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Record number of school pupils attend the 30th Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Record number of school pupils attend the 30th Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival was a sell-out with schools, welcoming 6,300 children from a wide range of geographic and socio-economic background.
Last Updated: 12th June 2019
Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns in October even bigger in size

Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns in October even bigger in size

Edinburgh Cocktail Week announces New Cocktail Forest, Rooftop Cocktail Domes, Expanded Cocktail Village and 70 Participating Bars for this Year’s Festival.
Last Updated: 11th June 2019
ScreenX coming to Cineworld Edinburgh

ScreenX coming to Cineworld Edinburgh

Cineworld, the UK’s leading cinema chain, has announced that a revolutionary new cinema technology ScreenX will arrive at Cineworld Edinburgh on Tuesday 2nd July.
Last Updated: 11th June 2019
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh launches new menu for Summer!

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh launches new menu for Summer!

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh debuts its most extensive menu innovation and award-winning steak burgers!
Last Updated: 7th June 2019
Scottish Landmarks to turn orange for Batten Disease Awareness Day

Scottish Landmarks to turn orange for Batten Disease Awareness Day

Landmarks across Scotland including SSE Hydro, Discovery Point and RRS Discovery Dundee, Tron Theatre and many more will be lighting up orange today to raise awareness of Batten Disease.
Last Updated: 7th June 2019
We Need New Stories: Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme

We Need New Stories: Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme

In an era of contradiction and division the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival invites authors and audiences to find new stories to give meaning to the world.
Last Updated: 6th June 2019
Sustainability to the fore at Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

Sustainability to the fore at Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

A pioneering partnership between the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Scottish Water aims to reduce single-use plastic consumption at Scotland’s national open by 80%.
Last Updated: 6th June 2019
Glasvegas, Gruff Rhys, Hue and Cry and PP Arnold among headliners for Spree Festival!

Glasvegas, Gruff Rhys, Hue and Cry and PP Arnold among headliners for Spree Festival!

Paisley’s annual Spree festival has today announced its biggest line-up yet – with Glasvegas, Gruff Rhys, PP Arnold and Hue and Cry among the acts coming to town this October!
Last Updated: 5th June 2019
Free Beer52 gift card and a curry for all dads

Free Beer52 gift card and a curry for all dads

Cheers to dads this Father’s Day! Tuk Tuk has partnered up with the UK’s number one beer club, Beer 52 to give dads a Father’s Day they deserve!
Last Updated: 5th June 2019
The Edinburgh Corn Exchange celebrates World Gin Day in a Big Big way!

The Edinburgh Corn Exchange celebrates World Gin Day in a Big Big way!

The Big Big Gin Festival is set to return to the capital this autumn, and a limited number of specially discounted tickets will be available to purchase on World Gin Day!
Last Updated: 3rd June 2019
elrow Town Edinburgh welcomes Basement Jaxx, Joris Voorn, Horse Meat Disco And More

elrow Town Edinburgh welcomes Basement Jaxx, Joris Voorn, Horse Meat Disco And More

As if Camelphat being announced as the first act to play the festival wasn't enough, elrow Town Edinburgh unveils further names for Scottish debut on Saturday 27th July 2019.
Last Updated: 30th May 2019
The Say Award Longlist to be announced at The Queens Hall this July

The Say Award Longlist to be announced at The Queens Hall this July

Scotland’s national music prize, The SAY Award, have announced today that the highly anticipated Live at the Longlist event will take place at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh on Friday 26th July.
Last Updated: 30th May 2019
To the Mooooon and back

To the Mooooon and back

VisitScotland announces world's first Highland Coosmonaut to celebrate its 50th year!
Last Updated: 29th May 2019
Harvey Nichols Launches Huda Beauty

Harvey Nichols Launches Huda Beauty

Harvey Nichols is thrilled to announce that Huda Beauty, best-selling cosmetics brand by Huda Kattan, will be launching online from 31st May followed by staffed beauty counter in Edinburgh store.
Last Updated: 29th May 2019
Scottish Seabird Centre to open its doors for free during World Ocean Day

