Edinburgh Life

Archived since November / December 2013

42 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

In our first issue of 2021, we celebrate the Astley Ainslie Hospital which treated so many in the city suffering from tuberculosis, but now has an uncertain future; marvel at the steam locomotives that graced Waverley and the east coast railway line from the 1930s to the 1960s; examine how the building of the North Bridge was vital for linking the Old and New Towns, see what Edinburgh's cavers have been discovering and exploring over the past 60 years and tell the tale of a cottage in St Leonard’s made famous by a woman who never existed(!)

There is also: an appraisal of the infamous Darien scheme that almost bankrupted Scotland; some lovely photographs of the swans at Inverleith pond; a visit to the new garden at Holyrood, and a host of mystery photographs that need identification.

All this plus a host of first class local food and drink producers and a selection of things to do over the next 10 weeks.

Finally, there is a superb photograph of the late Sir Sean Connery on the set of Highlander.

Subjects: Culture, Lifestyle

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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: January/February 2021
  • Issue Count: 42
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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