Special Days

On Sunday 18 March 2012 kids will have the chance to indulge their creative side, with a couple of fantastic activities hosted by Honey Pot Ceramics Arts and Crafts Studio.

Meet Edinburgh Zoo’s animal experts and learn all about all the exciting new species arrivals and births across 2011.

Join us as we celebrate our Giant Pandas and all the Chinese animals at Edinburgh zoo. Enjoy activities for children and adults.

On Sunday 22nd January the Gothenburg Tavern in Prestonpans will be holding another Family Burns Storytelling Ceilidh.

Edinburgh will join the rest of the world in observing Remembrance Day this weekend - a commemoration of the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

See monster trucks, vintage vehicles and Concorde. Classic cars, motorbikes, fire engines and traction engines are among the mechanical wonders on show.

The union of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is being marked across the UK by a national holiday. The Nationalist Scottish Government announced, on 23 November, that Scotland would mark the  public holiday too (see First Minister Alex Salmond's statement).

With the nights drawing in, clocks go back an hour as British Summer Time (BST) officially draws to a close. British Summer Time starts on the last Sunday in March (27th March in 2011) and ends on the last Sunday in October (today).

Pubs around Edinburgh pipe out copious amounts of the black stuff and paint the town green to mark the national day for Ireland's patron saint St Patrick.

The Edinburgh Interfaith Association is the lead organiser for this year’s joint Scottish National and City of Edinburgh Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration event which will be held at Craig