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Edinburgh’s Christmas Market Returns

The popular Edinburgh Christmas Market is returning this year for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.  As the second-largest Christmas event in the UK, it is sure to be a festive spectacle, with people travelling from around Scotland to visit.  Running between the 20th November – 4th January, attractions include Santa’s Grotto, an […]

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Proposals for £25m Princes Street Gardens revamp

Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens are set to undergo a dramatic facelift come next year. In a statement published in The Scotsman, the project’s managing director, David Ellis, described his vision as intended to transform the park into “one of the best public spaces in the world”. The revamp is to compete with New York’s High […]

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Sleep in the Park: world’s largest sleep-out to end homelessness a success

On Saturday 9 December, 8,000 people gathered at Princes Street Gardens for Sleep in the Park, the world’s largest-scale sleep-out to show their support for the 11,000 homeless households in Scotland. The event was organised by Social Bite, and £3.6 million was already raised before the event began. Of this, £0.5million was given by an […]

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Plans to revamp central Edinburgh cultural sites unveiled

Plans to build a £55 million “cultural quarter” in the former Royal High School on Calton Hill have been revealed. The news comes alongside other cultural proposals to revamp Calton Hill’s observatory, and to give the National Gallery of Scotland in Princes Street Gardens a £5 million overhaul. The open-air Ross Theatre in Princes Street […]