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Pentlands Book Festival – tickets now available

Pentlands Book Festival: tickets now released As detailed in the October print issue of The Edinburgh Reporter the Pentlands Book Festival has another strong programme this year: ranging from poetry with Jackie Kay, via the rebel...

Pentlands Book Festival is back!

by Liz Beevers, committee member of Pentlands Book Festival There are huge treats in store for book lovers this Autumn in venues from Colinton to Balerno when  Pentlands Book Festival will welcome Val McDermid and...

The Edinburgh Gin Lounge Festival – a festive alternative in December

Make plans to get together with some friends and do something different this December. The Gin Lounge is coming to Assembly Rooms on George Street with a selection of over 60 different gins to try...

Book Week Scotland – Events to tempt you in November

Book Week Scotland takes place from 19 to 25 November 2018. The national charity Scottish Book Trust concentrates its efforts this week on changing lives through books, reading and writing. There is a full...

Books – ‘Farewell, King Coal’

‘I look back on the decline and death of the coal industry with mixed feelings and say, echoing the words of Shakespeare’s Richard II, ‘Farewell King Coal’…..it is an imponrtant part of the story...

Knitting – next week is Rowan Week at McAree Brothers

McAree Brothers who have a wool shop on Howe Street have told us they will be hosting Rowan Week from 22-26 October.  All of you crafters will know that Rowan Yarns produce high quality knitting...

On the music scene – head for the West End at the end of...

Alive in the West End 26 - 28 October 2018   A series of music events will set toes tapping in Edinburgh’s West End this autumn as a new event, Alive in the West End, is announced.   Pubs,...

Where to Eat – The Fat Pony

There are a few reasons to visit The Fat Pony. If you could live on cheese and cured meats like me you'd be pleased to choose your own selection. The decor is rather lovely: plush and...

Review: Caro Emerald *****

Photo: caroemerald.comI’m always surprised when people tell me they’ve never heard of Caro Emerald. Ask any of the delighted audience at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday night and they will wax lyrical about...

Book Week Scotland – get an author for your event here – deadline is...

Book Week Scotland has launched a programme called Pitch-It and the deadline is tomorrow Monday 15 October 2018 at 12 noon. What is it? A chance for libraries and community groups to meet a bestselling...