Category Archives: Scotland

Murrayfield Stadium

Eggchasers of Edinburgh

Fervour from the 2015 Rugby World Cup may be cooling but, Scotland has a fantastic and proud rugby heritage and international rugby weekends truly bring Edinburgh to life. As well as this one of Scotland’s two rugby union teams it based in the city, giving it an even more thriving and passionate rugby community. Edinburgh is proud of its rugby teams, both international and local, and the city invites in many fans every single year to see what they’re made of. Continue reading

Scott Monument

Edinburgh Writers – Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott was an Edinburgh writer, who rose to fame as a poet and soon after a novelist and writer in general. He is most renowned as the founder of the historical novel genre featuring chivalry, romance and acts of gallantry. Scott’s influence on Edinburgh’s culture is epitomised by the opening of Edinburgh’s central railway station in 1854, given the name Waverley, after Scott’s novel. Continue reading


Edinburgh Writers – Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is one of Edinburgh’s greatest living writers and he has a fantastically vibrant and interesting background, much of which is present in his huge canon of work. He is most famous for the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and also the Scotland Street Novels, set in Edinburgh. Continue reading

Edinburgh in Autumn

Edinburgh in September

Visiting Edinburgh after festival season is over doesn’t have to be a wash out, in fact it’s anything but. The city is alive with action, culture and things to do every month of the year and September is no different. There are musicians to see, shows to watch, exhibitions to enjoy and much much more to enjoy in Edinburgh this September. Continue reading


Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an important date in the Edinburgh events calendar, steeped in military history and celebrating the role and value of the military, from Edinburgh and far beyond. Not surprisingly it is of special importance to us at the Royal Scots Club. It brings in performers from over 48 countries with many tourists coming to Edinburgh primarily to see it. It is televised in 40 countries around the world, it offers something different and is a truly iconic piece of Edinburgh’s modern history. Continue reading


The Botanics

Known locally as simply “The Botanics”, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is an oasis of peace and tranquillity, only a few minutes from the heart of the bustling centre. It is just over a mile from the The Royal Scots Club, with 72 acres of stunning scenery, exceptionally tended gardens and a whole programme of events to be enjoyed. Continue reading