City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Winter Festivals


Edinburgh Welcomes In 2012 "In Style"

Loony Dook crowd

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party was being called "a major success" by organisers the City of Edinburgh Council and Unique Event

Baltic Renaissance - A Concert by Candlelight

A favourite event of the winter season, the Scottish Ensemble’s annual concert by candlelight comes to the beautiful surroundings of Greyfriars Kirk, giving Edinburgh audiences the chance to

Sick Kids Friends Foundation Carols for Christmas

Join us for some festive fun at the Sick Kids Carol Service at the historic Church of St. Cuthbert’s.

Edinburgh Pantomimes and Christmas Shows 2011

The Kings Cinderella 2011

It can't be nearly christmas already? Oh, yes it is! EdinburghGuide.com previews this year's pantomime and Christmas shows (reviews of all the main Christmas shows coming later).

St Andrew's Day Celebrations & Finale

Edinburgh Castle in Autumn

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh's foremost paid visitor attraction, opens its doors for free as part of the annual St Andrews Day celebrations.

Edinburgh Christmas Ice Rink Secured

Edinburgh ice rink at night

One of the centrepieces of Edinburgh's Christmas Celebrations, the ice rink in Princes Street Gardens, has been secured, Edinburgh City Council announced today.

Christmas Treasures with Dorothy Pegg

On our festive Super Sunday, make a beautiful museum-inspired decoration to take home.

Artist-jeweller Dorothy Hogg will show you how in 30min sessions between 12:00 and 16:00.

Edinburgh Prepares For More Trams Works on Princes Street

Tram Works on Princes from Calton Hill

Months of tram works on Princes Street are due to begin soon, with traffic diversions being introduced over the coming weekend (17 and 18 September 2011).

Trains Continue to Struggle With Freezing Cold

Snow on Waverley

Has day-to-day freezing ice and snow become the new normal? It seems to have been going on for ever. First it was Snowvember, now De-icember, in what has been the worst weather conditions in  living memory. With climatologists (such as former government chief scientific advisor David King) suggesting that cold winters come in multiple years, we may need to get used to these bitterly cold conditions.

Video: Strip the Willow

Strip the Willow is probably one of the most popular Scottish dance tunes on account of the fact that it's fairly easy to learn, and it's highly physical. Participants get a chance to fling partners across the floor.