City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Foodies Festival

The main Foodies Festival (there is also a Christmas Foodies Festival) returns to Edinburgh Inverleith Park at festival time for its 10th anniversary.

Birra Moretti Gran Tour

Italian food just got even more exciting as the Birra Moretti Gran Tour comes to Edinburgh for the first time for a summer of great food, beer and company.

Free Films - Film in the City

Brave - Merida fires arrow

Free films out under the stars. Grab a picnic and come along.

There is no seating provided. Please note, some of the films later in the day may not be suitable for younger audiences.

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 or so writers, poets, thinkers, politicians, photographers and artists from 55 countries to debate, discuss, argue and inspire. The book fest includes a major programme of children's book events.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015 Programme Launched

EIBF Nick Barley spills books

This year's Edinburgh International Book Festival takes on a globetrotting theme with a programme that Festival Director Nick Barley says is "more internati

Lee Miller and Picasso: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Review

Picasso, Hotel Vaste Horizon, Mougins, (Lee Miller, 1937  Lee Miller Archives)

“Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?” Pablo Picasso

Fringe 2015 Biggest Fringe Ever - Again

Fringe 2015 programme launch by Jane Barlow

The Edinburgh Fringe has done it again. This year’s Fringe, running 7th to 31st August, is bigger than ever.

Auld Reekie Roller Girls vs Glasgow Roller Derby

East meets West in this roller derby battle of all-female fitness, strength and speed on skates.

World Naked Bike Ride in Edinburgh

One Less Car

The annual World Naked Bike Ride in Edinburgh starting at Middle Meadow Walk in The Meadows. Cyclists will be stripping off, donning strategically placed fig leaves, paint, thongs, and tape on their naked bods, and hitting the road en masse.

Edinburgh To St Andrews Bike Ride

30th Edinburgh to St Andrews Bike Ride

Each year, over 1,000 cyclists pedal for leprosy charity LEPRA in the annual 67 mile bike ride from Inverleith Park's West Gate in Edinburgh to St Andrews in Fife. This year is the 36th Edinburgh to St Andrews cycle ride.