Category: Culture

National Museum of Scotland: Rip It Up

Hailing from Manchester, I’m very aware of my musical heritage and the disproportioned input my home town has provided to the worlds cultural activities in the last fifty years.  From the Hacienda to the regeneration of the Halle, as a…

Edinburgh Festival 2018: Clara Cupcakes

Anybody growing up in the middle to late eighties will feel a tinge of remembrance when you sit down to attend CLARA CUPCAKES – THE WORST as the music playing around the cosy environs of the auditorium is reminiscent of…

Edinburgh Festival 2018: Claire Sullivan

CLAIRE SULLIVAN is a friendly lady.  As we entered the auditorium for her one woman show she was there on stage smiling and welcoming us in.  Dressed as, I think, a snowman. The surrealist show that Claire has produced starts…

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

An absolute must for nature lovers, the Wildlife Photographer of the year display in the National Museum of Scotland is a stunning display of photographs that had been submitted for the prestigious award, displayed in a manner designed to bring…

The National Museum of Scotland – Tour 3

The National Museum of Scotland has three free 1 hour tours during the course of a day.  The first two are the same every day, focussing on an overview of the museum at 11am and the history of Scotland at…

The National Museum of Scotland – Tour 2

If you want a bullet point synopsis of Scottish history, then look no further than the National Museum of Scotland.  At 1pm every day a daily tour through this nation’s dramatic past can be viewed for an hour, and best…

The National Museum of Scotland – Tour 1

The National Museum of Scotland is a vast treasure chest, literally, in some cases, standing in all its glory adjacent to Greyfriars Bobby and is a must-see for any visitor to the City.  For someone who calls this City their…

Darnleys Bed

If you want a quick and effortless way to check off all the major locations to visit in Edinburgh, Marketing Edinburgh have produced an excellent bullet point guide which is available in hard copy or on its website.  Entitled ‘Edinburgh’s…

Down To Earth

I’ve talked on this site before about how lucky, in this one of the most coldest and miserable weather climates, to have the national museum of Scotland opening it’s doors for the price of a donation only.  Particularly on this…

National Museum of Scotland: Oil

The National Museum of Scotland is the icing on the cake of the Edinburgh tourist scene.  Whilst other big-name tourist attractions will bring the visitors flocking to this most beautiful of cities, the discovery of the Museum is a fantastic…