Tag "Edinburgh Festival"

Jocky Wilson Said heads to Edinburgh!

Following sold out runs in Glasgow and Aberdeen, Jocky Wilson Said, by Dunfermline writers Jane Livingstone and Jonathan Cairney, is coming to Edinburgh in a new Gilded Balloon production to tell the story of a Fife sporting legend . Set in 1979, not in the gloom of a Scottish pub but under the blistering sun of the Nevada desert, the one man show features a tour-de-force performance by award winning Outlander star

Alan Bissett: on Scotland and the culture of independence

Award winning novelist Alan Bissett is a passionate ‘yes’ when it comes to independence for Scotland. In this exclusive interview for Avocado Sweet, he discusses the impact independence may have on the country’s culture. You can see Bissett perform his one man show – Ban this Filth  – at the Scottish Storytelling Centre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 1 to 11 August.  Does Scotland have a distinct culture

Day trips from Edinburgh; daycations from the Festival

Beautiful as the city of Edinburgh is, you may still want to venture out of the centre, especially during the Festival in August when everywhere is full to bursting.  During August Avocado Sweet will be bringing you some ideas to avoid the crowds as part of its day trip column.  Our first trip is to Portobello, written by Portobello resident Claire Simpson.  Originally from Edinburgh, Claire moved back from her