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Edinburgh Festival Fringe to go ahead

On 13 April 2021 the Edinburgh International Festival announced that the celebrated Fringe festival will be returning this summer, although with a series of social distancing measures in place.  The Fringe society announced that productions can go ahead in outdoor pop-up venues to ensure spectators are able to simultaneously comply with Covid-19 safety regulations.  At […]

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Why we must all have our own Italian love story

Italy is a gem like no other. If you’ve visited, go again, and if you haven’t, then what the hell have you been doing? Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, this country’s got it all: from the whizz of slick scooters to the snap of fresh Focaccia.  In between these wet lockdown days and […]

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Is Covid-19 changing our view of Scottish Independence?

The idea of Scottish independence has become a main focus for many after the actions of the Westminster government in the past months. Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, the debate has built up momentum and some people’s minds could be changing in favour of an independent Scotland. If Scotland did become independent, how […]

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Scotland experiencing rise in tourism thanks to ‘Outlander’

Reports this week in the BBC and elsewhere have highlighted the increasingly ‘booming’ tourism in Scotland, all thanks to the popular Outlander books and TV series. The time-travelling drama, originally written by Diana Gabaldon, set partly in the 18th century has been a huge hit with viewers with a loyal fanbase. Filmed on location in […]

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‘Overtourism’: sustainable tourism for modern day travellers

Today we live in a world obsessed with the idea of travel and exploration. Our social media feeds are constantly reminding us of the wonders of the world we need to see and our bucket lists seem to become never-ending. Globetrotting promises to fix many of our problems. It provides a time to switch off, […]

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Got friends visiting? Here are the sites in Edinburgh to take them

The curse of living somewhere as beautiful as Edinburgh is that your hometown friends suddenly pop out of the woodwork to come and visit. They eagerly ask when they can come and experience all of Edinburgh’s hotspots. So, we have compiled a list of where to take your hometown friend to show them the best of […]

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Travel destinations are not just for tourists

It’s 2018. Money laundering is the everyday, environmentalists will be our future doctors and our children may be faced with the question of which passport to use. This almost hilarious, globalised life we live is the result of so much historical tension and confusion and, the truth is, an immense cathartic relief lies in being […]

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Edinburgh’s Harry Potter tourism deserves less criticism and more credit

It is impossible to avoid the legacy of The Boy Who Lived when you first arrive in Edinburgh. When arriving four months ago, I was somewhat taken aback by the sheer quantity of Harry Potter related events and merchandise in the city. I had first visited Edinburgh at the tender age of 15 and, other […]