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On 30 June head down to Stockbridge at 3.00pm for the Duck Race which is now an amazing 30 years old.

It was the idea of Susie Grigor three decades ago that the area should have its own Duck Race. You can buy ducks from many shops in Stockbridge and the After Duck party is at The Antiquary as always.

At the Fruitmarket Gallery The Annotated Reader runs until 14 July 2019. This is an exhibition by Ryan Gander and Jonathan Watts. There is text in the form of a library consisting of written pieces around the idea of missing the last train and wanting one piece of writing with you in the wee small hours. The piece of writing is then annotated by one of the 300 or so creatives who have suggested it for the exhibition. It is a touring exhibition launched last year in London.You can if you wish also take the whole lot home on a USB stick to read at your leisure.

Book tickets for Scotland’s National Airshow before 11 July to get early bird prices. The airshow takes place at The National Museum of Flight in East Lothian on 27 July 2019. The aircraft on display will include the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – the iconic Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster. They will be joined by the RAF Tutor Display team and the supersonic RAF Typhoon. There are several aircraft which are new this year such as the Second World War American P47 Thunderbolt and Corsair, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force Nanchang CJ-6, the Yak 3 Russian Fighter, a T33 Silver Star jet and the Army Historic Flight with their Auster aircraft and Scout helicopter. There will also be a MiG15 from the Royal Norwegian Historical Flight.

At Open Eye Gallery on Abercromby Place their current exhibition closes on 24 June. They are showing work by Alberto Morrocco, Ian McKenzie Smith, Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling along with jewellery by Cristina Zani.

Alberto Morrocco

Take time out on 24 June 2019 at lunchtime to listen to organist, John Kitchen who will play at Usher Hall. The concert begins at 13.10 and tickets cost £4 here or on the door.