City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Homecoming Scotland


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.

TradFest Edinburgh · Dùn Èideann

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Launched in 2013, TradFest is Edinburgh’s main multi-arts festival dedicated to Scottish culture, traditional, Gaelic and folk arts.

Royal Highland Show

Royal Highland Show - Sheep and Goats

Around 175,000 visitors attend the four-day annual trade show for those involved in the farming, food, and countryside sectors. Huge numbers of different classes of pigs, cows, horses, and other livestock are on parade as well as farm machinery and locally grown produce. There's also a broad range of events for the lay person, with culinary demos in the Food Hall being one of the big draws.

Station Stories from Cryptic (in association with ScotRail)

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All aboard for a magical virtual journey!

The Enchanted Forest, Faskally Wood Pitlochry, Review

Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

If you go down to the woods today, make sure it’s to Faskally Wood!

Museums: Common Cause - Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

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With the Commonwealth Games due to open in Glasgow on Wednesday, 23 July and the Centenary of the start of the First World War this year, the timing of this exhibition could not be better.

Edinburgh Based Youth Theatre Company, Physical Theatre Scotland, to Feature in The Tin Forest International Theatre Festival

Tickets are now on sale for one of the National Theatre of Scotland’s largest international youth projects to date, The Tin Forest International Theatre Festival.

Eddie Izzard's "Please Don't Go" Gig

Inimitable English comedian Eddie Izzard hosts a one-off gig to launch a campaign "for people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who don’t want Scotland to leave the UK."

Video: Homecoming 2014

The official Homecoming 2014 promotional video from VisitScotland has a Hogmanay feel to it with fiery motifs featured throughout and imagery from Hogmanay events including the Loony Dook and torchli

St. Andrew's Day in Edinburgh

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In the run-up to Scotland's national day St Andrew's Day, Edinburgh sees four-days of family events centred on St Andrew Square Gardens (update: cancelled due to snow), climaxing with a St Andrew's Day Ceilidh on 30th (update: cancelled due to snow) and St Andrew's Day Debate at the Scottish Parliament.