City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Special Days


Lennoxlove Book Festival

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Lennoxlove House in East Lothian is the venue for this inaugural Winter weekend book festival.

Smile Campaign Beams Into Festival Square

The BBC's campaign to encourage the nation to smile its way to better mental wellbeing is beaming into Edinburgh for World Mental Health Day on Saturday, October 10th.

This new campaign highlights the health benefits of simple positive things we can all do every day and asks What Makes You Smile?

Thousands Visit Restored Nelson and Burns Monuments

Nelon's Monument - the Restored Time Ball

Edinburgh City Council has reported thousands of visitors on Doors Open Day 2009, held the past Saturday and Sunday.

In particular, the newly restored and reopened Nelson Monument and Burns Monument were busy throughout the day on Saturday (26 September), drawing crowds of some 2,000 visitors and residents between them.

World Oceans Day

As of 2009, the U.N. has declared 8 June as officially World Oceans Day across the globe each year. This year's theme is "one ocean, one climate, one future."

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday is marked across the U.K. each year on the fourth Sunday in the month of Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter).

Earth Day

Tree on Corstorphine Hill

Earth Day, celebrated around the world on 22nd April each year, originated in the United States as a teach-in on the environment organised by a group of Harvard graduates in 1970, and instantly bec

No Smoking Day

Princes Street Gardens public ash tray

On Wednesday 11 March, No Smoking Day organisers are keen to remind the UK's 9.4 million smokers that quitting can have benefits for wealth as well as health.

World Book Day Related Events

For more than a decade now millions of readers, from around the globe have joined in World Book Day.  The UNESCO World Book Day festivities includes publication of six specially written World Book Day £1 flip books, with two stories by two bestselling authors in one book for £1; a chance to enjoy new authors and titles with Spread the Word: Books to Talk About, and a huge range of events and initiatives taking place up and down the country.

International Women's Day Poetry and Music Evening

Poets Tessa Ransford, Morelle Smith and Anne Clarke, along with Nancy Nicholson one of Scotland's finest singer/songwriters, celebrate International Women's Day with an evening of poetry and music.

Carnival - A Venetian Masquerade Ball

Organisers of this masquerade ball Red Crow VIP say that, due to the fire at club Luna at New Year's Eve, they have had to move venues and date from Valentines Night at the Picardy Place venue to Friday 13th at the Caves.