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.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2018- The Long Road to Adventure

Great Days in a Bad Season - photo Brodie Hood.JPG

Now in its 15th year, the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF) has grown to be one of the most popular and dynamic events in Scotland’s outdoor adventure calendar, attracting more than 2,000 outdoo

Scotland's creative ageing festival Luminate is five and going strong!

Luminate was created to address the issue of improving the quality of life of our ageing population.