City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Redesign for Edinburgh's George Street Goes On Show

George Street re-design

A new design for Edinburgh’s George Street is on show from today at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre.

Council to Roll Out LED Street Lights Across Edinburgh

Energy efficient LED street lights will be rolled out across Edinburgh from later this month.

Summer Solstice (Sunrise and Sunset)

Charlotte Square under Solstice Sky

The Summer Solstice is the point at which the sun reaches its highest point in the sky in Edinburgh. It falls at 4.54pm on 21 June bringing the longest day of the year. In Edinburgh, this is a total of 17 hours and 37 minutes of daylight.

Winter Solstice (Sunrise and Sunset)

Calton Hill in snow

The Winter Solstice, the point at which we are tilted furthest away from the Sun in Earth's Northern hemisphere, is at 10.22pm on 21 December in 2018.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Samhuinn Performer by Gordon Veitch (Beltane Fire Society)

The Beltane Fire Society is best known for the Beltane Fire Festival in April, but it also hosts a Winter Festival - Samhuinn - which for the first time will be held on Calton Hill, in 2018. It's one of many fiery events that take place each year around Bonfire Night and Halloween.

Christmas at the Botanics 2018

Cathedral of Light

After selling 70,000 tickets in its first year in 2017, Christmas in the Botanics returns with new light installations and visual effects.

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.

Festival of Politics 2018

Scottish Parliament - Corridors of power

The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. The festival pulls together talks, debates, film screenings, music, food, and exhibitions.

EIFF Reveals Strong Scottish Vein In International Line-up

Kelly Macdonald in Puzzle

With just a week until the full programme launch for the 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), we’re getting a picture of some of

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches

Riding of the Marches

The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is a traditional event that sees around 300 horseback riders riding en masse from the outskirts of Edinburgh to the High Street in the city centre. There are limited spaces for riders, but spectators can watch the procession of equestrians as they ride up the High Street from Holyrood House to the Mercat Cross, between 3.30pm-3.55pm. There are bands at the High Street from 2pm.