City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


New Painting To Show in New Home For Scottish Art Collection

Untitled – Firth of Forth Series

The City Art Centre has acquired a "major new painting" through the Art Fund and Barns-Graham Charitable Trust by the late Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1

Festival of Museums

Festival of Museums' Hatwalk Fashion Show

Edinburgh joins Europe in the Festival of Museums with special events throughout the weekend that bring a flourish of exhibitionism and performance to museums and galleries.

Puppet Animation Festival: 3 Colours Review

Three Colours blue image

A dreamy display of light, sound, shadow and colour.

Leith Festival

Can can in Leith

The Leith Festival is a community event for young and old with comedy, music, art, dance, a tattoo, and more.

Leith Festival Gala Day

Good times as the Leith Festival Gala Day - the highlight of the Leith Festival - takes place down on Leith Links.

Edinburgh Marathon

Launched in 2003, the Edinburgh Marathon is the second largest marathon in the UK. The event has forked out into several running events that attract 26,000 entrants for several long-distance runs over the course of the weekend under the banner the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The Edinburgh Marathon itself starts on Sunday morning at 9:50am at London Road & 10:00am at Regent Road, Edinburgh.

Imaginate Festival

Touring children's theatre festival, taking place each summer, with around 15 or so productions in various venues across the city. Imaginate brings together shows by top international performers as well as Scottish theatre companies, for an audience that ranges in age from babies to 16-year-olds.

Royal Highland Show

Royal Highland Show pigs

Around 175,000 visitors attend the four-day annual trade show for those involved in the farming, food, and countryside sectors. Huge numbers of different classes of pigs, cows, horses, and other livestock are on parade as well as farm machinery and locally grown produce. There's also a broad range of events for the lay person, with culinary demos in the Food Hall being one of the big draws.

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.

Victoria Day - Edinburgh Public Holiday

Victoria Day is a public holiday in Edinburgh. The day harks back to the heyday of the British Empire, with the cause of celebration a British monarch, Queen Victoria, who died over a hundred years ago. Queen Victoria was born on 20 June 1819 and died on 22 January 1901 after a 63 year reign.