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
This year the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival is packed with every kind of jazz you can imagine and other jazz-inspired music such as electronica and hip-hop too. From bebop to boogie-woogie and Dixieland to Soul, Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival sets the city alive from 17th until 26th July. Continue reading
Edinburgh is a fantastic place to stay if you want to enjoy a round or two of links golf. Beautifully designed courses and the picturesque landscape combine in a golfing experience to remember. We take a closer look at some of the leading golf courses across Edinburgh and the surrounding Lothians. Continue reading
Our home in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, may sound, when written down, like we’re based in a modern industrial business park environment but it couldn’t be further from the truth. As much a part as Edinburgh City Centre as any other, Edinburgh’s New Town is only new by comparison, it was in fact built and developed in the 18th and 19th centuries. This is why buildings such as ours fit in beautifully with the surroundings and give visitors a taste of elegant architecture and some sterling examples of urban town planning at its finest.
What’s on this Christmas in Edinburgh?
Christmas in Edinburgh is a fun and enjoyable experience that everyone should try at least once. Voted one of CNN’s Best Cities for a Winter holiday, there’s a lot to love about Edinburgh in the colder months. Our cobbled streets taken on extra character and the castle looms ominously over the city, even more breath-taking in Winter.
Edinburgh is a magical backdrop for enjoying your Christmas shopping, nights out and a whole array of winter events. Princes Street Gardens become a winter wonderland, complete with fun ice skating rink, Ferris wheel and of course a ginormous festive Christmas tree.
In June 28th 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austro-Hungarian Empire was shot dead in Sarajevo and this signalled, although indirectly, the beginning of World War One. 2014 marks the 100 year centenary of The Great War and as a club setup to honour the fallen The Royal Scots Club simply had to ensure our heroes were remembered on this important occasion. Continue reading
Visiting Edinburgh for the music scene is completely understandable. For jazz and blues fans there is famous Jazz & Blues Festival in July but there are venues across the city to keep fans satisfied for the rest of the year. The joy of such a cosmopolitan city is that there’s something for everyone and jazz and blues fans won’t feel left out. Below is a closer look at some of the best jazz and blues venues Edinburgh has to offer. Continue reading
Scotland’s biggest film festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, is only a few weeks ago so this is the perfect time to take a look at the rich history Scotland has in the world of film. The Scottish film industry is much bigger than anybody would expect and it’s a fascinating choice for different on-location shoots and big blockbusting films. Continue reading
There are descendants of Scots in almost every country of the globe. Finding you’ve got a Scottish blood in your veins is becoming more and more common and family history and genealogy continue to be popular past times. If you’re looking to discover more the Scottish ancestors in your family keep our tips in mind. Continue reading