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Excellent service

Review of PDSA Pet Aid Hospital, 2B Hutchison Crossway

By Berty2015 on 25th February 2015

Berty2015-Very good care and services when taking my dog to them ,very helpfully and considerate .thank you... Read more »

If only we had known at the time these are the best years of our lives

Review of St David's RC Primary School, West Pilton Crescent

By Jack Eddington on 24th February 2015

I also went to St Davids in the late 1950s I had Miss McGrath for most of my time there I remember the concert we put on before we left for Secondary St... Read more »

Service with a smile

Review of Baileyfield Garage, 3 Fishwives Causeway

By Tom Ramage on 23rd February 2015

Have used this garage several times even on a Sunday call-out to East Lothian 24 hour service nothing is a bother Highly Recommended... Read more »

ON LIne Repeat prescription page a joke

Review of Ferniehill Surgery, 8 Ferniehill Road

By John on 23rd February 2015

Tried several times to order repeat prescriptions on line error message says surgery internet address is in correct hence no repeat prescription by web page Needs to be corrected and updated if they intend... Read more »


Review of Adecco UK, 95A George Street

By Lucy on 22nd February 2015

Worked for them 6 months then emailed at 6pm job ended. That was 4 months ago emailed them re any other jobs regularly then received my P45 via post. Don't recommend this agency.... Read more »


Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and home to the Scottish parliament is one of Europe's most visited tourist destinations attracting around 13 million visitors each year. This truly inspirational city, where JK Rowling wrote the first volume of the world famous Harry Potter series, oozes culture and charm.

Edinburgh is famous for its festivals with the high points of Edinburgh's cultural calendar being the annual Edinburgh festival held in the summer, and the Hogmanay street party celebrations that take place each New Year.

The city hosts a variety of architectural wonders, from the modern Scottish parliament buildings, to the ancient Edinburgh castle. The castle, built on an extinct volcano, overlooks Princes Street, the heart of the cities main shopping area and the beginning of the Royal Mile.

To escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre shops, the Prince's Street gardens offer a haven of tranquillity and calm.

Read more about Edinburgh in the About Edinburgh section.


Read all about Edinburgh's has rich history and heritage in the Edinburgh Heritage section, or browse the following articles on some of Edinburgh's most famous attractions...


If you are staying in Edinburgh and would like to see more of Scotland, then why not check out some of our other guides to near by cities and towns in Scotland...



About 36 miles north of Edinburgh lies Dundee, dominated by its extinct volcano, the Dundee Law. Dundee is credited as Scotland's sunniest city and the city has some beautiful architecture including its spectacular bridges.



Amiably referred to as the 'Fair City', Perth is a beautiful and ancient town built around the River Tay. Perth is actually the former capital of Scotland and has several attractive parks, gardens, castles and buildings of distinction attesting to its great historical importance.



Known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', Stirling is situated just where the Scottish Lowlands meet the Highlands, on the banks of the River Forth. Stirling Castle, looking down from atop its imposing crag, is one of Scotland's largest and most important castles.

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  • The welcoming project brings together migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and people from Scottish and local minority ethnic communities. The aim is to welcome newcomers, learn together and improve English language and literacy skills. We have a wide programme including free English classes and social events.