Edinburgh’s high society fashion icons brought back to life

They were the best dressed in town during the 1700s, but now the fashion of Edinburgh’s high society is being brought back to life.  Portraits of these well-heeled figures from the Georgian New Town by Allan Ramsay have been brought together for the first time in an exhibition.  The display at the Georgian House in…

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Review: Fhior, Edinburgh

Ever since Scott Smith opened Fhior in 2018 with the express aim of championing Scottish produce, it’s been one of those restaurants which has established a really solid reputation without quite making the step up from Michelin guide to Michelin-starred status. With his astonishingly complex new ten course tasting menu, the Aberdonian is clearly making…

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Review: Under the Table, Edinburgh

In Edinburgh’s New Town, Richard Bath is pleasantly surprised by new subterranean restaurant Under the Table. Our IT department run all sort of analysis of what readers like, what they spend time on and what turns them off. The short story is that readers like short reviews. They don’t want a list of dishes and…

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Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Rebus: Filming locations around Edinburgh used in new BBC show

Inspector Rebus returns to our screens this month. And with much of the filming having taken place in Edinburgh, we take a look at some of the locations used in the show around the city.   VisitScotland guide to follow in the detective’s footsteps.   Grassmarket and Victoria Street   The historic Grassmarket area of Edinburgh makes for the perfect filming…

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Edinburgh International Film Festival: Saoirse Ronan to be on the red carpet as The Outrun is premiered

Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan will open this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival with the UK premiere of a new film based on Orcadian writer Amy Liptrot’s memoir The Outrun. The Brooklyn actress has already been praised for her performance in the film following previous premieres at the Sundance film festivals. The book describes Amy’s return…

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Review: The Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh

It was Coco Chanel who said ‘luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it’s not luxury.’ And I think it’s fair to say the purveyors of grandeur at Edinburgh’s famous The Caledonian Hotel have taken this motto to heart. An imposing block of red sandstone on Edinburgh’s premier Princes Street, The Caley, as it’s affectionately known, oozes…

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Review: The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey

‘I could move here.’ We’ve all said it. You’re on holiday, drinking in the sun’s rays and (most likely) a cold one from the local brewery. And whether it’s the unfamiliar warmth from the skies kissing your cheek, the undeniably impressive views, or the rich abundance of fruits de mer on offer, you’re suddenly dreaming…

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James Robertson: The importance of indy beer makers

James Robertson tries out the latest indy beers at the Biscuit Factory Beverage Festival and shares his favourites.    At the weekend I visited the Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh. I had been there a few months back to have a very interesting meeting with Pete at Woven Whisky so it was a place I knew. It…

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