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  1. Street Entertainment, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Festivals (c) Robin McKelvie

    Enjoying the Edinburgh Festivals with Kids

    As an Edinburgh resident I am a massive fan of the Edinburgh Festivals, which bash on all year long in the Festival City. The most famous, of course, are those held in summer when the world’s largest arts festival and its myriad companions explode into life. I’ve just taken my young children in and here are my tips on how…

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  2. Aerial View of the festival (c) Party at the Palace

    Glen’s Party at the Palace – A Family Friendly Festival

    Scotland these days boasts myriad festivals at a range of dramatic venues. There is no place more epic to catch a festival, though, than Linlithgow Palace. This ancient seat of the Stuart kings, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, is one of Scotland’s most spectacular historic sites. This summer it’s also playing host to that most family friendly of festivals, Glen’s Party…

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  3. Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

    Enjoy a dram? Appreciate good food? Know great scenery when you see it? Then there is one place in Scotland you have to be in spring, and that is the world famous and world class Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. I’m writing this as I swirl in the vortex of its nefariously fun mayhem and I’d like to heartily welcome…

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  4. Paisley Abbey & Town Hall © John Cooper

    Paisley – A True Cultural Colossus

    Paisley for me has always been an unusual place. Unusual in a good way – as Scotland’s largest town has always felt more like a city. Ever since the days when I passed through as a wee boy – heading from Glasgow to the Firth of Clyde ferry ports – Paisley has felt vital and important. It came as no surprise to…

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  5. (c) Rob McDougall; www.RobMcDougall.com

    Foxlake Outdoor Festival 2017

    Love getting active outdoors? Love great music? Love top notch comedy? If it’s yes to all three then you will absolutely love East Lothian’s Foxlake Outdoor Festival. Last year’s inaugural event was hugely successful, and this year’s promises to be bigger and better than ever. In short Foxlake Adventures is Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park. It also has the UK’s…

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  6. Marion, Mohammed and Guisers © Scottish International Storytelling Festival

    Scottish International Storytelling Festival

    Everyone loves a good story and this October there will be even more stories swirling around the Scottish capital than normal. This UNESCO City of Literature will be bursting with creativity and narratives as the Scottish International Storytelling Festival explodes into town. This literary extravaganza – which has been running since 1989 – will bring a wealth of stories to Edinburgh’s ancient…

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  7. Mio Shapley, Star Stories © Scottish International Storytelling Festival

    Competition: Win Scottish International Storytelling Festival Tickets

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. Win tickets to the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2016 – Festival of Dreams The 27th Scottish International Storytelling Festival – #SISF2016 – returns to the capital on 21 October 2016. An action packed schedule sees stages and streets across Edinburgh come to life with gripping stories, brilliant…

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  8. © Edinburgh Oktoberfest

    Say Prost to Edinburgh’s Oktoberfest!

    Love a party? Love German beer culture, but cannot afford the time and expense of a trip out to Munich for Oktoberfest? Well don’t despair, as help is at hand in the shape of Edinburgh’s very own Oktoberfest. Edinburgh Oktoberfest 2016 will see a riot of German beer, food and music bring in flagons of Bavaria to the Scottish capital…

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  9. Linlithgow Palace © Robin McKelvie

    McEwan’s Party at the Palace

    Scotland these days boasts myriad festivals at a range of dramatic venues. There are no more dramatic places to catch a festival, though, than Linlithgow Palace. This ancient seat of the Stuart kings, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, is one of Scotland’s most spectacular historic sites and this summer it’s playing host to that most family friendly of festivals,…

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  10. By Edinburgh’s Christmas © Fraser Cameron

    Edinburgh’s Capital Christmas

    Christmas is a special time of year for many people and for kids and big kids alike it all kicks off with getting in the festive mood. There is nowhere better to get in the Yuletide spirit in Scotland than in the capital as this year sees the massively popular Edinburgh’s Christmas return with myriad delights for all ages and…

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  11. Edinburgh’s Christmas 2014

    Edinburgh’s Christmas has gone from strength to strength over the last few years to emerge as the biggest and most popular build up to Christmas in Scotland and one of the most spectacular and enjoyable in Europe. This year the organisers have promised it will be ‘bigger, better and more affordable than ever’ so join us now as we reveal…

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