2019 CHITRA RAMASWAMY – KAPKA KASSABOVA – LOUISE WELSH – STEF SMITH – WILLIAM DALRYMPLE – WILLIAM LETFORD – COLLABORATE ON MESSAGE FROM THE SKIES, EDINBURGH’S HOGMANAY 19. In a unique cross artform collaboration with ten of Scotland’s best artists, designers and musicians, six Scottish or Scotland based writers will pen […]

ANOTHER COUNTRY – CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ON IMMIGRATION AT CITY ART CENTRE

This December, Edinburgh’s City Art Centre hosts a topical and thought-provoking exhibition exploring one of the most divisive topics affecting society today, migration. Another Country – Contemporary Artists on Immigration which runs from 1st December 2018 – 17th March 2019. The exhibition brings together new and existing work from eleven artists from distinct ethnic and […]

TEENY TINY TODDLERS ARE BLASTING INTO SPACE

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is inviting the littlest kids to come join the fun at their annual Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest. The event runs for five days from Monday 7 – Friday 11 January 2019 and a new theme of space will be the focus for the activities. From galaxies to stars, spacemen […]

WHERE TO VISIT SANTA THIS YEAR IN EDINBURGH

Boy, Santa does get around at this time of year! Make dreams come true for your little ones with a visit to the man in the big red suit – check out the list of venues below. Ho! ho! ho! Santa’s Grotto at the Gyle Meet Santa and receive an early Christmas present for £5. Photo […]

MAKE YOUR FAMILY TRADITIONS IN THE HOME OF HOGMANAY

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay puts family time at the heart of the celebrations, with earlier fireworks shows, fancy dress, family-friendly ceilidhs, and of course the stunning traditional Torchlight Procession. Hogmanay isn’t just about that midnight moment and since taking over the event last year Underbelly has developed the celebrations to ensure that those with young children have […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AT THE KING’S THEATRE

Last staged as the Christmas panto at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh way, way back in 1946, we’re delighted to welcome back Beauty and the Beast! Bringing the ‘tale as old as time’ bang up to date with popular songs, spectacular special effects and hilarious comedy routines, the spell-binding show stars legendary dame Allan Stewart as Mrs Potty and […]

LIGHT NIGHT SPECTACULAR IS BACK THIS SUNDAY TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF EDINBURGH’S CHRISTMAS 2018 SEASON!

Light Night, George Street / Sunday, 18 November 3pm – 5pm Light Night is a free community event on the afternoon of 18 November on George Street which marks the opening of Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 season. This special event is hosted by Forth One’s Arlene Stuart with local Edinburgher Saskia Eng of The Voice fame […]

THE BEST VINTAGE STORES IN EDINBURGH

Vintage lovers rejoice! Edinburgh has an amazing selection of vintage stores, so if you enjoy a rummage through the rails for that unique vintage find, then you are in luck. Below are our go-to stores. THOSE WERE THE DAYS Located in lovely Stockbridge, Those Were The Days is a little treasure trove of vintage loveliness. The […]

MONTPELIERS COCKTAIL CLUB IS BACK!

What better way to celebrate the festive season than to visit some of Edinburgh’s most popular bars for some refreshing cocktails at a price you simply can’t refuse – with Cocktail Club exclusive wristbands. Wristbands cost £4. The Cocktail Club wristband will allow you to get merry on a selection of cocktails from their stylish bars […]

CHRISTMAS MARKET AT EAST PRINCES STREET GARDENS RETURNS FOR 2018

The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items! The traditional and romantic Christmas Market in the heart of the City of Edinburgh offers a unique shopping experience for every visitor with its fair of crafters, artists, gift shops and gastronomic surprises. […]

FESTIVE FIVE-STAR FRINGE HIT TO FEATURE OPERA SINGER ALONGSIDE FORMER POLITICIAN AND PIANIST

A British-American opera singer and an award-winning Edinburgh-based former politician and professional pianist will perform a festive adaptation of a five-star Fringe hit show in the Capital next month. Andrea Baker, the internationally-renowned mezzo soprano, and former SNP councillor Richard Lewis will present a tinsel-tinged edition of Sing Sistah Sing, a celebration of Christmas and […]

KING’S THEATRE EDINBURGH REDEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES

Capital Theatres, the charitable trust which runs the Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio, is delighted to officially launch the King’s Theatre Edinburgh Redevelopment Campaign with the announcement of the architect for the project, Bennetts Associates and the unveiling of their initial designs for the building’s transformation. The unveiled designs for the redeveloped King’s […]

MIMI’S BAKEHOUSE MOVES INTO CITY ART CENTRE

Mimi’s Bakehouse moves into City Art Centre serving up a tasty new partnership for Edinburgh Edinburgh’s much-loved family bakery has taken up residency within one of the city’s leading contemporary art exhibition spaces, The City Art Centre. Opening on 6th November, the exciting new partnership sees the team behind the hugely popular Mimi’s Bakeries, restaurants […]

EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEK IS IN FULL SWING!

