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Dobbies teams up with Butterfly Conservation in its latest podcast episode

Dobbies teams up with Butterfly Conservation in its latest podcast episode

Dobbies has launched the latest episode of its popular podcast, this time in collaboration with Butterfly Conservation to hear more about its ‘Nurture for Nature’ campaign.

First Published: 7th May 2021
Edinburgh drive in announces extra Drag Queen event due to popular demand

Edinburgh drive in announces extra Drag Queen event due to popular demand

After selling out a string of dates as it tours the UK, Scotland’s Parking Lot Social has announced that it is adding a second drive in drag show to its Edinburgh dates.

First Published: 7th May 2021
Global Digital Premiere set for performances of short scripts created by Class Act 2020 young participants

Global Digital Premiere set for performances of short scripts created by Class Act 2020 young participants

The Traverse is delighted to be bringing a series of 17 short scripts, created by the student participants of their Class Act 2020 programme, to audiences around the world for the first time.

First Published: 6th May 2021
Chef to the stars adds Latin flavour to Edinburgh New Town

Chef to the stars adds Latin flavour to Edinburgh New Town

A top Edinburgh chef who has cooked for some of the world’s biggest music stars, is bringing his own brand of Latin flavour and style to the capital’s New Town from the end of May.

First Published: 6th May 2021
Vue Edinburgh Omni and Edinburgh Ocean announce reopening

Vue Edinburgh Omni and Edinburgh Ocean announce reopening

Today, Vue has announced the reopening of its venues in Edinburgh with tickets available to pre-book now.

First Published: 5th May 2021
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced the return of Edinburgh Zoo’s popular After Hours events for summer 2021.

First Published: 4th May 2021
Care home residents use their green fingers to compete for best garden

Care home residents use their green fingers to compete for best garden

Care homes across the country marked National Gardening Week last week by encouraging residents to work together to spruce up their outdoor space.

First Published: 4th May 2021
 Edinburgh Zoo welcomes tiny Endangered Pygmy hippo calf

Edinburgh Zoo welcomes tiny Endangered Pygmy hippo calf

A tiny Endangered pygmy hippo calf has been born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo to visitor favourites Otto and Gloria.

First Published: 3rd May 2021
PekoeTea to launch new Tea Studio in Edinburgh

PekoeTea to launch new Tea Studio in Edinburgh

Renowned Edinburgh tea blenders, PekoeTea are expanding and launching a new Edinburgh Tea Studio this summer.

First Published: 29th April 2021
Kevin Quantum, Flaming Canonballs at Edinburgh Castle stunt

Kevin Quantum, Flaming Canonballs at Edinburgh Castle stunt

At 1pm today (Thursday 29th April), the global premiere of a daring stunt at Edinburgh Castle by scientist and magician Kevin Quantum was unveiled on YouTube.

First Published: 29th April 2021
Leading conservation charity launches marine festival to help protect marine environment in Scotland

Leading conservation charity launches marine festival to help protect marine environment in Scotland

One of the UK’s leading conservation and education charities, the Scottish Seabird Centre, will host its first ever Marine Fest from 31 May to 13 June 2021.

First Published: 29th April 2021
Honours of Scotland back on public display at Edinburgh Castle

Honours of Scotland back on public display at Edinburgh Castle

The Honours of Scotland are set to go on public display again as Edinburgh Castle gets ready to open its doors to visitors once more.

First Published: 29th April 2021
Harvey Nichols Gift Experiences Launch

Harvey Nichols Gift Experiences Launch

As Harvey Nichols opens its doors once again to customers across the nation, the luxury retailer is delighted to unveil its new range of Gift Experiences.

First Published: 29th April 2021
Sir Walter Scott 250th Anniversary Celebrations

Sir Walter Scott 250th Anniversary Celebrations

Wedgwood the Restaurant has partnered with the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club to host a virtual celebration for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott.

First Published: 28th April 2021
Edinburgh Cocktail Week Announces Extended Two Week Festival for October 2021

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Announces Extended Two Week Festival for October 2021

Edinburgh Cocktail Week has confirmed it will take place in October and that the hugely popular festival is extending to two full weeks, Monday 11th - Sunday 24th.

First Published: 28th April 2021
Help save your local charity shop

Help save your local charity shop

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland's much-loved stores are urgently appealing to people in the local community to volunteer their time and help keep the store running.

