Five of the best food challenges Edinburgh has to offer

For some reason it's particularly enjoyable to watch someone suffer through all manners of food challenges; from outrageous quantities of food to ridiculous hot hot heat. Equally mystifying is people's unwavering desire to go out and do just … [Read more...]

Edinburgh craft beer festival

Edinburgh’s first ever craft beer festival is set to take place on the last weekend of May and will showcase some of the finest breweries world wide as representatives will travel from afar to join the festival. Edinburgh’s creative open space the … [Read more...]

Top 5 housebreaking hotspots in the city of Edinburgh

Our Reporter Peter Carson tells us the top 5  places in the city that are affected by break ins. … [Read more...]

Five of the Best Lost Venues in Edinburgh

Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. A phrase that could fast become an epitaph for Edinburgh's dwindling live venues. In recent years, the city's music lovers have lamented the end of several independent record stores as … [Read more...]

Liquid gold: four Edinburgh establishments to grab a tipple

While we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Scotsman as a publication, we are also to raise a glass (or a few) towards another national fixture – Robert Burns. Championing Scottish prose, he wrote world renowned poems such as, Auld Land … [Read more...]

Celebrating Robert Burns: the poet laureate’s 5 greatest works

Burns Night is fast approaching, many of us will be sitting down to a meal of haggis, neaps and tatties washed down with a dram of delicious amber. There is an important reason why we celebrate Rabbie Burns in Scotland and it is a very simple one: he … [Read more...]

Top five Christmas cocktails

With the arrival of Edinburgh’s annual Christmas market, and the magical lights that shine through the city centre, there is no denying that the capital is feeling very festive this winter season. Christmas food and cocktail menus are now on the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Scottish foods for the coming winter

1. Haggis Possibly the most renowned Scottish food, Haggis is a savoury pudding, a love or hate food that is best made in the heart of Scotland and will leave you satisfied. 2. Scottish tablet This delicious sweet treat melts in the mouth and is … [Read more...]

5 animals that tried to predict the outcome of the U.S Election

  Months worth of polling couldn't predict the result of the U.S election, so could a psychic animal have done a better job? On the verge of huge events in modern times, some people have resorted to animal predictions to find the answers they … [Read more...]

Three places in Edinburgh to taste ‘Bake Off’-worthy treats

We've spent ten weeks in the company of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, salivating through our television screens at the sight of The Great British Bake Off's amazing cake creations. Tonight, having reluctantly waved farewell to Selasi (and eight … [Read more...]