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 Soda comes to town from Phyllis Stephen on Vimeo. With physical feats and gypsy beats, this evening’s entertainment features live music More...

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By Reader On Monday, November 24th, 2014
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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
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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
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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...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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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 More...

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...