City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Kids activities


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.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019

Tattoo 2011: Scotland the Brave

For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and outfits from abroad, gather under the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The series of displays, which take place on the castle esplanade (an 18th century parade ground), combine breathtaking shows of military precision, often a battle re-enactment, military bands, traditional dancers, and a rousing finale of mass pipes and drums, topped by the lone piper playing from the castle battlements.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Jazz festival tambourine

A free, family music and dance event with a flamboyant, festive flavour, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh Int

Festival Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks (Dave Stewart)

The Edinburgh Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, with the annual Festival Fireworks Concert.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Book Festival in Charlotte Square

The temporary, tented village at Charlotte Square's Georgian garden, in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, is the venue for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Launched in 1983, the "biggest festival of the written word in the world" brings 900 or so writers, poets, thinkers, politicians, photographers and artists from 60 countries to debate, discuss, argue and inspire. The book fest includes a major programme of children's book events.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 Looks For New Stories

Edinburgh Book Festival from above

The 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival launched the “most international programme in its history” today, with authors from over 60 countries coming

Edinburgh Film Festival Unveils 2019 Line-up

Boyz in the Wood

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has launched its annual programme of around 121 feature films taking place from the 19th to 30th June.

Edinburgh Science Festival

EISF: Generation Science

Founded in 1988, the Edinburgh Science Festival brings together a programme of around 270 educational and interactive activities for the wee ones, and events and talks for adults in around 30 venues across town.

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

Edinburgh International Children's Festival Launches 30th Anniversary Programme

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Today marks the programme launch for the 30th edition of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival, produced by Imaginate, Scotland's national organisation promoting the development and