City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


RLSDay: Stevenson to the breathing flesh in Shedden's Portrayal

John Shedden as Robert Louis Stevenson in The Laird of Samoa

This week marks the 5th RLSDay organised by Edinburgh City of Literature, so in celebration it's a week long event with 47 events taking place throughout

Boomerang Show Returns to Playhouse

Jason Donovan made a flying visit to Edinburgh on a day that the U.K. was shrouded in fog.

Prometheus: At the Very Edge of Storytelling

Prometheus with Philip Knight and musicina Michael Gosling

The Greek myth of Prometheus is reworked into a series of poems at this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival, performed by writer-actor Philip Knight and set to the haunting guitar of e

Michael Ball, Master Class in Sales Promotion of Mack & Mabel

Michael Ball was in great form at the Playhouse promoting 'Mack & Mabel'.

Festival and Fringe Wraps - the Archive Lives On

Another festival - Edinburgh Guide's 18th festival - has officially drawn to a close marked by last night's explosive spectacle.

Fringe Debut Goddess Tales Showcase Storytelling Females Through Time

Xanthe Gresham Knight on the Mile

With her brand of magical and mythical storytelling, Xanthe Gresham Knight cuts across the lines between storytelling and theatre to showcase the female voice through time with a double debut at the @

Barking Mad Puppetry for Youngsters at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Puppet State Theatre, Theatre of Widdershins and PuppetSoup Dog Creations

Three dogs mean furrowed fur aplenty as the trio battle for scratches behind the ears amongst enchanted visitors at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

21st Edinburgh Mela Programme Announced


The full programme for the 21st Edinburgh Mela launched today, offering its usual enticing mix of world music, dance, interactive craft sessions and a smorgasbord o

Kidnapped: RL Stevenson's Ripping Adventure Yarn Live

Billy Mack and John Winchester - Kidnapped: When Kilts Were Banned

Seven years after its original inception, Donald Smith’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Scottish novel returns to the Scottish Storytelling Centre for two performances.

Pop-up Restaurant Business Caters To Home Diners

Starters served up in a scrap of brown paper, gorse from Arthur's Seat diffused into a mid-course nectar and the creamiest ice-lolly for dessert.

This quirky, pop-up feast from the brilliance of Kith and Kin, the recently formed duo Polly Higginson and Aimie Brown, who met whilst working at Edinburgh’s Gardener’s Cottage, brings all the art and surprise of a nature table to your plate and your doorstep.

'Picture Japan' Painting Competition

The Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh will again be running the painting competition, ‘Picture Japan’.

Mini Veggie Haggis Recipe

Mini veggie haggis

There are many variations on Scotland's national dish, the haggis.

From the Writers Eye: Strange Town Season

Strange Town Christmas Season 2014

Strange Town – dubbed “Edinburgh's startlingly gifted young company” by respected critic Joyce McMillan, enable young people to fulfil their creative potential, showcasing these talents at the

Canongate celebrated at Storytelling Festival Finale

John Fee Book Sleeve

Sunday 2 November sees the Glorious Half-Mile to Holyrood – the Canongate – come to life with a free afternoon of story sessions, walks and tours, followed by the book launch of John Fee’s ‘Old Town T

Challenge Beauty during Body Confidence Week

Juliette Burton

Juliette Burton’s Look at Me received critical acclaim and sold out almost every performance, as well as being nominated for The Skinny’s Talk of the Town Award for Cultural Impact at Edinburgh Fringe

Head to the Borders for Traditions in Place Networking Day


Border ballads, fiddle tunes, traditional tales and dances will be hot topics in Hawick at an upcoming gathering.

Is 24 Hour Psycho Playing Now?

Museum of modern art "landform"

The Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (aka Modern One) was looking picture perfect today. People lounged on the "landform" in the sun.

Fun With An Inflatable - Airpuddle at Boxsmall

Airpuddle at Boxsmall

Even by Edinburgh standards, this seems like a fairly soggy start to the Fringe, especially as it has come after the streak of gorgeous, sunny days in July, which saw people flocking to

Only One Dog In This Pleasance Fringe Preview Show

Pleasance 30 year cake cutting interrupted by dog

It was The Pleasance's turn to hold its Fringe press launch / preview this morning.