Heritage

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The McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research

At this free event you will get the chance to hear short 15 minute talks from our awards finalists, before having a break to enjoy complimentary wine.

Our panel of esteemed judges includes Dr Allan Beveridge, a leading psychiatrist, author and lecturer, and chair Professor Angela Thomas, the College's Director of Heritage.

Whilst you enjoy the complimentary refreshments the judges will deliberate, before announcing the winner. Come along and encourage a new generation of medical historians.

Doors Open Days

Submitted by edg on Fri, 6 Sep '19 8.01am

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.

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour, Auld Reekie Tours, Review

Expectations were understandably high for a tour of what is described as “the world's most haunted and paranormally active location”.

The rendezvous point was some way up the Royal Mile, and about a dozen or so of us gathered for the tour. A couple were delayed, meaning it was ten minutes late starting, but then we were off, the walk taking us past various landmarks, including the Heart of Midlothian and the Mercat Cross.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2020

Submitted by edg on Fri, 14 Jun '19 5.30pm

For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and outfits from abroad, gather under the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The series of displays, which take place on the castle esplanade (an 18th century parade ground), combine breathtaking shows of military precision, often a battle re-enactment, military bands, traditional dancers, and a rousing finale of mass pipes and drums, topped by the lone piper playing from the castle battlements.