Beltane Fire Festival Returns to Set Edinburgh Alight

Fire Festival returns to Calton Hill on 30th April On Sunday 30th April, the Beltane Fire Festival will return to Edinburgh’s Calton Hill to welcome the onset of Summer. With one week to go, Beltane Fire Society have released the map and proposed schedule of the procession that winds its way around Edinburgh’s Calton Hill. Excitement is growing More...

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By John Preece On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The People’s Heritage presents Edinburgh’s storytellers

The People’s Heritage: Face To Face With History in Unique Storytelling Events Get ready to come face to face with some of Edinburgh’s greatest historical and fictional characters in a specially commissioned More...

By Nigel Duncan On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Special day helps mark 70 years of the Edinburgh Fringe

Plans for the inaugural World Fringe Day involving more than 200 fringes across the planet have been announced for Tuesday 11 July 2017. The day will reflect on the collective power and worldwide reach of the fringe More...

By Matthew Farnham On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Edinburgh Geek & Nerd festival in May

A new festival aimed at sci-fi, fantasy, and comic-loving geeks and nerds is set to run in Edinburgh over the first weekend in May. Something for the Geekend: The Edinburgh Geek and Nerd Festival will feature More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Tickets on sale for world’s largest festival of public science talks

Tickets are launched today for the world’s largest festival of public science talks, which will see over 38 scientists take to the stage in pubs across Edinburgh. The international, three-day Pint of Science More...

By John Kennedy On Friday, April 14th, 2017

Theatre preview: Careful – The Studio, 22 Potterrow

Careful Horse McDonald’s acclaimed biographical play. There are times in life when you need to be careful… The Scottish singer-songwriter, Horse McDonald, is taking her award-winning one-woman play, Careful, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 14th, 2017

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 – Mini Maker Faire

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is the grand finale of Edinburgh International Science Festival taking place on Sunday 16 April 2017 at Summerhall. For the fifth consecutive year it gathers fascinating, curious people More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Culture Secretary visits exhibition at National Museum of Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP visited the exhibition Play On at the National Museum of Scotland today along with Simon Gage and Amanda Tyndall of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. This event More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2017 will be the biggest yet

Scottish magician/scientist Kevin Quantum creates light-based illusions as part of his show where physics and magic meet. Pictured at the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Picture by Matt Turner. This year the Edinburgh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 10th, 2017

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 – examining food safety

Finlay Goodwin (11) enjoying Food Standards Scotland’s interactive UV kitchen area at Edinburgh International Science Festival Many people appear to be concerned with food poisoning but are less concerned about More...