Edinburgh Life

Archived since November / December 2013

52 issues

There is nowhere quite like Edinburgh. Its heady mix of history, heritage architecture, the professions, art, literature, museums, theatre, festivals, sporting prowess, the geography and the topography, its people, their interests and where they live…the list goes on and on.

Yet it is a sad truism that for many who are indigenous to an area, that same area, if not a closed book to them, has few of its chapters read.

It is so easy to miss, dismiss or overlook the intrinsic beauty of the familiar and the commonplace as we negotiate life’s hurly-burly.

Edinburgh Life strives to put that right. Each issue celebrates the myriad facets of our capital city and its environs, inviting a closer appreciation and sometimes proffering an alternative and surprising aspect of the place we think we know so well.

Edinburgh Life is for those who enjoy the finer aspects of life, whether they cost money or perhaps just a bit of precious free time to enjoy.

Heritage, history, people, places, where to go, what to eat, what to do, where to meet. In short, there is something for everyone!

Latest issue

Doors Open 2022 – 70+ venues open to public across Edinburgh and East Lothian Great Polish Map of Scotland – remarkable outdoor concrete map near Peebles Moray Feu Bicentenary – a ‘Pleasure Ground’ of homes and gardens A Statue for Elsie Inglis – artists invited to submit designs When George IV came to town – that famous 1822 Edinburgh visit Impressionism at NGS - and Scotland’s role in the rise of Modern Art Royal Scottish Society of Arts - bicentenary of championing the ‘useful’ arts Early autumn art exhibitions at Morningside Gallery Murrayfield Table Tennis Club celebrates centenary Doug Corrance’s Edinburgh – his inimitable snapshot of the city Society: An afternoon of music and dance in Randolph Garden; Guests enjoy garden art at New Hopetoun Gardens; Summer party in Drummond Place to celebrate Platinum Jubilee; Edinburgh Academy Reels Club summer get-together; Botanical books launched at John Hope Gateway; Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – at City Chambers; Edinburgh Oyster Club – first get-together since pandemic What’s On: Fun and interesting things to do as autumn approaches Eating Out: Virgin Edinburgh Hotel opens; new Holyrood Distillery casks; Craigie’s Farm on award shortlist; Sticky Toffee Pudding wins award; Waitrose at Dobbies Edinburgh

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There is nowhere quite like Edinburgh. Its heady mix of history, heritage architecture, the professions, art, literature, museums, theatre, festivals, sporting prowess, the geography and the topography, its people, their interests and where they live…the list goes on and on.

Yet it is a sad truism that for many who are indigenous to an area, that same area, if not a closed book to them, has few of its chapters read.

It is so easy to miss, dismiss or overlook the intrinsic beauty of the familiar and the commonplace as we negotiate life’s hurly-burly.

Edinburgh Life strives to put that right. Each issue celebrates the myriad facets of our capital city and its environs, inviting a closer appreciation and sometimes proffering an alternative and surprising aspect of the place we think we know so well.

Edinburgh Life is for those who enjoy the finer aspects of life, whether they cost money or perhaps just a bit of precious free time to enjoy.

Heritage, history, people, places, where to go, what to eat, what to do, where to meet. In short, there is something for everyone!

  • First Issue: November / December 2013
  • Latest Issue: September/ October 2022
  • Issue Count: 52
  • Published: Bi-monthly