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!
Winter beauty in the city centre
Biggar’s 1924 Olympic Gold Medal curling champions
Lord Rosebery – horse racing and his political downfall
David Ainslie – the man behind the Astley Ainslie Hospital
Lauriston Place and environs - 1930 & 1993 aerial views
Edinburgh’s WWI women medics – heroes in Serbia
The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh – 500 years history
Doug Corrance’s Edinburgh – his inimitable snapshot of the city
About the City - our good news round-up
Royal Norwegian Advent Concert at St Giles’ Cathedral
Artist Lady Lucinda L Mackay launches memoirs at The New Club
Chanukah celebrations at Scottish Parliament
Wooden Spoon Scotland 30th anniversary dinner at Prestonfield House
Entrepreneurs’ Lunch at Royal Scots Club
Kirking of the Master of the Merchant Company at St Giles’ Cathedral
Veterans Housing Scotland reception at City Chambers
St Andrew’s Day dinner at Royal Scots Club
Food & Drink
Dinner at Lyla on Royal Terrace; Andrew Fairlie Scholarship winners; Italian restaurant Divino wins 3 awards; Magnum Scottish cream liqueur, Encore Edinburgh – West End cocktail bar
Some fun and interesting things to do as 2024 begins