City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Hopetoun Fireworks & Bonfire Night

The palatial estate home in West Lothian hosts a spectacular annual Bonfire Night fireworks displays.

SLA Fireworks Display

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Scottish Love in Action (SLA), the charity helping destitute children in India, hosts three "tartantastic" Guy Fawkes fireworks extravaganzas on Friday 2nd and Sunda

Edinburgh Armistice 100 Procession and Service of Commemoration

Exactly one hundred years will have passed today since the end of the First World War, a conflict that devastated a generation.

Remembrance Sunday

Poppies

Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day or Poppy Day, commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

Armistice Day

Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day, commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Samhuinn Performer by Gordon Veitch (Beltane Fire Society)

The Beltane Fire Society is best known for the Beltane Fire Festival in April, but it also hosts a Winter Festival - Samhuinn - which for the first time will be held on Calton Hill, in 2018. It's one of many fiery events that take place each year around Bonfire Night and Halloween.

Christmas at the Botanics 2018

Cathedral of Light

After selling 70,000 tickets in its first year in 2017, Christmas in the Botanics returns with new light installations and visual effects.

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.

Festival of Politics 2018

Scottish Parliament - Corridors of power

The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. The festival pulls together talks, debates, film screenings, music, food, and exhibitions.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Der Dritte Konig (The Third King) still

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival bills itself as Edinburgh's accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival.