Edinburgh was looking its best today as the international teams arrive for the Edinburgh International Curling Championship, sponsored by Belhaven Best. The funfair is ready for all the curlers to enjoy.
Blitzen and the boss were greeting visitors at the Christmas market on Princess street.
Even the locals were enjoying the market!
Of course, there will be little time for shopping this weekend as the action will be continuous at the Murrayfield rink.
The transportation committee have added some innovations this year.
And the trams will be running along Princes Street. Well, perhaps not, although the buses will apparently be back on November 29. (Oops, wrong blog!)
And an alternative ice rink venue is on standby in Princes Street Gardens. The organising committee has thought of everything this year!
Pics by Bob