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24 Doors of Advent gets you behind closed doors

A free event 24 Doors of Advent returns until 24 December as part of the Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations, allowing you to get behind the doors of a variety of Edinburgh venues and organisations. There are many new doors this year including John Sinclair House, the Filmhouse and Lauriston Castle. Some tours have to be booked in advance at Edinburgh’s More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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#ScotWord – voting now open to the public

#Scotword is an integral part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, and now you are invited to cast your vote. The final word to be decided by the public vote will be revealed on 30 December at the end of More...

By John Preece On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
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Royal Air Force to be Lead Service at 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

‘The Sky’s the Limit’ showcase to celebrate “…the power of human potential”. Humans’ greatest endeavours will be celebrated at next year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, organisers have revealed, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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Edinburgh’s Christmas – Winter Windows

The schools competition to design a winter window has until now been hidden away in Princes Street Gardens. Now there is a proper display of the children’s work across Edinburgh in West Parliament Square, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Edinburgh’s Light Night 2017

The streets of Edinburgh’s city centre came alive with light today when the Christmas tree lights were switched on and all the illuminations across the city centre lit up. There was singing and dancing and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Edinburgh’s Christmas – get along to Light Night today

Today all the lights will come on across the city centre with Light Night taking place mainly on George Street this afternoon. If you take photos then tag us on Twitter or Instagram and we will share them later More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2017 – new fireworks music commissioned

A new musical score has been commissioned and produced for the fireworks this year. The organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Underbelly have commissioned Niteworks and composer Dan Jones to create what they More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Edinburgh festival experts on hand at Aberdeen conference

Experts who run some of the festivals in Edinburgh are attending a conference in Aberdeen this Friday to talk about their experiences and explore best practice with others from across Scotland. FESTIVAL! is a four More...

By John Preece On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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70th Anniversary Award for Edinburgh International Festival

EIF receives 2017 Fair Saturday Award   The Edinburgh International Festival has been awarded a Fair Saturday Award at the opening gala of Fair Saturday 2017 which took place at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Previously…….Scotland’s History Festival events announced

Scotland’s History Festival has announced their programme of events which will take place between 17-26 November 2017, and some of which are in Edinburgh. Two of Scotland’s biggest names complete the already More...

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