Special Days

The new year starts with an extra day off work (for most).

Two ceilidh dances, celebrating St Andrew's Day, with serial ceilidh dance organiser and caller Ken Gourlay, HLI ceilidh band and piper.

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

Victoria Day is a public holiday in Edinburgh. The day harks back to the heyday of the British Empire, with the cause of celebration a British monarch, Queen Victoria, who died over a hundred years ago. Queen Victoria was born on 20 June 1819 and died on 22 January 1901 after a 63 year reign.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish essayist, poet, man of letters, novelist and travel writer, became an international celebrity for his classic tales Treasure Island, Kidnap

RLS Day on 13 November 2015, Edinburgh’s annual celebration of one of its most famous authors Robert Louis Stevenson, is set for its largest programme yet

The Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh will again be running the painting competition, ‘Picture Japan’.

The Consulate General of Japan in collaboration with Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, is once again proud to present Japan Children’s Day

As in previous years, government heritage agency Historic Scotland will be marking Scotland's national day, St Andrew's Day, by providing free tickets to 35 of it

This Sunday, many people will gather at remembrance services ahead of the two minute silence observed on Remembrance Day