Author Archive for Douglas Walker

Douglas Walker is Chair of Unique Venues of Edinburgh, which provides a 'one stop shop' for booking a unique event venue in Scotland's beautiful capital.

5 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

5 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is at its most magical around the festive season, which is why it continues to draw visitors who are captivated by the variety of experiences the city has to offer. Here are just five reasons to celebrate Christmas in Scotland’s capital. Light up the town For the past two years Edinburgh’s street of light […]

5 top girls' days out in Edinburgh

5 top girls’ days out in Edinburgh

When the girls get together they need more than just fun.  No girls’ day out is complete without the essential pampering, retail therapy, and catch-up over fizz or cocktails. Edinburgh hosts a playground of luxury experiences and indulgent places for any lady who wants to tick the days out boxes. Shopping at Multrees Walk or […]

When things heat up in Edinburgh, where are the cool people?

When things heat up in Edinburgh, where are the cool people?

When temperatures first flutter upwards around May, the optimists of Edinburgh fondly anticipate a Summer where finding somewhere to escape the heat will be part of any jaunt. The venues below are worth a visit no matter the weather, but if you need to cool off from the beating Scottish sun they will do just […]

What do Edinburgh locals do in August?

What do Edinburgh locals do in August?

Edinburgh is really buzzing during the festivals and it is a wonderful time to visit, but sometimes it’s good to find somewhere away from the madness to remind you that Edinburgh is still a city where people live and work. Here are some of the activities that locals like to do while the festivals are […]

Edinburgh's best child-friendly restaurants and cafes

Edinburgh’s best child-friendly restaurants and cafes

Dining out with children, especially when on holiday and in a foreign city, is not always easy and is can be stressful wondering if your whole family will find a welcome. But don’t worry, we are here to give you Edinburgh’s best child-friendly restaurants and cafes. And we guarantee not one will be a touristy […]

Top 5 breakfast spots in Edinburgh

Top 5 breakfast spots in Edinburgh

Classed as the most important meal of the day, you can’t beat a delicious breakfast to kick things off. And with Edinburgh’s wealth of excellent eateries, there are plenty of places to set you up for a day exploring the city. Edinburgh Larder Since its launch in 2009, The Edinburgh Larder Cafe has built a […]

Top 5 bars in Edinburgh

Top 5 bars in Edinburgh

A city like Edinburgh is made for exploring, but it can be thirsty work. Fortunately, there are plenty of tucked away bars and convivial pubs that provide comfort from the vagaries of seasonal weather or just a chance to catch up with friends. It’s easy to enjoy the expanding choice of cocktails, spirits and ales […]

6 'Siriusly' bewitching ways to experience the magic of Harry Potter in Edinburgh

6 ‘Siriusly’ bewitching ways to experience the magic of Harry Potter in Edinburgh

Although not an Edinburgh native, JK Rowling has spent many years in Edinburgh so it is no surprise that the magical world of Harry Potter has a great deal of resemblance to Scotland’s capital. With cobbled streets, winding alleyways and Gothic architecture, the city is ‘riddled’ with the essence of Harry Potter. Where the magic […]

5 key traditions of a Scottish Burns Night

5 key traditions of a Scottish Burns Night

Every January 25, people across the globe commemorate the birth of beloved poet, Robert Burns, with an evening event like no other. Friends and family come together to enjoy a traditional meal, share a selection of Burns’s finest poetry and a dram or two then dance the night away. Burns Night is now often considered […]

5 ways Edinburgh does weddings differently

5 ways Edinburgh does weddings differently

Edinburgh’s distinct combination of wild green space within its heart, sweeping views to the Firth of Forth and architecture straight out of a fairy tale makes it the perfect place to get married. With a seeming unending choice with regard to style, content and location of your ceremony, the city – like its castle – […]

4 unique things to do at night in Edinburgh this Winter

4 unique things to do at night in Edinburgh this Winter

It is tempting to escape the weather and stay warm inside during the winter months in Scotland, but in Edinburgh as the sun goes down, the city hots up. From the dazzling brilliance of the Big Wheel to the twinkling display at the Dome, a stroll through the Christmas city at night is enough to […]

6 of the best restaurants in Edinburgh

6 of the best restaurants in Edinburgh

The foodie revolution took a while to make its way north from London but with Edinburgh now having more restaurants per head of population than any other city in the UK, there’s never been a better time to visit. From Michelin-starred restaurants to restaurants without a menu in the conventional sense, here are the some […]

Head to Edinburgh and discover 6 talents you didn't know you had

Head to Edinburgh and discover 6 talents you didn’t know you had

As Autumn draws near and the sun sets earlier each day, it’s a great time to think about replacing walks in the park, or al fresco dining, with using the early evenings to discover a talent you didn’t know you had. Edinburgh is home to some of the best and most unusual learning experiences. Cook like […]

Hidden Edinburgh - 6 secret places in the city

Hidden Edinburgh – 6 secret places in the city

Overflowing with the hustle and bustle of tourists and busy locals, like every capital city should be, many will be surprised to learn that Edinburgh is also peppered with secret gems hidden away from the usual crowds. Morningside Wild West Blink and you will miss this secret location offering a taste of the Wild West […]

How to make the most of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

How to make the most of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe can be fun and frustration in equal measures and the trick to emphasising the one over the other is by judiciously pacing your day to embrace the less frenetic side of Edinburgh. Explore Edinburgh’s closes At a time of year when every corner is stage, it’s a good time to take advantage […]

Edinburgh's cafes with the best views

Edinburgh’s cafes with the best views

With its seven hills, ancient buildings and position on the Forth, Edinburgh is a city known for its views and vistas. From each hill across the city you can see far and wide and for many people the highlight of a visit is a trip to the top of Arthur’s Seat – Edinburgh’s very own […]

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