Edinburgh Stories
Follow
Find
567 views | +0 today
Edinburgh Stories
Edinburgh has seduced the mind of many a writer with its mysteries, the romance, history, and the people.
Curated by Noel Chidwick
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Look. Don't blame me. I told my boss and he told his boss, and his boss told..., Noel Chidwick, 28 Nov '12 · Burrst

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Gifted: The Edinburgh Book Sculptures on Tour 2012, 24 November 2012 - 10:00am - 8 December 2012 - 5:00pm

Gifted: The Edinburgh Book Sculptures on Tour 2012, 24 November 2012 - 10:00am - 8 December 2012 - 5:00pm | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Of late, no other subject has attracted quite so much interest at the Scottish Poetry Library as that of the mysterious paper sculptures. We will host an exhibition of all 10 sculptures as they reach the end of their Scotland-wide tour.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Walter Scott Quotes at BrainyQuote

Walter Scott Quotes at BrainyQuote | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Enjoy the best Walter Scott Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Walter Scott, Scottish Novelist, Born August 14, 1771. Share with your friends.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Nigel Planer and John Sessions on why Robert Louis Stevenson is so special - Features - Scotsman.com

Nigel Planer and John Sessions on why Robert Louis Stevenson is so special - Features - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
THE undisputed master of the adventure yarn, Robert Louis Stevenson’s literary achievements will be marked on a special day of celebration in Edinburgh tomorrow.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Edinburgh's latest fictional detective adds feminine touch to man's world

Edinburgh's latest fictional detective adds feminine touch to man's world | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it

Marianne Wheelaghan's debut crime novel will follow a female detective from the capital to the middle of the Pacific.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Walter Scott's Ivanhoe adapted for 21st century

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - In a bid to resurrect Walter Scott's historical novel Ivanhoe, retired Scottish medical professor David Purdie unsheathed his scalpel to cut out the early 19th century verbiage and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Ian Rankin and a fear of page 65

Ian Rankin and a fear of page 65 | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Britain's most successful crime writer, Ian Rankin, let the BBC follow him from the beginning as he put together his latest novel, which features the return of Rebus.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Keeping Stevenson's spirit alive and well | Herald Scotland

Keeping Stevenson's spirit alive and well | Herald Scotland | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Georgian brothel guide inspires new walking tour - Scotland - Scotsman.com

Georgian brothel guide inspires new walking tour - Scotland - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
IT IS a new take on the walk of shame. A company is offering a tour of the network of ­brothels used by prostitutes plying their trade in 18th century Edinburgh.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

‘Edinburgh is a blood-soaked place’: An alternative history of the Capital - Latest news - Scotsman.com

‘Edinburgh is a blood-soaked place’: An alternative history of the Capital - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
IF YOU asked most people about the historic events to have graced the Scottish Parliament, cannibalism probably wouldn’t come up.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Exclusive: J.K. Rowling takes career in new direction

Exclusive: J.K. Rowling takes career in new direction | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
J.K. Rowling talks exclusively with USA TODAY about 'The Casual Vacancy,' on sale this week.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Ian Rankin has rights back for Rebus

Ian Rankin has rights back for Rebus | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
BRITAIN'S best-selling crime author is backing Bloody Scotland, Scotland's first book festival celebrating his genre.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

New book brings history and myths of Arthur’s Seat to life - Latest news - Scotsman.com

New book brings history and myths of Arthur’s Seat to life - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Evocative as they are, the place names – Crow Hill and Samson’s Grave, Whinny Hill and the Cat Nick – probably don’t mean much to most city folk as they go about their business.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Author Steve Christie tells of Edinburgh pub’s crucial role in writing latest book - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Author Steve Christie tells of Edinburgh pub’s crucial role in writing latest book - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Bar staff at a certain Royal Mile hostelry will have more reason than most to hope Steve Christie is the next big thing in crime fiction.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Lost Edinburgh: John Menzies, Princes Street 1996 - Features - Scotsman.com

IMMORTALISED during the opening scene of hit Brit-flick Trainspotting, John Menzies’ vast flagship store on Princes Street was the place to shop for a whole generation of Edinburgh’s citizens for over 20 years up until its closure in 1998.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Mystery Edinburgh paper sculptur creates 5 new models - Arts - Scotsman.com

THE mystery artist behind the paper sculptures which were hidden in locations around Edinburgh has created five brand new ones for a national celebration of reading.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Marianne’s memories of Leith win her place in book - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Marianne’s memories of Leith win her place in book - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A LOCAL writer has been chosen by the Scottish Book Trust to be included in a special anthology celebrating Scotland’s most cherished locations after winning a national writing competition.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Book features stories of dedicated runners - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Book features stories of dedicated runners - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
THE cold breath of air as soon as you open the front door is enough to take your own away. Then there’s the uninviting darkness of the early morning or evening as well as the need for woolly hats, thermals, leg warmers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

MyDavidCameron.com | Berk and Hair

MyDavidCameron.com | Berk and Hair | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
David Cameron offers us gruel and tells us it will taste like caviar. Alternative takes on his poster.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Gilmerton Cove - Scottish accommodation, Scottish travel and Scottish information directory - Scottish Guide

Gilmerton Cove - Scottish accommodation, Scottish travel and Scottish information directory - Scottish Guide | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Gilmerton Cove, four miles south of Edinburgh city centre, is a former subterranean dwelling hewn out of solid rock.   Surrounded by mystery, th...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Planners back community bid to revive Water of Leith power station - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Planners back community bid to revive Water of Leith power station - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
An innovative bid to harness the Water of Leith has moved a significant step further after city planners backed the proposals.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Small Newhaven cafe is voted Edinburgh’s best cafe ahead of Michelin-quality chefs - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Small Newhaven cafe is voted Edinburgh’s best cafe ahead of Michelin-quality chefs - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
HER signature dishes may be banana pancake and a fried breakfast – but that hasn’t stopped one cafe owner from out-dining some of the Capital’s top culinary names.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Mystery knitter vents Edinburgh trams fury in ‘yarn-bombing’ blanket protest - News - Scotsman.com

Mystery knitter vents Edinburgh trams fury in ‘yarn-bombing’ blanket protest - News - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
It is a case of knit-and-run. A public art craze which has swept the States has landed in the Capital as a colourful if short-lived protest against the tram works.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh - YouTube

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh - YouTube | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Edinburgh's leading live music venue.

Find us on the web at www.thequeenshall.net, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/queens_hall and join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/queenshall.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Noel Chidwick
Scoop.it!

Beekeeper who got buzz out of book collecting - Features - Scotsman.com

Beekeeper who got buzz out of book collecting - Features - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
SETTING up a plantation in Malawi began John Moir’s fascination with the bees whose hard work made him a success.
more...
No comment yet.