10 Jun

One of the “8 Essential Apps For Living In Edinburgh”

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Recently we have discovered an article which title says “8 Essential Apps For Living In Edinburgh” and We are delighted to say that Timeline Trip Edinburgh is one of them.

Here you can read what they say about the app.

“In an age where apps appear in abundance and storage space is of the essence, it’s useful to separate the best from the rest. Whether tech guru or unashamedly old school, have a gander at the best apps to download for living in Edinburgh. Trust us, it will open up a whole new wealth of adventures…

Timeline Trip Edinburgh

Giving substance to the saying ‘blast from the past’, Timeline Trip Edinburgh enables app-goers to rewind to a bygone moment, while soaking up a whole bunch of accurate and riveting historical facts. Take your pick from all the eras and prepare to get carried away with all the interactive fun in map form. The perfect and coolest self-guided tour.”

Discover the rest of the “Essential apps for living in Edinburgh” reading the original article.

03 Aug

Fringe Festival, Edinburgh

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One of the most famous art festival in the world

This art festival takes place in the city centre of Edinburgh during the month of August. It features an average of over 3,000 shows from different countries around the world in more than 250 venues, ranging from pubs, public buildings, churches, theatres and the streets.

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The Fringe was established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival when eight theatre companies turned up uninvited and performed their plays taking advantage of the large crowds gathered in the city.

Everything related to Comedy, Dance, Cabaret, Children’s shows, Music, Musicals and Opera, Theatre and Circus has its time and space in the Fringe.

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17 Dec

Hogmanay, the Gaelic new year

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The Gaelic new year

The origin of this festivity roots back to the celebration of the winter solstice among the Norse as well as the incorporation of some Gaelic customs like the Samhain, known as the end of the harvesting year. The Scottish Protestant Reformation saw Christmas as a “Papist” celebration so Hogmanay became more traditional in Scotland.

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The general custom in Hogmanay is the practice of first-footing, which starts immediately after midnight. This involves being the first person to cross the threshold of a friend or neighbour and normally includes the giving of symbolic gifts such as shortbread, black bun or whisky with the intention to bring luck for the rest of the year to the householder. Food and drinks are then given to the guests and this may go on throughout the early hours of the morning and even into the next day.

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Every region in Scotland has developed their own Hogmanay rituals, for example in the central areas of Scotland, the tradition is to celebrate parties that involve singing, dancing, eating, storytelling and drinking. But there are also public celebrations. The Edinburgh Hogmanay starts on 30 December with a torchlight procession with over 35,000 participants and spectators that carry torches from the Old Town to Calton Hill. On 31 December the celebration continues and a big party is hold in Princes Street and its Gardens that can gather thousands of people who attend to the concerts and shows organized for that night.

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02 Dec

Timeline Trip has a new version with more points !!!

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Some Apple customers reported that upgrading to iOS 9 have caused some apps and, in some instances, their entire devices to crash, rendering their devices practically useless.

The latest issue covers a wide range of situations. While some users report having only their apps affected, others say the entire system on their devices was not functioning properly.

The only issue that affected Timeline Trip was the translation but affortunately we were working in new interesting points and we could take advantages to fix this problem caused by the same Apple. Therefore here there is the new version of Timeline Trip London and Timeline Trip Edinburgh in both Operative Systems, Android and iOS with new interesting points.

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22 Sep

Witches

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The paranoia for witchcraft in Edinburgh

In the late Middle Ages some people were prosecuted in Scotland for harm done through witchcraft, which led to the passing of the Witchcraft Act in 1563 and those consulting witches or practicing witchcraft would be accused of capital crimes. The North Berwick Witch trials were the first major series of trials under the new act.

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They began in 1589 and James VI played an important role as he considered himself a victim and investigator. When James VI came back from Denmark there was a big storm in the middle of the sea, unnatural, according to James. The King was very interested in witchcraft and wrote a treaty on witchcraft in 1597 called Daemonologie.

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Between the late 16th and 18th centuries more than 4,000 people were accused of witchcraft in Scotland and around 1,500 of them were executed, being Lowland women most of the victims. The English and Scottish parliaments merged in 1707 and the new British parliament repealed the 1563 Act in 1736.

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27 Aug

The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert is not only the finale to the Edinburgh International Festival but marks an unforgettable close to Edinburgh’s festival season.

The display, set against the stunning backdrop of the iconic Edinburgh Castle, has been designed by internationally-renowned fireworks artist Keith Webb of Pyrovision.

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This year’s Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a spectacular conclusion, now on the last Monday evening. With a celebration of dance music the concert sets stirring and delightful music with an outstanding and sparkling visual extravaganza.

The Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra and members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Vibe project present a special programme of live music that none can miss.

14 Aug

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Time for books and letters in the city

Literature has been an important part of the Edinburgh’s history. In fact, the capital of Scotland was designated the first UNESCO City of Literature in 2004. It was not a casuality, during its history Edinburgh has seen lots of writers and it has been scenario of several novels. Indeed, every single corner in Edinburgh has its magic and the city is full of book shops.

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As a part of this love for the literature, the Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is one of the most important events every summer. Although it was biennal at first, the Book Festival became yearly in 1997. Nowadays, Charlotte Square, sited in the New Town, is the Festival’s home and its gardens are transformed into a tended village with a really nice atmosphere which are visited by around 200.000 people every year.

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The Festival is one of the most famous festivals of its kind in the world and includes a high profile debates and discussions series. Workshops, storytelling, panel discussions or book signings are some of the activities of the festival. Also, writers from all over the world are involved on it in forums in which readers can exchange thoughts and opinions with them.

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10 Aug

Old Tolbooth

The frightenest building in Edinburgh

Sited close to the Saint Giles Church, this building served as a booth for collecting fees and as a prision. Also, the Council of Edinburgh used to meet on Tolbooth. It was the frightenest building in the city during 400 years because it was not only a prision but also a place where public executions took place.

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Although it is not very clear when it was built, the first mention in documents dates from 1386. After several burnings of the city by the English kings during the 14th century, Robert II King of Scotland, granted Edinburgh with a charter to construct several buildings in the city, being the Tolbooth one of them. It was also used as a Parliament of Scotland during 50 years during the 15th century.

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During Mary Stuart reign, this building was used basically as Edinburgh’s main prision which was unfamous for its unhealthy conditions. The Parliament of Scotland moved out of the Old Tolbooth to the new Parliament Hall in 1639.

29 Jul

Edinburgh is already available

Today we are proud to introduce Timeline Trip Edinburgh. The perfect app to discover Edinburgh through the historical maps and find out how the city has evolved and why it is World Heritage. Available in Android and iOS (tablet and smartphone)

Travel through time and get to know Edinburgh in a different way. Use GPS and walk the old maps to discover the secrets, legends, characters, pubs and stories from different eras of Edinburgh, The Stuart’s, The Union of the Crowns, the Scottish Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution in Scotland or XXI century Edinburgh.

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Discover the secret Edinburgh and understand why it is World Heritage.

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