Scotland is Diverse

https://youtu.be/5t1HlUwZgwM   One of Scotland’s most famous attributes is its world-renowned reputation for providing a warm and open welcome to everyone who comes here. Whether it’s the many people who choose to live here permanently or the millions who visit...

Why learn a new language?

Give Your Brain a Boost! Speaking a second language each day really can keep the doctor away! Study after study demonstrated the cognitive benefits of learning another language, no matter how old you are. Memory improvement, longer attention span, and a reduced risk...

Let’s Get Tattoed

Pictures by CJCS via Flickr - All rights reserved. If you’re a fan of the City of Edinburgh, you probably know all about its summer festivals. The Edinburgh Fringe is most probably the world’s largest arts festival and usually runs throughout the entire month of...

A Guide to Weather in Scotland

Scotland’s weather is a whole other topic of conversation that typically comes up in everyday chat at least once or twice. Our weather can be unpredictable and changes so often that you may well experience all four seasons in one day, but it’s unlikely. The best...

Where to try a British pie in Edinburgh?

It is a well-known fact that British people love pies. Not to be confused with American-style pies which are mostly sweet, the ultimate British comfort food is a delicious, golden pastry wrapped around a succulent, meaty filling. We love pies so much that last week we...

Podcasts for Everyday English

There are many ways to learn English, but certainly one the best and most effective is listening to native speakers. As much as you think you already know, there will always be some peculiar phrases that only native English speakers really use and understand. Here is...

Pancake Day the British Way!

Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday in the UK and takes place on Tuesday 13th February this year. It marks the last day before the Christian festival of Lent which is generally a period of abstinence. It is customary to eat pancakes on this day as pancake...

[New!] Daytime Language Courses!

Due to very high demand we have decided to launch daytime language courses. The new term will start in March 2018. The lessons will take place once per week from 9:30 am to 11am for beginners. You will be able to choose from: Gaelic (Thursday) German (Wednesday)...

Explore Edinburgh in Pictures

Our resident photographer, Louison has been exploring Edinburgh since the beginning of February and has managed to capture the essence of its beauty in these breathtaking photographs. Even in the winter months, it's easy to see why Edinburgh is frequently voted one of...

St Andrew Square Ice Rink

Get your skates on and glide all the way round the Melville Monument in St Andrew Square on the beautiful elliptical ice rink. Since Friday 17th November and until Saturday 6th January you can enjoy ice skating in the city centre! Day slots start every 45 minutes from...

Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets

Edinburgh Christmas Market from the Scott Monument by Kit Carruthers via Flickr For over 20 years in the heart of Edinburgh, the popular European Market has been held in the picturesque setting of East Princes Street Gardens and around the Scott Monument to Waverly...

10 Edinburgh Instagramers You Need to Follow Now

Voted the fourth most beautiful city in the world by readers of The Rough Guide earlier this year, Edinburgh is definitely one of the most photogenic cities. Constantly captured on camera by locals and tourists, you can find on the Internet and especially on...