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Open Streets is when the streets are open to pedestrians and cyclists, but closed to vehicular traffic. And it is taking place tomorrow 1 December 2019!

The affected streets are in the Old Town, and all the details are below.

Some highlights :

  • Winter Windows on the High Street (City Chambers and West Parliament Square)
  • ‘A Magical Christmas’ – Christmas decoration-making inspired by Museum of Childhood with artist Rachael Forbes (free, drop-in). Museum of Childhood, 10am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
  • Love Music Community Choir – mix of songs providing ‘warmth and winter cheer’. East High Street area, 2.00pm – 2:30pm.
  • The RSPB at Museum of Edinburgh – making bird suet cakes out of seed mixes, lard and yogurt pots with RSPB Scotland to take them home for local wildlife to enjoy. 10.00am – 4.00pm (drop-in).
  • ‘Snowflakes and Hot Chocolate’ – Crafts at the Crannie – help us decorate by making snowflakes whilst enjoying a cup of cocoa. The Crannie, Cranston Street, 12noon – 5.00pm.

Our favourite place is Dunbar’s Close garden – but we are tempted to get out the knitting and go to the Storytelling Centre…. or you can try out a Just Eat e-bike in the Canongate, and then there is Taoist Tai Chi in the West High Street Zone.

Just Eat bike in Charlotte Square PHOTO ©2019 The Edinburgh Reporter

Remember that Waverley Bridge is closed anyway owing to Edinburgh’s Christmas and our best travel tip is this – if you must bring a car to the city centre then try and use Regent Road which has gone back to being completely underused except for coaches.

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