Derek Goodchild Sketching on Beach

A new challenge as I set out as Derek Goodchild Art

As a creative, I am moving on in new directions. In November 2022 I launched Goodchild Art. I have been developing my painting skills and creating artwork pieces to launch a new direction in Fine Art.

Harry Potter & JK Rowling’s Edinburgh

First on my list was to buy a wand in Victoria Street (Diagon Alley) an amazing street of small independent shops that has a steep climb surrounded by tall buildings.

Ross Fountain

Restored Ross Fountain is now being reinstalled in Princes Street Gardens, it looks amazing.


The Edinburgh International Magic Festival returns for its ninth year running from Friday 11 to Saturday 19 May.

Surgeons’ Museum

A visit to the Surgeons' Museum is fascinating, captivating, grotesque and extraordinary!


Awarded Superhost status on AirBnB after 17 guests rate the apartment 5* in their reviews.

Winter Festival

The Edinburgh Winter Festival has arrived, running from November to January.

Spine Tingling Halloween!

There are ghost tours, fancy dress & masquerade balls, dinner & ceilidh balls to enjoy

Winter Fire Festival

Say fare well to the Summer and celebrate the Celtic new year

Day at the Museum

The Grand Hall is amazing, what a great place to spend some time on a wet afternoon and it’s FREE!

Autumn Gold & it’s Free!

A stunning walk on an autumn day. Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.