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…

National Museum of Scotland: Art of Glass

Another event for me to see in the National Museum of Scotland, ART OF GLASS. I didn’t know what to expect to see when visiting this event today as glass as an art form was not something I’d really stopped…

National Museum of Scotland: Modernist Jewellery

Usually when I’m ducking into the National Museum Scotland it’s to escape the typically bleak Scottish weather.  A welcome and warming retreat out of Edinburgh’s cold environs. However today as I visit I’m escaping the summer heatwave of which nobody…

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…

Museum of Flight

“How could they deal with all those buttons?”  The man stood silently staring into the cockpit, shaking his head and muttering those words to me.  He was looking into the BOAC pilot seating and I could tell he was astounded…

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…