Edinburgh Castle

The combined cadet forces celebrate a century and a half of operations by land, sea, and air with a special open day in Princes Street Gardens with free hands-on activities such as a climbing tower

Scottish artist Kate Robinson has erected a massive sand castle on Edinburgh's Castle Street this week as part of a promotion by Spanish airline company Spanair, who have launched direct flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona.

Every four years or so forestry experts from the Commonwealth's 54 independent states gather together to share knowledge and experience from managing forests around the world.

Late medieval walls and the foundations of what appears to be a military spur, which formed part of the outer defences at Edinburgh Castle., have been uncovered by archaeologists on the castle esplanade.

A cast of costumed interpreters portray historic characters as they take visitors on a yuletide journey through the ages, from the origins of the festive season right through to the Christmas traditions of the present.  

Free event at Edinburgh castle taking place at 1pm, 2pm or 3pm, in The Great Hall.

Castle baggers and historical buildings buffs mark your diaries: Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Michael Russell, has announced a weekend of free entry to 47 Historic Scotland sites throughout Scotland on Saturday 28th November and Sunday 29th November to mark St Andrew's Day.

Mons Meg, the hulking 15th century siege cannon, designed to demolish the castle walls of the king’s enemies, has suffered the medieval equivalent of a flat tyre.

Edinburgh Castle will be marking Remembrance with costumed performers on the weekend of 7 and 8 November. Visitors will be able to find out about life at the end of the First World War and in its immediate aftermath. Around 150,000 Scots died in the Great War (1914-1918).

The Orkney Venus, the earliest human figure ever found in Scotland, is going on temporary display at Edinburgh Castle from today til 1s