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A Royal Affair: Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse Palace

A Royal Affair: Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse Palace May 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The royal wedding has come and gone, but it seems the media is still obsessed with all things Prince William and Kate Middleton (now a princess!). From The Daily Mail to The Guardian, the public just can’t get enough of the royal family. And if you’ve caught the bug, you’re probably...

Laugh Your Worries Away in Edinburgh

Laugh Your Worries Away in Edinburgh May 24, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Fuming that the volcanic dust cloud has disrupted your travel plans? Here’s something to cheer you up – Edinburgh is home to some of the best comedians in the United Kingdom. And if we don’t have any good homebrews for you, there are always enough top-notch joksters passing through....

Penguins are Hatching at Edinburgh Zoo!

Penguins are Hatching at Edinburgh Zoo! May 2, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Breaking news from Edinburgh Zoo: penguin eggs are hatching!! Zookeepers reported that the first egg is starting to chip, which means more chicks will begin to break out of their shells over  the next few days. The Penguin Parade at Edinburgh Zoo Edinburgh Zoo is renowned for its penguin colony (the...

Anti-Royal Wedding Protest on Royal Mile

Anti-Royal Wedding Protest on Royal Mile April 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Sick of all the news coverage surrounding tomorrow’s royal wedding? Whether you’re an anti-monarchist at heart or just fed up with all things Wills and Kate, you may want to attend the anti-royal wedding protest on the Royal Mile. Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton It will be held...

World On a String: The Puppet Animation Festival

World On a String: The Puppet Animation Festival April 11, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Explore the fantastical worlds of stringed beasts, wooden swordsmen and sock princesses. The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s largest performing arts festival for children; it features more than 300 performances and events in more than 150 venues across the country, including Edinburgh and...

Big Bang: Edinburgh’s International Science Festival

Big Bang: Edinburgh’s International Science Festival April 6, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Are your eyes often glued to the Discovery Channel? Does studying thermodynamics or quantum physics make you squeal with joy? Are you an ardent fan of Alexander Graham Bell, or is The Big Bang Theory your favorite show? Then get ready, because, just like particles in heated gas, your atoms are about...

Big Band Night in Glasgow

Big Band Night in Glasgow March 21, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Feel like you were born in the wrong era? Wish you could Jitterbug and Lindy Hop to the swinging sounds of Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington? Here’s your chance: On Thursday, March 31 jive to a 14-piece big band at the Glasgow University Union, located at 32 University Avenue. Admittance is £15...

Get Your Irish On in Edinburgh

Get Your Irish On in Edinburgh March 17, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Not sure how to channel your inner Irishman (or woman) today? Check out these events happening around the city: The Caves: Rock out to Celtic-Irish folk music in this bar-nightclub hidden beneath Edinburgh’s South Bridge. The Caves are part of a series of...

Romantic Edinburgh: Beating the Post-Valentine’s Day Lull

Romantic Edinburgh: Beating the Post-Valentine’s Day Lull February 21, 2011 | Romantic, Things to Do | Read More
Call me a cynic, but I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. To me, love isn’t about giving cheesy gifts to your significant other, dining at expensive and overrated restaurants, or grandiose displays of affection. True romance is subtle, charming and often unexpected. It’s...

Discover Highland Art, Now through March

Discover Highland Art, Now through March January 20, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
From now until March 2011, discover how Highland art relates to Gaelic language and culture. Through beautiful historic and contemporary sculptures, artistry and paintings, the exhibition Window to the West: The Rediscovery of Highland Art at the City Art Centre explores the Highland’s unique cultural...