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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo begins journey Down Under

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo begins journey Down Under

Today, performers from Scotland officially embarked on the 10,479-mile trip to ‘The Land Down Under’ to take part in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney.
Last Updated: 10th October 2019
Tickets for new Elfingrove dates on sale tomorrow at 12noon

Tickets for new Elfingrove dates on sale tomorrow at 12noon

Get set for 12noon tomorrow to bag tickets to the biggest Christmas spectacular in town!
Last Updated: 7th October 2019
Cocktail Fever Hits Edinburgh with Only One Week To Go Until Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Cocktail Fever Hits Edinburgh with Only One Week To Go Until Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns to the Scottish Capital next week, Monday 14th - Sunday 20th October, with its biggest programme of tempting tipples and pop-ups across the city.
Last Updated: 7th October 2019
The Spree Festival set to bring biggest line up yet to Paisley

The Spree Festival set to bring biggest line up yet to Paisley

Paisley's The Spree festival returns next week (11th - 19th October) with its biggest line-up yet!
Last Updated: 4th October 2019
Renfrewshire set for spectacular season of winter events

Renfrewshire set for spectacular season of winter events

Renfrewshire is gearing up for another bumper season of fantastic winter events with an array of free, fun-filled activities for all!
Last Updated: 4th October 2019
New Elfingrove dates added after 120,000 tickets sold in 24 hours

New Elfingrove dates added after 120,000 tickets sold in 24 hours

Following phenomenal demand, itison has announced it's adding an additional seven nights onto Elfingrove – the Christmas spectacular taking over Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum this December!
Last Updated: 3rd October 2019
An Evening with Benefit at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh: Raising Money for Breast Cancer Now

An Evening with Benefit at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh: Raising Money for Breast Cancer Now

Join the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh and Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow as they take part in the annual PINKTOBER® campaign to raise funds for Breast Cancer awareness and research.
Last Updated: 3rd October 2019
Over 100,000 tickets sold for Elfingrove and counting...

Over 100,000 tickets sold for Elfingrove and counting...

Over 100,000 early bird tickets have been snapped up this morning for Elfingrove – itison's brand-new world-class Christmas event which takes over Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum this December!
Last Updated: 2nd October 2019
Dame Judi Dench features in The Winters Tale at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Ocean

Dame Judi Dench features in The Winters Tale at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Ocean

Shakespeare’s acclaimed tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, The Winter’s Tale, is coming this Christmas to the big screen at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean.
Last Updated: 1st October 2019
Elfingrove tickets released tomorrow...

Elfingrove tickets released tomorrow...

Set your alarms for 7.30am and get ready to bag tickets for the biggest Christmas spectacular in town...
Last Updated: 1st October 2019
Edinburgh International Book Festival Announces An Exclusive Scottish Event with Sandi Toksvig

Edinburgh International Book Festival Announces An Exclusive Scottish Event with Sandi Toksvig

Organisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival have announced an event on Sunday 3rd November with a true national treasure, Sandi Toksvig.
Last Updated: 1st October 2019
Oor Wullie gets the rock star treatment as he comes home to Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Oor Wullie gets the rock star treatment as he comes home to Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Local artist enlists the help of Scottish music legends to promote her sustainability message and raise vital funds for the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.
Last Updated: 27th September 2019
itison reveal part two of the Elfingrove journey...

itison reveal part two of the Elfingrove journey...

itison have revealed the next part of the Elfingrove journey with a UK first... a winter wonderland complete with Silent Snow Disco!
Last Updated: 25th September 2019
Guide Dogs Appeal 2019

Guide Dogs Appeal 2019

Imagine what a difference an hour of your time could make...
Last Updated: 25th September 2019
There is no place like Vue!

There is no place like Vue!

Get your slippers on and tap your heels together as this month, the yellow brick road passes by Vue Edinburgh Ocean & Vue Edinburgh Omni as they host the return of The Wizard of Oz to the big screen.
Last Updated: 23rd September 2019
BBC Scotland Debate Night wants YOU to be part of the audience.

BBC Scotland Debate Night wants YOU to be part of the audience.

