City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Take a walk down the Mile this Fringe with local poet Ken Cockburn

Ken Cockburn is a poet living in Edinburgh.

World Fringe Day: Fringe Thanks Edinburgh With Thousands of Freebies

Today is the inaugural World Fringe Day, a 24-hour celebration of the global fringe movement that was spawned when a group of upstart thespians launched a festival

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Horn at Jazz Fest

The annual Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival runs the gamut of jazz persuasions from more traditional Dixie and ragtime bands to up-and-coming stars, from big band concerts to Latin dance music. The EJBF comes the month after the Edinburgh International Film Festival and gets the August Festivals season going.

Edinburgh Jazz Festival Mardi Gras

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The free Mardi Gras, part of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, launches Edinburgh's Festival season with the sounds of New Orleans and trad styled jazz in the street.

Edinburgh Mela

Scene from Bollywood Love Story

As the names suggests, the annual "Mela" is a "festival" or "fair" with a South Asian flavour, but incorporating Scottish and international performances and artists for a multi-cultural flavoured mix. It was founded in 1995.

Chinese Carnival Show

Part of the Carnival celebrations at the beginning of Edinburgh's Festivals, nearly 100 performers will perform dance, circus, music, and Peking Opera at the Rose Theatre.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Jazz festival tambourine

A free, family music and dance event, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival<

Film Fest in the City

The Edinburgh International Film Festival returns with 3 days of free, outdoor screenings in St Andrew Square gardens.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival, the longest continuously run film festival in the world, takes place over a 12 day period in the second half of June and early July. The festival's artistic director is Mark Adams.

Edinburgh Film Festival Launches Varied Programme For 2017

EIFF director Mark Adams

Kevin Bacon, Oliver Stone, Kyra Sedgwick, and Stanley Tucci are among guests lined up for the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival next m