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Published: Friday, May 23, 2014
Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014

After months of training the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is almost here! Are you one of the thousands of runners that will be taking part this weekend? Wish you all the best for Sunday and all our respect to the runners!

Did you know?

The Edinburgh Marathon is Scotland's most popular marathon. It began in 2003 and has continually grown in popularity and stature, having just received a 97% satifaction rating in a recent Runner's World poll. In numbers, the Edinburgh Marathon is second only to the London Marathon in the UK, with over 16,000 runners taking part. There is also the option of entering relay teams of 4 runners, each running 6.5 miles.

The route has changed over the last few years. Early comments aboout the hill have been accommodated, leading to what is now one of the flattest marathon courses, making the Edinburgh Marathon an excellent race for obtaining a personal best. It also boasts some great sites along the way.
Runners will be assigned one of two starting points, London Road and Regent Road. Runners will then head round Holyrood Park, along Queens Drive to London Road The route carries on down Lochend Road, through Leith, towards the coast before heading along to Musselburgh then the fishing areas of Cockenzie and Port Seton. Next, runners pass through the grounds of Gosford House. Finally, the last stretch takes runners back along the coast to Port Seaton promenade before finishing at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Edinburgh Marathon

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Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Whisky Lounge

It's back! After the extremely successful first Edinburgh show last year the Whisky Lounge returns to The Hub with more tasty treats than you could hope for. We'll be along as the official retailer and you can buy tickets here on their website or in their shops.


Ticket price includes:


• Glencairn tasting glass
• A bottle of water (for obvious purposes)
• The Festival Guide
• Two white 'under the counter dram’ tokens. These can be redeemed at a selected exhibitor stands for a rather special dram.
• Access to special free workshops
• All whiskies samples in the main hall

See You at The Hub!!!!   (348-350 Castlehill, EH1 2NE)

 

Scottish Whisky

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Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Whisky Lounge

It's back! After the extremely successful first Edinburgh show last year the Whisky Lounge returns to The Hub with more tasty treats than you could hope for. We'll be along as the official retailer and you can buy tickets here on our website or in our shops.


Ticket price includes:


• Glencairn tasting glass
• A bottle of water (for obvious purposes)
• The Festival Guide
• Two white 'under the counter dram’ tokens. These can be redeemed at a selected exhibitor stands for a rather special dram.
• Access to special free workshops
• All whiskies samples in the main hall

See You at The Hub!!!!   (348-350 Castlehill, EH1 2NE)

 

Scottish Whisky

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Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Imagine a book.

Imagine any page in your imaginary book.

Imagine a single word from that imaginary page in your imaginary book.

And now imagine Colin Cloud reading your mind and telling you that precise word: the one you just plucked out of the thinnest air." - after all you want to see him on the 26th of April at the Dynamic Earth. He is an incredible forensic mind reader!

 

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Published: Monday, April 14, 2014
Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014

This Easter there are some fantastic things to do in Edinburgh. Our handy list will appeal to all ages and help keep the family entertained.

1. Dynamic Earth

Harry Potter style magic meets the latest in science interpretation with the opening of Scotland’s Time Lords, the Dynamic Earth’s biggest every redevelopment.

2. International Science Festival

It reveals how our everyday lives are connected to science and technology, food and drink, politics and even art and literature. Highlights include a GastroFest, a World of Bubbles, a Mini Maker Fair, events, interactive exhibitions and children’s science lessons. Running until 20th April.

3. National Museum of Scotland

There are some great events and exhibitions taking place over the Easter period at the National Museum of Scotland. In its 49th year, the renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will captivate photography fans of all ages with breathtaking wild landscapes, inspirational animals and a superb selection of awe-inspiring images.

4. Edinburgh Castle

It promises to be a magical Easter at Edinburgh Castle filled with magic, mirth and merriment.

5. The Palace of Holyrood

All the family will enjoy taking part in a search for hidden Easter eggs at Holyrood Palace. Explore the palace and gardens and learn about its history, solve riddles and get creative in the Palace Family Room to make your very own Faberge Egg.

6. Royal Botanic Gardens

Children and chocolate lovers will be queuing up to carefully scrutinise these beautiful gardens this Easter. Enjoy some great family fun in this exciting treasure trail. Collect an activity pack at the Visitor Welcome Desk and if you successfully complete all the clues, you will be rewarded with a delicious Lindt Gold Bunny. What a treat!!!

7. Riddles Court

From the Great Wall of China to Niagra Falls, you can visit all the wonders of the world this Easter created from LEGO bricks! As part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the Brick Wonders exhibition is at Riddle’s Court transforming the A-listed former merchant's house at the top of the Royal Mile into a LEGO-lovers haven.
The exhibits were created by Edinburgh born Warren Elsmore who is a full time artist in LEGO bricks creating detailed sculptures of various aspects and areas across the world.

The exhibition is open until 20th April.

8. Lauriston Castle

Visit the castle this Easter and you can enjoy a guided tour of the castle and on Saturday, 19th April there is a special Easter workshop from 10am to 1pm. Try your hand at creating special crafts and explore the trails outdoors.

9. Gorgie City Farm

Easter is always a special time down on the farm as it welcomes its new arrivals. This year there are newborn goats, lambs and chicks. Tour the farm and get up close with their feathered and furry friends. Take a moment to recharge your batteries with a refreshing brew and some delicious home cooking in their popular cafeteria.

10. Puppet Animation festival

Celebrating their 30th birthday this year, the Pupper Animation Festival have an entertaining program of events at the Festival Threatre’s new Studio space form 14th- 19th April including a 30th birthday party with Cinderella. Joined by our puppetry friends who’ll be appearing at the Brunton Theatre and a variety of community venues across the city, they will be performing classical childhood tales, animated box office hits and offering the chance to create your own puppets and animation.

 

Easter Holiday