City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Environment


Samhuinn Fire Festival

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The Beltane Fire Society - best known for the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill - bring their unique brand of neo-pagan street theatre, pulsating drums, acrobatics, and fire dancing to Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile on Hallowe'en night. Samhuinn, which literally means "the end of Summer", has taken place for over two decades now.

The Nature of Scotland Awards 2017

Recognising excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation, join 300 members of the conservation community on Thursday 23rd November to celebrate nature’s heroes at

Dr Bryan Nelson Memorial Lecture

Around the world, the majority of seabird populations are declining – many of them to globally threatened levels.

"Butterfly" Pavilion Wins £25m Princes Street Garden Design Competition

wHY - Ross Theatre Design Competition winner

US-based design practice wHY have won the £25m Ross Pavilion International Design Competition to replace the Ross Theatre and reconfigure the surrounding area in

Monster Plant About To Bloom With Putrid Smell

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RGBE) is getting ready for an almighty whiff of decomposing flesh as its super smelly

There’s A New Kind of Buzz at the Lyceum!

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The Lyceum theatre is home to 70,000 new permanent residents! In June 2017 two beehives were installed on the roof of our city centre theatre. The bees are part of the theatre’s comprehensive green initiative, and the public is invited to adopt a bee or sponsor a whole hive, with all funds raised going towards making The Lyceum more environmentally sustainable.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival, the longest continuously run film festival in the world, takes place over a 12 day period in the second half of June and early July. The festival's artistic director is Mark Adams.

Free Talks: Re-energise Your Old Home

Do you live in an older home? Are your heating and energy bills getting out of hand? Are you interested in renewable energy?

Earth Hour in Edinburgh

Blue Marble

Edinburgh Castle will turn green before going black, and landmarks across the city will participate in Earth Hour ranging from Murrayfield Stadium to Edinburgh Central Mosque by going dark tonight for an hour.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

The Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival is an independent film festival screening some of the latest films for outdoor enthusiasts, whether they are climbers, skiers or snowboarders, kayakers, BASE jumpers or explorers.