City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Special Days


Annual Zoo Review

Meet Edinburgh Zoo’s animal experts and learn all about all the exciting new species arrivals and births across 2011.

Chinese New Year weekend - The Year of the Dragon

Join us as we celebrate our Giant Pandas and all the Chinese animals at Edinburgh zoo. Enjoy activities for children and adults.

Family Burns Storytelling Ceilidh

On Sunday 22nd January the Gothenburg Tavern in Prestonpans will be holding another Family Burns Storytelling Ceilidh.

Remembrance Sunday Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh will join the rest of the world in observing Remembrance Day this weekend - a commemoration of the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

Magnificent Machines

See monster trucks, vintage vehicles and Concorde. Classic cars, motorbikes, fire engines and traction engines are among the mechanical wonders on show.

Royal Wedding Holiday

The union of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is being marked across the UK by a national holiday. The Nationalist Scottish Government announced, on 23 November, that Scotland would mark the  public holiday too (see First Minister Alex Salmond's statement).

British Summer Time Ends

Heriot Row park

With the nights drawing in, clocks go back an hour as British Summer Time (BST) officially draws to a close. British Summer Time starts on the last Sunday in March (27th March in 2011) and ends on the last Sunday in October (today).

Saint Patrick's Day

4-leaf clover

Pubs around Edinburgh pipe out copious amounts of the black stuff and paint the town green to mark the national day for Ireland's patron saint St Patrick.

Holocaust Memorial Day

The Edinburgh Interfaith Association is the lead organiser for this year’s joint Scottish National and City of Edinburgh Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration event which will be held at Craig

Historic Scotland Marks St Andrews 2010 With Free Days

Edinburgh Castle at Christmas

Historic Scotland is offering free entrance to many of its sites in the run up to St Andrew's Day. For the past four years, the government heritage agency has opened its doors for free at a wide range of its properties as part of a special Scotland-wide St Andrew’s Day promotion.