All aboard for inaugural steam rail route

The iconic Forth Rail Bridge which is crossed by the train during the trip A chance to step back in time and travel by steam train on Scotland’s newest scenic rail route as well as cross the iconic Forth Rail Bridge is back on the timetable this summer. Passengers will have the opportunity to travel on a train hauled by a Black Five steam locomotive More...

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By Nigel Duncan On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Forth cruise offers rich birdlife experience

The iconic Forth Rail Bridge and the birdwatching tour starts here. Picture by Nigel Duncan Media Bird watching has fast become one of the hottest pastimes with millennials so Maid of the Forth has launched its More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Theatre review: The Attic Collective perform War In America – Former Royal High School

Our rating ***.5 ‘It’s times like this I really wished I’d listened to what my Mother said!’ What did she say? ‘I don’t really know, I wasn’t listening!’ Counter-intuitively, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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At The Queen’s Hall in June

The Queen’s Hall is one of Edinburgh’s best-loved music venues. It holds 900 people and so the concerts are intimate and very varied! 3 June 2017 Meadows Chamber Orchestra : Evans/Westwell Peter Evans: More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Visiting the Scottish Parliament

Anyone can visit the Scottish Parliament building six days a week, but there is now increased security at the public entrance. This is in common with many other public buildings across the UK, but may mean a slight More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places

Pete Irvine may be known as the man who first brought us Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, but he is also an author. SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places is an eclectic and very personal mix of the most beautiful and interesting More...

By Nigel Duncan On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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‘Water way to go’ as temperature soars

Harvey McLaren with his pink watering can gives plants a good soaking Dobbies report soaring sales of watering cans, hoses and sprinklers as the temperature rises. Steve Guy, horticultural expert at Dobbies said: More...

By Nigel Duncan On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Silver Whisper – cruising in the lap of luxury

The elegant Silver Whisper docked at Leith while on a round Britain cruise. Picture by Nigel Duncan Media The No 11 bus inched its way down Leith Walk from Edinburgh’s bustling city centre which was packed with More...

By Matthew Farnham On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Craft beer festival arrives today

This weekend Edinburgh is graced with the inaugural Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival at the Biscuit Factory. The ticketed event has over 30 brewers from across the globe offering tasting sessions and artisan street More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Brookmyre offering unique prize at Royal Blind event

If you like crime fiction (and there is plenty of it being written right here in Edinburgh!) then you might like to book a place at the Royal Blind fundraising event ‘Afternoon Tea with Scotland’s Crime More...