Edinburgh Alphabet Exhibition, City Art Centre, until 8th October 2017

An A-Z of the City’s Collections. The city of Edinburgh is steeped in history. Stroll down the medieval closes of the Royal Mile or through the Georgian streets of the New Town and you are walking in the footsteps of some of Scotland’s greatest heroes (and villains). Collecting the material culture of this great city […]

Pantomime set from King's Theatre.
 
 

Stockbridge Duck Race, Sunday 2nd July 2017

This year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race will be taking place on Sunday 2nd July at 3pm. This is a popular annual event is held to help raise money for local charities and 2017 is its 28th year. The monies collected for purchasing a duck will be donated to Lifecare and St Columba’s Hospice. All ducks are numbered and […]

Ducks
 
 

Blossom in The Meadows, 2017

Photos of the blossom in The Meadows looking incredible on 24th April. And a few days earlier.   Tweet

The Meadows
 
 

EVENT – Edinburgh’s Film Fest in the City, 16 – 18 June 2017

  Free outdoor films in St Andrew Square June is officially movie month in Edinburgh with the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) taking place 21st June – 2nd July 2017. Returning for 2017 is the Film in the City weekend in St Andrew Square. Friday 16th June – Sunday 18th June sees FREE outdoor screenings […]

Free outdoor films in St Andrew Square
 
 

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 30th June – 8th July 2017

MagicFest Announces Biggest Programme to Date with Levitations Theme and New Events that will Bring Edinburgh’s Historic Venues and their Untold Secrets to Life   Building upon the success of last year, MagicFest has announced their biggest festival to date for their 8th year programme, inviting Edinburgh and magic fans from afar to ‘let their […]

Edinburgh International Magic Festival
 
 

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 27 May – 4 June 2017

Newly renamed Edinburgh International Children’s Festival programme unveiled Highlights: 15 shows from 9 countries Free festival opening weekend at the National Museum of Scotland A brand new international co-production to tour all over Scotland for 3 weeks The newly renamed Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (formerly Imaginate Festival) which is running from 27 May to 4 […]

Edinburgh International Children's Festival
 
 

FESTIVAL EVENT – The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, Monday 28th August 2017

The 2017 Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert will take place on Monday 28th August at 9.30pm. In a celebration of dance, the concert sets stirring and delightful music with an outstanding and sparkling visual extravaganza. The breathtaking fireworks display is specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision. Tickets are available for the Ross Bandstand and Princes Street Gardens will […]

 
 

PHOTOS – Spring 2017 in Edinburgh

Our gallery of photos from the first signs of spring around town! The most recent images are at the top. Tweet

Blossom in front of Edinburgh Castle
 
 

PHOTOS – Frozen fog over Edinburgh, January 21st 2017

I had intended to capture a lovely sunrise this morning as the conditions were forecast to be good. First of all, I headed to the Castle Esplanade and it looked ok, but I could see that Arthur’s Seat was covered in frozen fog except the peak. I hot footed down the Royal Mile and up […]

The Edinburgh Old Town emerging from the fog this morning.
 
 

FEATURE – 17 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2017

Edinburgh is brilliant for lovers of the outdoors. You don’t even have to leave the city to find some beautiful green spaces to blow the cobwebs away. One of the most striking things about the city is not just the enormous number of parks, but the sheer quantity of people enjoying using them. Here are 17 suggestions […]

Edinburgh in the spring