If you are thinking ahead to this weekend, then don’t forget to factor in a visit to Edinburgh Cocktail Week’s Cocktail Village at Festival Square, or visit some of the 80+ bars in Edinburgh who are part of it, and are offering their very own signature cocktails to wristband holders for only £4. We sampled […]

GAMES NIGHT AT BEETROOT SAUVAGE: HALLOWEEN EDITION

Join Beetroot Sauvage (a plant-based cafe and wellness centre in Edinburgh) for an evening of games and snacks. They’ll provide LOADS of games but feel free to bring your favourite too. There will be snacks and drinks on sale and entrance is only £3. No need to book, but please honour the rsvp so they have […]

SING-A-LONG CINEMA: DIRTY DANCING

Sing-A- Long Cinema: Dirty Dancing is coming to Edinburgh. Sing-a-Long Cinema Edinburgh will be projecting the sing-a-long version of Dirty Dancing on a huge screen! There will be performers throughout show to help show you recreate those famous dance moves, as well as a FREE prop bag with everything to need to celebrate one of the best […]

SPECTACULAR CINEMA MEETS SPELLBINDING LIVE ORCHESTRA AT EDINBURGH’S USHER HALL

Edinburgh audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience film favourites as never before – with the magic of a live orchestra. The fabulous Senbla Concert Orchestra will provide the orchestral backdrop to British Christmas cinematic classic, Love Actually. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells ten separate […]

EXCITEMENT BUILDS WITH LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO UNTIL EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEK STARTS AND THEIR NEW COCKTAIL VILLAGE AT FESTIVAL SQUARE OPENS

Excitement Builds with Less than a Week to Go until Edinburgh Cocktail Week Starts and their New Cocktail Village at Festival Square Opens This year’s expanded format sees the city-wide cocktail festival spread across seven days; 83 participating bars; a new Secret Spirits Study on Queen Street; and a huge Cocktail Village at Festival Square […]

EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEK – OCTOBER 15-21, 2018

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Reveal Over 80 Signature Cocktails and Full Programme of Events, Parties and Masterclasses Ahead of Next Month’s Festival A Whisky Escape Room challenge, over participating 80 bars, a new Cocktail Village, a hidden Masterclass Hub, a Pornstar Martini Party, and distillery tours are just some of the highlights you can look forward […]

THE CRAFT BEER EXPERIENCE IS COMING TO EDINBURGH

Calling all lager lovers, IPA aficionados, porter experts and craft connoisseurs, the Craft Beer Experience is coming to Edinburgh 15th – 17th November. The Edinburgh Craft Beer Experience promises to be a truly immersive beer event, taking over all three floors of the Assembly Roxy on Roxburgh Place to bring you a taste of the […]

REVIEW: THE GARDENER ON ASHTON LANE, GLASGOW

We love a trip to the west coast of Scotland, so recently we took a weekend visit to Glasgow. With the West End being one of our favourite spots, and whist wondering down Ashton Lane, we came across The Gardener. This was a great find. Internally the decor is lovely, and there is even some […]

REVIEW: COMRIE CROFT, HOSTEL & CAMPSITE IN CRIEFF

Comrie Croft is an award-winning green destination including a farmstead hostel, group accommodation, camping, nordic kåtas, walking trails, wildlife viewing and some of the best compact mountain-biking in the country. It’s about an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, and sits minutes from the town centre of Crieff. We visited for a couple of days last week and […]

REVIEW: THE MANNA HOUSE BAKERY

We took a visit to South Queensferry yesterday, with the aim to find somewhere nice for breakfast. We have already visited many of the hotels and coffee shops in the area, and whilst walking on the High Street discovered The Manna House Bakery. It looks great from the outside, so we decided that we would […]

EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEK 2018

Edinburgh Cocktail Week have announced their plans for this year’s event, Monday 15th – Sunday 21st October, which include a huge 750 square meter ‘Cocktail Village’ at Festival Square on Lothian Road, a ‘Secret Spirits Study’ masterclass hub & bar on Queens Street, over 80 of the city’s favourite cocktail bars, and a week-long program […]

THE EDINBURGH GRAND – STUNNING NEW HOTEL

This 5 star initiative definitely deserves the name “Grand”. The Edinburgh Grand opened at the beginning of June, and we visited it this week to see what all the talk was about! It certainly didn’t disappoint. The interior is gorgeous, opulent, and beautifully designed to suit the style of the building. It is housed in the […]

MEAT & MUSIC FESTIVAL HITS EDINBURGH THIS WEEKEND

A new ‘Meats & Beats’ festival, themed around meatylicious street food and music from the past five decades, hits the capital this weekend, 20th – 22nd October. The event will transform Edinburgh’s Assembly Roxy into a carnivores’ paradise, where attendees can feast on a smorgasbord of street food – mainly the sticky, juicy, BBQ’d variety […]

THE IVY ON THE SQUARE, EDINBURGH | REVIEW

The Ivy on the Square, Edinburgh The much-awaited opening of The Ivy on the Square is happening tomorrow (September 20), and we were lucky enough to have a sneak preview lunch there yesterday, and can happily report back that we think you will LOVE it. The atmosphere is elegant, and decor is stunning. You can […]

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL MAGIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES RETURN OF MAGICFEST CHRISTMAS

Edinburgh International Magic Festival Announces the Return of MagicFest Christmas and a Move to Traverse Theatre After a successful launch of their festive edition last year, MagicFest Christmas are delighted to return with ‘The Secret Gift’ Christmas Special, 27th – 30th December, featuring stars of magic from around the UK and special guest performers from […]

CAN YOU ESCAPE AT THE NEW ESCAPE REALITY IN EDINBURGH?

