City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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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.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Lights Up the Skies In 2018

2018 New Year's Fireworks - Ian Rutherford

After the explosive opening to 2018 of the fireworks display above Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh's Hogmanay continues with a specially commissioned story writ la

Upcoming Exhibitions at Summerhall

Over the next few months Summerhall will be playing host to various exhibitions detailed below.

Captured State: New Art from Macedonia

A Time to Remember Absent Friends

Organisations across Edinburgh will be gathering together this week to remember loved ones who have died, as part of a Scotland-wide festival of storytelling and remembrance called To Absent Friends.

Bonfire Night

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Other countries go crazy at Halloween. In Britain, not just Edinburgh, Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is marked with fiery celebrations across the land.

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.

Edinburgh Christmas Light Night

Christmas tree on The Mound

Edinburgh's Christmas 2017 season launches on the second last Sunday of November, with the first in a series of Christmas light nights.

Early Music Performance Day

Drop in throughout the day to hear a free, rolling programme of early music performed by members of the Early Music Forum of Scotland.

Free concert: Australian Big Band & Leith Concert Band

FREE CONCERT
Australian Big Band to make a stop in Edinburgh

An Arrangement of Shoes, Counting House, Review

An Arrangement of Shoes production photo

With sunshine striking the pavement outside The Counting House, one might wonder what might draw one inside, but ‘An Arrangement of Shoes’ proves an excellent diversion from the busy traffic of the Fr