range of accommodation available in and around Edinburgh from high class hotel to humble hostel. The Tourist Centre provides a comprehensive guide toaccommodation and information. They hold the Tourist Accommodation Register which is free. and lists hotels. guest houses. private houses and self-catering accommodation (the self-catering section is very popular and will already be heavily booked). The Tourist Centre also has information about caravan parks. campsites and hostels. The staffare friendly and helpful and can give information about other areas of Scotland besides the capital.


I Scottish Youth Hostels Association Office: 161 Warrcndcr Park Road. Edinburgh. Phone (1131132986611for information about the association.

I S.Y.H.A. Hostel 17’18 Eglington Crescent. Edinburgh. (1131 ) 337 I 1211. 216 beds 5— 15 years £3.41): 16—211 years£3.711: 21+ years £4. Shop. cookingfacilitics available 7-— Want and 2 ~11pm.lIostel open 7»-1 lam and 2pm—2arn. Buses 26or 31 from Tourist Centre.

I SYHA HosteI 7 8 Bruntsfield Crescent. Edinburgh. (1131 )447 2994. l711beds. Under 21 . £3.71). ()ver 21 . £4. Shop. cooking facilitiesavailable. Hostelopen 7am—1 1pm and 2pm—2am. Buses 1 1. 15. 16. from Scott Monument.

I Independent Hostels Blackl'riars St (off High St). Edinburgh. (1131 ) 557 3984. Self Catering. £4.81) per night. ()pen allday'. Open to non-members.

I Y.W.C.A Hostel 14 Coates Crescent. West 13nd. Iidinburgh. (1131 ) 225 36118. Showers. TV lounge. Luggage kept on last day. A three-course meal day is served each day at the following times. cost £3: Mon-Fri 5.311pm; Sat 12.311. Sun 1pm. Bed and breakfast: single room for one night £1 1 ; for more than one night. £111per night; shared room for one night £9; fora longer period. £8 per night. Buses 12.26. 31. 36. from Princes St (iardens.

Caravan Parks And Campsites

I Little France Caravan Park Old Dalkeith Road. Iidinburgh. (1131 ) 664 4742. Caravans. tents. touring caravans: £6 per night for car and caravan or car and tent. Fora tent only : £2.511per night forone person: £4511 for two; and so on in stepsof £2 for each additional person. Bus 33 from North Bridge.

I Muirhouse Caravan Site Muirhousc. Tel: (1131 ) 336 6874 or ((131 ) 225 2424 ext 6634. Municipal Caravan Site. £6 per night for caravan; £5 for large‘ tent; £4411 for small' tent. Advance bookings to the Cityof Edinburgh 1)istiet Council. Parksand Recreation Department. 27 York Place. Bus 14 from North Bridge.

I Mortonhall Park Caravan Site Frogston Road East 1()ff A7112). (1131 ) 664 1533. Touring caravans. tents. motor caravans. £7 per night across the board.

I Pentland Park Marine Ltd Pentland Park. Loanhead (ofl A7111 ). (1131 ) 441111697. Caravans. residential and touring facilities. ()pen all year for residential caravans. Buses 63 or 711 from St Andrew Square Btis Station; 81 from St Andrew Square.

I Kirkton Farm Campsite Ratho. (1131 1333 451 1 . £1 per person per night whether car and caravan or just a tent. Bus 37 from St Andrew Square Bus Station.

I Fordel Caravan Site ‘Fordel'. Lauder Road. Dalkeitli (off A68). (1131 ) 663 245]. Touring caravans. tents. and motor caravans. Caravans £5 per night; tents £4.


I Pollock Halls of Residence St Leonard's Hall. 18 l Iolyrood Park Road.

Accommodation in halls is normally available to visiting students during the vacation period. However. the residences are very busy over the Festival period. The Vacation Booking Desk can be contacted on ((131 ) 667 1971 for cancellations. If you are lucky. the cost will be £ 15.51) or £9.51). Dinner tickets are £4.45 (resident) and £5.311(non-resident).


I Dario's 871.othian Road. 2299625. ()pcn till 4am seven nights a week. Pizzas etc.

I New York Express 7 South Bridge. 557 47115. Fri and Sat till 4am; Thurs 3am; Sun—Wed 2am. Hamburgers. kebabs. pizzas.

I Potatoland 82 South Clerk Street. 667 6712. Fri and Sat till 4am; Sun—Thurs midnight.

I Samsun Turkish Restaurant 73 Fountainbridgc. 229 3645. Till 3am seven nights. Kebabs etc.

I Snack Shack 63 I.othian Road. 2297822. Till 3am seven nights. (ieneral fast food.

Late Bakeries

I Breadwinner Bakery 7 9 Ponton Street. 221’ 4266. Open till 3am.

