City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


Gandalf Coming To Edinburgh International Festival 2019

Ian McKellen at EIF 1969  & now

For many, turning 80 years old would be an excuse to settle down at home for the quiet life.

Doors Open Day

Corstorphine Hill Tower (angled)

Around 120 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Doors Open Day.

Edinburgh Food Festival

Foodies enjoy the Edinburgh Food Festival 2015 at George Square Garden

The Edinburgh Food Festival is a free festival that in 2017 attracted a reported 25,000 visitors.

Madelaine Caracas: What is happening in Nicaragua?

Free talk by Madelaine Caracas, a 20-year Nicaraguan activist who is travelling through Europe to denounce the Ortega massacre as part of an informational caravan of solidarity.

Good Grief! - Death comes to the Fringe

This year, the charity-run initiative Death on the Fringe, that aims to get us talking about the one thing that faces us all, returns for its fifth year to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Walking with Poets on the Royal Mile

This August, Edinburgh-based Scottish poet Ken Cockburn brings a new walking tour to the Capital’s Royal Mile with Reading the Streets: An Old Town Poetry Tour.

Kendal Mountain Festival comes to Edinburgh

For the first time, Kendal Mountain Festival brings its Tour to Edinburgh with a night at Assembly Roxy on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

International Women's Day Lecture: Anne Richards "Investing for everyone“

This is the eighth Edinburgh University's annual lecture series to celebrate International Women's Day.

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.

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Cuddly robot at Edinburgh Science Festival

Founded in 1988, the Edinburgh Science Festival brings together a programme of around 270 educational and interactive activities for the wee ones, and events and talks for adults in around 30 venues across town.