City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Hot Tickets at the Edinburgh International Festival

Re-Triptych Shen Wei Dance Arts

Tickets go on sale this morning (Saturday 2nd April) for the Edinburgh International Festival. EIF director Jonathan Mills has waxed that this year's Far Eastern themed (or "Far Western" as Mills has suggested) festival will be "highly embroidered, exquisite, gorgeous".

"It will intoxicate people with its ravishing beauty," says Mills.

With that in mind, we're asking what are the "must see" shows at this year's festival?

Ticket Sales For Edinburgh International Festival Starts Saturday

The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan

Public sales of Edinburgh International Festival tickets start from 10am this Saturday 2 April. Ticket prices start at just £10. Students and under-18s can claim 50 per cent off.

Edinburgh International Festival Launches Eastern Themed 2011 Programme

King Lear

William Shakespeare goes East as the music of the Rajasthan desert drifts into the city this Summer

Save the Odeon Film 'n' Fireworks

Odeon Clerk St

Second attempt at the Free 'Film 'n' Fireworks' evening in St Patrick's Square next to the old Odeon cinema, after the event was postponed due to bad weather.

Festival Finds Fireworks Sponsor, Raises Ticket Prices By Over 13%

New sponsor for Fireworks

Virgin Money was officially announced today as the title sponsor of the Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert, the 28-year-old, grand finale of Edinburgh's summer festivals.

Arthur's Seat Festival Lightshow Secures Funding

Speed of Light, created by public art organisation NVA, is today confirmed as being funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to create a cultural legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival Review

Biffy Clyro headlining "Concert in the Gardens"

As a lifelong Edinburgh resident, I have experienced the Capital’s Christmas and New Year Festival celebrations over many years, (dating back to the days when over 300,000 unticketed spectators crammed onto Princes Street on 31 December).  I often think I should become jaded by the annual display of sparkling trees, ice rink, music, song and dance, with fireworks at midnight.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Sees Record Crowds at Torchlight Procession

Son et Lumiere at Calton Hill

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations were launched tonight - a day later than in previous years - with a spectacular Torchlight Procession through the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town.

Video: Fireworks on Calton Hill

Edinburgh's Hogmanay's Torchlight Procession wends its way up Calton Hill in Edinburgh for a fireworks