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Still time to offer your views on Edinburgh’s Winter Festivals

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The council has set up a consultation conducted by market researchers Progressive to ask for feedback from everyone in the city about Edinburgh's Christmas and Edinburgh's Hogmanay from 2022 onwards.The council remains contractually...

The Globe aims to be Edinburgh’s premier sports bar

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The Globe Bar in the Old Town has appointed Chris Skene as its new manager as it targets becoming the premier sports bar in the city.Having been involved in the hospitality industry for years,...

Tenth MagicFest will appear this festive season

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The programme has been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest which takes place in Edinburgh between Christmas and New Year.Top home grown and international talent from the world of magic and mind reading will offer...

Tenth MagicFest will bring extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

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The first details have been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest. It will perform a special trick of its own – vanishing from its old spot in the summer only to reappear, transformed, in the...
#ScotArt Young Champions with Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop, lead artist Ariel Killick, Cllr Donald Wilson and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival Director Charlie Wood

Scotland’s Heart is Captured in Art by Scotland’s Young People #ScotArt

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Young people across Scotland have been talking, debating and engaging with each other for months about what makes them proud of the region they call home and what one symbol best captures that pride...

Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square already planning for New Year’s Eve

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From glitter balls and LED ballerinas to champagne celebrations courtesy of Taittinger – it’s the party not to be missed. The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square is polishing the glitter balls and rolling out the red...

Letter from Scotland

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Looking beyond the dazzling Christmas lights is a little frightening.  First there’s the boom of the Hogmanay fireworks, then that unsettling silence at the start of the New Year and finally we step out...

Letter from Scotland

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Seen from here in safe old Scotland, the rest of the world looks like a giant roulette wheel. Anything could happen, probably disastrous. The year ahead out there looks mighty scary. While we in Edinburgh...

King’s Panto 2016 : Jack and the Beanstalk *****

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As I write this, I’m listening to BBC Radio 1’s Review of 2016. It does not make for happy listening. As years go, this one has been one many of us would rather forget. This...

COMPETITION – Win tickets for Afore the Bells : Hogmanay at The Queen’s Hall

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We have your Hogmanay entertainment sown up right here.Win our competition  and you will be spending Hogmanay in the warmth of The Queen's Hall come 31st December to see the New Year in with...

Edinburgh’s 2015 Hogmanay Torchlight Procession

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40,000 light up Edinburgh's Princes StreetWhen the press call invitation to the Torchlight Procession flooded into my in-box, I thought 'Why not, could be interesting...'The evening started 5:45pm in the Assembly Halls Courtyard with a...

Fortune Promotions to host New Year event

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Fortune Promotions will host a special Hogmanay party to send the old year off at The Counting House, just above the Pear Tree pub. The event will showcase some local Edinburgh acts, as well as...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On on New Year’s Day

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Edinburgh's Hogmany: Scot: Lands. Artists and musicians will welcome in the New Year at surprising and atmospheric venues in the Old Town and beyond. Begin your journey at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers...

Torchlight Procession lights up the city centre to start Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

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The three days that make up Edinburgh's Hogmanay got off to a fiery start last night with the Torchlight Procession from the High Street to Calton Hill culminating in the first of several fireworks...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Hogmanay Bookbug! Songs and rhymes for young children. 10.30-11am, Oxgangs Library, 343 Oxgangs Road North.NMS Hogmany Ceilidh! Enjoy an afternoon of whirling and birling for all ages with the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band. 2-3.30pm,...

Fireworks will see the old year off with a bang

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The Edinburgh Reporter was asked up to the castle earlier today to see the preparations they are making up there for the fireworks displays on Hogmanay.We met Simon Page and Toby Alloway from Titanium...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2014The Case of the Curious Clock. The clock did not strike. Midnight was not marked. The New Year did not arrive. Join textile artist Sarah Reay and storyteller Allison Galbraith in...

Bittersweet start to the year for ice cream parlour

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If you thought you had a sore head on New Year’s Day, then spare a thought for Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket. The owner of the ice cream parlour, which has been trading...

Five things you need to know today

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#Blogmanay - Book your dinner now for Tattoo 2014 - Louise Bourgeois tours at the Fruitmarket Gallery - Seats available at the Panto - Send us your photosYou can join in the fun of...

Happy New Year Edinburgh!

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party has been hailed a major success, retaining its world-wide reputation as the home of Hogmanay.According to The City of Edinburgh Council and Unique Events, the producers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, an...

Are you ready for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay?

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay claims to be truly an occasion for all the family this year with activities for all ages across the three day Festival. The Festival starts on Sunday 30 December 2012 with the Torchlight Procession which...

Suggestions for your festive outings in Edinburgh

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Although we really hate to admit it, before we know it, Christmas 2012 will be here!  Maybe time then to plan a festive lunch or dinner with friends, family or colleagues. If a country house...

Edinburgh’s Fireworks

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In photos.....what other way to show you the Hogmanay Fireworks......http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649

Photos of New Year in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is as we know a very photogenic city - as shown here by the lovely photos from Markus Stitz, who you may remember was cycling home for Christmas (more of that later!). In...

Happy New Year

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Many revellers will be on the streets of all towns and cities in Scotland at midnight. Gone are the quiet days of house parties when everything else was closed. Have fun but stay safe!Here...

Party at the Museum on Hogmanay

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Edinburgh is full of things to do this Hogmanay. We really like the idea of this one - a party in the Museum of Scotland for all the family. Just because you have young...

Hogmanay road diversions and closures in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh’s spectacular Hogmanay programme begins on Thursday 30 December – four days and nights of amazing events throughout the city. The celebrations do however bring some disruption to traffic, parking and...

What’s on this week in Edinburgh? 27th December – Oh it’s Hogmanay!

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This week ends with the celebration of Hogmanay which has become synonymous with the city of Edinburgh itself.Edinburgh's Hogmanay has the celebrations sewn up. The four day festival to welcome in the New Year...

National Gallery – open on New Year’s Day

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The Gallery is open on 1 January from 12 noon until 5 pm; from 2 January opening hours revert to normal: Monday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 10 am...

Behind The Scenes of Hog The Stage

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Last week, organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay announced the five finalists in the competition to support Biffy Clyro and The Charlatans at this year’s New Year celebrations on Princes Street.  Come On Gang!, Kitty The...

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