Free Comedy at the Fringe – It’s Thea-Skot in Here…

I find myself climbing a grotty stairwell in a near-derelict upper building of a pub to check out Alison Thea-Skot… There must be very few cities in the world that felt as alive as Edinburgh did last Monday night.  A…

Amée Smith – Relax It’s Not About You

It’s early days, the beginning of the festival, and still the City is slowly grinding into gear for the mass influx of visitors to take on the shows on offer, which means most shows are running to less than capacity,…

A magic evening in Edinburgh…

Being welcomed into the warmth of Summerhall’s embrace is always enjoyable but Friday evening had a particularly magically twist with the launch of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival With a mission to celebrate the art of magic and inspire audiences, they…

Comedy Nights at the Granary in Leith

Comedy nights in the Granary Leith bar take place on the last Friday of every month.  It’s a relatively new affair run by performer and compere Paul McDougall.  Due to the Leith festival taking place this week Paul ran an…

The Arches Launch in Edinburgh

On a classic Scottish summer day somewhere between sun and rain, The Arches in Edinburgh’s East End roared to a splendid opening with fizz, food trucks and fan fare. The Waverley Arches are a row of 19 newly renovated Victorian…

Chocolate and Whisky Delights

An unusually cold Friday May evening in May found me dashing to the welcoming Queen Street home of the Scottish Malt Whisky Society and, for one night only, home to Pacari Chocolate for a pairing tasting evening. We were introduced to…

Tony Singh and Michael Smith at Tigerlily Edinburgh

  In the glittering, newly refurbished surroundings of Edinburgh’s Tigerlily we dined in style with a 6 course tasting menu from top chefs Tony Singh and Michael Smith of BBC Great British Menu fame. We were welcomed with a glass…

Gin Festival fizzes at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange

  What better way to spend a wet, windy early autumn Edinburgh evening than in the grand space of the Corn Exchange for the Gin Festival! On arrival we were met with cheery, well informed hosts who provided each visitor with a…

A stunner of a new wine and cheese bar in Stockbridge

Shrouded in an air of anticipation for weeks as the locals  peered into the windows of this prime spot on Hamilton Place, Thursday night saw the launch of Smith & Gertrude, a new wine and cheese spot set to rock…