Late medieval walls and the foundations of what appears to be a military spur, which formed part of the outer defences at Edinburgh Castle., have been uncovered by archaeologists on the castle esplanade.
A cast of costumed interpreters portray historic characters as they take visitors on a yuletide journey through the ages, from the origins of the festive season right through to the Christmas traditions of the present.
Free event at Edinburgh castle taking place at 1pm, 2pm or 3pm, in The Great Hall.
Castle baggers and historical buildings buffs mark your diaries: Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Michael Russell, has announced a weekend of free entry to 47 Historic Scotland sites throughout Scotland on Saturday 28th November and Sunday 29th November to mark St Andrew's Day.
Mons Meg, the hulking 15th century siege cannon, designed to demolish the castle walls of the king’s enemies, has suffered the medieval equivalent of a flat tyre.
The Orkney Venus, the earliest human figure ever found in Scotland, is going on temporary display at Edinburgh Castle from today til 1s
An old rifle discovered last year by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) staff on a north east nature reserve has just been identified as a French rifle from the 1800s. Staff from the National War Museum in Edinburgh have confirmed what it is, but the mystery still remains as to how it got there.
The skirl of bagpipes on the Royal Mile may be a familar sound, but for the first time in recent years a lone bagpiper is welcoming visitors to Edinburgh Castle as it opens each day.
The piper, in full Highland dress, will be playing daily throughout the Summer season as Edinburgh Castle's great wooden entrance gates draw open at 9.30am and visitors flow in across the drawbridge.
Historic Scotland is to run a 3-week pilot scheme in July to assess new traffic reduction measures for the approaches to Edinburgh Castle. The organisation is keen to make the esplanade and surrounding area more attractive and less-congested by halving coach traffic.