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Edinburgh gets ready to welcome Taylor Swift and fans for The Very First Night

Edinburgh gets ready to welcome Taylor Swift and fans for The Very First Night

Forever Edinburgh announces a programme of activity to help visitors, residents and businesses enjoy the benefits of the concert.

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Roll Up to new and improved venue for Tenpin Fountail Park

Roll Up to new and improved venue for Tenpin Fountail Park

Tenpin, one of the UK’s leading bowling and entertainment providers, is unveiling a striking look and feel to its venue in Edinburgh this July.

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Dobbies launches nationwide search to find new Little Seedlings Ambassadors

Dobbies launches nationwide search to find new Little Seedlings Ambassadors

Dobbies is celebrating National Children's Gardening Week (25 May – 2 June) with the launch of a nationwide search to find its new Little Seedlings Ambassadors.

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Fayre Play Unveils Details of the Ultimate Taylor Swift Pre Party

Fayre Play Unveils Details of the Ultimate Taylor Swift Pre Party

Fayre Play Edinburgh have announced details of the ultimate pre-party experience for Swifties and they are pulling out all the stops to create a magical weekend leading up to the concerts.

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Luxury Scottish care home opens its doors to families

Luxury Scottish care home opens its doors to families

FAMILIES are being given an opportunity to visit Scotland’s most upmarket care home as it opens its doors for the public to see its “luxury hotel” facilities.

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Virgin Hotels Edinburgh transforms Eve for a Taylor Swift themed weekend

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh transforms Eve for a Taylor Swift themed weekend

Get ready to shake it off and sing along as this June, Virgin Hotels Edinburgh will be turning up the Taylor Swift tunes for a weekend celebration across the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.

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The Edinburgh International Childrens Festival opens tomorrow

The Edinburgh International Childrens Festival opens tomorrow

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival opens tomorrow, with a free family day in the National Museum of Scotland, followed by 7 days of inspiring performances for all ages!

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Somewhere by Nico Edinburgh: Opening date and theme revealed

Somewhere by Nico Edinburgh: Opening date and theme revealed

Edinburgh's newest cocktail experience venue has revealed an opening date and inaugural theme.

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Giant panda returns to Edinburgh Zoo... as part of BRICKLIVE safari

Giant panda returns to Edinburgh Zoo... as part of BRICKLIVE safari

Visitors will come face-to-face with amazing, life-sized animal sculptures as part of RZSS conservation charity's BRICKLIVE Zoo Safari event which opens at Edinburgh Zoo today!

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Soho Theatre and Traverse Theatre present the World premiere of My English Persian Kitchen

Soho Theatre and Traverse Theatre present the World premiere of My English Persian Kitchen

Soho Theatre and Traverse Theatre present the World Premiere of My English Persian Kitchen, Hannah Khalil's life-affirming new play My English Persian Kitchen.

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Edinburgh International Festival adds new names to 2024 programme

Edinburgh International Festival adds new names to 2024 programme

New events have been added to the Edinburgh International Festival programme, culminating in a total of 167 performances across 24 days from leading performers in opera, dance, music and theatre!

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Local walking rugby clubs train with Scottish stars in once in a lifetime opportunity

Local walking rugby clubs train with Scottish stars in once in a lifetime opportunity

Scottish Building Society hosted a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity for walking rugby teams across Scotland to play alongside Scottish rugby legends.

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St James Quarter offers FREE wellbeing support sessions to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

St James Quarter offers FREE wellbeing support sessions to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, St James Quarter is hosting a programme of wellbeing activities in partnership with Health in Mind and Edinburgh Women’s Aid to support the community.

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience announces first ever Scottish tour

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience announces first ever Scottish tour

Scottish audiences will be able to enjoy Basil's antics again as Faulty Towers The Dining Experience announces first ever Scottish tour!

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Refugee Festival Scotland is back and everyone is invited

Refugee Festival Scotland is back and everyone is invited

Refugee Festival Scotland has announced an exciting line-up of events sharing the stories of people and communities who have settled in Scotland.

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The Fabulous 15

The Fabulous 15

Global sensation Fleurs de Villes announces the fifteen talented Edinburgh florists starring in the UK premiere of ARTISTE; a spectacular fresh floral celebration of Scotland's remarkable art.

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Firs Look: Brunswick Book Club, a new neighbourhood cafe bar, debuts in Edinburgh

Firs Look: Brunswick Book Club, a new neighbourhood cafe bar, debuts in Edinburgh

Following a soft opening last week, Brunswick Book Club adds a fresh local to Leith's already bustling restaurant scene.

