The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. The festival pulls together talks, debates, film screenings, music, food, and exhibitions.
Free events, goods, food
Around 150 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Edinburgh Doors Open Day.
Doors Open Day has taken place each year, since 1991, and over the whole weekend since 2009.
Edinburgh's Christmas season launches on the second last Sunday of November, with the first in a series of Christmas light nights.
Easter Monday is a local public holiday in Edinburgh held on the day after the Christian celebration of Easter (Easter Sunday).
A new six-day festival with a range of activities and entertainment centred around Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.
The 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival launched the “most international programme in its history” today, with authors from over 60 countries coming
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has launched its annual programme of around 121 feature films taking place from the 19th to 30th June.
As part of the IPCC week, the Royal Society of Edinburgh hosts a free interactive panel session on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
This is a rare chance to hear from an array of global climate experts, who are here in Edinburgh for a meeting of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group III.