City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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City of the Dead: Haunted Graveyard Tour, Outside St Giles' Cathedral, Review

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This was a very informative and entertaining tour of some historic sites in and around St Giles'.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Richard Wright Stairwell

Established in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the newest major addition to Edinburgh's Festivals in August, but it filled a longtime gap.

Bloom: Edinburgh International Festival Opening Event

Standard Life Opening Event - Bloom

The Standard Life Opening Event marks the start of the 70th Edinburgh International Festival with an epic, light and sound show, projected on city buildings.

Historic Scotland Sees Annual Visitors Hit 4 Million Mark For First Time

Edinburgh Castle's Crown Square

Historic Scotland, the agency that runs many of Scotland's historic sites, has recorded an unprecedented 4 million visitors over its current financial year.

Performers needed for Folk Play Premiere, The Burdies

Folk Drama Session

From Frozie-Toesie to Goosie Gander, a bevy of birds take centre stage at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 30 December, in a new folk drama for Scotl

King James Meets Shakespeare in Historic John Knox House

Robin Thomson

An intimate audience with Shakespeare’s patron, King James.

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.

Discover Dreams at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2016

Now in its 27th year, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns from 21 – 31 October 2016 with another vibrant programme of live story

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches

Riding of the Marches

The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is a traditional event that sees over 250 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 3.40pm-3.55pm. There are bands at the High Street from 2pm.

EIF 2016: Before the Hudson and the Liffey; James Connolly in Edinburgh and Leith

‘Made in Hong Kong, assembled in Fife’ is how musician Andy Chung describes his background. James Connolly, on the other hand, was very much made in, and by, Edinburgh.