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TODAY – Trainspotting in Leith – with beer

Trainspotting is one of those films you can never see too often. And this afternoon it is on at Campervan Brewery in Leith, transforming the outdoor beer garden into a pop up micro cinema.There...

You’re invited to the Trainspotting on Location book launch

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the original publication of Trainspotting, comes Tim Bell’s critical analysis and geographical account of Leith, Choose Life Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location which will be published on 3...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Choose Life, Choose Leith : Trainspotting on Location

This is a walking tour of the hot spots of Leith brought to fame in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting which takes place on certain days during the Fringe. On 2 August there is also a...

Edinburgh Zoo does Trainspotting

It is known as one of the most iconic opening scenes in modern cinema - Trainspotting's Renton and his hapless sidekick Spud running full tilt along Edinburgh's Princes Street.Now, in a hilarious homage to...

Opening scenes of Trainspotting recreated by Scottish parkour expert

Teenager Robbie Griffith has been posting videos of his parkour and trampolining on YouTube for two years, but this one must be his best yet.It uses all the scenes in Edinburgh where the crew...

Trainspotting sequel – more about losing life than choosing it

by Jonny Murray, University of EdinburghWhat a drag it is getting old. Trainspotting mid-life-crisis-cum-catch-up sequel T2 feels that in its aching bones. But director Danny Boyle’s film also knows that the passing of time hurts...

Trainspotting 2 proves to be a boost for Scottish start-up

A Scottish start-up company used one of their innovative lighting systems in the production of the new Trainspotting film.The Scorpion Light is a flexible and portable system which is suited to the most remote...

Trainspotting 2…….. on its way to a cinema near you this month

First an opportunity......then a betrayal.After twenty years much has changed but just as much remains the same.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsozpEE543w&feature=youtu.beMark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy...

‘Banana flats’ could be listed

The flats made famous in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting could be protected with a listed status.The charity organisation Historic Environment Scotland which cares for and protects the historic environment across the country is holding a...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

War Poets Collection Guided Tours: Edinburgh Napier University houses a small special collection of material relating to the fascinating history of its Craiglockhart campus, which began life in 1880 as a Hydropathic establishment and was...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

MONDAY 18TH AUGUST 2014Edinburgh Book Fringe 2014: John Menaghan and Andy Jackson.  Prize-winning poet and playwright John Menaghan has published four books with Salmon Poetry (Ireland); four of his short plays have been staged...

The Favourite Scottish Novel is Revealed

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh has emerged as the winner of Book Week Scotland’s poll to find the favourite Scottish novel of the last 50 years.Over 8,800 votes were cast in the search for the...


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