Edinburgh Festival

Hollywood star Alan Cumming doubles his money after selling flat bought for IndyRef vote

The actor was on set during the transaction which made him £64k and said he sold the flat "over the phone while a corpse was at his feet".<p>Alan …

Alex Salmond

Hear Me Raw

This time last year, I was in high demand. All my friends and family were asking me for advice on how they could achieve total wellness. I had the …

Gerard Butler Talks 'Den Of Thieves,' Box Office And The $13K Paycheck That Changed It All

Gerard Butler doesn’t consider himself to be a movie star despite his films taking over $3.62 billion at the worldwide box office. In fact, the <i>Den of Thieves</i> actor isn’t even convinced there is such a thing as a movie star anymore.<p>Thanks to a big screen heritage that includes the likes of <i>300</i> …

Movies

Flight Comes To The McKittrick Hotel | Times Square Chronicles

Flight Comes To The McKittrick Hotel<p>The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of <i>Sleep No More</i>, announces the North American premiere of</i> …

Casting announced for Bridge Theatre's Nightfall by Barney Norris

<b>Laurie Sansom</b> will direct <b>Ophelia Lovibond</b> (Lou), <b>Ukweli Roach</b> (Pete) <b></b>and <b>Sion Daniel Young (</b>Ryan) in the world premiere of <b>Barney Norris’s</b> <b>Nightfall</b> …

Broadway Theatre

Telling her story

Secrets of London-born playwright, actress, director and comedienne Hadar Galron.<p>Hadar Galron's 'Hasodot' (The Secrets), selling out at the Beit …

Israel

Quebecois artists find kindred spirits in Scotland with government help

Quebec-U.K. creative collaborations celebrate 15 years with travel grant to promote more cultural exchanges<p>This year marks the 15th anniversary of …

Canada

A comedian walks into a pub, buys it and turns it into a comedy club. It's no joke...

It’s Friday night. In the back room of a backstreet bar, a crowd of tipsy millennials are enjoying a late-night stand-up set by one of America’s …

British Humour

How Scotland's most successful young publishers are shaking up literary world from their spare room and finding famous fans along the way

404 Ink's Laura Jones and Heather McDaid have been making waves in publishing for more than a year - and they started by taking on Trump.<p>PUBLISHERS. …

Margaret Atwood

Evelyn's shock and joy at New Year gong

Charity champion awarded MBE<p>A Perthshire woman has described her shock at being recognised for her charity work in the New Year’s Honours List.<p>Evelyn …

Loch Lomond

Underbelly reveal reason behind Conan Doyle pub name change

EVENTS firm Underbelly have revealed the reason behind the ‘controversial’ decision to re-name a popular Capital drinking den.<p>Many Evening News …

J K Rowling

New Year's Eve celebrations to go ahead despite storm Dylan

While 80mph winds are forecast for parts of UK, tens of thousands of people are expected to celebrate Hogmanay in Scotland<p>New year celebrations are being prepared as planned across the UK, despite storm Dylan bearing down on the country bringing 80mph winds and the Met Office issuing four weather …

Weather

Latest: Rainbow fireworks greet 2018 in Sydney

<b>Update 3.30pm:</b> Tokyo has welcomed in the New Year!<p>Happy New Year Tokyo and South Corea! 🎆🎉🎊#firework #Silvester2017 #NewYearsHonours #NewYearsEve …

News (Ireland)

Edinburgh kickstarts Scotland's Hogmanay as storm Dylan fails to stop the party

The Human League and Rag’n’Bone Man played to 150,000 people as they welcomed in 2018.<p>Storm Dylan tried its best but even 80mph gusts couldn’t stop …

Aberdeen

What is Hogmanay and what is the meaning behind it?

We all celebrate New Year’s Eve differently, whether it’s a cuppa in front of Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, or a wild party and plenty of bubbly.<p>In …

Jools Holland

It's just braw as Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival opens with iconic torchlight procession

Around 17,000 torchbearers took part in the procession down the Royal Mile.<p>Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival has opened with an iconic torchlight …

Scotland

Who’s Afraid of Wolf 359 by Ken MacLeod (audio)

This episode features "Who's Afraid of Wolf 359" written by Ken MacLeod. Originally published in The New Space Opera edited by Gardner Dozois and …

Science Fiction

Edinburgh's 2018 New Year celebrations kick off with stunning torchlit procession through the city

Edinburgh's spectacular New Year's Eve celebrations have already started — with more than 20,000 revellers enjoying a stunning torchlit "river of …

Scottish Parliament

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Kyle O'Quinn

Massive Hogmanay celebrations kick-off with torchlight procession through the city

<b>Tens of thousands of people will welcome in the new year at one of the world’s biggest street parties tonight.</b><p>Organisers have said Edinburgh’s …

Recreation

Record number of armed cops at Edinburgh's Hogmanay as security tightened amid terror fears

A number of anti-terror barriers, which prevent vehicles accessing the event area, will also be in place.<p>There will be a record number of armed …

Terrorism

New Year's Eve 2017: Celebrations across the world in pictures

As the turn of 2018 approaches, celebrations are getting underway across the world to welcome in the new year.<p>Be it in sunny Sydney or wintry …

Madrid

Revised plans for top of Leith Walk ‘puts Filmhouse move in doubt’

Hopes to relocate the Capital’s much-loved Filmhouse have been “blown out of the water” by the release of revised proposals for Picardy Place, it has …

Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Some 'volunteer' roles will be paid

<b>Organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations have agreed that about half the voluntary roles advertised at this year's event will now be paid.</b><p>Plans to use more than 300 unpaid workers in "Hogmanay ambassador" roles sparked controversy last month.<p>The event's organisers, Underbelly, were accused …

Festivals

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay: the streets light up for Val McDermid

Message from the Skies will be projected from 5pm-10pm daily from 1-25 January, and admission is free. For more information on the project and the …

Jane Austen

8 reasons Christmas is better in Scotland

Scotland is one of the best places to spend Christmas.<p>It’s the home of reindeer that annually join Santa’s crew, the snowcapped mountains and misty …

Christmas

Best New Year's Eve breaks abroad - Where to find cheap hotels in Prague, Brussels and more top European cities

We can't believe the festive season is already upon us - and that means New Year's Eve is just around the corner too.<p>And while there are plenty of …

Europe

Critic's Choice - Looking back at 2017

<i>Our Reviews and News Editor Maggie Kelly takes a look back at the past 12 months in the theatre world.</i><p>By all accounts, 2017 was a rather topsy-turvy …

Santander Bank

Andrzej Lukowski: More theatres should intervene when plays flop | Opinion

Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide was not a divisive show. It was panned by pretty much every critic who saw it after opening as the monolithic centrepiece …

BIFA Winners Announced + More Industry News Out of the UK

<i>Hello and welcome back to the Backstage roundup of news from across the industry. From what’s happening to what’s casting, we pick the most important</i> …

Charlie Chaplin