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…

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…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

If you are visiting the Scottish National Portrait Gallery the first thing to do is just examine how beautiful the building actually is. Proudly sitting on the corner of York Place and Queen Street it is a rich gothic tapestry…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017: Jonny Awsum

You may have heard of Jonny Awsum.  If you watch Britain’s Got Talent almost certainly you will have.  His audition on the show has now been watched by 1.3 million viewers on YouTube.  If you are not a fan of…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017: Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus is a talented guy.  He first came to public prominence under the guise of Porky the Poet, reading his own radical punk poetry on the burgeoning indie music scene in the mid-eighties.  He is best known as a…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017: Jonny & The Baptists

If you are looking to kick-start an evening of Fringe festivities that will banish the cobwebs and revive you in preparation for another night of revelry I can think of no better alternative than going along to see comedy music…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Our Man In Havana

Our man in Havana is a fast paced farce in the best of traditions, created by a young theatre company entitled Spies Like Us.  Set in Cuba during the cold War era a struggling English vacuum cleaner salesman seizes on…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: John Shuttleworth

There is a very fine music hall tradition centring around the Industrial Revolution towns in Northern England dating back a couple of hundred years that spurned a whole division of rather unique and quirky stage acts which have baffled many…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Bernie Keith

Bernie Keith from minute one on stage is an instantly likeable, friendly chap who clearly has a unique way of bonding with all sectors of society.  That’s the impression I obtained immediately as I scanned the room looking at the…