Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday in Edinburgh

The theme of this year’s Light Night, Edinburgh’s Christmas’s Opening Ceremony, is Christmas Songs and Carols. Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, the Rt Hon Donald Wilson, said: “Getting Edinburgh’s Christmas festivities off to a dazzling start, Light Night is an outstanding display of fireworks, carol singing and lights. As More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Edinburgh to be Hogmanay city once again

The organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Unique Events, promise the hottest part on the planet this year right here in Edinburgh. The celebrations run from 30 December 2014 to 1 January 2015 to delight tourists More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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History Festival continues this week

‘Previously…’, Scotland’s History Festival, continues this week with a range of events for all ages.  The second week of the three-week long celebration of Scottish history has drama, music, a history More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Through Border Eyes: Sir Walter Scott and John Buchan

We all like to think we know about Sir Walter Scott; plenty of us have visited Abbotsford, his beloved Borders home – we may even have seen Ivanhoe (the film version, that is…), and most of us have More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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The Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014: Witches Brew

Fiona Herbert; photo courtesy of Solen Collet Witches will be much in evidence at the end of this week. Adults and children alike will be dressing up in all manner of witch-like garb, partying, trick-or-treating, More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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The Scottish International Storytelling Festival: From The Pacific Coast

Photo courtesy of Solen Collet Dawne McFarlane first visited Vancouver Island over 25 years ago. Coming from Toronto, she had hardly seen the sea before – but now she was heading for the remote north of the More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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The Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014 – Mercat Tours

Think only modern architects make mistakes? Fondly imagine that if your house had been built in the 18th century you wouldn’t have that mouldy bathroom? Well think again! On Friday, as part of the Scottish More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Africa in Motion – Scotland African Film Festival 2014

Where can you see a 1927 silent film about Zulu culture, a documentary about the Rwandan genocide and a thriller set in Guinea-Bissau? At the 2014 Scotland African Film Festival is where! Looking Back, Reaching More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, October 5th, 2014
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Star Flyer moving to East Princes Street Gardens this Christmas

  Regular readers will know that The Edinburgh Reporter was persuaded to go on the Star Flyer last year just before it was opened to the public for the Christmas period. Then it was sited in St Andrew Square, More...

By Reader On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Dusherra Festival 2014

  The Scottish Indian Arts Forum in its 20th year, is proud to present Dusherra 2014, the largest celebration of the Indian community in Scotland. In the 20 years since its inception, thousands of people from More...