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Museum of Edinburgh reopening tomorrow

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The Museum of Edinburgh which is housed in Huntly House, one of the most historic buildings on the Royal Mile reopens on 30 August 2021.There are centuries of Edinburgh’s history among the various exhibits...

Community council oppose Royal Mile billboard

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by Joseph Anderson Local Democracy ReporterCommunity councillors are ‘vehemently objecting’ to plans to hoist a huge two-storey advertising board on the Royal Mile, which they say will ‘blight the memory’ of all who...

Jolly Judge is top pub for cider

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The Jolly Judge of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile is one of the top cider pubs in Britain according to members of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). They have shared their recommendations as part of...

Classic dish let-down in busy bistro

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We were recommended Le Bistro and on booking online it was even more attractive as it was promoting a 30 per cent discount on food on a Saturday night. No wonder then that it was...

Councillor grills tour company over employees

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A councillor has hit out at directors of a walking tour over the treatment of workers. Labour councillor Scott Arthur grilled the director of tour company Edbabel Ltd, Alberto Ruggeri, as he applied to the council’s...

Radisson celebrates summer with its gin terrace

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The Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel is celebrating summer this year with a pop up gin bar featuring Rock Rose gin which comes from the northernmost gin distillery on the British mainland.The hidden terrace...

G&V open their gin terrace for the summer

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The G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh has opened its gin terrace for the summer, and we were lucky enough to be invited along to try out some of the new cocktails last week.This year...

Hearts Launch New Home Strip

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Hearts have launched their new Umbro home strip and training range for season 2017/18. The club chose the location of the Heart of Midlothian in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile for the launch. The collection comes from...

Indian restaurant opens in iconic Edinburgh location

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Indian restaurant brand Ronaq has opened a new venture in the heart of Edinburgh’s £150m New Waverley development which is currently transforming the city’s Old Town.Ronaq, which first launched in Edinburgh three years ago,...

Scotch Whisky Experience is Unique Venue of the Year

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The Scottish Event Awards have lauded The Scotch Whisky Experience on The Royal Mile which has been named Unique Venue of the Year.The five star whisky visitor attraction beat off stiff competition from across Scotland to...

G&V welcome 180,000 new guests

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The five-star G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh is welcoming 180,000 new guests this month.The guests are honey bees which will live in hives on its rooftop in a bid to support the local bee population and provide...

100,000 tickets sold for Virgin Money Street of Light in a week

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An unbelievable 100,000 tickets have been dispensed for the newest event at Edinburgh's Christmas in just a week since they became available. Tickets are freeboot absolutely required for the Virgin Money Street of Light event on...

Where to eat and drink – Civerino’s Italian Street Food & Pizza Bar

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Civerino’s is located just off the Royal Mile near the Tron Kirk in Hunter Square. The restaurant serves a fanatastic selection of family recipes handed down through Michel’s family, featuring Italian street food and of...

Secrets of the Royal Mile: Mercat Tours is 30!

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'We didn't have indoor toilets in Edinburgh; we didn't have outdoor toilets either. We had buckets in which people did their 'nastiness' and threw the contents out of the nearest aperture. When thrown from...

Royal Mile visitor attraction expanding

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The Real Mary King’s Close will take pride of place on The Royal Mile as part of a substantial refurbishment and expansion plan are now underway with a helping hand from the Lord Provost of...

Royal Mile closed for charity walk this morning

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The Royal Mile is closed today from 10.45 till around 1pm. But it is for a very good reason!There will be a procession from Johnston Terrace which is closed from 9.45am. The Walk the...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Firrhill Christmas Market: enjoy seasonal refreshments as you browse the fabulous stalls - crafts, gifts, cards, jewellery, cakes, decorations and much, much more....7.15-9.15pm, Firrhill High School, 9 Oxgangs Road. Entrance £2, under 12s free.Previously....Scotland's History Festival...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2014Pakistan Society Heritage Project presents Rural Reflections: an exhibition of rural scenery of Pakistan and Scotland. 'Here we share the stories of ten members of the 50+ group of the Pakistan...

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014 – Mercat Tours

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Think only modern architects make mistakes? Fondly imagine that if your house had been built in the 18th century you wouldn't have that mouldy bathroom? Well think again! On Friday, as part of the Scottish International...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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What's On is truly international this week, with Poland, Italy, Spain, Afghanistan, Palestine, Denmark, China, France, the USA, Canada, Japan and the entire African continent all being involved in events in Scotland's capital. Closer...

Incident on Royal Mile – one man detained

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 The police have issued an update on the incident which took place on the Royal Mile last night which involved police officers on the ground as well as the police helicopter.During the evening of...

Where to eat and drink – Aperitivo Hour at the G&V

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Aperitivo Hour is back at G&V Royal Mile Hotel. The five star luxury hotel has launched a brand new ‘Aperitivo’ cocktail menu, offering a selection of signature serves accompanied by complimentary Italian appetisers every...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 23 JUNE 2014Edible Gardening: Seasonal Advice. Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around the productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team. 1-3pm, Demonstration...

Royal Mile spruced up for spring

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Spring clean for the Royal MileA team joined forces this morning to clean up one of Edinburgh's most iconic streets for residents, visitors and tourists alike. Volunteers and Council staff gave the Royal Mile...

Restaurant Review: Wedgwood Restaurant

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When asked to review this wonderful restaurant for a second time we wondered if it could live up to the high standard set on our first, visit but the newly redecorated Wedgwood Restaurant delivered...

Vicki Weitz – 26 marathons in 26 days on the Royal Mile

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The Edinburgh Reporter's Trystan Davies spoke to performance artist Vicki Weitz who is set to complete 26 marathons in 26 days up-and-down the Royal Mile on Monday to coincide with the duration of the...

Action on the Royal Mile

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Final plans to trial some action in the Royal Mile are being recommended to the council's planning committee next week, addressing issues relating to tourists and residents alike. The council really want residents and visitors...

Homespun Theatre organise a treasure hunt on Royal Mile

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Homespun Theatre Company have set up a treasure hunt in association with businesses on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile with the promise that children who complete it can win free tickets to their debut Fringe show, East...

Sixty Things to do in Edinburgh during the Diamond Jubilee Weekend

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Additional reporting by Sarah Turnbull and Phyllis StephenWith an extra couple of days off work at the beginning of June to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne, we thought you might...

Fans expected to behave on Cup Final Day

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 With the upcoming Scottish Cup Final this Saturday, members of the police and the Hibs and Hearts managing directors got together in Waverley Station this afternoon to explain arrangements  to the media.The two Edinburgh based clubs have long...

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