BBC Scotland's Debate Night is looking for members of the public from all walks of life and all backgrounds to be part of the programme, hosted by Stephen Jardine.
Last Updated: 23rd September 2019
itison reveal part one of the Elfingrove journey...

itison reveal part one of the Elfingrove journey...

Described as Night at the Museum meets GlasGLOW at Christmas, Elfingrove invites you to discover one of Glasgow's best loved buildings in a whole new light!
Last Updated: 23rd September 2019
VIP Balcony Tickets released for 2019 Forth Awards

VIP Balcony Tickets released for 2019 Forth Awards

VIP balcony tickets released for sale today giving Radio Forth listeners the chance to join in the annual celebration of community champions across Edinburgh and the east.
Last Updated: 20th September 2019
Edinburgh Care Home offers free advice on planning future care for loved one

Edinburgh Care Home offers free advice on planning future care for loved one

Lauder Lodge in Edinburgh is inviting the local community to a free event offering support for people considering care for their loved one.
Last Updated: 20th September 2019
What if the Duke of Wellington statue and Edinburgh Castle looked very different

What if the Duke of Wellington statue and Edinburgh Castle looked very different

TransPennine Express have reimagined famous buildings and iconic landmarks and questioned what they would be like if designed in the style of some of the world's pioneering artists and architects!
Last Updated: 20th September 2019
Plan your big day in one big weekend!

Plan your big day in one big weekend!

Fiancés go free at the Edinburgh Wedding Fair, the largest and longest-running wedding event in the East of Scotland!
Last Updated: 19th September 2019
Peebles parents bowled over by new kids club

Peebles parents bowled over by new kids club

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel has launched first ever kids’ club ahead of this year’s October break!
Last Updated: 18th September 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton to host out of this world Chocolate Chip Cookie meals

DoubleTree by Hilton to host out of this world Chocolate Chip Cookie meals

DoubleTree by Hilton in Glasgow and Edinburgh have announced they will be hosting exclusive three-course Cookie meals to mark the release of the Cookie Cookbook 3.0!
Last Updated: 18th September 2019
Lanique Raise a Glass with Harvey Nichols

Lanique Raise a Glass with Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh is delighted to announce their partnership with luxury liqueur brand Lanique for Edinburgh Cocktail Week 2019 which runs Monday 14th – Sunday 20th October.
Last Updated: 16th September 2019
Leon Smith to Unveil new Padel Court in Edinburgh

Leon Smith to Unveil new Padel Court in Edinburgh

Barnton Park Tennis Club announced today that Davis Cup winning captain Leon Smith will be officially opening their new padel court on Sunday 22nd September.
Last Updated: 13th September 2019
Kids Series Phenomenon Masha and the Bear heads to the big screen at Vue Cinemas Edinburgh

Kids Series Phenomenon Masha and the Bear heads to the big screen at Vue Cinemas Edinburgh

Masha and the Bear, ‘the most viewed family cartoon’ on YouTube from Guinness World Record’s Book ™ (2019), will be shown in Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Edinburgh Omni from Friday 20th September.
Last Updated: 12th September 2019
Edinburgh Care Home aims to raise stroke awareness with free event

Edinburgh Care Home aims to raise stroke awareness with free event

An Edinburgh care home is inviting the local community to its free ‘Stroke Awareness’ event.
Last Updated: 12th September 2019
New addition to Paisley Halloween Festival set to be a Thriller!

New addition to Paisley Halloween Festival set to be a Thriller!

For the first time, this year's Paisley Halloween Festival will feature a spooky silent disco where party-goers can show off their best Monster Mash and Thriller dance moves.
Last Updated: 11th September 2019
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh teams up with local Cycle Hire Scheme for 1 week only

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh teams up with local Cycle Hire Scheme for 1 week only

Calling the City of Edinburgh this September! Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh celebrate the legendary Freddie Mercury with Local Cycle Collaboration + chances to Win Big!
Last Updated: 11th September 2019
Experience Gin and Yin yoga at the Big Big Gin Festival

Experience Gin and Yin yoga at the Big Big Gin Festival

The organisers of the Big Big Gin Festival have unveiled plans for a series of ‘Gin and Yin’ yoga sessions to ensure festival-goers leave feeling truly refreshed and relaxed!
Last Updated: 10th September 2019

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