Edinburgh's off-street cycle paths run through the city like rabbit warrens - their entrances often difficult to find, taking you down tunnels and paths to unexpected parts of the city. A path that starts at Haymarket might spit you out at Granton, Leith or Cramond, or you may find yourself whizzing down the Union Canal right out of town. I wanted to capture the sheer energy of the routes, which are used by so many different people in so many different ways - by joggers, cyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders and dog walkers - so over the last couple of months I've been out capturing time-lapse films of the routes around the city. It's not been without its challenges - it was the coldest March in 50 years, and when I wasn't being caught in hail storms or struggling to hold my cameras in place, I was sometimes wondering left whether anyone would be out on the paths at all. The Innertube timelapse - life in Edinburgh's fastlane | Edinburgh Innertube Map
Quick Facts and Figures about the City of Edinburgh
Edinburgh: 'aw fur coat and nae knickers'. Photograph: Murdo Macleod "It's just weird" a friend says as we stride down the grey boulevard under a angry-looking sky. " Edinburgh always makes me feel unfeasibly nostalgic. Jenny Colgan: what I'm thinking about ... the psychogeography of Edinburgh | Books
EDINBURGH has witnessed some momentous events over the centuries – but there is plenty your history classes never told you about: the best cure for baldness in the city in the 17 th century, or why a bunch of medieval monks went on strike, for example. And they certainly never explained where the famous phrase "You’ll have had your tea" comes from. So, in an effort to bring alive some of the quirky events, tales and myths of Edinburgh, writer Jim Hewitson has pulled them together in a collection called Astonishing Scotland! A Cheeky Thesaurus of Scottishness. Here are 50 of the most peculiar facts about our capital city. Facts about Edinburgh
There are hundreds of interesting facts about the Royal Mile. Here's Ten for starters, nine of which are true! 1. The Royal Mile Edinburgh - Top Ten Facts
Edinburgh Facts - Interesting Facts about Edinburgh
Edinburgh Facts - Interesting Facts About Edinburgh, United Kingdom 1. Random Fact: Edinburgh's nickname, Auld Reekie (Old Smoky), marks an era when the city's buildings and homes burnt a lot of coal and wood for heat and chimneys would emit columns of smoke into the air. 2. Geological Fact: The rock on which Edinburgh Castle is built is the plug of an extinct volcano.
Edinburgh's Camera Obscura - beside Edinburgh Castle - fun for all the family
Edinburgh 5K Fun Run, Holyrood Park 5k Run, Holyrood Park Edinburgh 5k - Bigfunrun.com Edinburgh 5k Run - Sunday 28th July Venue: Holyrood Park - EH8 8HG Date: Sunday 28th July 2013 Title Partner: Edinburgh Leisure Start Time: 11am - Please arrive ready at 10.40am for the Big Warm Up by Edinburgh Leisure Price: There are various prices, please click here to view Course Outline: The start/finish area is located on the playing fields to the rear of Holyrood Palace and only a short distance from the Scottish Parliament.
By Time Out editors 1. Plan your festival viewing The cultural jamboree that takes over the city in August is generally referred to as 'the Festival', but it comprises separately administrated elements. Film, books, jazz, politics, art all have their own festival, and the Fringe, which broke away from the main shebang in 1998 and starts a week earlier, is a whole other ball game. 20 great things to do in Edinburgh - Time Out Edinburgh
A modern mystery of poetry, intrigue and art. This is a story of tiny beautiful, evocative artworks… ‘One day in March, staff at the Scottish Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library. Carved from paper, mounted on a book and with a tag addressed to @byleaveswelive – the library’s Twitter account – reading: Paper Trail |
Those of you who don’t keep up with Edinburgh’s literary world through Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures appearing around the city.
Book Sculptures: The Full Set During Book Week Scotland an exciting treasure hunt through classic and well-loved Scottish books took place - with clues posted online and loads of people taking part to solve the mystery of the sculptures' locations. Lucky treasure hunters in the area have then raced to the uncovered locations to seek out the sculptures, with the first person to find them winning a little mini sculpture of their own. The beautiful paper scuptures were made by a mystery sculptor whose identity remains a secret, the same sculptor left a series of beautiful and anonymous sculptures around Edinburgh in 2011 - all of which celebrated the importance of libraries, words and ideas. These sculptures are currently being exhibited at the Scottish Poetry Library as part of the GiftED tour - see here for more details.
Flying bin down Leith Walk 03-Jan-2012