City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Heritage


Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street

As the nights draw in, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival celebrates the art of yarn-spinning and tale-telling held.

Gaslight Stories: Women in White, Eccentric Heirs, Inconvenient People

The 1800s saw a series of scandals concerning individuals being locked away in lunatic asylums – the victims of unscrupulous persons who wanted to be rid of a ‘difficult’ family member, spouse or frie

Step Dance Showcase Explores Treepling for Contemporary Performers

Nic Gareiss_Image Credit Darragh Kane

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (TDFS) & The University of Edinburgh present ‘The Art of Treepling’, a mini festival of percussive dance in Scotland’s capital

Talk: Concerning Beards: Facial Hair, Health and Hygiene in Britain, c.1650-1900

Despite growing historical interest in the male body, historians have, until fairly recently, overlooked a principle component of both men’s bodies and masculinity - facial hair.

The Nose Knows: Syphilitic Noses in British Art

Speaker: Dr Noelle Gallagher, Senior Lecturer in 18th Century British Literature, University of Manchester

Coping with Plague: Public Health and Epidemics

Speaker: Professor John Henderson, Professor of Italian Renaissance History, University of London

National Galleries of Scotland Exhibitions 2019

Bridget Riley's Blaze (1962)

With the Edinburgh Art Festival firming up its Summer programme of shows it's a good time to survey the highlights of forthcoming National Galleries of Scotl

Documents Show Mary Queen of Scots Getting Down to Business

Signature of Mary Queen of Scots

Documents believed to have been signed by Mary Queen of Scots have recently come to light at the Museum of Edinburgh.

Exhibition Looks at Parenting Over the Decades

Baby in a bucket

A new exhibition at Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood looks at the challenges of parenthood over the years.

Scotland's Storytellers Celebrate St Andrew with a Fisherman’s Feast

Fisherman's Feast_Credit Ludovic Farine

Inspired by St Andrew himself, ‘Fisherman’s Feast’ has received support through Scotland’s Winter Festivals to bring the Galilean fisherman’s story of strength and sociability to life at the Scottish