City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Mela

Edinburgh Mela

Scene from Bollywood Love Story

Edinburgh Mela 2019 dates and times to be confirmed.

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.

Luna Park, Zoo Southside, Review

Luna Park - Photo credit Kwaku Kyei

On the eve of his 21st birthday Delmore asks “I don’t know how we got here, Ma. How’d this happen? To which she answers “This isn’t what I had in mind. Believe me. I had other plans.”

21st Edinburgh Mela Programme Announced


The full programme for the 21st Edinburgh Mela launched today, offering its usual enticing mix of world music, dance, interactive craft sessions and a smorgasbord o

Early Bird ticket offer for Edinburgh's Mela

Edinburgh Mela is launching an Early Bird ticket which goes on sale 10am on Monday 8th June and is available until noon on Friday 28th August.

Edinburgh’s Festivals Get Government Funding Boost

Edinburgh's Festivals have received a funding boost, it was announced on Thursday as an ambitious programm

Hip hop and B boys Take It To a Highland Loch

Hip hop Loch Leven

Hip hop and breakdance may have its roots in the city, but a small experiment this past weekend took it into new territory with a performance at a highland loch. Artists from a young music group from Muirhouse in Edinburgh and a touring Ugandan breakdance group, Tabu Flo, combined for a dance workshop at the Loch Leven national nature reserve.

Edinburgh's Festivals Share £2 million Expo Funding

Laying first marble step at the Martin Creed Scotsman Steps

Edinburgh's Festivals will share £2 million from the Scottish Government to showcase Scottish cultural and creative talent.

Cargo Review


It was a day of epic rain. I had actually ‘phoned the box office to check whether this outdoor production of Cargo on Leith Links would go ahead. Luckily by evening the rain had sto

Scottish Wildcat Sculpture Heading North


A Scottish wildcat sculpture created by north Edinburgh children will appear for the last time in the capital at next weekend’s Edinburgh Mela.