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Edinburgh Christmas goes Digital this year

Edinburgh Christmas goes Digital this year

The City of Edinburgh Council and event producers, Underbelly, have today announced that the focus will move to celebrating Edinburgh’s Christmas 2020 online.

First Published: 1st October 2020
Children across the country will have the chance to video call Santa this Christmas

Children across the country will have the chance to video call Santa this Christmas

Santa will be video calling children across the UK this festive season - as the Coronavirus pandemic forces many venues to ditch the traditional grotto.

First Published: 30th September 2020
Eat Out to help October

Eat Out to help October

Scotland's leading suppliers and restaurants unite to support the hospitality industry by launching 'Eat Out to help October'!

First Published: 30th September 2020
Top Edinburgh chef adds culinary creativity to capital sculpture park

Top Edinburgh chef adds culinary creativity to capital sculpture park

One of Edinburgh’s top private chefs is bringing his unique style of culinary creativity to the capital’s Jupiter Artland near Wilkieston from 5th to 25th October 2020.

First Published: 30th September 2020
Drive in puts the WIN in to Winter with the Parking Lot Pantomime set to keep the magic of Christmas alive

Drive in puts the WIN in to Winter with the Parking Lot Pantomime set to keep the magic of Christmas alive

Tickets now on sale for The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival, Scotland's best Covid-proof Christmas events and panto!

First Published: 30th September 2020
New cycle hire facilities open in Musselburgh

New cycle hire facilities open in Musselburgh

The popular Edinburgh Cycle Hire initiative has now extended into East Lothian with the installation of two Hire Stations in Musselburgh.

First Published: 28th September 2020
National comic book tour for Maths Week Scotland

National comic book tour for Maths Week Scotland

Rossie Stone, director and founder of Dekko Comics will take part in digital events in schools across the country for Maths Week Scotland (28 September – 4 October).

First Published: 25th September 2020
Dobbies takes part in charity coffee morning

Dobbies takes part in charity coffee morning

Dobbies Garden Centres is raising vital funds for Macmillan's Coffee Morning this week, by hosting its own 'Raise a Cup' event at their Scottish stores!

First Published: 24th September 2020
Edinburgh Zoo welcomes curious new otter pair

Edinburgh Zoo welcomes curious new otter pair

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has recently welcomed two Asian small-clawed otters, Barry and Luna, to Edinburgh Zoo.

First Published: 24th September 2020
Jack Arts Scotland bring the ALT D Show to the streets

Jack Arts Scotland bring the ALT D Show to the streets

Jack Arts Scotland brings the ALT-D Show to the streets, showcasing works from 83 Edinburgh College of Art graduates.

First Published: 23rd September 2020
Fore Play Crazy Golf Edinburgh Tees Off Next Month

Fore Play Crazy Golf Edinburgh Tees Off Next Month

Scotland’s top alternative night out, Fore Play Crazy Golf has announced the launch of their new pop-up venue in Edinburgh city centre.

First Published: 21st September 2020
North Edinburgh Arts secures Scottish Land Funds

North Edinburgh Arts secures Scottish Land Funds

As part of the ongoing regeneration programme around MacMillan Square, North Edinburgh Arts (NEA) has secured £156,000 from the Scottish Land Fund.

First Published: 21st September 2020
A new stylish life by the sea

A new stylish life by the sea

There’s no need to sacrifice standards when escaping the city, thanks to the new Chapter One Hair Spa at Haddington!

First Published: 21st September 2020
Edinburgh care home shortlisted for top national award

Edinburgh care home shortlisted for top national award

Care UK’s Murrayside, on South Beechwood is celebrating after making the shortlist at a national award ceremony.

First Published: 19th September 2020
BBC Debate Night calls for audience members in Edinburgh and the Lothian

BBC Debate Night calls for audience members in Edinburgh and the Lothian

BBC Debate Night is calling for audience members from Edinburgh and the Lothian to take part via Zoom on Wednesday 30th September.

