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Night Walk For Edinburgh

Usually I silently curse pedestrians wandering around the city engrossed on their mobile phones to the extent they’ve blocked out the world around them.  However, after attending the event NIGHT WALK FOR EDINBURGH I am happy to concede that sometimes…

1902

The Saltire Sky Theatre Company is a team of young, ambitious actors keen to make their mark staging gritty realistic plays about life for young people in Edinburgh. I went along tonight to see the first play stage by the…

Edinburgh Castle

Dominating the City skyline, visible across the cityscape, Edinburgh Castle sits atop the abrasive volcanic rock towering over the beautiful brownstone architecture to help create a unique landscape that no other major City can compete with. This backdrop will always…

Chocolatarium

When visiting Edinburgh sooner or later the steep pavements and the horizontal winds are going to take their toll and you will feel in need of some sustenance.  Chocolate will give you the energy boost you require, so I suggest…

Gilded Balloon

Gilded Balloon Basement is an oft-forgotten secret, nestling snugly between Princess Street and George Street, and easily dismissed by visitors at first glance as a dimly lit backstreet.  And yet its home to a wide range of bars and restaurants,…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019: Look Up

Ruth Cockburn explained from the beginning why her show at the Beehive Inn was called LOOK UP.  “It is an attempt to get everyone to stop looking at their phones, to look around them what’s going on.” She then evidenced…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019: Loki

DARREN MCGARVEY has endured a stratospheric rise to fame.  In 2018, the book he wrote, ‘Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass’ was awarded the Orwell book prize for political writing.  In it he embarks the reader on a…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019: Yuriko Kotani

As someone who has attempted to learn a foreign language and then felt far too shy to use any of it in its country of origin, I greatly admire foreign speakers.  Someone who is prepared to get on a stage…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019: Anna & Helen

A packed auditorium at teatime on a humid Saturday, and the audience would need a show to help break through that difficult period of afternoon fatigue before the evening Fringe revelry kicks in. Step forward Anna and Helen, with their…

National Museum of Scotland – August 2019

Usually I’m diving into the National Museum of Scotland to avoid the terrible Edinburgh weather, but unusually at the start of the Fringe festival and a busy time on the surrounding streets of the city its great to head away…