First Published: 28th April 2021
What a BREWtiful sight: Aldi unveils line up for Spring Scottish Beer Festival

What a BREWtiful sight: Aldi unveils line up for Spring Scottish Beer Festival

Aldi has revealed the line-up for its annual Scottish beer festival, which will showcase 30 exceptional craft beers from thirteen breweries across the country, with prices starting at just £1.39!

First Published: 28th April 2021
Pizza Box launched by Balgove Larder

Pizza Box launched by Balgove Larder

St. Andrews farm shop Balgove Larder is to launch The Pizza Box - a mobile food truck that will serve up a menu of sourdough pizzas from a converted shipping container.

First Published: 27th April 2021
Does your property have what it takes to be Home of the Year

Does your property have what it takes to be Home of the Year

Scotland is full of beautiful, surprising and absolutely unique homes... but do they have what it takes to be Home of the Year?

First Published: 17th July 2018
Dobbies hosts great pizza virtual event with Ooni Pizza Ovens

Dobbies hosts great pizza virtual event with Ooni Pizza Ovens

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, has announced a free, exclusive virtual event with Ooni Pizza Ovens, to share top tips on making great pizza with keen cooks across the UK.

First Published: 27th April 2021
Walking charity shares top spots in Edinburgh to switch up family stroll

Walking charity shares top spots in Edinburgh to switch up family stroll

Families in Edinburgh can beat boredom and freshen up their walking routes with help from Scotland's national walking charity, Paths For All!

First Published: 26th April 2021
The Malt Whisky Trail prepares warm welcome for UK whisky lovers

The Malt Whisky Trail prepares warm welcome for UK whisky lovers

The Malt Whisky Trail prepares for the welcome return of whisky lovers from across the UK with the easing of travel restrictions across Scotland.

First Published: 26th April 2021
Hospitality sector in Edinburgh reacts to reopening after 4 months in lockdown

Hospitality sector in Edinburgh reacts to reopening after 4 months in lockdown

Two of Edinburgh’s leading hoteliers, restaurateurs and bar owners have given their reaction to reopening after 4 months in lockdown.

First Published: 26th April 2021
Scottish Opera celebrates 50 years of pioneering Outreach and Education work

Scottish Opera celebrates 50 years of pioneering Outreach and Education work

To celebrate the 50th anniversary year of its Outreach and Education programme, Scottish Opera announces new projects to connect with communities across Scotland!

First Published: 26th April 2021
Edinburgh Zoo celebrates World Penguin Day as Endangered penguin chick hatches

Edinburgh Zoo celebrates World Penguin Day as Endangered penguin chick hatches

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo has announced the arrival of an Endangered Northern rockhopper penguin chick, just in time to celebrate World Penguin Day today.

First Published: 24th April 2021
Surgeons Quarter primed for opening of Al Fresco oasis

Surgeons Quarter primed for opening of Al Fresco oasis

Surgeons Quarter is marking the easing of lockdown with the opening of its new outdoor venue - Drinks & Dining Al Fresco.

First Published: 23rd April 2021
2021 International Booker Prize shortlisted authors and translators in series of free events

2021 International Booker Prize shortlisted authors and translators in series of free events

Edinburgh International Book Festival welcomes 2021 International Booker Prize shortlisted authors & translators in an exclusive series of free events.

First Published: 23rd April 2021
Edinburgh care homes host free advice event

Edinburgh care homes host free advice event

Three care homes in Edinburgh are inviting local people to join a free online event offering support for people considering care for their loved one.

First Published: 23rd April 2021
Edinburgh Castle hosts world premiere of spectacular stunt by scientist and magician Kevin Quantum

Edinburgh Castle hosts world premiere of spectacular stunt by scientist and magician Kevin Quantum

Thousands around the world expected to gather online on 29th April at 1pm to watch internationally acclaimed performer attempt daring stunt at Edinburgh Castle.

First Published: 22nd April 2021
Prestonfield in Edinburgh unveils ultimate luxury outdoor dining experience

Prestonfield in Edinburgh unveils ultimate luxury outdoor dining experience

The five-star Prestonfield Hotel has unveiled Edinburgh's ultimate luxury outdoor dining experience as it prepares to reopen to visitors on Monday 26th April.

First Published: 22nd April 2021

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