I Oven Fresh Bakehouse 147 Morrison Street. 229 64711. ()pen all night. Bread. rolls. pies. sausage rolls etc.

Night Buses

I Night Buses cover most parts of the city and charge a flat fare of 75p. Eastern Scottish buses (green) leave Waverley Bridge Mon—Fri 12.15am. 1.15am. 2.15am.4.15am; Sat and Sun 12.15am. 1.15am. 2. 15am. 3. 15am. I.othian Regional Transport buses (maroon) leave Waverley Bridge Fri and Sat at 1211121111. 1.111am and 2. 111am. Further information from: LRT. 14 Queen Street. 554 4494 and Waverley Bridge. 556 5656.1iastern Scottish. St Andrew Square Bus Station. 5568464.

24-hour Garages

I Abbeymount Filling Station 11 Montrose Terrace. 661 5593.

I Edinburgh Service Station 69a Iiast I.ondon Street. 556 5284.

I Links Service Station Barclay Place. 229 9s5v.

I Texaco Service Station 187 Slateford Road. 4434353.

Pub Guide

The Scottish licensing laws. as everyone must know by now. are decidedly liberal in comparison to the out-moded restrictions imposed elsewhere in Britain. During the Festival an even more flexible state of affairs prevails in Edinburgh as many pubs are granted special extensions. lt's fairto say that most city centre pubs will have sortie sort of late licence for this period. A point of advice: Edinburgh is not a particularly violent place but like elsewhere in Britain late at night. pubsare potentially dangerous places. Bear thisin mind particularly if you're visiting I.othian Road or Rose Street in the small hours. although Rose Street. with its enterprising Street Festival sponsored by a brewery. is working hard to create a family atmosphere. Beers in Scotland are known as 'light'. ‘heavy' and ‘export' light -- (increasingly rare 1 being the weakest. export the strongest. Real ale. that is cask-conditioned. carefully prepared beer. has increased dramatically in popularity and is usually labelled 611 -. 711 - or 811 - in ascending order ofstrength.

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I Bannerman's 55 Niddry Street. 5563254 Open till 2am six nights. Excellent selection of beers served in a relaxed atmosphere to a friendly student-dominated crowd. Intriguing dungeon-type layout.

I The Green Tree 182— 184 Cowgate. 225 1294. Till 2am six nights. Spartan old-style pub with walled concrete beer garden (well lit at night). Mixed clientele.

I Greyrriars Bobbys 34 Candlemaker Row, 225 831111. Wed—Fri till 2am;Sat Mon Tue till lam. Busy. with food served late.but very unauthcntic.

I Doric Tavern and McGuflie's Bar 13 Market Street. 225 5243. 'I‘hurs-Sat till 2am: Mon—Wed till 1am. The Doric isan arty but not overtly pretentious wine bar and a perennial Festival favourite. While downstairs you can stare into your pint in the more subdued surroundsof McGuffie's.

I City Cate 19 Blair Street. 221111125. Six nights till 2am. Food served till 1 lpm. Edinburgh‘s poseur paradise to some. but undoubtedly the most exciting bar to open in Edinburgh this year. It also serves a fine range of coffee. ice cream. pastries etc.

I Oddlelloivs 14 Forrest Road. 2211 1816. Tue~Sat till 3am. I.ive groups most nights in sophisticated surroundings.

I Royal Oak 1 Infirmary Street. 5572976. Mon—Sat till 2am downstairs. Friendly working-man's bar. Live Folk from 9.311pm in the basement.

I Negociants I.othian Street. 225 6313. Fri/Sat till 3am. Mon—Thurs till 2am. Iixceedingly lively and just over the road

The Playhouse Greenside Place Edinburgh Venue 59


Cafe Sand/no Coo/jazz Sou/food


Dl’s Simon Booth Gilles Peterson Stuart Cosgrove The Sole Crew Nick DM &

Dr Martin

Every night from August 12 - September 3 11.00-4.1]Dam SSS/£2.50

from the Fringe Club. Live music every night downstairs.

I The Green Mantle Nicolson Street. 667 3794. Thurs. Fri til 1am. Sat 1 1.45pm. Mon—Wed midnight. Unpretentious real ale pub. Recommended.

I Watertront 1c Dock Place. 554 7427. Till 2am six nights. Food served till 111pm. Set in Edinburgh‘s nouveau yuppie area btit actually very hospitable. Sit out on the wharf and sip from the large range of wines.

I Mary Rose Bistro 1 12 l lanover Street. 225 21122. Till 2.311am six nights. Standard wine bar but hamburgers and pizzas are served from a basket till I lpm.

ARI ISIS for EL SALVADOR Theatre Group (07


Directed by Caroline Gardiner 4.30pm every day (not Sunday) £1 .50 OLD ST PAUL'S CHURCH HALL Jeffrey Street Venue 45

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