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The Ross Fountain Switch-on, Sunday 8th July 2018

FAMILY FUN DAY PLANNED TO MARK ROSS FOUNTAIN SWITCH-ON A family fun day is planned to celebrate the formal switch on of the Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens on Sunday 8th July 2018. Entertainment will include a bouncy castle, face painters, street performers and stilt-walkers.  The event, which will be free, is being […]

The Ross Fountain ahead of the water switch-on
 
 

FREE Summer Activities for Edinburgh Children by Edinburgh Helping Hands

After helping hundreds of children in 2017 with free football coaching, Edinburgh Helping Hands are back for the summer 2018 holidays with drop in classes for kids in the city. These football and boxing fitness sessions are free and open to all boys and girls aged 8-16 years. There is no need to register in advance. […]

Scott Brown meeting local kids at the 2017 football sessions.

Photo credit: Edinburgh Helping Hands
 
 

FEATURE – 18 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2018

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 […]

Edinburgh in the Autumn
 
 

FEATURE – Things to do with kids in Edinburgh

Live in Edinburgh and dreading the next school break already? Visiting Edinburgh with your children? Here’s some of our suggestions that come with our full recommendation. 1. Visit the excellent Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile.  Allow the kids to explore and learn on this very hands-on tourist attraction. Adults will also love the exhibits and […]

Things to do with kids in Edinburgh
 
 

Edinburgh Doors Open Days 23-24 September 2017

The listings for Edinburgh’s Doors Open days 2017 are available now via the Doors Open Days website. We love the excellent Doors Open Days held across Scotland. In Edinburgh the doors will be open to the public on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017. The events are run by the Cockburn Association. Fascinating buildings are […]

Edinburgh Doors Open Days 2017
 
 

Free football coaching sessions for children by Edinburgh Helping Hands

Edinburgh Helping Hands have now been offering free football coaching to local children for the last couple of months and will continue to do so. There is no catch, it is genuinely free sessions by former professional players and coaches giving up their own time for the benefit of the community. The sessions are open for boys […]

Leigh Griffiths helping out at a recent session
 
 

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
 
 

FEATURE – 18 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2018

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 18 […]

Edinburgh in the spring
 
 

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