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Letter from Scotland

This weekend it’s “show time” down on the farm.  Scotland’s food industry is putting on its 178th annual Royal Highland Show at Ingliston on the western edge of Edinburgh.  Some 200,000 people are expected...

At the Festival Theatre – Kiss Me Kate

COLE PORTER’S KISS ME KATE Wednesday 4 to Saturday 7 July 2018 Though Shakespeare’s original conceit might be sailing perilously close to the buffeting winds of politically incorrectness and cocking a snook, so to speak, at gender...

Taste test volunteers wanted

One of Scotland’s top food brands is looking for around 600 volunteers from the public to take part in blind taste tests. Mackie’s is teaming up with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and its high-tech mobile...

Books – ‘Speaking the Piano’ by Susan Tomes

Susan Tomes, a concert pianist living in Edinburgh, has a new book just out. It's called 'Speaking the Piano'. Susan has written four previous books about performance, but her fifth book is about her experiences...

At the Royal Highland Show – safety advice from SP Energy Networks

SP Energy Networks will be at the Royal Highland Show from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 June 2018 hoping to increase awareness among local farmers and those in the agricultural community of the dangers...

Review: Summer Holiday – The Musical ***

Last week I attended Titanic the Musical which, by its very nature, was a sombre yet powerful production. This Tuesday I was at an all together more upbeat affair as Summer Holiday the Musical...

EIFF 2018 – Puzzle

The International Premiere of Puzzle takes place on Wednesday this week 20 June 2018 at the Festival Theatre. Kelly Macdonald who stars as Agnes in the film will attend the premiere along with Director...

Annuale 2018 at Leith Walk Police Box

Annuale is a grassroots arts festival with events being held around Edinburgh. Opening night is Friday 22nd June 2018. At Leith Walk police box three Scottish based artists are collaborating for the first time. Jack Low,...

Five-star award for Capital B&B

Edinburgh's Barony House has received a five-star Guest House Quality Assurance award from the national tourism organisation in recognition of its exceptional standards. The Newington-based B&B previously held a Four-Star Gold status and Barony House...

A passport to summer fun with Edinburgh Leisure

With the summer holidays soon approaching, you could set your child up for a summer challenge by taking part in Edinburgh Leisure’s ‘Summer Swim Passport’. Not only will your little one keep active and...