City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Edinburgh Great Winter Run

A 5km run (shorter than the 10-mile Great Scottish Run held in the Summer), the Great Edinburgh Winter Run is now a key event in the city's running calendar.

Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival procession

On the last night of April and first day of May up to 12,000 people take to Calton Hill for a ritualised and theatrical pantheistic celebration to mark the arrival of Summer. The event combines a wild mix of fire, drumming, and pagan performance.

Vegetarian Haggis Recipe

Veggie Haggis

Die-hard carnivores will tell you that the traditional haggis without meat is not haggis. But for those wanting a Scottish celebration on Burns Night or Hogmanay, for example, without harming the famously timorous, wee beastie then here's a veggie adaptation for your table.

Burns Night in Edinburgh

Robert Burns (cutout)

Various Burns Suppers, ceilidhs and similar celebrations take place around the city to celebrate the birth date of Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns (1759-96).

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Lights Up the Skies In 2018

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After the explosive opening to 2018 of the fireworks display above Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh's Hogmanay continues with a specially commissioned story writ la

Torchlight Procession Makes A “Braw” Start to Hogmanay Festival

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Edinburgh’s 3-day Hogmanay festivities lit up the Old Town and Holyrood Park last night with the annual torchlight procession.

Following a different route, under new Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers Underbelly, the opening event of the New Year’s festival saw around 17,000 torchbearers form a river of fire down the Royal Mile, process past Holyrood Palace and the Parliament up to Holyrood Park.

Shrek the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

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Once upon a time has never been so lively, green, and grandiose with this tour of Shrek the Musical.

Jekyll & Hyde return for an alternative festive treat at the Storytelling Centre

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A bit sick of Christmas? Come indulge your dark side with a modern dramatisation of RL Stevenson’s 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'.

The Nutcracker, Festival Theatre, Review, 2017

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Come one, come all! Feast your eyes and ears at the Festival Theatre for one of the most quintessential Christmas treats brought to us this year by Scottish Ballet.

Cinderella, King's Theatre, Edinburgh, Review

Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray in Cinderella at the King's Theatre, Ediinburgh

Yes, folks it’s Panto time again.