City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Floral Clock Celebrates 10 Years of Fair Trade

Floral clock with Fairtrade's Rachel Farey

Edinburgh’s famous floral clock is now in full bloom, revealing a tribute to the capital’s 10 years as a Fairtrade City.

Festival of Politics

Scottish Parliament - Corridors of power

The debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament and various Committee Rooms are given over to a week of public discussions and debates on hot button issues such as sectarianism, whisky, the justi

Edinburgh Book Festival's Jura Unbound

Unbound at the Ed Book Fest

Jura Unbound is the free late evening series of shows at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Edinburgh Jazz Festival Mardi Gras

Criterion band at Mardi Gras in Grassmarket

The free Mardi Gras, part of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, launches Edinburgh's Festival season with the sounds of New Orleans and trad styled jazz in the street.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Jazz festival tambourine

A free, family music and dance event, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival was introduced to Edinburgh's festivals calendar in 2012 as a way of kicking off the summer fes

Half Price Edinburgh Tattoo Tickets For Sale

Tattoo 2011: Lion Rampant projected onto Edinburgh Castle

For those who don't mind the odd photographer or television camera crew getting in their line of sight there is a limited number of half-price tickets for the Thursday 31st July preview performance of

Museums: Common Cause - Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

Richardson pipes - credit John Yanyshyn Photography.jpg

With the Commonwealth Games due to open in Glasgow on Wednesday, 23 July and the Centenary of the start of the First World War this year, the timing of this exhibition could not be better.

Fringe By The Sea Returns to North Berwick in 2014

Fringe by the Sea returns to North Berwick, from the 4th to the 10th of August.

Doors Open Day

Corstorphine Hill Tower (angled)

Around 120 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Doors Open Day. Doors Open Day has taken place each ye

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Book Festival in Charlotte Square

The temporary, tented village at Charlotte Square's Georgian garden, in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, is the venue for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Launched in 1983, the "biggest festival of the written word in the world" brings 900 writers, poets, thinkers, politicians, photographers and artists from 47 countries to debate, discuss, argue and inspire. The book fest includes a major programme of children's book events.