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Up Close and Personal with The Black Death in Edinburgh

Up Close and Personal with The Black Death in Edinburgh

The Real Mary King’s Close is set to host a virtual event that explores the history of plague in the city: from 1336 and 1645 with similarities drawn with today’s pandemic.

First Published: 1st March 2021
Edinburgh bee company nurtures new talent for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Edinburgh bee company nurtures new talent for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Edinburgh’s Scottish Bee Company has appointed two new apprentices as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (1st-5th March).

First Published: 1st March 2021
New outdoor exhibition of dreamy lockdown photography from Lottie Nadeau goes on display

New outdoor exhibition of dreamy lockdown photography from Lottie Nadeau goes on display

A new outdoor exhibition of lockdown-created works from photographer Lottie Nadeau (a recent graduate of ECA) have gone on display in Glasgow in Edinburgh.

First Published: 28th February 2021
RZSS leads UK zoos in signing the global coalition: UnitedForBiodiversity

RZSS leads UK zoos in signing the global coalition: UnitedForBiodiversity

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is the first UK zoological society to join the European Commission Global Coalition #UnitedForBiodiversity.

First Published: 26th February 2021
Edinburgh chef reveals secret recipe for ultimate Mothers Day breakfast.

Edinburgh chef reveals secret recipe for ultimate Mothers Day breakfast.

Emma Clark-Szabo, a Development Chef from Copper Blossom on Edinburgh’s George Street, has revealed her secret recipe for the ultimate Mother’s Day breakfast in time for the big day on 14th March.

First Published: 25th February 2021
Edinburgh care homes dine through the decades with special guest

Edinburgh care homes dine through the decades with special guest

Residents at three care homes in Edinburgh have taken a trip down memory lane as part of a nationwide initiative to rediscover their favourite foods from the past.

First Published: 19th February 2021
Traverse Theatre welcomes new creative appointments

Traverse Theatre welcomes new creative appointments

The Traverse is thrilled to welcome a number of new creative appointments across a range of partnerships, projects and productions throughout 2021 and beyond.

First Published: 18th February 2021
Shedinburgh Fringe announces Replay limited run

Shedinburgh Fringe announces Replay limited run

SHEDINBURGH announces REPLAY a ‘GREATEST HUTS’ collection of fourteen shows, available to stream globally from 7:30pm on Monday 22nd February.

First Published: 18th February 2021
Scottish Ballet delivers new self care workshops for health and social care staff in Scotland

Scottish Ballet delivers new self care workshops for health and social care staff in Scotland

Scottish Ballet have launched a new programme of online workshops for health and social care staff to help build personal resilience and enhance their wellbeing.

First Published: 18th February 2021
Invisible Cities teams up with Virtualtrips.io to launch LIVE virtual tours of Edinburgh.

Invisible Cities teams up with Virtualtrips.io to launch LIVE virtual tours of Edinburgh.

Invisible Cities teams up with Virtualtrips.io to launch LIVE virtual tours of Edinburgh to help those who have experienced homelessness.

First Published: 16th February 2021
A massive cash prize pot is up for grabs for listeners of Forth 1 and Forth 2

A massive cash prize pot is up for grabs for listeners of Forth 1 and Forth 2

Listen to Forth 1 or Forth 2 for your chance to win a share of £1 million with Scotland's Biggest Radio Competition!

First Published: 15th February 2021
Sign up to support Fairtrade Fortnight

Sign up to support Fairtrade Fortnight

West Lothian residents are being encouraged to sign up online for Fairtrade Fortnight this year.

First Published: 15th February 2021
A new chapter: Award winning author and illustrator launches babywear range

A new chapter: Award winning author and illustrator launches babywear range

Edinburgh-based Catherine Rayner, a bestselling author and illustrator, has launched a range of beautiful baby clothing and accessories, designed to inspire a love of stories from birth.

First Published: 15th February 2021
National Trust for Scotland: The most romantic local walks in Scotland

National Trust for Scotland: The most romantic local walks in Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland has picked out Scotland’s best romantic walks, area by area, across the country. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

First Published: 13th February 2021
Multi Award Winning stage play Adam to be Broadcast on BBC

Multi Award Winning stage play Adam to be Broadcast on BBC

Adam, the multi-award-winning stage production inspired by the life of Adam Kashmiry, has been reworked for screen and is now set to be broadcast on BBC Scotland in early March.