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Swiftie Fever arrives at St James Quarter

Swiftie Fever arrives at St James Quarter

As Taylor Swift comes to Edinburgh, kicking off the UK leg of the Eras tour, Swifties have the chance to get Ready for It at St James Quarter in Edinburgh!

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Unleash your creativity and tastebuds

Unleash your creativity and tastebuds

Dobbies Garden Centres adds dates for its Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience!

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Summer of Swift: Top Taylor Swift Experiences

Summer of Swift: Top Taylor Swift Experiences

With everything from boozy brunches to silent discos, there’s a ton of fun to be had for Swifties in Scotland.

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Ageing Well Walks praised for supporting older adults

Ageing Well Walks praised for supporting older adults

The Scottish Minister for Public Health and Women's Health, Jenni Minto MSP, has praised the role of community Health Walks in supporting mental wellbeing at the Gyle Park in Edinburgh.

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The Why Not Trust Shortlisted for the 2024 Scottish Charity Awards

The Why Not Trust Shortlisted for the 2024 Scottish Charity Awards

The Why Not? Trust has been honoured with a nomination for the Scottish Charity Awards, recognising their innovative work at The Village.

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Virgin Hotels Edinburgh brings a taste of Italy to its flagship restaurant, Commons Club

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh brings a taste of Italy to its flagship restaurant, Commons Club

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is bringing a taste of Italy to the heart of the capital with the launch of its June Chef's Table experience.

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New Play about masculinity, mental health and Mens Sheds announced

New Play about masculinity, mental health and Mens Sheds announced

New play 'Men Don’t Talk' by Clare Prenton explores masculinity, mental health and Men’s Sheds, as part of Scottish tour this Autumn.

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KAYAK Reveals UK Travel Spikes Ahead of Taylor Swift Eras Tour

KAYAK Reveals UK Travel Spikes Ahead of Taylor Swift Eras Tour

The Edinburgh Eras: Flight and Hotel prices on the rise, as Global Pop Icon Taylor Swift descends on Scottish capital for June tour.

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Local rugby clubs wins dream prize to train with Scotland internationalists

Local rugby clubs wins dream prize to train with Scotland internationalists

Local rugby club, The Boroughmuir Banshees, had a once in a lifetime opportunity to train with Scottish internationalist Pierre Schoeman.

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Norton House Spa shortlisted in Good Spa Guide Awards

Norton House Spa shortlisted in Good Spa Guide Awards

Norton House Hotel & Spa from the award-winning luxury family-owned Hand Picked Hotels has been nominated for the UK wide Good Spa Guide Awards 2024 in the ‘Best Day Spa of the Year’ category.

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A trendy new rooftop bar opens in Edinburgh City Centre

A trendy new rooftop bar opens in Edinburgh City Centre

Edinburgh’s bar scene has a sleek new addition with the launch of LOCHRIN on the top floor of the Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge in Freer Gait, close to the city centre.

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Edinburgh Zoo to host summer BRICKLIVE animal sculpture trail

Edinburgh Zoo to host summer BRICKLIVE animal sculpture trail

A Bengal tiger, an octopus and a 212kg orangutan are among the animals made from toy bricks that will be on display at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo this summer.

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Score your own Innis & Gunn bar for the Euros 2024

Score your own Innis & Gunn bar for the Euros 2024

Innis & Gunn are hitting the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow with a pop-up bar where you can pour your own pints!

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Meadows Festival Edinburgh
Edinburgh's free volunteer-run music & community Meadows Festival returns on the 1st and 2nd June 2024.
(Nearly) Full Moon Herb Walk & Tea Tasting
Come and join Grass Roots Remedies Co-op on 18th July for the third in a new series of herbal workshops offered on and around the 100 acre Lauriston Agroecology Farm in North West Edinburgh.
Johnny Hates Jazz
For the first time in 36 years, Johnny Hates Jazz will be embarking on their first ever headline tour of the UK and overseas! Don't miss them live at the Voodoo Rooms on Wednesday 29th May!
Soundhouse: Modern Vikings
Modern Vikings play music with a strong emphasis on melody with the added grooves, urgency and colours of the American jazz tradition. Catch them at the Traverse Theatre on 23rd September!
The Great Big Charity Yard Sale
Come along and support great causes when The Salvation Army Donation Centre opens up the car park on Saturday 1st of June to host 'The Great Big Charity Yard Sale'!

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