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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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The Modern Wedding Breakfast: Trends to Look Out For

02/11/2016

The meal which follows the wedding ceremony has almost always been traditionally known as the wedding breakfast. It doesn’t resemble a traditional Scottish breakfast or any kind of breakfast food and can be a chance to enjoy a spectacular meal, fine dining or your favourite foods. The name of the wedding breakfast comes from historic […]

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Planning your Scottish Wedding

24/10/2016

There are many benefits to getting married in Scotland which is why people travel from around the UK and even the world to enjoy the romance and atmosphere in the country. The beauty of a wedding in Scotland is that you can get married absolutely anywhere and there are many options available, with both religious […]

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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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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 […]

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Finding your Scottish Heritage

10/03/2014

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.