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!
Silvermills & Stockbridge – 1930 & 1993 aerial views
Floral clock tribute to Flying Scotsman
Autumn at Amisfield Walled Garden, Haddington
The Edinburgh Seven – pioneering female medics
Sir Henry Raeburn – a bicentenary celebration at the Georgian House
Royal Circus – 200th anniversary of Playfair’s masterpiece
Edinburgh welcomes the new Duke of Edinburgh at City Chambers
Royal Circus 200th celebrations
Drummond Place summer garden party
Oyster Club summer get-together at Edinburgh Zoo
Swiss Army Band reception at City Chambers
Food & Drink
New Private Dining Room at Number One
Scran and Scallie, Edinburgh’s Whisky Festival,
The Chippy by Spencer and Laurel Bank Tea Room
What’s On: 10 fun and interesting things to do this autumn