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New comic celebrating Edinburgh

By at June 1, 2016 | 1:38 am | 0 Comment

Discover the heritage and history of Glasgow and Edinburgh with A Tale of Two Scottish Cities: a new comic that takes you back in time so you can experience yourself the excitement and ingenuity of two of Scotland’s greatest cities. To mark the launch of their second hotels in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Jurys Inn Hotels have created the comic as a celebration of each

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HESS resurrected on Nuremberg’s 70th Anniversary

By at May 21, 2016 | 3:20 pm | 0 Comment

Hess

On the 75th anniversary of Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s second in command, bailing out over Scotland on a self-appointed mission of peace and the 70th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg Trials, Kinbur Productions and the Gilded Balloon are reviving HESS, Michael Burrell’s award winning one-man play, for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016. In HESS, Rudolf Hess has

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History of Horse Racing at Musselburgh Racecourse

By at September 11, 2015 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Edinburgh horse racing

The first recorded horse racing at Edinburgh took place under the Royal Caledonian Hunt in 1777. Racing is recorded on the sands at Leith between 1789 and 1816, although some did take place at Musselburgh during that period. Regular meetings resumed in 1816 and have continued for the next two centuries. Edinburgh Racecourse became known as Musselburgh in the

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Dynamic Earth goes digital with new multimedia guide

By at July 24, 2014 | 4:39 pm | 0 Comment

Our Dynamic Earth Edinburgh

On 25th July, Edinburgh’s five star visitor attraction Our Dynamic Earth is going digital, with the launch of a new multimedia guide which can be downloaded as a free app. Available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and English, the visitor companion provides foreign language translations for each section of the attraction, while also offering audio tracks,

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The Fun Erupts at Our Dynamic Earth!

By at July 1, 2014 | 5:29 pm | 0 Comment

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Gallery

Things are hotting up at Our Dynamic Earth this summer, as the five star attraction overflows with volcanic action. Making its debut at the attraction is the explosive ‘Supervolcanoes’ in the awe-inspiring ShowDome. Visitors get to witness volcanoes at their mightiest as they are taken on a thrilling journey: flying from giant volcanoes on other planets, to the

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Festival Of Museums 2014 comes to Edinburgh in May

By at April 10, 2014 | 1:57 pm | 0 Comment

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* Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop encourages Scots to get involved in best festival line-up yet from Museums Galleries Scotland * Calendar of 90+ events across Scotland revealed at Edinburgh’s popular 1940s dance hall This year’s Festival of Museums, created and co-ordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland, officially launched in Edinburgh today (10th April

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Meet Earth’s First Rockstar At Our Dynamic Earth

By at April 5, 2014 | 9:52 pm | 0 Comment

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Gallery

This Easter, Harry Potter style magic meets the latest in science interpretation with the opening of Scotland’s Timelords, Our Dynamic Earth’s biggest ever redevelopment. Celebrating the life of one of Scotland’s greatest scientists, James Hutton – widely regarded as the father of modern geology – three new interlinked galleries will take visitors from

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Countdown to John Muir Way

By at March 19, 2014 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment

John Muir Way

The countdown is now well underway for the launch of the coast-to-coast John Muir Way with a fun-filled festival. The new 134-mile coast-to-coast lowlands trail will officially open on 21st April 2014, during the first ever Scottish John Muir Festival, to mark both the conservationist's birthday and the centenary of his death. The new trail which runs between Dunbar

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One of the world’s longest tapestries to be unveiled at the Scottish Parliament

By at September 2, 2013 | 7:45 pm | 0 Comment

Scotland Tapestry

The Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament will unveil one of the world’s longest tapestries, The Great Tapestry of Scotland on Tuesday 3rd September at The Scottish Parliament. This is the first time that the 143 metre Tapestry will be unveiled in its entirety. 1000 volunteer stitchers have sewn for over 50,000 hours, using 300 miles

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