City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Free stuff


St Andrew Square Carol Concert

Traditional carol concert which takes place at the nativity scene in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh's New Town.

This is a free event.

Buy Nothing Day UK

Shoppers of the world are being asked to put down their carrier bags on what is traditionally one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, put up their feet and/or do something fun and free for the  annual Buy Nothing Day.

Historic Scotland to Offer Thousands of Free Tickets to Heritage Sites

Knight at the castle

Thousands of free tickets to historic visitor attractions from the Border Abbeys to Skara Brae and Maeshowe in Orkney are being given away to celebrate St Andrew's Day

Musselburgh Fireworks

One of the many community Bonfire Night events taking place in the Edinburgh area the free Guy Fawkes firework display will be held at Fisherrow Links, Musselburgh.

Edinburgh Diwali Parade, Celebrations and Fireworks

Edinburgh Diwali dancers

Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.

MagicFest Exhibition Of Photographic Illusions

Prepare to be mesmerised by the uncanny illusionists from Edinburgh Young Carers in this free exhibition.

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.

Edinburgh Christmas Light Night

Christmas tree on The Mound

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

Dovecot Studios celebrates Scottish Department Stores in Photography

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To celebrate their exhibition LIBERTY Art Fabrics & Fashion, Dovecot Studios has teamed up with Historic Environment Scotland and the SCRAN and Canmore online archives to bring together an ex

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.