This year my Edinburgh show is drastically overrunning, sometimes by as much as 60 minutes. One night it ran from 6.40pm until midnight. Let me explain. At the end of every show, I try to get an audience member to go on a date with me and whilst I don't think of the date as a part of the show, the beady eyes spying on me and my "quarry" suggest otherwise.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, the seat of the Scottish parliament and government, the largest city by area and the second largest by population in the country. The City of Edinburgh Council governs one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a 30 square miles (78 km2) rural area. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Source: Wikipedia
Friday 15 July 2011
Howard Blake is best known for his film and ballet scores, several of which are included here as revised suites to accompany the newly-commissioned Spieltrieb.
Friday 01 July 2011
Councillors have voted to partly complete the tram project in Scotland's capital.
Friday 01 July 2011
So another television crime drama emerges on DVD. For those who feel fatigued by the genre, it's worth brushing aside all qualms and diving into Case Histories.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
The administrator to Jane Norman has sold a third of the troubled women's fashion chain's stores to Edinburgh Woollen Mill, saving at least 396 jobs.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Nearly 400 staff at fashion retailer Jane Norman are to lose their jobs after administrators failed to find a buyer for 33 stores.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Hundreds of staff at footwear chain Schuh were set for a windfall today after the company was bought by an American retailer in a £125 million deal.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Prosecutors do not oppose the quashing of a businessman's conviction for murdering his estranged wife, a court heard today.
Sunday 29 May 2011
Tuesday 03 May 2011
Global travellers rate London as the UK's top destination and among the top 10 best places to visit in the world, according to travel company TripAdvisor.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Lehman Brothers' art investments have proved better than its financial ones. A sale of 23 paintings owned by the bankrupt bank beat estimates in Edinburgh yesterday, raking in £52,000.
Thursday 14 April 2011
Sale Sharks have announced the signing of highly-rated Edinburgh lock Fraser McKenzie.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Scotland have made four changes for this Sunday's Calcutta Cup clash with England at Twickenham.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Britain's last independent listed ports operator may finally be about to sell out as Forth Ports opens its books to a £744m offer from Arcus Capital.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Yes, we know you had a tattered copy of Treasure Island in your schoolbag when you were 10, you're aware of Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but did you know that the best part of Robert Louis Stevenson's career is now the least remembered?
Wednesday 23 February 2011
On 23 February 1997 Dolly the sheep, first cloned animal, was revealed by scientists in Edinburgh.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'
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- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes