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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Tattoo – a corruption of a Dutch phrase commanding a pub to close for the night so the soldiers can be sent back to barracks. The word also was used to allude to military music practice and now refers to elaborate … Continue reading

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Fireworks from Hogmanay in Edinburgh

A YouTube video of tonight’s fireworks in Edinburgh, Scotland. Happy New Year!

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An iPhone app for Edinburgh Hogmanay

Edinburgh’s 2012/2013 Hogmanay festivities now have their own FREE iPhone app. Sounds great but I hope they’ll have an Android app soon (I’m looking at a Samsung phone for next year).

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The Christmas season has come to Edinburgh

Apparently Hogmanay isn’t enough to get folks excited in the Athens of the North, Edinburgh is celebrating all through December with an ice rink, kids’ events, light shows, caroling and all sorts of fun stuff. Wish I could be there. … Continue reading

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Upcoming festivals in Edinburgh

Just my luck that my vacation plans didn’t include checking these out first. The Jazz and Blues fest starts Friday, followed by the Arts festival, the Military Tattoo, Fringe, International Festival, Book Festival. These overlap from early August thru early September. … Continue reading

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