Auld Reekie Rants

Blog URL:http://www.auldreekierants.blogspot.com
Blog Tags:Edinburgh, Families, Grandchildren
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Edinburgh

The sometimes inane ramblings of a fortysomething citizen of Edinburgh, Scotland's beautiful capital city



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I’ve been going to see Colin Cloud at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the last five years now. And every year he never fails to entertain, amaze and astound. The illusionist extraordinaire has appeared on the Royal Variety Performance and recentl...

One of the more positive elements of those satellite television channels showing endless repeats of programmes from the 1970s and 80s is that they bring true classic shows from that era to the watching audience today. One of those shows is Fawlty Tow...

Fans of Paul Simon will want to ensure they catch Something About Simon, the story of the American singer songwriter, which is on at the Assembly George Square Studios as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.In this brand-new show, fellow singer son...

Smile and...

on Jul 27, 2019 in: Family

...you'll know these little blighters are after something.

Photo: @paulwellerHQLike so many people of my generation I grew up listening to The Jam. The ‘angry young man’ that was lead singer Paul Weller produced songs that resonated with my teenage years. Modern World, News of the World, In the City, Tha...

I headed to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Wednesday evening not sure what to expect from The Bodyguard: The Musical. The premise of the show is a star singer, Rachel Marron, who is threatened by a fan who is infatuated by her. Enter Frank Farmer, a body...

The Auld Reekie Ranter and she-who-must-be-obeyed aka Marion moved house recently. It's farewell to Leith and hello to Abbey Lane, in the heart of Scotland's capital. We're just a few yards away from these scenes:The neighbours were in this afternoon...