Andrew Ede
Andrew Ede

Background in business publishing. Started an online blog about Mallorca in 2005, which went daily in 2007, covering culture, environment, history, politics, tourism and more. Became a regular contributor to the Bulletin in 2010 before joining the staff a few years later.

Enjoying Majorca

The missing palms of Easter

In Majorca, King Jaume I certainly made reference to Palm Sunday, and so it can be assumed that there was a celebration from soon after the 1229 conquest.

Andrew Ede 07/04/2020 10:23

The week that was

Crisis and politicians' pay

The situation at present is "exceptional" and it demands "exceptional and collective decisions".

Andrew Ede 06/04/2020 13:35

Northern Spotlight

Pollensa's "Supercock"

The Santa Margalida spring fair is taking place under the hashtag #SAFIRAacasa, things got under way yesterday and continue today and tomorrow.

Andrew Ede 04/04/2020 11:23

The Blog

When Statistics Blow Up

As one statistical door closes - that of tourism, for example - another opens.

Andrew Ede 03/04/2020 10:40

Enjoying Majorca

Llorenç Vidal: Man Of Peace

It is perhaps reasonable to say that for most non-Majorcans his name will not be a familiar one.

Andrew Ede 31/03/2020 13:10

The week that was

Walking the dog

An advert had placed on Facebook - For two euros an hour, citizens of A Coruña were being offered several dogs that they could take for a walk.

Andrew Ede 29/03/2020 04:01

Northern spotlight

A new controversy for Alcudia's port

It will use what's already there, and as such it is difficult to understand what the objections are.

Andrew Ede 28/03/2020 04:01

The Week in Tourism

The tanking tourism economy

When it comes to jobs, the application of ERTE temporary layoff regulations has resulted in Meliá laying off around 8,300 employees in Spain.

Andrew Ede 27/03/2020 11:26


Under construction

The Balearic government wants to call a halt to construction work.

Andrew Ede 26/03/2020 10:58

Enjoying Majorca

Fiction, film and football: Adolfo Vázquez

Vázquez was in a way a somewhat unlikely character to have become known for both the football club and the novel.

Andrew Ede 24/03/2020 13:58

The Week That Was

Breaking the quarantine

Vox, it has been said, provided “politician zero” in terms of coronavirus spread - Javier Ortega Smith.

Andrew Ede 22/03/2020 19:20

The Week in Tourism

Employment rise, but then ...

All very encouraging, therefore. But that was February; this is March.

Andrew Ede 21/03/2020 18:53

Northern Spotlight

Water Plan

The general advice is that if dealings with town halls can be done electronically or by phone, then this is how they should be done

Andrew Ede 21/03/2020 15:02


What about the homeless?

What is happening to help the homeless during this crisis?

Andrew Ede 19/03/2020 12:56

Enjoying Majorca

Spring in Majorca

Spring in Majorca can, curiously, be overlooked.

Andrew Ede 17/03/2020 12:51

The Week That Was

Alberto and the referendums

It is the Restaurants Association which is to hold a referendum on terraces.

Andrew Ede 15/03/2020 13:25

Northern Spotlight

Cancelling everything

The government’s ban on events is meant to last for just thirty days and for those with more than 1,000 people.

Andrew Ede 13/03/2020 20:39


The Short Life Of Majorca’s First Car

The first car in Majorca arrived in 1897; it failed to live up to expectations.

Andrew Ede 10/03/2020 11:52

The Week That Was

Trail of the lonesome pine

Miquel Costa i Llobera, the great Pollensa priestly poet, he paid homage to the pine.

Andrew Ede 09/03/2020 10:11


Selling trains to Kenya

Cleaner air, reduced emissions, Majorca is both on the road and on track to climate change salvation.

Andrew Ede 05/03/2020 10:49