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Great Workmanship

Review of Saughton Mill Carpets, 7 Stenhouse Mill Lane

By John Robertson on 3rd April 2015

From Bobo 59, My Wife and I bought a Livingroom Carpet, about a couple of years ago. We not only bought the carpet, we got them to lay the carpet too. We were... Read more »

As good as it gets

Review of Bubbles, 20 Morningside Road

By Alison Barclay on 3rd April 2015

We had a completely new bathroom put in. It took 3 weeks. All the workmen were very pleasant and the work was done to an excellent standard. In particular the tiling was first... Read more »

Simply the BEST

Review of Annaricci, 1a Northfield Farm Road

By Sheila Watt on 31st March 2015

My daughter goes every week to Anna Ricci and ann Marie I have to say has been fantastic she is an excellent cutter great at coloring an all round 5 star hairdresser... Read more »

Very professional

Review of Heads Together, 9 Drum Brae Avenue

By Heather on 31st March 2015

I was at heads together yesterday, I had my hair done by Cheryl, it is amazing, I have been to so many hairdressers and no one could do my hair how I asked,... Read more »

The amazing coscutter

Review of Costcutter, 125 Lothian Road

By Munim khalid on 30th March 2015

This is a amazing 24hrs shop which is great for your night cravings they have amazing service standup for there customer and i personally know the owner and the staff and at the... 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.