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The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail pays Edinburgh a visit

Dundee’s Oor Wullie Bucket Trail is paying Edinburgh a visit this week! A selection of them can be found in both the Apex Grassmarket and Apex City hotels (in public areas). Make sure you visit these great Wullies whilst they are in the capital and enjoy this public arts event. They are there until Saturday 17th July. The […]

Oor Wullie

The Ideal Hut Show, Royal Botanic Garden until 30 May 2016

The Festival of Architecture PRESENTS – The Ideal Hut Show The Ideal Hut Show launches its tour at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Saturday 30 April and runs there until 30 May, the quirky installation includes 18 garden sheds, transformed by top architects and designers from across the UK including Kelpies designer Andy Scott […]

The Ideal Hut Show

EVENT – Pearl Izumi Tour Series (Edinburgh), 19th May 2016

  Edinburgh’s city centre streets will be transformed into a cycling race track as Scotland welcomes round three of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in May. The fast-paced race – brought to Edinburgh on Thursday 19 May by Sweetspot, EventScotland and the City of Edinburgh Council – will see some of Britain’s top professional teams […]

Fraser Martin, James McCallum, Cllr Adam McVey, Evan Oliphant - Credit Greg MacVean

Epic Chalk Day 2 – Sunday 20th March 2016

This is a FREE ART EVENT to be held in the centre of Inverleith Park, Stockbridge hosted by local street artist Paul Togneri. The event offers a day of street chalking, painting, live music, art workshops, face painting and lots and lots of fun. All art materials will be provided, bring chalk if you can […]

Epic Chalk Day 1 was a roaring success

EVENT – Edinburgh’s Film in the City, 10-12 June 2016

Free outdoor films in St Andrew Square June is officially movie month in Edinburgh with the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) taking place 15-26 June 2016. Returning for 2016 is the Film in the City weekend in St Andrew Square. Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June sees FREE outdoor screenings return to St Andrew Square Gardens […]

Film in the City

BUILD IT! Adventures with LEGO® Bricks

BUILD IT! Adventures with LEGO® Bricks is on at the National Museum of Scotland this spring and the events are all free. LEGO® is more than a toy. It makes architects, sculptors and storytellers of us all. This spring, renowned brick artist, Warren Elsmore and his team display some of their most beautiful and intricate mini-buildings and […]

29th January - 17th April

Edinburgh Doors Open Days, 26th & 27th September 2015

We love the excellent Doors Open Days held across Scotland. In Edinburgh the doors will be open to the public on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015. The events are run by the Cockburn Association. Fascinating buildings are opening their doors over the weekend for free. Some will be for the first time, some […]

Doors Open Days

FESTIVAL EVENT – Edinburgh Big Beach Busk, Saturday 29th August 2015

  Back for its sixth year, the Edinburgh Big Beach Busk will take place from 12 noon on Saturday 29th August. Edinburgh’s Portobello seaside gets mixed up and musical for a day. People of all ages are encouraged to head along and entertain the public on the promenade. The Edinburgh Big beach Busk say: “No rules. Just Busking. […]

Portobello Beach

Pre-Fringe Children’s Festival at the Three Sisters

This year is the first free Kids festival, and it will be held at the Three Sisters, on Cowgate, with free children’s shows and entertainment running from August 1st – 5th 2015. The fun then continues right the way through the Fringe, until August 30th. With this year’s Fringe dates leaping backwards, there is a […]

At the Three Sisters

Shetland ponies in Braehead Park

We posted the above photo of the Braehead Park Shetland ponies on our social media channels last week and it was extremely popular. You can also visit them, but please don’t feed them as they’re on special diets to keep them healthy. To get there, head to the Barnton junction, take a right onto Whitehouse […]