City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Poetry and storytelling


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 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

Creative Writing Workshop with E. S. Thomson

Join historical crime fiction writer E.S. Thomson for a unique creative writing workshop.

Breaking Stepmother Stereotypes

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Cinderella, Snow White, Hansel & Gretel... We all know a tale that features an evil stepmother with the viscous intention to cause their stepchildren misery and despair.

The Book of Tehran Launch at Edinburgh Iranian Festival

Join us at the Edinburgh Iranian Festival to celebrate the launch of The Book of Tehran published by Comma Press – a collection of contemporary short stories from ten renowned contemporary Iranian wri

Robert Burns: Naughty, Radical, Scandalous!

A (free) stroll down The Royal Mile pointing out all famous places connected to Burns and the stories surrounding them.

Burns&Beyond Culture Trail

Audiences follow a culture trail around eight events in secret locations around the city.

The Culture Trail is part of Edinburgh's 6-day festival of Robert Burns called Burns&Beyond.

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

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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

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Hogmanay Street Party fireworks

Traditionally, Hogmanay is marked in Scotland with friends and first footing at the strike of midnight in the New Year.

Edinburgh Remembers Absent Friends in Festival

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Now in its fifth year, To Absent Friends is part of a Scotland-wide festival of storytelling and remembrance, where organisations come together to remember loved ones who have died.