First Published: 12th February 2021
First ever Virtual Capital Sci Fi Con hopes to raise vital funds for CHAS by reaching worldwide audience

First ever Virtual Capital Sci Fi Con hopes to raise vital funds for CHAS by reaching worldwide audience

Scotland’s much-loved Capital Sci-Fi Con is set to return for a sixth year on Saturday 13th March 2021 and will be held virtually for the very first time, attracting audiences across the globe.

First Published: 10th February 2021
New Home Sweet Home for COCO Chocolatier at Port Edgar Marina

New Home Sweet Home for COCO Chocolatier at Port Edgar Marina

The premium chocolate maker is set to open a new production facility and visitor centre in 2021 at Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry.

First Published: 11th February 2021
Harvey Nichols Edinburgh Store Unveils New Window Scheme

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh Store Unveils New Window Scheme

The ‘Natural World’ scheme is inspired by the beauty of the world around us, and its importance as a means of escape and relaxation, something which has been highlighted to many this past year.

First Published: 9th February 2021
Global digital award for Edinburgh Libraries

Global digital award for Edinburgh Libraries

Edinburgh Libraries has scooped a top global award after the Capital’s residents read and downloaded over 2,000 different newspaper titles – more than anywhere else in the world.

First Published: 9th February 2021
Fall in love with top Dine at Home menus this Valentines Day in Edinburgh

Fall in love with top Dine at Home menus this Valentines Day in Edinburgh

Some of the city’s leading independent and family-run restaurants are looking to get hearts and taste buds all of a flutter with their special Valentine’s Day menus for collection or home delivery

First Published: 5th February 2021
Danni The Champion short film success at International Film Festivals

Danni The Champion short film success at International Film Festivals

Danni The Champion, a short film created for Scenes for Survival digital project, achieves success at international film festivals.

First Published: 5th February 2021
Dobbies partner with Too Good To Go in a bid to tackle food waste

Dobbies partner with Too Good To Go in a bid to tackle food waste

The UK's leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies, has partnered with surplus food app, Too Good To Go, in a bid to combat food waste across its stores.

First Published: 4th February 2021
Critically endangered Edinburgh Zoo chimp celebrates first birthday

Critically endangered Edinburgh Zoo chimp celebrates first birthday

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is celebrating the first birthday of Edinburgh Zoo’s youngest Western chimpanzee.

First Published: 3rd February 2021
Valentine inspiration from some of the finest chefs and producers in Scotland

Valentine inspiration from some of the finest chefs and producers in Scotland

Looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration? Check out these hampers and menus from some of Scotland’s finest chefs and producers!

First Published: 2nd February 2021
BBC Debate Night is returning for 2021

BBC Debate Night is returning for 2021

BBC Scotland's topical TV discussion programme is touring the country virtually, to give the people of Scotland the opportunity to have their say about the issues that matter most to you.

First Published: 12th February 2020
Epic Gameshow is returning and looking for contestants

Epic Gameshow is returning and looking for contestants

Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow is returning for a brand-new series with BIG MONEY and a variety of amazing prizes to be won and they are currently looking for fun, confident, outgoing contestants.

First Published: 30th January 2021
Traverse Theatre kicks off 2021 with First Stages Festival

Traverse Theatre kicks off 2021 with First Stages Festival

The Traverse is excited to kick off its 2021 programming with its biggest ever series of creative development activity with its First Stages Festival.

First Published: 28th January 2021
Over 1000 animal samples arrive at the Edinburgh Zoo biobank hub

Over 1000 animal samples arrive at the Edinburgh Zoo biobank hub

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, in partnership with National Museums Scotland, has received over 1,000 samples of animal tissue for the biobank facilities at Edinburgh Zoo.

First Published: 28th January 2021
Thousands tuned in for National Trust for Scotland Burns Big Night In

Thousands tuned in for National Trust for Scotland Burns Big Night In

Viewers from all around the world tuned in to Burns Cottage on Saturday as conservation charity The National Trust for Scotland hosted its first ever virtual Burns night.

First Published: 27th January 2021
New Chapter for Edinburgh International Book Festival

New Chapter for Edinburgh International Book Festival

It's a new chapter for Edinburgh International Book Festival as 2021 move to Edinburgh College of Art is announced.

First Published: 27th January 2021

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