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Update: this is the old front page of the Edinburgh focused wiki, and is old. slow updates.



  • Edinburgh - Inspiring Capital - the official introduction to Edinburgh City Region. Users are invited to explore the website for information about visiting, living, investing and studying in Edinburgh City Region.
  • EdinburghGuide.com has shown the way around Edinburgh, Scotland since 1998: from reviews galore from the Edinburgh's Festivals, to listings of great Edinburgh hotels and self-catering accommodation, from coverage of Edinburgh theatre, film in Edinburgh to events and activities for both Edinburgh visitors and residents alike. With our Edinburgh Guidebook you'll find essential sites to the Scottish capital whether you're looking for Edinburgh jobs or a good restaurant.
  • VisitScotland: Edinburgh and the Lothians - the official consumer website of VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourist board. Working closely with private businesses, public agencies and local authorities, we work to ensure that our visitors experience the very best of Scotland and that the country makes the most of its outstanding tourism assets and realises its potential.
  • Edinburgh Places - Residents of, and Visitors ( & potential visitors ) to, Edinburgh. This is not just a web site to thrill you with merely the various beauty spots of Edinburgh but, it is, most of all, a site to provide for your material needs whilst staying in Edinburgh, whether that is on a long, or short term basis. This site has been in existance since 1999 and I make no apology for the fact that these pages are constantly changing. Part of the joy of Edinburgh is that although the city is rapidly changing and mostly improving itself it somehow manages to remain constant and a place of peace & tranquility. I have tried to cover all aspects of life in Edinburgh and the things you might like or require while in Edinburgh.


See also Mapping


General maps

Extra info

  • Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site



Gift economy



  • Shrub Co-op - Swap and Reuse Hub Edinburgh - the student-led social enterprise: reducing waste and educating Edinburgh

Mutual credit

Local sites


  • OurEd is the Edinburgh student community website, a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot Watt University, Jewel & Esk College, Queen Margaret University, Stevenson College Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh. OurEd is an online resource for students interested in building a thriving, smiling community in the city of Edinburgh. Here you can find information on everything health, social justice, environment and development related: events, courses, societies, volunteering, internships, and more.



Arts and media

  • Edinburgh Samba School - community carnival performance group which runs courses in Brazilian drumming and dance
  • Imaginate Promoting and developing performing arts for children and young people in Scotland


  • MoMoEdinburgh Mobile Monday Edinburgh! An informal gathering of folks interested in anything and everything to do with mobile technology and services


Literature, etc

Activities & sport


  • AdvoCard - a service user-led, independent advocacy organisation. Our services are primarily for people with experience of mental ill-health in Edinburgh. We provide opportunities for people to participate more effectively in decisions that affect all aspects of their lives.




Spaces & Places




  • Cyrenians Farm A small community enterprise located just outside Edinburgh.

Community venues

previous Forest groups;

  • Out of the Blue Provides studio and production space for Edinburgh's cultural community.
  • Venchie Children and young people's project, situated in Craigmillar


Arts & culture



Forest Café as above and elsewhere, in Tollcross.

  • Café Renroc - 91 Montgomery Street, New Town. Neighbour of Nevo Complementary Health Studio, Café Renroc is a detoxifying refresher of a café. Expect herbal teas, freshly squeezed or blended fruit juices and plenty of tasty filled ciabatta or foccaccia breads, quiches and - somewhat unexpectedly, but yummy nonetheless - stromboli. And if the detox really isn't for you, Renroc is fully licensed. Why's it called Renroc? Cos it's on the corner! Geddit?
  • Caffe Lucano is a real family affair. The values of brother and sister proprietors, Antonello and Elisa Esposito, are reflected in everything from the care of our cooking to the warmth of our welcome.


Hostels, hotels, etc







  • Spokes The Lothian Cycle Campaign
  • CyclingEdinburgh.info A personal site to highlight cycling activities and possibilities in and around Edinburgh
  • ChangingPace Promoting cycling, walking and public transport use in Edinburgh Scotland.

Cycling groups

Cycle routes

  • edinburghpaths.info This site has information about a few of the many walking and cycling routes in Edinburgh.
  • CycleStreets Cycling intelligence for Edinburgh
  • EveryTrail Cycling trails in and around Edinburgh

Cycle service

  • Cycle Scotland Scottish Cycle Safaris, Wilderness Tours & Bike Rentals






Local and Scottish news

Social news







Radio & podcasts





History & culture


  • British Council: Scotland Works with organisations in Scotland, the UK and internationally to connect Scotland and the world through arts, education, science and governance.


for new and growing businesses in Scotland

Social enterprise

  • Firstport We work to identify, advise, connect, encourage and seed fund new start social entrepreneurs.
  • Senscot For social entrepreneurs in Scotland
  • The Melting Pot stimulates and supports social innovation. We provide dynamic resources for social change makers. Our spaces and services enable people to work, meet, connect, learn, and hold events – all to make the world a better place.


  • The New Leaf Co-op - Edinburgh's local, unpackaged, scoop your own, nut-grinding, organic, worker-run box of delights!




  • 5pm restaurant search - gah, post rather than get >:[


See also Politics#Edinburgh

  • FixMyStreet Report, view, or discuss local problems (like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting)


  • Old Dalkeith Road CRC, Craigmillar EH16 4TB
    • 8am - 7.30pm Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday
  • Fillyside Road CRC, Seafield EH7 6RD
    • 8am - 7.30pm Monday - Friday. 8am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday. Due to staffing difficulties, the commercial side of Seafield Community Recycling Centre will be closed from noon - 1pm until further no...
  • Bankhead Avenue CRC, Sighthill EH11 4EA
    • 8am - 7.30pm Monday - Friday. 8am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday

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