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At the Georgian House – an Enlightenment drama to brighten the winter evenings

Ben Harrison is an award winning director and playwright who has created a play especially for the Georgian House on Charlotte Square.The play will open on 14 November and will run until 5 January...

Living history weekends in Charlotte Square

Georgian family drama unfolds at Charlotte Square Get a glimpse at the drama and intrigue behind the curtains of the gentile Georgian period with the National Trust for Scotland’s Georgian House volunteers this November. Over the...

#GeorgianShadows continues in Charlotte Square this week

 The National Trust for Scotland's Georgian House will thrown open its doors to visitors this week.On 28 February, special twilight tours celebrating Georgian life take place in the townhouse as projections play on its...

CEO Sleepout – good idea if you spend the proceeds wisely

by Beth Watts, Heriot-Watt UniversityHundreds of business leaders recently spent a night sleeping outside in central Edinburgh, Scotland, to raise funds for homeless people. They were joined by Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy and were served...

MSP sleeps out to support homeless village

Edinburgh Northern and Leith MSP Ben Macpherson was among the hundreds of people who slept out in the private gardens in Charlotte Square on Thursday night to raise money for the first homeless village...

Are you brave enough this Halloween?

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) would like to invite you to Scotland's Georgian House in Charlotte Square to scare you out of your wits this Halloween! The conservation charity has teamed up with Mercat Tours...

Christmas gift idea – shop at The Georgian House

This house in Charlotte Square has a gift shop where you can “take Christmas by the antlers” and get ahead with your Christmas shopping. The shop at the Georgian House has an array of high quality,...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

The programme for the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival has been launched this morning.The Book Festival’s 2015 programme takes a voyage of discovery to every continent on earth to see how this flow of...

St Columba’s Light a Light in Charlotte Square

Hundreds of people from Edinburgh and the Lothians braved the frosty temperatures last night  to attend the St Columba’s Hospice Light a Light tree lighting ceremony in Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. A band from Balerno...

City centre road incident – pedestrian in critical condition

Appeal for witnesses, Charlotte Square, EdinburghPolice in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a serious road incident at the junction of Charlotte Square and Rose Street yesterday evening.The incident occurred around 19:30 when a...

Top events at the 2014 Edinburgh Book Festival for young adults

'Today's teenagers don't read books' 'Teenagers can't concentrate, it's all that gazing at Facebook' Comments we've all heard, or even made. Total nonsense.  Young adult fiction is one of the fastest-growing areas in 21st century publishing:...

Celebrating 30 years of Edinburgh International Book Festival

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH A HEADY COCKTAIL OF FACT AND FICTION The Edinburgh International Book Festival finished the public programme of events today with appearances from William Dalrymple, Margaret Atwood and Neil...

Edinburgh International Book Festival – John Sutherland and John Crace

(Karen Howlett writes the lovely Cornflower Books which is all about 'books and other good things'.) Back to the Book Festival today to hear Professor John Sutherland talking about fiction with reference to the personalities and predilections...

Writers Conference revived after 50 years at Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival has announced the delegates who will attend sessions in the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference this August. The Edinburgh events of this worldwide conference, which is an ambitious programming partnership...

Edinburgh International Book Festival opens to crowds

The Edinburgh International Book Festival opened on Saturday to record crowds and capacity audiences for most events. Christos Tsiolkas, one of the ten authors longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize who will...


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