City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Bondagers, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Bondagers cast

To describe Sue Glover’s ‘Bondagers’ as a classic of contemporary Scottish theatre is but to do it justice.

Barnum, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Circus skills of Barnum the Musical

‘The Show must go on’ was a maxim that P.T. Barnum and Brian Conley would probably share.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2015

Tattoo 2011: Scotland the Brave

For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and organisations 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, including the rousing mass pipes and drums.

Previously... Scotland's History Festival

Wellington Outside General Register House

Launched in 2011, "Previously…Scotland’s History Festival" runs from Robert Louis Stevenson Day on the 13th November until St Andrews Day on 30th November. Plugging the gap between the end of Edinburgh’s summer festivals and the start of the Winter Festivals, it takes in an array of events across Edinburgh delving into the city's and Scotland's colourful history.

SLA Fireworks Display

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Scottish Love in Action (SLA), the charity helping destitute children in India, hosts two Guy Fawkes fireworks extravaganzas on Sunday the 2nd of November at George Watson’s Rugby Ground at M

Bonfire Night

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Other countries go crazy at Halloween. In Britain, not just Edinburgh, Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is marked with fiery celebrations across the land.

Meadowbank Fireworks - 5th November

Fireworks at the castle IV

Remember, remember the 5th of November goes the saying and Meadowbank has been remembering with a large fireworks display each year for over thirty years.

Flags Fly at the Nelson Monument for Trafalgar Day

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The Nelson Monument on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill has been colourfully commemorating Trafalgar Day.

International Carol Concert

Get in tune for Christmas with our International Carol Concert!

Featuring carols and seasonal songs from around the world, hosted by the choir of the Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston.

Edinburgh Wedding Fair

The Edinburgh Wedding fair has been running bi-annually at the Corn Exchange since 2003. It has grown to become the largest must attend event for Brides and Grooms in the East of Scotland.