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  • This is my city. This is Edinburgh.

    'This is Edinburgh' - a new city centre campaign designed to attract families and shoppers back into the city centre of Edinburgh, targeted at residents of Edinburgh and people who live within a two-hour drive time of Scotland’s capital.

    Take a look at our new website and if you're feeling social then please tag #thisisedinburgh.

  • Visit Edinburgh's Festivals...!

    Enjoy Winter in Edinburgh! Scotland's capital has a feast of treats to keep you warm this winter from wonderful world-class attractions, sparkling shopping, fabulous food and drink to the best in theatre and cultural events. Find out what's happening this Winter in Edinburgh!

  • Managing the World's Money

    The latest issue of the Invest Edinburgh Magazine is out...

    This edition (January - March 2014) takes a look at Edinburgh's booming fund management sector.

    Also, Professor Sir Tim O'Shea, Principal of the University of Edinburgh answers 10 Questions...

  • Why not Visit Edinburgh and Explore the City

    Book a trip to Edinburgh and explore the city. Find all the best restaurants, bars and attractions, with our interactive map.

  • Watch a film on Studying in Edinburgh

    Edinburgh’s a brilliant place to study, but don’t just take our word for it - watch the video and see what some of the city’s students think

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The Railway Man

The Railway Man - Movie Map

A powerful tale of survival, love and redemption. The Railway Man was filmed in Scotland, Australia and Singapore, with the shoot based in Edinburgh for several weeks. more

Princes St Gardens Edinburgh

A Weekend in Edinburgh 

Join us in Edinburgh for a weekend you’ll never forget. We’ve come up with some great ways to help you make the most of your precious days off with a city break to one of the most beautiful and compact locations in the world... more

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Edinburgh Luxury Itinerary

A UNESCO World Heritage site, a thriving, elegant metropolis and a leader in cultural and academic excellence for centuries; Edinburgh is such a magnificent city that it deserves to be seen in style. To reflect that, we’ve prepared a luxury itinerary guide to help you enjoy a VIP experience during your stay in Scotland’s capital. more

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Edinburgh Film Itinerary Part One - Old Town

Edinburgh is a filmmaker's dream, a city of stunning architecture, wide open spaces, dramatic changes in light and majestorial presence. This is the first part of our Edinburgh filim itinerary series and features mainly the Old Town (an area around the Royal Mile, running from the Castle to Holyrood, which still reflects the medieval street layout). more

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Film Itinerary Part Two - New Town

Edinburgh has been the perfect backdrop and setting for a diverse range of film and tv productions from One Day, to Burke and Hare, to Trainspotting, Case Histories, Rebus and Hallam Foe. This is the second part of our Edinburgh Film Itinerary. featuring the New Town. more

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  • Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

    Georgian House; Gladstone's Land: Children's entertainment and an exciting Easter trail with chocolate eggs and prizes to be won at the end.

  • The Magic of Motown

    The Edinburgh Playhouse: Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

  • The Singing Kettle: Fantastic Funfair

    Edinburgh Festival Theatre: Thrills and spills as the Kettle gang take on the helter skelters and merry-go-rounds of the funfair! With old songs including 'Apples and Bananas' and 'My Aunt Came Back' as well as some brand new ditties, plus the all-important chance for kids to join the team onstage.

  • From the Jam

    The Liquid Room: Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard on their 'Setting Sons' 25th anniversary tour.

  • Brick Wonders

    Riddle's Court: Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

  • Pirate Gran

    Underbelly Bristo Square: You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

  • Breakfast with the Bunny

    Hard Rock Café: Easter games and an appearance from the bunny at breakfast.

  • Big Day In

    Electric Circus: Avoid the mud and head along to this one day mini-festival all under the roof of the Electric Circus. Confirmed so far Roman Nose, Birdhead, Miracle Strip, Indian Red Lopez, Carbs, Man of Moon and Gymnast play live with DJ sets from TYCI, Glasgow Podcart and Kitchen Disco.

  • The Bee Man Of Orn

    Quaker Meeting House: An adaptation of Frank R Stockton's tale of a man in search of his former self.

  • Bailey's Stardust

    Scottish National Gallery: If there had been no David Bailey, Austin Powers would have had to invent him. The great British celebrity photographer of his era, Bailey has taken numerous iconic portraits over a 50-year career. This touring exhibition features over 250 portraits, arranged thematically.

  • The Nation // Live | Work, Union, Civil War, Faith, Roots

    Scottish National Portrait Gallery: A major new exhibition created through five community outreach projects, investigating the impact of themes that define the national narrative. Groups in Clydebank, Inverness, Dumfriesshire and Skye took part and among participating artists are Drew Wright and Daniel Warren.

  • Old Town Street Food Festival

    The Three Sisters: Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with its first multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on mac'n'cheese, burgers, po boys, tacos, grilled cheese and more delish eats, plus craft beer and cider to wash it all down. There are also four stages with local bands and DJs bringing the tunes.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    theSpaces on North Bridge: The classic tale of young Alice and her magical wonderland adventures, brought to life with puppets and exciting characters.

  • Living Lights

    The Mound: Living Lights photographic exhibition reveals how emission of light by living organisms is used for a variety of reasons, including fireflies who use periodic flashing to attract mates; dinoflagellates that make the sea sparkle at night; anglerfish whose bioluminescent lures attract prey and squid that expel luminescent clouds to repel predators.

    The exhibition will introduce fluorescence and phosphorescence in species such as corals, and also illustrate how scientists’ research on bioluminescence and fluorescence is being put to good use in cancer research, tracking disease progression, detecting infection, searching for new life, tracking movements, improving aeronautical designs and developing innovative lighting technologies.

    Learn about these fascinating developments and more as we take you on a journey through some of the greatest light shows on Earth.

    Curated by Nicola Coutts.

    With images from:

    Dr Edith Widder (ORCA), Sönke Johnsen, Solvin Zankl, Jurgen Freund, Ethan Daniels, National Geographic Creative, Nature Picture Library, Osamu Shimomura (Marine Biological Laboratory), Danté Fenolio, Bodil Bluhm, Natural Visions, Cambridge iGEM, Science Photo Library, Anthony W. S. Chan (Emory University School of Medicine), Livet, Sanes, Lichtman (Harvard University), H Kubota, RL Brinster, James Hayden (University of Pennsylvania), Paul Naylor, Steve Trewhella, Alex Tyrrell, Edinburgh superresolution imaging consortium (Heriot-Watt University), NASA

    With Thanks to: City of Edinburgh Council, National Galleries of Scotland, Our Dynamic Earth

    ***This is outside, so can be accessed at any time*** All Ages

  • Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

    Scottish National Portrait Gallery: Work by photographers from around the world, with images from established professionals alongside that of students and gifted amateurs, including the competition winner, Spencer Murphy's portrait of jockey Katie Walsh.

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