People’s Postcode Lottery helps the Book Festival expand

  Funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery will help the book festival reach even more people next year. The Edinburgh International Book Festival announced today that, thanks to generous support of £175,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, plans were now being put in place to develop a wide-ranging programme of exciting literature More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 8th, 2014

MP’s Christmas card designed by local children

This weekend Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, celebrated the success of his annual Primary School Christmas card design competition at an awards ceremony in Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll. More than 2,000 children More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Watch out Lewis Hamilton – Steve Cardownie is quick off the mark

Yesterday West Princes Street Gardens came alive to the sound of three Formula 1 drivers racing up and down near the Ross Bandstand, but it was all for a good cause. Jenson Button, Mika Hakkinen and Kevin Magnussen More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 4th, 2014

The Loony Dook 2014 needs a sponsor

  The Loony Dook takes place in South Queensferry on 1 January 2015. It is a hugely successful and popular event, but it desperately needs a sponsor who would give their name to the event and get worldwide More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Bruntsfield turn on their Christmas lights

Tonight Bruntsfield turned on their lights outside the Eric Liddell centre where a small crowd of families had gathered. TV and radio celebrity More...

By Anna Kaye On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Edinburgh’s Christmas – Stained Glass Window Project

Edinburgh’s Christmas is in full swing, and you can happily spend a day on skates, swings and helter-skelters, partaking of pancakes, pies and pretzels and enjoying everything else the markets have to offer. If, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Edinburgh’s Christmas – Scotch and Soda are in town

A dusty bar. A rowdy mob of misfits. Lose yourself in the extraordinary beauty and power of Scotch and Soda – a whisky-soaked evening of raucous circus, dance and music. The Edinburgh Reporter NEWS Scotch and More...

By Reader On Monday, November 24th, 2014

Christmas in the Grassmarket

3-D WINTER SPECTACLE TO LIGHT UP THE GRASSMARKET A giant Winter Lights display and Christmas Spectacle involving 3-D projections will light up the Grassmarket this Christmas. Greater Grassmarket, in association More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Edinburgh’s Christmas is here

Yes it really is that time of the year again. The Christmas Wheel is now up in Princes Street Gardens and the Star Flyer is whizzing people to screaming pitch alongside this year. In St Andrew Square, much to the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Qatar Airways sponsor St Andrew Square skating rink

Edinburgh’s Christmas launches today with Light Night and in advance of that new sponsorship has just been announced for the skating in St Andrew Square. Qatar Airways has been announced as the main sponsor More...