Bass Island enjoys special EU protections which have helped the gannet population to thrive, but the water around it does not - that may be about to change
Evelyn Ebsworth was one of the leading inorganic chemists of his generation - and an excellent university administrator
Before coming to Edinburgh, I caught up with Simmons's last Fringe show, Fail, in London. Unfortunately, that title and this show are interchangeable. Essentially, Meanwhile is Simmons's home-made Twitter feed with two devices at work. Simmons attempts to answer questions put to him through various mediums while a female voice interjects with an activity going on simultaneously somewhere else in the world. At this point, Simmons jumps around to act out someone in Germany getting annoyed with their flatmate – or some other scenario.
I really like it up here. If Britain was a house, then Scotland is this beautiful airy loft with hills in it. And catching the train is like climbing the stairs. Climbing the stairs from London for four-and-half hours, after which your legs would be well achey, but the view is worth it.
You don't have much choice but to get caught up in Nick Helm's mania. "You're delaying the fun!" he warns us, coercing us to punch the air for his rocky opening number. "Never stop dreaming/from the floor to the ceiling," he commands.
"So many memories," reflects Kristin Hersh, leafing through a copy of Paradoxical Undressing, her 2010 memoir, which has formed the basis of this show of the same name both before and after its publication. It's proven a rich vein so far, with her return to Edinburgh yielding two Book Festival appearances – one spoken, one performing – and two more typical gigs such as this at the Edge music festival. These latter events are more Hersh's regular style, rock venue gigs which merge solo song and electric guitar with unconnected spoken word excerpts from the book.
As the Comedy Award panel considers its Fringe comedy nominations, Sam Simmons will be messing with their minds...
This is my third year performing at the Fringe and I’m serving up my second one-hour show, Can I Be Honest?
Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed are know for pushing their audiences with their interactive work, but this time they don't just become part of the process, they become the subject too.
Jessica Fostekew has enjoyed some decent placings in a number of comedy competitions in the last three years and this solid Fringe debut will be another boon to her career.
"The ride stops at Culloden? No way. I don't think so." So speaks Bonnie Prince Charlie as reimagined by the intelligent young company nabokov and E V Crowe.
Prosecutors do not oppose the quashing of a businessman's conviction for murdering his estranged wife, a court heard today.
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.
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?
On 23 February 1997 Dolly the sheep, first cloned animal, was revealed by scientists in Edinburgh.