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Boys Brigade joined by Commonwealth medallist for Beating Retreat

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200 young people from The Boys’ Brigade (BB), were joined by Allan Wells MBE, for the annual Beating Retreat ceremony at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 10 May 2014.The event, the 57th consecutive holding of the...

Army Cadet Force Association Scotland will be beating the retreat at Edinburgh Castle

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Dedicated Young Cadets to provide an evening of music and colour on the Edinburgh Castle EsplanadeSaturday 26th April 2014, Starts 7pm Ends 8pm. Free EntryThe Army Cadet Force Association (Scotland) will be holding a...

Edinburgh Castle to highlight climate change

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Edinburgh Castle is to join landmarks from around the world in switching off its lights later this month to help raise awareness of the impact of climate change.The castle is one of a number...

Edinburgh Castle most-visited paid-for UK attraction outside of London

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Edinburgh Castle has welcomed over 1.4 million visitors for the first time in its history.The figures were released today by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) which comprises over 200 of the UK’s...

Burns celebrations at Edinburgh Castle this weekend

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Many are celebrating the work of our national bard with Burns suppers and there will be activities for all the family up on Castle Rock this weekend. Stirling and Edinburgh Castles will be celebrating all...

Canadian launches Kickstarter campaign to write book about Scottish Castles

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Contributed ArticleGreetings,I am a Canadian immigrant to Scotland from the province of Nova Scotia who is passionate about the latter’s history. I am compiling research for a book on Scottish Castles, and so far...

Historic Scotland urge you to rediscover Edinburgh Castle

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 Taxi advertising specialist Ubiquitous is encouraging Edinburgh locals and day trippers to visit the city’s iconic castle through a taxi advertising campaign during the run up to Christmas.As part of Historic Scotland’s wider campaign...

Edinburgh Castle has bumper year

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Edinburgh Castle reports best summer on recordHistoric Scotland has reported a bumper summer of visitor numbers to its sites in Edinburgh and the Lothians.From June – August 2013, the organisation, which is Scotland’s biggest...

Fireworks display ends the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival

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Magical Virgin Money Fireworks Concert enthrals audiences across Edinburgh The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert drew to a stunning close, the sky filled with giant walls of silver and golden crackle effect fireworks, bursting 225 metres above Edinburgh...

Fire at Castle Rock

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This evening we are receiving reports from our readers that the Castle Rock is ablaze... as you can see here.And here is a fireman dousing down the flames(Main Photo courtesy of W Mowat) //storify.com/edinreporter/castle-rock-ablaze.js

Vote for Edinburgh Castle as top Heritage Attraction

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  Voted the top UK Heritage Attraction for the past two years’ running, Edinburgh Castle has once again been short-listed by the British Travel Awards to receive this prestigious award. The castle is Scotland’s number one...

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2013 in Edinburgh!

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Mother's Day is right around the corner, and  Edinburgh has many wonderful ways to celebrate.  The Edinburgh Reporter  has some suggestions to help you brighten up your mum's special day of the year!TREAT YOUR...

Historic Scotland to consult on safety measures at Edinburgh Castle

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Latest phase of Edinburgh Castle rock safety programme unveiledThe next stage of Historic Scotland’s programme to enhance the safety of Edinburgh Castle’s rock face has been unveiled.The agency is about to embark on a...

Celebrate St Valentine’s in the heart of Scotland!

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© Atanasija1 | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is on its way. What better way to celebrate such a remarkable day than spending some quality...

Release your inner Bard in Edinburgh!

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Burns Night is celebrated annually in Scotland around the end of January, the Bard's birthday. There is a feast of entertainment commemorating the life and work of Robert Burns in the capital this year. Burns was born...

Councillors to vote on staging cycling event next week

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COUNCILLORS WILL CONSIDER BACKING BRITISH CYCLING BID The City of Edinburgh Council is set to back an ambitious bid to bring the Tour de France to Scotland for the first time. Councillors will be asked to...

Edinburgh Castle was besieged this weekend

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This weekend Edinburgh Castle travelled back in time to the year 1640 to the time when the Castle was besieged by the covenanters for seven months.The garrison surrendered in September 1640 after they ran...

Muskets and Cannons at Edinburgh Castle this weekend

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This weekend at Edinburgh Castle be prepared for the sounds of muskets and cannons as the castle travels back in time to the year 1640. On Saturday and Sunday 6-7 October 2012, visitors will travel...

Edinburgh Castle – old stories in new ways

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 The stories that make the history of Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction so fascinating have been re-written following consultation with archaeologists, historians and other experts to create new interpretation at Edinburgh Castle. Colourful...

Vote for Edinburgh Castle

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HELP EDINBURGH CASTLE TO WIN TOP UK HERITAGE ATTRACTION AWARD Edinburgh Castle, last year’s winner of the British Travel Awards top UK Heritage Attraction award has been shortlisted again for the 2012 awards. People are asked...

Photos Olympic Torch Relay at Edinburgh Castle

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When the Olympic Torch was setting off from Chesser Avenue the crowd at the Castle were being royally entertained by a succession of acts on stage including Emili Sandé.Then the final relay runner of...

Olympic Rings formally launched today

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The second set of giant Olympic Rings in Scotland have been formally launched on The Mound in Edinburgh. The Rings further show how Scotland is ready to welcome the world to the UK next...

Olympic Torch is coming to Edinburgh

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Deputy Lord Provost Deidre Brock announced today that 500 extra tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 10a.m. through  Ticketmaster for the evening of entertainment when the Olympic Torch relay arrives at the Castle on...

The Olympic Rings arrive in Edinburgh

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 Now that the Diamond Jubilee celebrations have come to an end, it seems it is time to prepare for the next event in sight: the 2012 London Olympics.Despite previous controversy, the five Olympic Rings...

Marking Scottish Apprenticeship week at the Castle

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 Historic Scotland is celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2012 with a demonstration of traditional building skills at Edinburgh Castle, which was launched today by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop.As the...

Edinburgh Castle to Host Family Fun this Weekend

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By Marie Montondo“April Foolery” will abound at Edinburgh castle this Easter weekend with a full programme of events on Saturday and Sunday.From noon until 4pm on each day, the castle will host French themed...

Historic Scotland launch 2012 programme

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Historic Scotland is celebrating the start of this year’s visitor season by announcing its packed programme of exciting events, and they kindly invited The Reporter to Edinburgh Castle this evening to hear all about...

Valentine’s Day – Love could be in the air at Edinburgh Castle!

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Valentine’s day is on the horizon and love is in the air. What could be more romantic than proposing to your partner in the iconic, historic location of Edinburgh Castle?Edinburgh Castle has a proposal...

Want to get married at Edinburgh Castle?

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Edinburgh Castle to host Wedding Open WeekendAre you searching for the ultimate romantic venue to hold your wedding? Then look no further, as Edinburgh Castle is hosting a wedding open weekend on Saturday 18th...

Put out the Welcome to Scotland App

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 Technology Puts Scotland on the M-App Scottish tourism received a major St Andrew’s day boost today with the launch of the most technologically advanced tourism app in Europe, Welcome to Scotland. The new app uses augmented...

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