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Exhausted by the effort of providing Mediterranean-style weather for residents and visitors over the past fortnight, Edinburgh has slumped into a rainy weekend. If you don’t fancy getting dressed up for dinner and dancing, why not consider an easy night out at the cinema? Whether you prefer popcorn, hot dogs and Hollywood blockbusters at Vue [...]
Isn’t it lovely when you’re out running an ordinary errand on an ordinary day, and you happen upon a parade of pipers, majorettes, Sea Cadets and gaudily decorated performing arts troupes, all on their way down to Leith Links for the Gala Day event which opens the annual Leith Festival? Make the most of the [...]
Don’t feel as though you have to set aside a whole day (or more) to see Scotland in bloom: coming highly recommended by the staff at Edinburgh-Flats is an accessible and child-friendly country walk only a short drive north-west from the city centre, just beyond Barnton. This 85 acre estate has over 300 years of [...]
Posted 17 May 2013
The National Gallery of Scotland (11 May - 8 Sept 2013) hosts a selection of landscape paintings from Fredric Church. The American landscape artist (1826 -1900) is known as one of the greatest landscape artists. Perhaps not as well known as he is in America, his landscapes of nature are not to be missed. His oil landscapes are a reflection of his travels throughout the world, including the Arctic and South America. The art exhibition at the National Gallery is a collection of 25 landscapes collected from the United States. Admission is free.
Posted March 9, 2013
The 2012 London Olympics may be merely a distant memory but the games inspired a nation to don their training shoes and take up a sport, and what better way to do this than participating in the Edinburgh Marathon. The fast and flat course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World in 2008 and more recently as the best race of any distance in Scotland. So if you are looking to improve your Personal Best or get a good time under your belt for your first marathon, Edinburgh is the course for you.