First Published: 18th September 2020
Edinburgh Zoo chimps learn the ropes

Edinburgh Zoo chimps learn the ropes

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland shares adorable new photo of seven-month-old Western chimpanzee Masindi practising her climbing skills with the help of her older brother Velu.

First Published: 18th September 2020
Marathon Mum takes on biggest challenge yet, recovering from stroke

Marathon Mum takes on biggest challenge yet, recovering from stroke

Now stroke survivor Carole Fortune is determined to give back to the charity that changed her life.

First Published: 17th September 2020
A Drive In Christmas Panto is coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh this winter!

A Drive In Christmas Panto is coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh this winter!

Just when you thought your Christmas show had been cancelled, Horrible Histories comes to the rescue with their own unique take on the festive season!

First Published: 17th September 2020
The Epic Adventure of Bill and Ted continues at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni

The Epic Adventure of Bill and Ted continues at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni

One of the most legendary on-screen duos are reuniting after nearly 30 years for the third Bill and Ted film – Bill and Ted Face the Music, now showing at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni.

First Published: 16th September 2020
Rising Enquiries Prompts West Lothian Venue to Unveil New Wedding Packages

Rising Enquiries Prompts West Lothian Venue to Unveil New Wedding Packages

Macdonald Houstoun House has seen a 25% spike in enquiries after launching a series of flexible wedding packages created specially to help couples tie the knot following lockdown.

First Published: 16th September 2020
Search is on for the best home bakers in Scotland

Search is on for the best home bakers in Scotland

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant in Edinburgh has launched it's second annual search for Scotland’s finest home baker in time for the return of hit TV show, The Great British Bake Off.

First Published: 15th September 2020
A great sense of humour is the secret to a long life according to Edinburgh resident

A great sense of humour is the secret to a long life according to Edinburgh resident

A resident at an Edinburgh care home celebrated her 100th birthday and revealed the secret to living a long life is ‘A great sense of humour’.

First Published: 14th September 2020
The hunt is on for Santa to work in Dobbies Edinburgh store this Christmas.

The hunt is on for Santa to work in Dobbies Edinburgh store this Christmas.

In partnership with Great Grottos, suitable candidates are being called on to fill Santa’s boots in Dobbies Edinburgh store this Christmas.

First Published: 14th September 2020
Vue Edinburgh Ocean provides more ways to switch off

Vue Edinburgh Ocean provides more ways to switch off

Vue Edinburgh Ocean is boasting a slate of brand new content for cinema-lovers to enjoy this week.

First Published: 11th September 2020
Dobbies welcomes award winning butcher to Edinburgh store

Dobbies welcomes award winning butcher to Edinburgh store

The UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, today (11 September) welcomes award-winning butchers, Walter Smith Fine Foods, to the flagship Edinburgh store.

First Published: 11th September 2020
Dobbies launches Christmas events programme with social distancing and safety at forefront

Dobbies launches Christmas events programme with social distancing and safety at forefront

With the festive season in sight, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, announces its Christmas events offering for 2020.

First Published: 11th September 2020
Pupils resilience artwork on display across the county

Pupils resilience artwork on display across the county

Pupils from across Midlothian have submitted more than 150 pieces of art and written work about how they coped during COVID for a new exhibition.

First Published: 11th September 2020
West Lothian supports Great British Clean up

West Lothian supports Great British Clean up

West Lothian Council is joining other organisations such as Keep Scotland Beautiful in supporting The Great British September Clean.

First Published: 11th September 2020
Grave Robbery Returns to Edinburgh

Grave Robbery Returns to Edinburgh

New grave-robbery themed ‘escape room’ set to bring a dark and intriguing period of Edinburgh’s history back to life.

First Published: 10th September 2020
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh and Glasgow say THANK YOU to frontline workers!

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh and Glasgow say THANK YOU to frontline workers!

Hard Rock Cafes Edinburgh and Glasgow are delighted to announce an exclusive emergency services discount as a thank you to frontline workers across Scotland.

First Published: 9th September 2020

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