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!
Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh – photographs spanning 70 years Auld Greekie! - how Edinburgh became ‘The Athens of the North’ The Dean Bridge – a magnificent structure but with a sad back story Liberton’s greyhound sanctuary Vanishing Edinburgh – photos of city shops that no longer exist Plaza Premium Lounge Edinburgh Airport – quality airport hospitality for all Christmas 2022 illuminations and events - in the city or just beyond Christmas Gift Guide – Multrees Walk style! A good read this Christmas – recently published books - all with a local slant City Society: Waverley Park celebrates its feuing 160 years ago; Botanics hosts its Annual Patrons’ Dinner at John Hope Gateway; Morningside Gallery hosts private viewing of Jack Morrocco paintings; Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity Sports Quiz at Prestonfield What’s On - 10 fun and interesting things to do as Christmas approaches Eating Out: Pier Brasserie at Newhaven Harbour; Holyrood Distillery’s award winning rum; Eve at Virgin Hotel’s Edinburgh; New look Tigerlily reopens; Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Christmas menu; Pizzologist at Haymarket and Edinburgh Castle IPA Doug Corrance’s Edinburgh – his inimitable snapshot of the city About the City - our good news round-up.