City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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James III: The True Mirror

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The hit of 2014’s Edinburgh Festival makes a welcome return. We are back in the feuding 15th century where everyone has to navigate the treacherous intrigues of court life.

The Glenn Miller Story, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Tommy Steele and cast in The Glen Miller Story

The oldest ‘swinger’ in town (Tommy Steele), with an orchestra, playing the music of legendary bandleader Glenn Miller adds up to a mellow show.

The Sound of Music (2016), Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Captain von Trapp, Maria and the Children (photo credit, Pamela Raith)

This new production on tour across the UK, celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the film version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s global hit musical, “The Sound of Music.” Starring Julie Andrews and Chri

A Sensational, Sparkling, Skyhigh Welcome to 2016 at Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Calton Hill - Edinburgh's Hogmanay Fireworks

31 December, 2015: New Year celebrations began in Samoa, spreading slowly from east to west across the globe to Auckland, SydNYE, Bangkok, Moscow, Paris ....and then the UK.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shows the World How to Party!

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party  (credit Chris Watt)

Edinburgh's Hogmanay was selected by Patricia Shultz in her bucket list guide, "1000 Places to See Before you Die’ and is also the only festival to appear in t

Priscilla Queen of the Desert 2015, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Priscilla ain’t the only Queen in the desert, as three go gallus in Alice.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, King's Theatre, Review

Snow White at the King's Theatre (Gray, Stott, Stewart

Stalwarts of the annual King's panto serves up some Christmas comedy.

Forth Road Bridge Closed Til New Year Due to "Defective Steelwork"

The Forth Road Bridge is shut until the New Year for repairs following the discovery of defective steelwork in the last few weeks.

Family Portrait: The Scots Italians 1890-1940 Exhibition Celebrated in Fine Italian Style

On Wednesday 2nd December, a new exhibition opened at the National Records of Scotland putting on display a hitherto hidden archive about the Italian communit

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2015), Lyceum, Review

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Susan Lucy, and Aslan

Being evacuated during wartime must have been an adventure for many children.

Cinderella Pantomime, The Brunton, Review

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The well-known tale of Cinderella has been adapted in fine local style for this year’s Brunton Panto by Mark Cox, best known as tight-fisted Tam Mullen from Still Game.

Circa's Beyond, Underbelly - Paradiso Spiegeltent, Review

Circa Beyond

Solving the Rubik’s Cube puzzle is a near impossible task in itself, never mind adding acrobatics into the equation.

Mack & Mabel, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Chichester Festival Theatre production of Mack and Mabel. Michael Ball (Mack).

They came to see Michael Ball, they got Mack Sennet. Best known for his singing, Michael Ball’s characterisation of Mack shows what an excellent actor and performer he is.

The Importance of Being Earnest, King’s Theatre, Review

Sian Phillips as Lady Bracknell

The Bunbury Company of Players have come to town! And they are bringing their revival of Oscar Wilde’s brilliant satire on Victorian hypocrisy The Importance of Being Earnest. What larks!

Boomerang Show Returns to Playhouse

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

Seasons in Colour - Botanic Lights 2015

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Following its extraordinary inaugural success last year when it attracted over 23,000 visitors and won ‘Best Large Event’ at the Scottish Events Awards, Botanic Lights<

Robert Louis Stevenson "Day" Not Just One But Five Days Now

RLS Day on 13 November 2015, Edinburgh’s annual celebration of one of its most famous authors Robert Louis Stevenson, is set for its largest programme yet

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2015 - Release your Party Animal at this year's Festival, 30 December, 2015 - 1 January 2016

Edinburgh's Hogmanay - Fireworks over the Castle, (photo credit, Chris Watt)

There was a sneak media preview today to reveal a few of the cultural events taking place in Edinburgh from 30th December, 2015 to 1st January, 2016 to celebrate the New Year.

Waiting for Godot, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Waiting for Godot

One might imagine theatre has had its share of revolutionary moments, but most of its past is of incremental adjustments.

Video: Cab footage of Borders Railway

The hour-long Edinburgh to Tweedbank railway re-opened today.

Full Steam Ahead once again from Edinburgh to Tweedbank: The Borders Railway is re-launched after nearly 50 years.

Sir Walter Scott (Fergus John McCann) travels on the Borders Railway to Tweedbank (Visit Scotland)

At 8.45am on Sunday 6th September, 2015, an historic occasion took place with the return of a passenger train service from Edinburgh to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders.