Edinburgh Welcomes Earth Scientists for the 50th Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Meeting!

3.01.2014
Why should this matter? Well in 2010 when the Iceland volcanic crisis crippled Europe, British volcanologists were among the leaders providing...
Surviving a Ceilidh and Loving It

Surviving a Ceilidh and Loving It

2.01.2014
Facing a Ceilidh and feeling a bit lost? I am here with some handy pointers to a non-humiliating experience. I have intrepidly gone there...
The Torchlight Procession - Edinburgh Hogmanay 2014

The Torchlight Procession - Edinburgh Hogmanay 2014

31.12.2013
I am a born and bred Edinburger, so I've celebrated many a New Year by taking to the streets of Edinburgh for their legendary Hogmanay...
Festive Delights

Festive Delights

12.12.2013
Christmas is fast approaching, faster than most of us would like! If, like me, you are not quite prepared, live almost in the middle of...
Ten Best Christmas Trees 2013

Ten Best Christmas Trees 2013

3.12.2013
'Tis the season to creep about the attic hunting down a box no-one bothered to write 'Xmas' on 12 months ago. Traditionally, this is followed...
Nine Haunted Castles for Halloween

Nine Haunted Castles for Halloween

31.10.2013
Has this Halloween inspired you to check in to some spooky accommodation? Europe is home to a number of historic castles converted to luxury...
The Spookiest UK Cities Revealed

The Spookiest UK Cities Revealed

30.10.2013
A genuine and bona-fide ghost hunter has trawled the arcane archives to discover the most sinister and spooky cities in the UK. So where...
Happy Halloween: Six Spine-tingling Destinations

Happy Halloween: Six Spine-tingling Destinations

29.10.2013
Ok, so Halloween's on Thursday; and even for a travel writer, that's a little too soon to sort out flights and accommodation. But why do...
Police Demand Sauna Condom Ban

Police Demand Sauna Condom Ban

23.10.2013
Police have sparked outrage after demanding condoms be banned from Edinburgh's licensed saunas. Campaigners have now warned of a HIV epidemic...

Why We Need More Health and Safety Officials / Sunshine on Leith

6.10.2013
I have seen no better symbol of boundless consumerism than the giant horse statue in the middle of Leeds Trinity shopping centre. It buckles...

The Elephant March

30.09.2013
Friday 4th October 2013 will be an historic day. I know this because it cannot not be. In some ways it's just simple predictive history,...

Edinburgh Television Festival

16.09.2013
This was it. The result of three months of hard work was about to be broadcast to a roomful of big-hitters. Three of Britain's top talent...

Why Larger Theatres Should Be Investing in the Fringe

9.09.2013
This huge financial burden on young artists worries me. As costs become ever more prohibitive many of the emerging companies that I speak...
How to Cope with Life Post Edinburgh Fringe

How to Cope with Life Post Edinburgh Fringe

4.09.2013
After packing up my disco ball and heading back to London with nothing more than a crumpled flyer in my pocket, a hangover and a mixed...