Tag Archives: Edinburgh travel

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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A Robert Louis Stevenson tribute

Just about the only benefit of my staying in the Corstorphine area on Edinburgh’s outskirts was this statue across the street from the house and a few steps from the Western Corner bus stop. (The only other worthwhile attraction in … 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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Catherine the Great in Edinburgh

From the London Independent. An exhibition devoted to Russia’s Catherine the Great is running at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh thru October 21. Hmmm. Another possibility for my fall trip.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopens

from the London Independent… After a huge expansion and updating, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is open to visitors again.

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