Edinburgh Central Mosque / Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Central Mosque is one of the city’s many mosques. And it’s here every August that the Edinburgh Islam Festival takes place.

Imam Yahya Barry welcomed us to his mosque and gave us a guided tour. We were also honoured to be allowed to be present during prayer time and to take photographs.

Interview with Edinburgh Central Mosque’s Imam from Edinburgh Spotlight on Vimeo.

Photo gallery of the Edinburgh Central Mosque

Please enjoy our photo gallery that includes photos from the exhibition and the Mosque itself. You can visit the Islam Festival until 25th August, 12pm – 6pm every day except Friday when it’s 2.30pm – 6pm. Free to enter.

All photos have been published with permission of the Imam.

With many thanks to local photogpraher Michael Bryant who volunteered to photograph the visit. He also has an excellent Facebook page of his photos from Edinburgh and Scotland.

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Edinburgh Central Mosque

The Imam leads afternoon prayer.

The Imam leads afternoon prayer

Afternoon prayer in Edinburgh Central Mosque

Afternoon prayer in Edinburgh Central Mosque

Imam Yahya Barry

Imam Yahya Barry

Beautiful detail in the Mosque

Beautiful detail in the Mosque

Copies of the Quran

Copies of the Quran

Detail in the Mosque

Detail in the Mosque

Prayer times

Prayer times

During the Islam Festival, Haji Noor Deen, the Chinese Master Calligrapher, ran workshops and painted names by request in Arabic and Chinese

Haji Noor Deen, the Chinese Master Calligrapher.

Haji Noor Deen, the Chinese Master Calligrapher

Haji Noor Deen, the Chinese Master Calligrapher during the Edinburgh Islam Festival from Edinburgh Spotlight on Vimeo.

Haji Noor Deen having written 'Edinburgh Spotlight' for us

Haji Noor Deen having written ‘Edinburgh Spotlight’ for us

Work of Haji Noor Deen on display

Work of Haji Noor Deen on display

Volunteers are on hand at the Islam Festival to answer any questions or just to have a cup of tea and a chat.

Friendly volunteers

Friendly volunteers

A model of the Mosque in the exhibition.

A model of the Mosque in the exhibition.

Volunteer Oasmaan Malik talked about the Edinburgh Islam Festival from Edinburgh Spotlight on Vimeo.

Inside the Islamic Exhibition

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

Inside the Islamic Exhibition

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Islam Festival

With huge thanks to Imam Yahya Barry

With huge thanks to Imam Yahya Barry

And don’t forget to try out the adjoining Mosque Kitchen, or the one in Nicolson Square – it’s an Edinburgh institution!

The adjoining Mosque Kitchen (open 11am - 9pm).

The adjoining Mosque Kitchen (open 11am – 9pm).

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