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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

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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.

TradFest Edinburgh Launch: Be in the Flow!

TradFest Launch

ENLIVENING some 26 venues across Edinburgh from 29 April to 11 May, with its hub the ever-creative Scottish Storytelling Centre, this year’s TradFest – an ambitiously wide-ranging celebration of tradi

Fergie - ra oan-line Fringe tipster

When EdinburghGuide.com started covering the Fringe festival at the beginning of the millennium, John Ritchie introduced a tongue-in-cheek, daily diary about a fictitious Fringe-goer called Fergie.

Funeral for John Ritchie - Friday 14 March 2014

We have just heard that the funeral for John Ritchie, who was the Editor of EdinburghGuide.com, will take place on Friday, 14th March 2014 at 1.30pm at Rosslyn Chapel

Sad death of John Ritchie

John Ritchie

The very sad news was received over the weekend of the untimely death of John Ritchie, who was one of the founder members of this website way back well over

Tian Tian Voted "Favourite Panda Outside China"

Tian Tian

Edinburgh Zoo’s female giant panda Tian Tian, also known as Sweetie, has been voted the "favourite panda outside of China", scooping gold in the "panda version of the

Hogmanay Hero King Creosote to Perform with The Big Project in Broomhouse

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After Edinburgh welcomed in the New Year with a stellar cast of homegrown talent, one act in particular is causing a real stir for the children and young people at The BIG Project, in Broomhouse.

New Edinburgh Trams Branding Revealed

Transport for Edinburgh, the organisation that runs public transport in the capital, showed off its new

Scottish Tree Huggers Still Hopeful of World Record

The famed wit, Samuel Johnson, once said in his travels in Scotland with friend James Boswell in the 1770s, that "A tree might be a show in Scotland as a horse in Venice."