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Here are our tips:- First tip is to get a membership rather than buying a day ticket. On the Edinburgh Zoo website the membership prices are for example £90 for a couple or £40 for a student. This entitles you to endless free entry to the Zoo and also to the Highland Wildlife Park. The daily price for...

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and is situated in 82 acres of land on the side of a hill in Corstorphine. The many animals there need to be looked after all the time and the zoo is therefore open to the public 365 days a year. The Society also own the Highland Wildlife Park...
Celebrating five years in the West End, last December the producers of Billy Elliot The Musical launched a new initiative, Billy Youth Theatre, allowing schools and youth groups around the country the opportunity to perform their own amateur production of the internationally award-winning show. Edinburgh Gang Show with The Manor School of Ballet are delighted that they will be taking...
On 26th May there is a free workshop funded through the Neighbourhood Partnership Grants to discuss Climate Change and Peak Oil and the effect on Edinburgh. The workshop is being held at 7pm till 9pm at The Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh. The workshop is being held upstairs.

Cycling websites

We may not have found them all........so if you know of a site not listed here then please get in touch! You can email us by clicking here. Edinburgh Cycle Challenge 10-30 May is the workplace challenge which is aimed at encouraging people to try cycling. We explained earlier about the tax incentive Bike to Work scheme...
Ways of increasing the amount of land available for allotments in Scotland have been discussed at the first Growing Spaces summit. Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham chaired the discussion at Falkland House in Fife. The summit was set-up as part of the Scottish Government's commitment to provide more support for 'grow your own' initiatives as part of The National Food and...
We are often out and about and have a real need for wifi wherever we go. It allows us to research articles, answer emails and also post articles to the site whilst on the run. There is apparently a cost to this activity in environmental terms. As well as the coffee which usually accompanies such activities, all the tweets...

City bikes please?

In other European cities there are bikes available for use by citydwellers and visitors alike. In Paris they have the Velib and in Dublin they have Dublin Bikes.....commonly known as 'Dubikes'.....(you really need an Irish accent!) Here is the Dublin Bike in all its glory. They have become very popular in a very short time. The cost is minimal if you...
An advertising campaign to encourage Edinburgh residents to take up energy efficiency measures has been launched. The City of Edinburgh Council is promoting a series of adverts on buses, billboards and bus shelters which will be appearing across the city from April 26. The campaign called ’Save it! Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bills’ aims to help households save money by...

The City Car Club

Edinburgh’s City Car Club is going from strength to strength with the launch of five new cars in the city. This brings the total number of City Cars in Edinburgh to 90 and the Club has plans to increase this to over 100 in coming months to keep up with demand. The cars were launched last week at new locations across...