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New memorials arrive in Makars’ Court

Renowned for its celebration of Scottish writers, Makars’ Court welcomes the addition of two new flagstones commemorating the life and work of Scottish poets George Campbell Hay and William Soutar. Read more
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Poetry Periscope on the move

The Poetry Periscope is on the move after its stay at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The collection of 30 poems from 30 European poets can now be listened to from its new Edinburgh location at Napier University’s Craiglockhart campus. Read more
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This year Ian Rankin's much-loved detective celebrates his 30th anniversary. In collaboration with the Orion Publishing Group, Rankin is hosting a weekend of literature, art, music, film, and more, running from 30 June to 2 July..Read more

What's on in Edinburgh in the next 14 days

Wed 26 Apr - Sun 7 May

TradFest 2017

TradFest returns to Edinburgh once more with a spectacular programme brimming with stories, music and dance. The events will run over the course of 12 days across Edinburgh, this year incorporating two new and exciting strands - ‘Local Cultures’ and ‘The People’s Heritage’. Read more
Fri 19 - Sun 21 May

ReImagination 2017

Produced by the Edinburgh International Book Festival, ReImagination is a new Scottish festival set to uncover and explore the stories of Scotland’s New Towns. The festival’s opening weekend will take place in Cumbernauld, launching an 18 month tour of Scotland’s five New Towns – East Kilbride, Glenrothes, Cumbernauld, Livingston, and Irvine. Read more
Fri 26 May - Sun 6 Jun

Hidden Doors 2017

Celebrating its fourth anniversary, the Hidden Doors Festival is back for 10 days of music, theatre, visual art, film, poetry and spoken word. This year the festival will take place in the old Leith Theatre, enlivening the venue as a major Edinburgh arts space. Read more