Scotland is part of Europe too!

Dates for your diary –

  • 6 May 2014 – deadline to register to vote
  • 9 May 2014 – Europe Day celebrations
  • 22 May 2014 – European Parliament elections in UK




Here is a picture of a tram. After many years of waiting. After many years of dug up road after many political squables. Yes we now have trams.

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Advocates Close

Advocates Close, off the High Street in the Old Town, offers one of the most beautiful and unexpected views you can find in the city.

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Miss DixieBelle

Are you a vintage girl?  Are you into retro chic? MissDixieBelle just across from Bruntsfield Links can make your look complete.

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Long before social media, if you had goods or services to sell, what better way to advertise than painting on the wall outside your front door.

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Best Flea Market

On the last Saturday of the month the Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street is the location for the best Flea Market in Edinburgh.

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John Napier

Bruntsfield, at the heart of south Edinburgh is the home to the Merchiston campus of Edinburgh Napier University.  Peek through the dismal concrete 1960’s construction on Colinton Road and you will be rewarded with a glimpse of Merchiston Tower.

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Picture House

All that remains of The New Palace Cinema in Edinburgh’s High Street is the ornamental carved stonework proclaiming its name.  This picture house was visited by film-fans in cinemas heyday from 1929 Continue reading Picture House


Botantic Gardens

When you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city there is no better place to retreat to that the tranquil Royal Botanic Garden.

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Joyce McMillan - Online

Recent writing by Joyce McMillan, theatre critic and columnist in Scotland


All the current happenings at Edinburgh Zoo, Highland Wildlife Park and RZSS.

Slow Food Edinburgh

Supporting good, clean, fair food in Edinburgh & beyond.