City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Special Days


Step back in history and entertain the kids at TradFest this weekend

Conrad Molleson - Gododdin

As part of TradFest, Edinburgh’s newest Festival, the Storytelling Centre have put together a series of events for youngsters (5-14yrs) to enjoy a feast of culture with fun storytelling, song, theatre

A Spoonful of Vintage

A Spoonful of Vintage returns for the first of its 2013 fairs in the retro surroundings of Spoon.

Remembrance Sunday 2012 in Edinburgh

North Bridge Statue

Scotland's national remembrance ceremony will take place on Remembrance Sunday at the Stone of Remembrance on the Royal Mile.

National Playday in the Grassmarket

Studies suggest that today's children have significantly less outdoor playtime than previous generations.

A Spoonful of Vintage

Following on from the success of the inaugural fair in April, we're back with another A Spoonful of Vintage in the retro surroundings of Spoon Cafe Bistro.

Edinburgh Armed Forces Day

Edinburgh was host city for Armed Forces Day in 2011, holding a three-day programme to salute the Armed Forces. This year there's a half a day of celebrations in Princes Street Gardens.

Debtonation Day

Northern Rock Edinburgh

The current financial crisis can be seen as coming to a head five years ago today. "Debtonation Day" - the name appears to have been dubbed by economist and A Green New Deal author Ann Pettifor - occured on 9 August 2007.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday

Holyrood Palace Gates

A public holiday was announced in 2010 to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year - 60 years after taking the reign.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the most important Christian festival in the year, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ, three days after his death on the cross on Good Friday. Good Friday is a public holiday.

Mother's Day Arts and Crafts at Edinburgh Zoo

On Sunday 18 March 2012 kids will have the chance to indulge their creative side, with a couple of fantastic activities hosted by Honey Pot Ceramics Arts and Crafts Studio.