City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Environment


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.

Sustainable Shopping: Can Consumers Change the World?

Are changes we make in our purchasing habits enough to have a positive impact on the environment?

The Artist as Beachcomber: A Tour of the Work of Robert Callender

Andrew Patrizio will introduce the work of well-known and highly respected Scottish artist Robert Callender, who made an artform out of combing Scotland’s beaches, particularly its far North-Western r

Stop the Plastic Tide

To coincide with our exhibition 'Robert Callender : Plastic Beach …poetry of the everyday' and World Oceans Day on 8 June, come along to find out what the Marine Conservation Society is doing to stop

Our Seas under Pressure

As part of our programme for the exhibition 'Robert Callender: Plastic Beach… poetry of the everyday', Professor Teresa F Fernandes explores this very important and topical subject, and why we are all

Plastic Man: Short Film Screening, Talk and Q&A

To complement our exhibition 'Robert Callender : Plastic Beach …poetry of the everyday', come and see BAFTA Scotland nominated short film 'Plastic Man', which received its world premiere at the Edinbu

Shipwrecked Concepts and Washed-up Things: Some Lessons the Sea Can Teach Us About the Earth

Professor Tim Ingold will draw on the work of Robert Callender to reflect on the state of play in the constant battle between the concept-driven attempts of earthbound humans to impose some order on t

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.

Mini Maker Faire

The Mini Maker Faire, first launched in Edinburgh in 2013, is "a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement".

Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival procession

On the last night of April and first day of May up to 12,000 people take to Calton Hill for a ritualised and theatrical pantheistic celebration to mark the arrival of Summer. The event combines a wild mix of fire, drumming, and pagan performance.