New boss appointed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Sir Timothy O’Shea, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, has announced the appointment of Shona McCarthy as Chief Executive. Shona was Chief Executive of the Culture Company, which was responsible for leading on Derry-Londonderry’s year as the inaugural UK City of Culture. She was Chief Executive at More...

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By John Preece On Thursday, December 31st, 2015
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Edinburgh’s 2015 Hogmanay Torchlight Procession

40,000 light up Edinburgh’s Princes Street When the press call invitation to the Torchlight Procession flooded into my in-box, I thought ‘Why not, could be interesting…’ The evening started More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
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Tim Peake to welcome 2016 in Edinburgh from the ISS #blogmanay

   Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency, today announced that they will be broadcasting More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Get your Street Party tickets now for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

 Lloyd Smith While some events such as the Concert in the Gardens have already sold out there are still some tickets left for the Street Party in Edinburgh on Hogmanay. Unique Events told us this morning that they More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 28th, 2015
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Old Town Chambers – #Blogmanay starts here!

Old Town Chambers, five star serviced apartments in Edinburgh, is opening the doors to its luxury Penthouse tomorrow, to officially launch #blogmanay, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay social media project. 18 bloggers from More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
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Edinburgh’s Christmas – #streetoflight finishes on Christmas Eve – but still loads to see!

Underbelly have organised Edinburgh’s Christmas for the last three years and they have tried to introduce new things every year. This year the biggest event they have introduced is the Virgin Money Street More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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Edinburgh’s Christmas revels at charity fundraising

Big-hearted Christmas revellers at Edinburgh’s Christmas are helping boost charities – with thousands of pounds already raised – and now have the chance to do more, just by having a wonderful More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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Christmas Gift idea – Tickets for Gardening Scotland

Next year’s Gardening Scotland, which takes place in the grounds of the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh from 3-5 June 2016, has officially opened for online ticket sales. The national gardening event welcomes More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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Christmas Gift idea – Edinburgh Leisure gift card

Don’t wait until Boxing Day to dive into the sales. With Black Friday soon approaching, and for those looking for some Christmas present inspiration, Edinburgh Leisure’s Christmas Gift cards could be just what’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
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Edinburgh’s Christmas – Circa : Beyond

As part of Edinburgh’s Christmas there is an exceptional programme of circus, comedy and cabaret in the Paradiso Spiegeltent with performances from Circa, reviving Beyond, the hit show of the Edinburgh Festival More...