Articles Tagged ‘“Scotland”’

Burns Night: How to Make Haggis

Burns Night: How to Make Haggis January 24, 2011 | Food | Read More
Tomorrow Scotsmen and women all over the world will celebrate Burns Night, and if you’re in Edinburgh, I hope you will honor Scotland’s national bard by eating haggis at a tradition Burns Night supper or dancing a jig at a ceilidh. Speaking of haggis, as you may be aware, not everyone in...

Hop On, Hop Off: Transportation in Edinburgh

Hop On, Hop Off: Transportation in Edinburgh August 26, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Unlike London, Edinburgh does not yet have a tube or city wide train system (although a tram system is currently being built and is scheduled to be ready by 2012). So you’ll have to hop on a bus instead. Lucky for you, the Lothian bus company is easy to use and will take you to the four corners...

Celebrating Women’s Suffrage in America, Honoring the Scottish Women’s Movement

Celebrating Women’s Suffrage in America, Honoring the Scottish Women’s Movement August 26, 2010 | Events | Read More
Today is the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which granted women in America the right to vote. But this was no passive movement – women fought hard resorting to protests, hunger strikes and even acts of vandalism to secure their vote. They owed a lot of their success...

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 2

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 2 August 19, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Here’s part two of your guide to seeing the best castles in or near Edinburgh. Download the entire Castles guide for free at the Edinburgh page on NileGuide.com! Craigmillar Castle Craigmillar Castle Information provided by Historic Scotland. Situated on the A68 road (3 miles south-east of...

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 1

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 1 August 18, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Hello dear readers! As you may have read in one of my tweets, your Edinburgh local experts are now “officially” engaged (ring and all)! And as you can image, we are already on the hunt for venues in Scotland. It’s always been a silly dream of mine to marry a guy in a kilt in a castle....

Don’t mention the war

Don’t mention the war August 12, 2010 | Events | Read More
Some more great videos from the British newspaper, The Guardian. First, let’s take a break from the Festival and focus on the 2012 Olympics. Sure, the games will be held in London, but that’s barely an hour plane ride from Edinburgh (or about eight hours by bus/car). Edinburgh will be sure...

Oddest Shows at the Fringe

Oddest Shows at the Fringe August 10, 2010 | off the beaten path, What's New | Read More
The Guardian has a great video on the strangest ‘theatre locations’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Watch it to see which shows make the best use of Edinburgh’s dramatic landscape. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN7K03a8_ik[/youtube] Be sure to check out my extensive blog...

5 Hidden Gems in Edinburgh

5 Hidden Gems in Edinburgh August 3, 2010 | off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Sick of being surrounded by dorky tourists in knee-high white socks and fanny packs? Head to these hidden gems in the city, whose delights only locals know to embrace. St. Bernard’s Well St. Bernard’s Well, located in the Stockbridge neighborhood of Edinburgh (just 15 minutes outside of...

Best of Edinburgh: What To Pack

Best of Edinburgh: What To Pack July 22, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Ready to visit  Scotland? Heed these packing tips: Must Have Items for the Winter: A warm coat , scarves, gloves and a fuzzy hat or earmuffs, as the temperature can get below zero degrees Celsius. Think of it this way, at least you’ll come prepared to throw snowballs in the Meadows. Leggings...

Hungry on Your Roadtrip? Choose from Three Delicious Snack Options

Hungry on Your Roadtrip? Choose from Three Delicious Snack Options July 8, 2010 | Food | Read More
While in Edinburgh you may wish to take a day trip to many of the wonderful places beyond.  And if you do, you may want to take a meal with you to keep you going. Here are 3 delicious options for a snack/meal for your roadtrip: The “Sweet Tooth” Option, the Slightly Healthier Option and...