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How to have the best Edinburgh Fringe ever!

28/04/2017

Edinburgh- The best Festival Destination Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city, full of culture, traditions and entertainment making it clear why there is 4.5 million attendees coming from across the world to visit our great city. Scotland’s capital offers something for everyone, whether you are looking for traditional Scottish cuisine to castle tours, or […]

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Rainy Day Plans: Enjoy Edinburgh even in the Rain

29/12/2016

If you’ve organised a city break or short holiday to Edinburgh, chances are you’re not planning to spend your days basking in the sun. Whilst Edinburgh does get plenty of sun throughout the year, it also gets plenty of rain and there is no reason to let this ruin or negatively affect your break at […]

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Cultural Edinburgh in Winter

07/12/2016

Every year millions of people visit Edinburgh to take in its galleries and museums. Each season brings new and exciting exhibitions and we’re looking more closely at the next few months and some of the newest exhibitions you can enjoy in the city. Monkey Business at the National Museum of Scotland From 9th December until […]

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An Edinburgh Christmas

23/11/2016

No one puts a party on quite as well as the city of Edinburgh and Christmas is no different. All the stops are out for Christmas 2016 and it’s a chance to enjoy world-famous Scottish hospitality and see some of the best of the city lit up like a genuine Christmas Tree! Promising to be […]

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How To Survive The University Drop Off

25/08/2016

With the start of the university term fast approaching we are sure you will be apprehensive as you get ready to pack your offspring up and send them off for their next big adventure.  To ensure you avoid the tears and tantrums (yours not theirs) read our top tips below.   Get organised – Remember when […]

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The Fringe at The Royal Scots Club

18/05/2016

Forward to the Fringe! Monday 8th – Sat 27th August 2016   This year for the first time, the Club will have a very full schedule of shows over the three weeks of the Festival Fringe. The Hepburn Suite will once again be home to Venue 241 and as with last year there is a wide […]

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Edinburgh Writers – Irvine Welsh

27/04/2016

Irvine Welsh has been described as “Poet Laureate of the chemical generation” and his fiction has been lapped up ever since his debut Trainspotting was released. He was born in 1961 in the Leith area of Edinburgh and moved with his family to Muirhouse when he was just four. He worked as a TV repairman […]

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Wedding To Do List – Top 5

07/04/2016

Top Five Essentials for your Wedding To-Do List Planning a wedding is a huge commitment and it does come with a degree of stress and plenty of things you need to do. When getting organised and especially in the early days it is important to have some things sorted out and properly organised and this […]

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Edinburgh Writers – J K Rowling

01/02/2016

She may not be an Edinburgh native, but J.K. Rowling has become one of its most popular writers since she first arrived and chose to stay. She is most famous for the Harry Potter series of novels but she has written adult fiction since then and even taken on a pseudonym for a new direction […]

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Edinburgh Writers – Sir Walter Scott

29/10/2015

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 […]

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Edinburgh Writers – Alexander McCall Smith

10/09/2015

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 […]

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Tian Tian and Yang Guang

04/08/2015

The arrival of the Giant Pandas in Edinburgh in 2011 was a momentous event the city will never forget. Tian Tian and Yang Guang are the only two giant pandas in the whole of the UK and they are here on a 10 year loan from China.

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Edinburgh Writers – Arthur Conan Doyle

08/06/2015

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle left a legacy which changed modern literature and created characters who are as relevant in 2015 as they were when they were written in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The creator of Sherlock Holmes and many other memorable characters and tales.

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Kirks of Auld Reekie

26/03/2015

Or the Churches of Edinburgh, depending on how you look at these things. With such a long and rich history, Edinburgh has many sights and sounds to engage with and this includes a large number of churches, displaying real feats of architectural design as well as graveyards which are the final resting place of many […]

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A Romantic Valentine’s in Edinburgh

29/01/2015

There be many contenders on the list for your Valentine’s Day romantic getaway this year but we reckon Edinburgh should be right up there with the rest. There are plenty of wonderful sights to see and more than that, plenty of opportunities for an intimate moment and some seriously special time with your significant other. […]

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Edinburgh’s New Town

15/01/2015

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 […]