Category Archives: Edinburgh

Dramatic Endings

   Fire and brimstone accompanied by thunderous claps marked the end of the Edinburgh International Festival, the very end of August and probably the end of summer. It was a dramatic statement in smoke and light, tumbling over the ancient … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Edinburgh

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from among the sparkling lights of Edinburgh. This tree always looks so beautiful in its dramatic setting on The Mound, overlooking Princes Street. It’s a gift to our city from the people of … Continue reading

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Solstice Edinburgh: Light in the Dark

So here we are, the longest darkest night of the year. From tomorrow onwards we will turn back towards the sun, and light and warmth will slowly creep back into our lives. In the meantime all of the beautiful sparkling … Continue reading

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Convergence

Sometimes change happens slowly and steadily, tiny step by tiny step, and we barely notice it. Things appear pretty much the same from one day to the next, as gradual change steadily unfolds around us. Sometimes however change is rapid … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Nights: Temple to the Arts

Sitting on The Mound in the heart of Edinburgh is a Grecian style temple dedicated to the arts. If it sounds out of place don’t be fooled. Physically this ramped road links the two halves of historic Edinburgh, the cramped … Continue reading

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Mysterious Fidra

Sitting, in the impossibly romantic rise and fall of the tidal waters of the Firth of Forth, is a small chain of rocky islands. Easily seen, but hard to reach, each evokes its own mystery and tales from times long … Continue reading

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Winter Gold on Calton Hill

The liquid gold of winter sun pulled us up the slopes of Calton Hill. The green copper dome of the old city observatory was closed to the golden sun, but would open its lids to the ocean of stars which … Continue reading

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