City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street

A festival that celebrates the art of yarn-spinning and tale-telling held at the award-winning Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile and around Edinburgh and Lothians.

Storytelling Centre Showcases St Andrew's Story in Cultural Diversity Celebration

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Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre in association with Scotland’s Winter Festivals ente

Ceilidh Under the Castle

Traditional ceilidh dancing for up to 3,600 people in the West End of West Princes Street Garden.

If you don't know the steps there will be callers.


Burns Night Ceilidh

Two weekend Burns dances in the ceilidh series, with caller Ken Gourlay, the Flaming Heather ceilidh band and a piper.

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

This is one for all the family in the large open space of the National Museum of Scotland's main hall.

Hogmanay Ceilidh (Lauriston Hall)

Two Hogmanay Ceilidhs providing a whirling, birling way to see in the New Year with caller Ken Gourlay, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & piper.

Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3.

St Andrew's Day Ceilidh

Two ceilidh dances, celebrating St Andrew's Day, with serial ceilidh dance organiser and caller Ken Gourlay, HLI ceilidh band and piper.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Final Fling

The final event of Edinburgh's 3-day Hogmanay festival is a ceilidh dance for everybody in the Museum’s Grand Hall.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Old Town Ceilidh

Many moons ago when Hogmanay was still a local thing, Parliament Square in Edinburgh's Old Town was the place to go and dance into the wee, wee hours on the last night of the year.

Street of Light

Street of Light - George St

The Street of Light, which launched on the Royal Mile in 2015, is back for Edinburgh's Christmas 2016 in a new location on West George Street.