Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

Scotland Open Gardens: Belhaven Hill School with Belhaven House. Originally called Winterfield House, the school has retained the formal garden in front of the walled garden, which is accessed through an ornate gate and archway and is laid to lawn with box-edged borders, some containing wildflowers. A gate from the playing field leads to Belhaven House More...

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By Rosemary Kaye On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

Edinburgh Spy Week: Secrecy in the Modern World. A day of events following the diverse forms of secrecy that shape the modern world: (1) 1-2pm: Secret Actors: The Stasi at the Theatre. Dr Laura Bradley uses new More...

By John Knox On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Letter from Scotland

The Kirk’s General Assembly met in Edinburgh this week. The Church of Scotland found itself this week on the devil horns of a dilemma. No, I’m not referring to ministers in same-sex marriages or fracking More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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James Runcie: my work is where death and comedy meet

James Runcie has just been stuck in the lift at Blackwell’s – ‘The calm preparation has gone’. Except of course it hasn’t; without missing a beat he launches into his funny, interesting, More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Cannes Diary 2015: Coming home

I’m sitting here in Nice airport, surrounded by seemingly antisocial ex-holidaymakers waiting to board my flight back to Edinburgh. It’s been a hot, hectic week and despite the fact that I seem to have lived More...

By Reader On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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George Heriot’s School pipers answer the call

Brodie Watson-Massey (left) and Paul Christie (right) of George Heriot’s School Pipe Band will be playing at The Scottish-American WW1 Memorial Day Service at ‘The Call’ Memorial in West Princes Street Gardens More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

01Bookbug: songs, rhymes and stories for pre-school children and their parents and carers. 10.30am today and every Friday (and Tuesday), Muirhouse Library, Pennywell Court. All welcome: free. Crafty Books Time: More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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EDfest.com launches their programme for 2015

All you need to know is that between the 5th and 31st of August this year you could have the time of your life in Edinburgh at one of four Fringe venues all sharing the same ticketing site: Assembly, Gilded Balloon, More...

By Reader On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Hidden Door Secret Courtyard features ‘Sunset Song’ inspired installation

A much loved, leaky old caravan has been transformed into an intriguing art installation for this year’s Hidden Door Festival, thanks to inspiration from the most popular Scottish book of all time – Sunset More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Hard Rock Cafe in big burger giveaway

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh today shut down Parliament Square on the Royal Mile as it gave away free Local Legendary Burgers from its limited edition World Burger Tour menu to hundreds of hungry city-goers. Over 500 More...