David Mackman here - doing my first post on our blog and trying to get it moving along after a prolonged silence.
Well the good news is that Edinburgh - surprise surprise - is doing well again! It did not take long for us to weather the storm and despite having two rather naughty banks on our doorstep who seem to be responsible for a fair chunk of the world's problems - we are still here.
The festival is at its most popular for years and there is a fantastic atmosphere in town.
We have better Operating staff than anyone
We have better systems than anyone
We have more experience than anyone
We have unbeatable locations.
BRING ON THE COMPETITION
Greetings from the Scottish Apartment team here in Edinburgh!
Preparations are currently underway here for The World's largest arts festival the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
As many of you are aware, Edinburgh is buzzing during the festival with a whole host of acts and performances in numerous venues across the city.
The history and cultural setting in Edinburgh make it an ideal setting for an arts festival and this year is predicted to be bigger and better than previous years. Im excited about it and I live here!
Quick pop into the blog sphere today - just wanted to let everyone - or noone according to your preference - know about the industry as a whole in Edinburgh.
Based between a betting shop and a hearing assistance shop, the Picturehouse is filled with wood and richness. It has retained the feel of a cinema and the acoustics are great. The layout of the venue is intriguing therefore – with an upper and lower level viewing area, but retaining a fairly intimate atmosphere.
The crowd was disappointingly quiet, and the support act largely unimpressive. The trumpet playing by one half of this duo was the best part to be honest.
What do you do on Edinburgh's (many) rainy days? If hillwalking, climbing and running or even water-based sports are your passion, you probably have a wee gear habit. OK, so your Edinburgh apartment can probably handle a bit more goretex, so let's have a look what your options are.
Hispanic Festival: 16-19 Oct; various Edinburgh locations
No need to head south for hot sultry dance moves and culture to blow your socks off. The third annual celebration of all things Hispanic promises poetry, live music, dance workshops - enough to keep your spirits up as Edinburgh goes autumnal. For more details see the Hispanic Festival website
Edinburgh's Forth Road Bridge is cracking up. That's the verdict of engineers, who've replaced cracked bolts on its hangers, that hold the cables to the carriageways.
The bolts are expected to have a 30-year lifespan but broken bolts have been discovered just 10 years in. Other work that needs completing includes dry air blowers to be installed to halt corrosion on the bridge's cables.
Do you like eating? Then you'll love the List's dining out card - get 2-for-1 meals from Scottish restaurants.
Here's how it works:
Do you live in Edinburgh and had fewer birthday cards last year than expected? Between April-October 2007, an Edinburgh postman failed to deliver 1500 letters, instead choosing to hide them in his car an dthen his home.
Scott Hamilton, 30, claimed he was under stress and the factor to blame was an accident over a decade ago. Sheriff Derrick McIntyre, presiding, said the crime should be dealt with by a fine of £1000, calling the offense a 'breach of trust'.