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Stockbridge Duck Race, Sunday 3rd July 2016

This year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race will be taking place on Sunday 3rd July at 3pm. This is a popular annual event is held to help raise money for local charities and 2016 is its 27th year. The monies collected for purchasing a duck will be donated to Lifecare and St Columba’s Hospice. All ducks are numbered and […]

Duck wardens

10 free Edinburgh summer events 2016

Edinburgh has so much going on throughout the year, but in the summer, there are so many events to choose from, it’s hard to fit them all in! Here’s our pick of Edinburgh events not to miss this summer and all of them are free. 1. The Gumball Rally, Sunday 1st May After visiting Edinburgh for […]


PHOTOS – Mandala in the Botanic Gardens

From 13th – 17th October, you can see a Mandala in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The word Mandala comes from Sanskrit and means ‘circle’. Mandalas are used as spiritual tools in Hinduism and Buddhism, as aids to meditation. They consist of colourful patterns and symbols organised around a unifying centre. Buddhist monks traditionally make them […]

Mandala in the Botanical Gardens

EVENT – Samhuinn Fire Festival, 31st October 2014

The Beltane Fire Society have announced the details of this year’s Samhuinn Fire Festival. With more than 6,000 spectators in 2013, the Beltane Fire Society event has become so popular it’s had to move its finale to its new city centre location at the Mound Precinct, so thousands more people can watch the spectacle and mark the […]

Samhuinn 2014

EVENT – The Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay events in Edinburgh

The Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay comes to Edinburgh on Saturday 14th June 2014 Edinburgh will be the first port of call in Scotland for the relay on Saturday 14 June 2014 Programme of celebrations will include chance to see the baton across Edinburgh communities, concerts in Princes Street Gardens and at the  Usher Hall, […]

Queen's Baton Relay in Edinburgh on Saturday 14th June

PHOTO – Spring in the Botanics

We visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at least once a week throughout the year, but spring is our favourite time of year to enjoy this gorgeous green space in Edinburgh. The stunning gardens are open from 10am until 6pm (until the end of September) and are free to visit. Tweet

Beautiful blossom

EXHIBITION – Bruce Munro, Field of Light, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

St Andrew Square Garden has been transformed into a Field of Light Bruce Munro, Field of Light, February 3rd – 27th April 2014 (free) An enchanting, contemporary light-based art installation that has captured the imaginations of thousands of people across the world has made its first appearance in Scotland. Field of Light, by British artist […]


EXHIBITION – RNLI The Lifeboat: Courage on our Coasts, Edinburgh

RNLI outdoor photo exhibition pops up in Castle Street A new outdoor photo exhibition from the RNLI has taken centre stage in Castle Street. The Lifeboat: Courage on our Coasts is open 24 hours a day until the 24th of January 2014. For nearly a decade, professional photographer and volunteer lifeboat crew member Nigel Millard has […]


FEATURE – St Andrew’s Day events in Edinburgh 2013

St Andrew’s day events in Edinburgh 2013 including a music and dance extravaganza in the Grassmarket 2013 sees a packed programme of free events in the capital city to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.  Unique Events and Underbelly will present award-winning Scottish performers in a music and dance extravaganza to take place throughout the afternoon and […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Samhuinn Fire Festival, 31st October 2013

Edinburgh Samhuinn Fire Festival, Parliament Square, 31st October 2013, 9-11pm (free event) From the Beltane Fire Society Once again we gather to celebrate Samhuinn, the Celtic New Year, with our unique festival event in the heart of Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. With drumming, dancing, voice and music, street theatre, captivating fire performance and stunning costumes, […]