Heritage Hits – Things to do in Autumn

Hello all! We are very sorry for the radio silence over the last few weeks but due to the recent events in Glasgow (namely a second fire at a very well-known building) and our PhD’s, we have been a bit snowed under with work. We have however, managed to compile a list of ‘heritage hits’…

Christmas Lowdown: What to do over the festive period

It’s that time of year again when everyone drinks and eats more than any human should, CHRISTMAS!!! I am one of those intolerable people who believes the festive season starts on the 5th of November. I just adore the whole run-up to Christmas, the proliferation of period dramas on the BBC, the fact that everything…

Exhibition Review: Turner at the Scottish National Gallery

An exhibition?  In January?  Are you mad?  No I’m not, and never fear, it’s free!  I know you are all poor, tired, fed up, and wondering whether humans could hibernate, but this is exactly why you should pile some clothes on top of your jammies and drag yourself to the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh for…

The October Lowdown: Top 5 things to do this month

October is my favourite month of the year, not just because it’s my birthday, but because it’s Halloween, it’s winter coat buying time, it’s Strictly and Downton and Oscar-bait-movie watching time!  There’s also some exhibitions on and that.  So, here is the History Girl Lowdown for the month, and as we say here in Scotland, have…

Head to Head at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

I recently spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, a deliciously fun visit if, like me, you are interested in dress and textiles.  But on this particular visit I tore myself away from the brocades and tartans for a while, and wandered around the temporary sculpture exhibition in the contemporary gallery on…

The Dominion Cinema, Edinburgh

I love a trip to the cinema.  The smell of the popcorn, the trailers before the film starts and the dimming of the lights as the main feature begins.  My favourite cinema to visit is the Dominion Cinema in Edniburgh.  I was recently there to see the new Avengers: Age of Ulton movie, I do love…

The Jubilee Window

The New Club is a private members’ club founded in 1789, situated at No. 86 Princes Street, Edinburgh. The Jubilee Stained Glass Window commemorates The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and depicts various great wee, quirky motifs such as Edinburgh Castle, two Corgi dogs, tartan, a Highland cow, a stag, salmon leaping from the river, and thistles….