Arthur’s Seat – WARNING: Contains photos that may make you want to climb a (small) mountain!!!

Looking Arthur's Seat right in the eye

You can’t do a blog called ‘Healthy Edinburgh’ and not include a hike up Arthur’s Seat.  In case anyone out there doesn’t know what Arthur’s Seat is – it’s an extinct volcano right in the heart of Edinburgh, with the main peak (Arthur’s Seat) sitting at about 250m.  The adjacent small peaks and Salisbury’s Crag … Read more…

GETTING FIT WITH COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS – Functional Active Fitness Pilates

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You may have noticed over the years that gyms come and go or change name and management; and if you do go to a gym it’s usually not long before your favourite instructors move on.  Contrary to this trend, Susan Cockburn of Complementary Fitness has been teaching various types of fitness classes in the same place for … Read more…

Hogmanay – Discovering Scot:Lands

We have a map - but no directions - must spin the wheel for more clues...

The official Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations culminated in a wondrous free event that turned the Old Town into a giant living gameboard and all participants became ‘explorers’ – spinning a wheel to get a map to our next land of discovery where we would be rewarded with art and music representing a region of Scotland.  As … Read more…