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The 2021 Booker Prize for fiction – longlist announced today

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The longlist for the 2021 Booker Prize was announced on Tuesday.If you feel you need some inspiration for summertime reading then look no further. Last year's winning novel, Shuggie Bain, was for me a...

EIFF reveals ‘Film Fest in the City 2021’ programme

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Making a long-awaited return to one of the city’s most iconic locations, St Andrew Square, with ‘Film Fest in the City’ Edinburgh International Film Festival will be presenting an ambitious and free programme of...

Full programme revealed for ‘Film Fest on the Forth’ 2021

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Including everything from aquatic-themed family favourites and classic Scottish movies, to exciting blockbusters, the programme for 'Film Fest on the Forth', Edinburgh International Film Festival’s weekend of free outdoor screenings at Port Edgar Marina...

World Premiere of ‘Prince of Muck’ set for EIFF

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Edinburgh International Film Festival is pleased to announce that it will screen the World Premiere of 'Prince of Muck' – set on the tiny inhabited island of Muck, off Scotland’s west coast, Cindy Jansen’s...

Laughing Horse’s Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021

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Festival organisers have launched their 2021 programme chock full of one liners and comedy act galore.Tickets are not always essential, but recommended, often free and occasionally Pay What You Want.You can still...

Return to live performances for Lammermuir Festival

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The Lammermuir Festival makes a return in 2021 to live performance with 14 days of 37 concerts at eight venues across East Lothian. The festival opens with four wonderful song recitals presented in partnership...

Up up and away with Webster Adventures

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ADDITIONAL BALLOON CREW ON STANDBY AS WEBSTER ADVENTURES TAKES TO THE SKIESScotland’s premium hot air balloon flight provider sees growth after lockdownAs it revels in the current fine weather, which is perfect for ballooning,...

Melissa Center is…MARRYING JAKE GYLLENHAAL (digitally-on-demand) at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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What would you do if your (Jewish) Mom was convinced you were destined to Marry Jake Gyllenhaal? That is the question that award-winning actor/filmmaker Melissa Center poses in her debut solo play, “Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal,” which premieres at the...

Dundas Street Gallery in August – Florescence

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A group of seven Edinburgh women artists will stage an exhibition in August.The collective floral art exhibition, Florescence, will be on show in The Life Room Gallery, 23b Dundas St, EH3 6QQ....

Enjoy the new virtual Harryhausen exhibition

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The Harryhausen exhibition at Modern Two is moving to a paid for online space so that more people can enjoy it.The exhibition opened in Edinburgh in October last year when few people were...

Edinburgh Leisure’s AquaDash is back – but more extreme than ever

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Thrill seekers slide this wayEdinburgh Leisure is launching a new extreme element to AquaDash, its inflatable playground on water at the Royal Commonwealth Pool when it reopens on Saturday, 26 June 2021.  Bookings...

EIF 2021 – extra show featuring Damon Albarn – tickets on sale now

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Exciting news today from the Edinburgh International Festival as an additional show from Damon Albarn is announced as part of its 2021 contemporary music programme. Following high demand for tickets for his first show, the Blur and Gorillaz frontman will give two appearances at Edinburgh Park for the world’s leading...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Will Mars: My Life’s A Joke!

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Self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is a supercharged combination of old-school joke telling and modern, autobiographical wit.   He took a little time off in 2020 to take part in a car accident, and a lockdown, but...

Prince Philip: A Celebration – summer exhibition at Holyrood

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The summer exhibition at Holyrood Palace opens on Friday featuring paintings and articles which were important to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died earlier this year.His legacy is commemorated in the...

New NHS Lothian saddle up for vaccine partnership at Musselburgh Racecourse

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NHS Lothian have partnered with Musselburgh Racecourse to deliver a series of pop-up vaccination clinics to help in the race against Covid-19.By bringing the vaccination programme into the heart of Lothian communities, NHS Lothian...

Eating out of town – Brasserie Ecosse and their local suppliers

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"WE ALL DEPEND ON ONE ANOTHER"Brasserie Ecosse reopens once again supporting long term Scottish suppliers  With the vast majority of the hospitality sector now fully open, but still trading under many restrictions, a Dundee “Haute...

Stobo Castle Ladies Day half the size but twice the fun at Musselburgh

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More than half of the 5,000 tickets on sale for Stobo Castle Ladies Day at Musselburgh Racecourse have already been snapped up.In normal circumstances the East Lothian course would expect to welcome a 10,000...

EAF 2021 brings month long celebration of Scottish, UK and International visual art

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Edinburgh Art Festival Officially getting underway from 29th July, and going through to 29th August 2021, the 17th edition of Edinburgh Art Festival brings together over 35 exhibitions and new commissions in visual art...

Fringe By The Sea – buckets of entertainment in North Berwick this summer

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This year everyone is going to love being by the seaside as Fringe By The Sea, Scotland’s freshest festival which is held in North Berwick from 6-15 August 2021, returns with live audiences being...

Edinburgh’s main conference centre returns as a major venue for EFF 2021

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Returning this August as one of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s main venues, The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is set to deliver what the EICC’s CEO says is its most diverse line-up ever. The...

Swim in Colour at Jupiter Artland: Joana Vasconcelos and Trisha Brown

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Jupiter Artland introduces its newest spellbinding artwork, a fully functional swimming pool. Pressed into a previously unexplored area of the sculpture park, Gateway, appears like a fluid flower in a kaleidoscope of drizzled colours....

Six by Nico shows you how to make the Chippie menu

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Six by Nico's Chippie menu is back, and this time around- you will be in the kitchen.Chef Nico Simeone will teach customers how to recreate The Chippie, putting a gourmet spin on...
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Call for nominations for 2021 Scottish Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Saltire Society have put out a call today for nominations for this year's Scottish Lifetime Achievement Award.This is given to people who make a lasting impact on the literary culture in Scotland.To...

‘Joan Eardley – Centenary’ at the The Scottish Gallery

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This new exhibition from The Scottish Gallery seeks to show that Eardley’s cultural capital has never been higher. In the fifty-eight years since her passing, after she succumbed to cancer in August 1963, Eardley’s...

It’s going to be a Summer of Love at The Balmoral

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This summer at The Balmoral they are putting on entertainment during August and September.In August the hotel will host comedian Fred MacAulay & Friends in partnership with Innis & Gunn. So not only...

Go Ape in Dalkeith Country Park

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A new activity has just opened in Dalkeith Country Park where the whole family can join in.Verity Bailes, who is a huge fan of the activity, cut the ribbon in Dalkeith. She completed all...

Stack & Still are open from today

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Lennon Guilar (14) and Holly Mckenzie (8) were among the first families to enjoy the amazing array of pancakes on offer at Stack & Still as it opened its flagship branch in Edinburgh today....

January recipe – pan fried cod roe

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Willie Little, Proprietor, Little’s Restaurant Blairgowrie and Fish in Crieff Fishmongers provides our recipe, but you will have to be quick as cod roe is only available in January and early February. Willie said :...

Young sport leader urges people to feel their personal best

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Jess Davies who is a member of Young People’s Sport Panel (YPSP) says people in Edinburgh should stay active to help their mental wellbeing as part of a national “Feel Your Personal Best” campaign.Jess,...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2014Delighters: Hula Hooping  - taster session. For ages 14+, beginners or beginners + - session will be tailored to the abilities of the participants. 6.30-7.30pm, Forest Centre +, 38 Castle Terrace....

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