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A History of Edinburgh’s August Festivals

by June 6, 2016

Discover the history of Edinburgh's world-renowned festival season, including the origins of the Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Fringe and more

Edinburgh International Film Festival – 70 years young this year!

by June 1, 2016

Fancy a night at the movies? The Edinburgh International Film Festival is now just weeks away (it runs from 15...

7 quirky Scottish festivals you must experience this May

by April 22, 2016

Whether the theme is music, art, food or something else entirely, we love festivals in Scotland! Check out these seven...

It’s that time of year again: Celtic Connections 2016

by January 8, 2016

A new year is underway, and that can only mean one thing; Scotland’s premier winter music festival is just about...

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2016: snowdrops take a star turn

by December 21, 2015

Each year the Scottish Snowdrop Festival gathers together some of the best gardens and woodlands where you can see swathes...

Robert Burns and Burns Night celebrations 2016

by December 9, 2015

Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots around the world to pay tribute to the...

Celebrating a St Andrew’s Day to remember

by November 2, 2015

The story of Saint Andrew, our patron saint, has been an age-old debate in Scotland. Who was he? Was he...

Tour of Britain

by September 1, 2015

Come and see top cyclists as they compete in this exciting event when it returns in Scotland this September. The Aviva...

Discover hidden Scotland at Doors Open Days 2015

by August 19, 2015

* Update: Bookmark this page as Doors Open Days will be returning in 2016 and we will be posting about it closer...

Edinburgh Festivals 2015

by July 17, 2015

Edinburgh Festival season is now well and truly upon us! With the Edinburgh International Film Festival now feeling like a...

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