What's on in Edinburgh

Tuesday 18 November 2014 by Maya Singer Hobbs Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is loved for its historical backdrop of the famous Edinburgh Castle, picturesque countryside of the Lothians, friendly people and effervescent culture. Take a look below to see what events are coming up over the next few months and see how you can embrace the true spirit of Scotland!

Stan Douglas

7th November – 15th February 2015, The Fruitmarket Gallery

Expect a selection of film and photography in this exhibition that has works from Douglas’s Der Sandmann, the installation that brought him to prominence, ranging to his recently completed works The Second Hotel Vancouver. The brought concepts of his work cover identity, memory, reconstruction and reinvention, among others. 

Burns Night Events

25th January, various locations

Burns night events are quintessentially Scottish, and if you’re in Scotland at the time, it would be a shame to miss them. Held in celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, they usually consist of a meal – with haggis of course, whisky and recitation of Burns’s poetry. This year there are a series of events at the Scottish Storytelling Centre including “Burns for Beginners” and Supper with Burns, among others.  

To Kill a Mockingbird

9th – 14th February, King’s Theatre

Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, which examines racial injustice in the Deep South, this enthralling production captures perfectly the spirit of the book. Not one to be missed.   

Snowdrop Festival

2015 13th February – 8th March, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Take a walk through the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden with a Garden Guide and be swept away by the wonderful collection of specialist snowdrops and other early flowering plants that signal the beginning of spring.   

Edinburgh International Science Festival

4 – 19th April, venues tbc

Returning again this year after a highly successful festival last year, the Edinburgh International Science Festival has events for everyone. As well as science talks, discussions and workshops, there are also a number of mini-festivals, including GastroFest – the science of food and drink and LateLab – an interactive session of talks, performances and installations. The full program will be launched in February 2015.  

Our Dynamic Earth

Open Year Round, Holyrood Road

Embark on a journey starting millions of years ago and witness the story of planet Earth. With a selection of interactive exhibits, state of the art technology and a new 4D experience, this is the perfect day out for the whole family. There are also a number of special events on throughout the year, please click here.  

SACO work with a number of partners in Edinburgh who offer high standard serviced apartments for both short and long term purposes. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or coming on business throughout the year, we've got the perfect accommodation to suit your requirements!  

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