Take 2 Minutes to Keep Scotland Beautiful

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You may have seen from my social media posts that I try to attend volunteer clean-ups around the city as much as possible.  So far, these have been organised events, with the organiser supplying gloves, bags, litter pickers, even wellies and waders at the Water of Leith.  Helping keep areas of the city that are special … Read more…

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Festive Frivolity

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The annual Santa Run;  you couldn’t ask for a healthier way to start the holiday season….exercise, fresh air,  music, laughter, all shared with thousands of ‘Santas’ coming together to support a great charity, When You Wish Upon a Star Over the years, I’ve seen the pictures and heard the stories.  Thousands of Santa’s helpers, all … Read more…

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…

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…

Winter Walk: Water of Leith, Dean Village

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Strolling along the Water of Leith on a Sunny winter day – from Comely Bank to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.  Free Fun – free parking on Sunday, Free entry to museums and free to walk along the Water of Leith!! For 2013, the Christmas and New Year’s weather was pretty dismal – … Read more…

Cramond Island Walk – Edinburgh’s Riviera

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When we decided to finally move from central Scotland into Edinburgh we were overwhelmed trying to decide what area to settle down into.  We loved the areas of Broughton, Stockbridge, Morningside, Bruntsfield, Marchmont, and The New Town but couldn’t find the right combination of space, parking and price.  So, we ventured to new territory around … Read more…

A Sneaky Peek through Open Doors in Edinburgh

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If you were wondering what all the blue balloons and banners were doing tacked up on door frames throughout the city; this past weekend was Edinburgh’s turn to open doors to about 127 of its buildings as part of the Scotland-wide Doors Open Days.  I look forward to this every year but each year something comes … Read more…