Can you escape at Escape Reality? We had the pleasure of being invited to the launch night of a brand new escape room in Edinburgh, called Escape Reality. As soon as you walk into the space you can tell that it is going to be a different experience to other escape rooms that you may […]

THE IVY ON THE SQUARE IN EDINBURGH TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 20

Well, we are waiting on The Ivy on the Square opening in Edinburgh with bated breath! The official opening day is September 20, 2017. Having been to The Ivy in London a few times, we cannot wait to try out their new restaurant right on our doorstep. With something for everyone, The Ivy on the […]

PROSECCO AND BALLS IS COMING TO EDINBURGH

So this is actually happening…. Prosecco and Balls – take yourself back to when you were a kid and loved playing in ball pits, and now think about your current love of prosecco. Put both of these together for an unusual way to spend a night out! At this event you can immerse yourself in half […]

EDINBURGH TEQUILA FESTIVAL

Say no more words, we are there already! The Tequila Festival (a Mexican Fiesta which is currently touring the UK) is coming to Edinburgh on November 18, 2017! The festival will have:- Live music and DJ’s Over 30 different Tequilas Processions & Piñatas Tequila Cocktail Bar Tacos Fajitas & more Upon arrival, your Tequila tasting […]

MEAT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR EDINBURGH

A new ‘Meats & Beats’ festival, themed around meatylicious street food, and music from the past five decades, has been announced for the Capital, 20th – 22nd October. The event will transform the city centre Assembly Roxy into a carnivores’ paradise, where attendees can feast on a smorgasbord of street food – mainly the sticky, […]

INAUGURAL EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEKEND JUST GOT BIGGER!

The Capital’s cocktail enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that more bars and pop-up spaces have been revealed for the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend, 6th – 8th October, with new bars including Whistle Stop Barber Shop, Brewhemia, WestRoom, The Villager and Usquabae Bar. New additions take the total number of bars taking part across the […]

THE BEST BEER GARDENS IN EDINBURGH

When the weather is lovely, there is nothing better than gathering a group of friends and heading to a beer garden. There are plenty to choose from in Edinburgh, and we have selected our favourites below:- THE PEARTREE This is a popular outdoor space – there is plenty of room, and it attracts a mixed crowd […]

THE BEST PLACES FOR VEGAN FOOD IN EDINBURGH

Edinburgh has a vast selection of amazing eateries, and a vast selection who cater for vegans. There are dedicated restaurants and cafes for vegetarians/vegans, and also lots of places who either have a separate vegetarian/vegan menu, a dairy-free selection, or are happy to adjust a dish to suit. Below are some of the places that […]

MAGICFEST 2017 | EDINBURGH JUNE/JULY

MagicFest Announces Biggest Programme to Date with Levitations Theme and New Events that will Bring Edinburgh’s Historic Venues and their Untold Secrets to Life Building upon the success of last year, MagicFest has announced their biggest festival to date for their 8th year programme, inviting Edinburgh and magic fans from afar to ‘let their imagination […]

FestivALE4 AT SUMMERHALL, EDINBURGH

FestivALE4 – Summerhall’s Beer, Spirits and Street Food Festival RETURNS! This year, FestivALE4 will showcase limited edition, can’t-get-anywhere-else beers from our brewers, along with some interesting concoctions from the Cocktail Kitchen and our very own Bar of Unearthly Delights. Pickering’s will be showcasing their distilled on-site, hand-made gin. Street Food courtesy of our partners at […]

FILM FEST IN THE CITY | EDINBURGH

Film Fest in the City is back again for the sixth year – a free, outdoor movie event in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. The line-up is as follows:- Friday 16th June What’s Up, Doc 4.30pm – 6.05pm  (Cert U, 1 hr 34 mins, 1972) Labyrinth 6.20pm – 8pm  (Cert U, 1hr 38mins, 1986) Avengers Assemble 8.15pm – […]

NEW LIFE & STYLE EDINBURGH EVENT COMING IN JULY

Award-winning event organisers, Essential Edinburgh, have announced an exciting new ‘Life & Style Edinburgh’ event for the city this summer featuring celebrity and local speakers, workshops, fashion shows, free beauty treatments and over 40 city centre businesses to showcase the best of life in the capital on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July. The event […]

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