Scottish Seabird Centre to open its doors for free during World Ocean Day

The Scottish Seabird Centre is hosting a free Community Open Day at its 5-star visitor attraction to celebrate World Oceans Day, Saturday 8 June 2019.
Last Updated: 28th May 2019
Final call for Edinburgh Food Festival exhibitors

Final call for Edinburgh Food Festival exhibitors

Food and drink producers, street food vendors and culinary creatives from across Scotland have just until the 3rd of June to apply for a space at this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival.
Last Updated: 26th May 2019
The 30th Edinburgh International Childrens Festival opens this Saturday

The 30th Edinburgh International Childrens Festival opens this Saturday

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival returns from 25 May to 2 June with an exciting programme of theatre and dance for children and young people.
Last Updated: 23rd May 2019
This is the one! Singer and pianist flashmob brings Edinburgh to a standstill!

This is the one! Singer and pianist flashmob brings Edinburgh to a standstill!

The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan surprised passers-by at Edinburgh Waverley station by taking over the station's piano!
Last Updated: 21st May 2019
Traverse Theatre Announces the Full Programme for Traverse Festival 2019

Traverse Theatre Announces the Full Programme for Traverse Festival 2019

Traverse Theatre announces bold programme for 2019 Festival, celebrating Resilience and Action in the face of Challenge and Oppression.
Last Updated: 17th May 2019
Great Scott! RSNO presents Back to the Future in Concert in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Great Scott! RSNO presents Back to the Future in Concert in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Fans old and new will experience Back to the Future like never before – on the big screen with a full symphony orchestra!
Last Updated: 12th May 2019
Summer Sessions Edinburgh adds Fatherson, The Ninth Wave and more...

Summer Sessions Edinburgh adds Fatherson, The Ninth Wave and more...

DF Concerts today announce exciting additions to a world class festival line up for 2019’s Summer Sessions in Edinburgh.
Last Updated: 9th May 2019
Dash For Kids on Superhero Day

Dash For Kids on Superhero Day

Presenters Gina McKie and Ewen Cameron get ready to take park in Forth 2’s Superhero Day, raising money for Cash for Kids!
Last Updated: 9th May 2019
Camelphat to play elrow Town Edinburgh 2019

Camelphat to play elrow Town Edinburgh 2019

With anticipation building for its debut in the north of the UK, CamelPhat are unveiled as first act for elrow Town Edinburgh on Saturday 27th July 2019.
Last Updated: 8th May 2019
Needle & Thread launches in Scotland at Harvey Nichols

Needle & Thread launches in Scotland at Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh is delighted to be launching acclaimed British designer Hannah Coffin’s luxury womenswear brand, Needle & Thread.
Last Updated: 3rd May 2019
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is back!

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is back!

Jeremy Clarkson is hosting another exciting series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and ITV are looking for contestants who can make it all the way to £1Million!
Last Updated: 2nd May 2019
Thousands turn out to enjoy feast of fun at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019

Thousands turn out to enjoy feast of fun at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019

More than 16,000 people turned out to enjoy a two-day feast of delicious street food and live entertainment at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival!
Last Updated: 28th April 2019
Family business scoops top award!

Family business scoops top award!

A family-run business has become Ayrshire's first ever Five Star Tourist Shop following a grading from VisitScotland!
Last Updated: 26th April 2019
Race for Culzean

Race for Culzean

Fun-seekers are being invited to put their limits to the test at the Culzean Challenge, and to explore one of Scotland's heritage treasures as the same time!
Last Updated: 25th April 2019
Business Heats Up For Edinburgh Hot Sauce Brand

Business Heats Up For Edinburgh Hot Sauce Brand

From 26th April, Bonnie Sauce will be available at Sainsbury’s with their delicious flavours including; Mango & Habanero, Smoky Chipotle and Fiery Scotch Bonnet.
Last Updated: 25th April 2019
Fiesta Fun at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

Fiesta Fun at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh kicks off its Cinco De Mayo Fiesta with Spirited Menu headlined by refreshing Margaritas.
Last Updated: 24th April 2019

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