City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


"Butterfly" Pavilion Wins £25m Princes Street Garden Design Competition

wHY - Ross Theatre Design Competition winner

US-based design practice wHY have won the £25m Ross Pavilion International Design Competition to replace the Ross Theatre and reconfigure the surrounding area in

The Street's a Stage

Busker

Self-proclaimed rogue Matthew Valentine entertains a small crowd on Edinburgh's Royal Mile by fitting himself through a tennis racket.

He gave a good show, even having a child win a £10 note.

Monster Plant About To Bloom With Putrid Smell

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RGBE) is getting ready for an almighty whiff of decomposing flesh as its super smelly

Edinburgh Art Festival Celebrates Better Futurists

The 14th Edinburgh Art Festival gets underway tomorrow (27th July) with a multitude of free exhibitions and art related events over the next month.

Ceilidh Under the Castle

Traditional ceilidh dancing for up to 3,600 people in the West End of West Princes Street Garden.

If you don't know the steps there will be callers.

Tickets

Loony Dook

Loony Dook

The Loony Dook takes place on the first day of each new year.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Hogmanay Street Party fireworks

Traditionally, Hogmanay is marked in Scotland with friends and first footing at the strike of midnight in the New Year.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Torchlight Procession

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Torchlight Procession

As in previous years, the 2017 Torchlight Procession opens the annual Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations with around 8,000 torchbearers creating a "river of fire" down the Royal Mile. The previous year saw around 30,000 people come out for the event.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh's Hogmanay on New Year's Eve

The Street Party (tickets, review) is perhaps the best-known event in the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival. The New Year street party is a ticketed event that in 2017-2018 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

Underbelly Introduce New Elements to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival 2017/2018

Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, directors of Underbelly, unveil the Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2018 programme

On one of the sunniest, hottest day of the summer so far in Edinburgh, it seemed slightly incongruous to attend the media launch today at Mansfield Traquair for Ed