Dream job: Ballerina
3 Mins
It’s a job that little ones dream of, pirouetting and twirling on stage. Sophie Laplane has been a ballerina for over 20 years, the last seven as First Artist with Scottish Ballet . I was a very active kid. I loved music so my mum got me piano lessons but I couldn't stay still long enough to learn anything. On the other hand, I really enjoyed playing football and tennis,...
Ballet / scottish ballet / Dream job
The hottest Edinburgh Festival tickets
3 Mins
The hottest shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe are already on sale – here are our top picks to give you a head start. The Last Queen of Scotland: 03-26 August Created by the National...
Edinburgh festival / What's on / shows
Ian Rankin’s Edinburgh
6 Mins
The crime writer , Ian Rankin , on roadworks, rock star dreams and 30 years of Inspector Rebus. When did you first start writing? I've always written - I tried drawing comics as a kid, then...
Ian Rankin / Edinburgh / interview
DesignMarket 2017 at The Fruitmarket Gallery
2 Mins
Looking to update your home with some stylish new additions? Does your jewellery collection need a new statement piece? Then make your way to The Fruitmarket Gallery ’s annual DesignMarket...
The Fruitmarket Gallery / designmarket 2017 / What's on
Jamie Primrose: Tranquil Destinations
1 Min
Although best-known for his sought-after Edinburgh skylines, contemporary Scottish artist Jamie Primrose makes a seasonal departure in his latest showcase of new oil paintings at Dundas...
Jamie Primrose / dundas street gallery / Exhibition
Penny Wotherspoon on supporting emerging talent
3 Mins
We catch up with Penny Wotherspoon, director and financial adviser at PW & Partners , Edinburgh Financial Specialists, on the importance of supporting emerging talent and giving back...
penny wotherspoon / pw & partner / emerging talent
Kaite Welsh on The Wages of Sin
3 Mins
Edinburgh author Kaite Welsh on her debut novel The Wages of Sin - a gothic murder mystery set in the capital. I’ve always been fascinated by the 19th century and writing historical fiction...
kaite welsh / author / interview
The best of TradFest 2017
5 Mins
As Scotland celebrates the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, what better way to connect with the folklore, traditions, art and music of the country’s past than by checking out what...
tradfest / festival / culture