ScotlandsFest: We Are Scottish Football – Julie McNeill

ScotlandsFest: We Are Scottish Football – Julie McNeill

Did football originate in Scotland? Does Argentina owe it all to the Gorbals? Was the first floodlight a searchlight? Did Scotland really ban women? Follow the Spiders, count the H… 

ScotlandsFest: The Queen’s Bahookie, and Other Tales From Scotland’s Castles – Robin Laing

ScotlandsFest: The Queen’s Bahookie, and Other Tales From Scotland’s Castles – Robin Laing

Who saw the Queen’s Bahookie? Which castle had an annual rent of one red rose? Which maiden was most feared by Scottish aristocrats? Which job is worse – turnbrochie or pigeon-… 

ScotlandsFest: The History of Art in 100 Limericks – Angus Reid

ScotlandsFest: The History of Art in 100 Limericks – Angus Reid

There’s a room in the Tate where the goths go/ And solitary men of the cloth know/ That there they can tune/ Into black on maroon/ And swoon in the gloom of a Rothko. 

ScotlandsFest: The Places We Inhabit – Bashabi Fraser

ScotlandsFest: The Places We Inhabit – Bashabi Fraser

People, locations, nature – Bashabi Fraser deftly challenges conventions in her poetry, weaving her dual cultural experiences into a tapestry of interconnectedness. 

ScotlandsFest: If You Don’t Run, They Can’t Chase You – Neil Findlay

ScotlandsFest: If You Don’t Run, They Can’t Chase You – Neil Findlay

From Hillsborough to Grenfell, the Anti-Apartheid Movement to the Miners’ Strike, hear the inspiring tales of 30 years of social justice campaigns. 

ScotlandsFest: Edinburgh, Our Storied Town – Donald Smith

ScotlandsFest: Edinburgh, Our Storied Town – Donald Smith

From David Hume to Robert Burns, Blind Harry to Muriel Spark, James Boswell to Margaret Oliphant, meet the congenial ghosts of famous Edinburgh writers at their fireside, and hear … 

ScotlandsFest: Dog Turd or Walnut Whip? Making Sense of Edinburgh’s Architecture – Roger Emmerson

ScotlandsFest: Dog Turd or Walnut Whip? Making Sense of Edinburgh’s Architecture – Roger Emmerson

From the grandeur of the New Town to the photogenic allure of the Royal Mile to the delights of Leith, what makes Edinburgh so special? Join Roger Emmerson, author of Land of Stone… 

ScotlandsFest: Edinburgh Witch or Just a B*tch? – Mary Craig

ScotlandsFest: Edinburgh Witch or Just a B*tch? – Mary Craig

Unravel the curious case of Agnes Finnie, a mid-17th century shopkeeper in Edinburgh’s Potterrow accused of witchcraft. 

The Suicide Notes

The Suicide Notes

Experience the raw and intimate performance of The Suicide Notes at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Virgin Travels

The Virgin Travels

‘Mea culpa. 

A Game of Death and Chance

A Game of Death and Chance

Meet characters including a publican, an investor and a spy who’ll share details with you from Edinburgh’s colourful past as you journey through Gladstone’s Land. 

This Land Is Our Land: Three Scottish Landscape Photographers

This Land Is Our Land: Three Scottish Landscape Photographers

Showcasing the breathtaking natural beauty of Scotland, from the Borders to the Northern Highlands; spectacular, original and contemporary images by Scottish landscape photographer… 

Free Photography Exhibition

Free Photography Exhibition

If you have 10 minutes to spare and your busy festival schedule has taken you near the Royal Mile, have a look at this exhibition.