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Beecraigs Festive Forest returns even bigger and better for 2021

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It's just a short time until Beecraigs Festive Forest opens for the 2021 Winter Season featuring a fantastic fusion of festive activities for all the family in the incredible setting of Beecraigs Country Park...

Flautist Tom Oakes creates solo album out of adversity

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Edinburgh-based multi-instrumentalist Tom Oakes releases a new album with a launch concert at the Storytelling Centre on Monday 7 December.Entitled Water Street and recorded entirely solo, the album was recorded in the 17th century...

Hannah Mooney’s ‘Into the Landscape’ at The Scottish Gallery

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Inspired by her return to rural Ireland after living in the city of Glasgow, Hannah Mooney found refuge in the rugged landscape and began to blend her surroundings with her creative practice, suffusing her...

United to resume flights to the US from Edinburgh Airport next year

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United Airlines will resume daily nonstop services between Scotland and the United States next spring.Starting on 5 March 2022, the airline will resume its year-round daily nonstop service between Edinburgh and New York/Newark. The...

New exhibition to bring Morris & Co. archives to Scotland

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In 2022 Dovecot Studios brings the archive of Morris & Co., one of the world’s best known interior brands, to Scotland to celebrate UK wallpaper innovation with 'The Art of Wallpaper - Morris and...

‘Christmas Dinner’ at The Lyceum

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After making a long-awaited return to performing in front of live audiences with the critically acclaimed production Life is a Dream, The Lyceum is excited to be bringing the magic of Christmas back to...

New Rutland Square gin draws on family tea heritage

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Rutland Square Gin made in the city centre is the world's first Oolong-tea infused chai.It is named after the location of the Indian Consulate in Edinburgh and the premium craft spirit draws inspiration...

Book your seat for the Erskine concert at St Cuthbert’s

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Singing before Christmas in support of veterans on 10 December.Scotland’s leading Veteran’s charity Erskine is hosting an evening of Christmas music and song in St Cuthbert’s Church on Thursday 10 December.The event is a recurring...

Walking in a Window Wanderland

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Residents in Portobello are being asked to dress up their windows to create a winter Window Wanderland.The initiative, by Action Porty, is encouraging occupiers to design a festive window, and to display it by...

Fair Botanists brought to life . . .

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The two main characters in author Sara Sheridan’s historical romantic novel, The Fair Botanists, have been “brought to life” and feature in a winter art exhibition.Set in Edinburgh in 1822 around the time of...

What’s on – Light Up the Night Cycle Ride

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by Kirsty Lewin of Spokes PortyOn 10 December at 7.30pm, people from across the city will gather at Middle Meadow Walk to cycle around Edinburgh’s city centre.The date is significant. The Light...

Small Business Saturday – home in on Dovecot

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This year’s Small Business Saturday takes place on 4 December when small businesses in Scotland look for some support.This Saturday GLOW21 at Dovecot Studios offers visitors the chance to buy their Christmas gifts from local,...

What’s on in December

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The Edinburgh Reporter Christmas listings Here are your essential notes on What is ON in Edinburgh this month.Look for further details on Facebook, Eventbrite or on the links given below before finalising your plans.And...

Scottish tour dates go on sale for ‘James IV – Queen of the Fight’

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In autumn 2022 Rona Munro returns to Scottish stages with a bold new production: 'James IV – Queen of the Fight', directed by Laurie Sansom - the formidable duo who brought us James I,...

Celebrate the magic of making memories with The Balmoral and Hamleys

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The Balmoral has partnered with Hamleys, "the finest toy shop in the world", to bring joy and magic to families this festive season.Hamley Bear checked in to the Rocco Forte hotel to deliver...

Recipe ideas – the “very best” Baklava

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Baklava is a rich and sticky treat at this time of the year, particularly favoured if you love both nuts and pastry.At Antioch Restaurant in Dunfermline the chefs bake generations of experience into...

At the Fruitmarket – Howardena Pindell: A New Language

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A new exhibition at Fruitmarket Gallery features the work of American artist, writer and teacher, Howardena Pindell.Howardena Pindell: A New Language is the artist’s first solo institutional exhibition in the UK and the second...

Vroni Holzmann played The Meadows this summer

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It’s summer, mid-festival, and Edinburgh’s Middle Meadow Walk is a flow of people, passing through on their way to the park or the city centre, or perhaps some show - though these are few...

At Art & Craft Collective – The Pennine Painter

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Art & Craft Collective on Causewayside is the only gallery in Scotland to showcase the limited edition prints of Peter Brook, best known as "The Pennine Painter".Peter Brook was born in the winter of...

Eating out of town – Amorist Bistro Bar has a new look

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AMORIST BISTRO BAR IS READY FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON  As it gears up for an extremely busy December, Amorist Bistro Bar in Dunfermline has revealed its latest all day food menu, bringing together worldwide...

Scottish Ballet launches 2021-22 tour with ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Festival Theatre

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Originally choreographed by Scottish Ballet founder, Peter Darrell, in 1972, Scottish Ballet’s 'The Nutcracker' was re-imagined in 2014 by CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, working with multi-award-winning Designer Lez Brotherson. It includes unforgettable scenes such...

New at the Fruitmarket Warehouse – Jyll Bradley’s Pardes

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Pardes is the first stand-alone commission for the Fruitmarket’s new Warehouse created by Jyll Bradley who has taken inspiration from a number of systems that have contributed to the rich history of Scottish growing.The...

Christmas Caledonia, Come and Sing – book now

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Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, has created a special dementia inclusive Christmas event broadcasting live music from The Queen’s Hall to singers in their homes on Saturday, 11 December 2021.Musicians in Edinburgh will be joined by singing leaders from the charity’s Dementia Inclusive Singing Network to allow people...
One of the buildings on Calton Hill

New Director appointed at Collective

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Collective, the contemporary art centre on Calton Hill, has announced the appointment of Sorcha Carey as new Director.  This appointment marks a new chapter in the evolution of Collective, which opened its redeveloped home...

SNOW MOTION: a programme of live performance from Dance Base

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With festive cheer starting to build as 2021 draws to a close, Dance Base celebrates all things dance by hosting a new showcase, SNOW MOTION: three evenings of live performance back in the glorious...

Ladies and gentlemen – The Proclaimers are back!

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Next year The Proclaimers will record their twelfth studio album and the duo will then start touring from the summer, kicking off with a main stage appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival in...

Have a dram or two at Mary King’s Close on St Andrews Day

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This year, you are invited to celebrate St Andrew’s Day with a dram tasting in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.One of Edinburgh’s most historical sites, The Real Mary King’s Close, has teamed up with...

Edinburgh Diwali 2021 – In some more photos

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Cancelled for 2020, Edinburgh Diwali was back on and the crowds came out in their droves to enjoy a spectacle that, once more, graced Edinburgh's streets.All images © Louise Montgomery and © John Preece

Edinburgh Diwali 2021 in photos

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The Edinburgh Diwali is the festival of lights taking place in the capital as well as all over the world, marking the most famous Indian festival. The event was open and free to...

Global brand launches first Scottish restaurant at St James Quarter

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A brand recognised around the world for its fast and fresh take on traditional Thai cuisine is opening its first Scottish restaurant - in the heart of the capital.Thai Express Kitchen will launch within St...

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