City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


"Big Four" Launch Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Programme

EdFest Brochure 2015

As we head towards June, it’s only a couple of months before the curtain rises to launch the Edinburgh Festival Fringe again and a world of visitors will arrive i

Gardening Scotland

Garden Scotland designer garden

The major Scottish showcase for gardening and outdoors lifestyles returns as we enter the Summer months. Gardening Scotland brings together experts, designers, and exhibitors to help people to grow their own, from sewing seeds to nurturing your plants, to picking your produce at the optimum time.

Kidnapped: RL Stevenson's Ripping Adventure Yarn Live

Billy Mack and John Winchester - Kidnapped: When Kilts Were Banned

Seven years after its original inception, Donald Smith’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Scottish novel returns to the Scottish Storytelling Centre for two performances.

Hidden Door Festival

Each year Hidden Door arts festival pops up in a different venue. In 2015 it opens at the Old Streetlighting Depot on Kings Stables Road, Edinburgh.

When War Photographer Lee Miller Met Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso and Lee Miller after the Liberation of Paris (1944) - Copyright Lee Miller Archives

Could Lee Miller, model and one of the world’s most famous female war photographers, have been more than just friends with Pablo Picasso?

That is the question posed by her son and archivist, Tony Penrose, who has been working with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on a major new summer show about the pair that starts later this month.

Impressionists' Impact Traced To Scots Art Dealer

"Haystacks: Snow Effect" (1891) by Claude Monet - Scottish National Gallery

He was dubbed Van Gogh’s twin because of his uncanny resemblance to the Dutch painter.

Christmas Day

A Christmas Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 25th December if it's a weekday.

If Christmas Day is on the weekend then the bank holiday usually takes place on the following Monday.

Boxing Day Bank Holiday

A Boxing Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 26th December the day after Christmas Day.

Good Friday

Good Friday is part of Easter, a Christian holiday, marking the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.

May Day Bank Holiday

The early May Bank Holiday in Scotland falls on the first Monday of May.