We're counting down the days until the start of the Edinburgh International Festival...


EIF, Mela and Art Festival - An August To Remember

Sep 08

Take a look back on the 2014 achievements of three of our August festivals... 

Fabulous Festival Fireworks round off August

Sep 01

 The 2014 summer festival season drew to a close with the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 

Edinburgh set for Festival Fireworks Finale

Aug 26

Music by Wagner, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Tchaikovsky will accompany the 2014 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Festival Countdown: Edinburgh International Festival

Jul 25

It's two weeks until the Edinburgh International Festival kicks off - read on to whet your apetitie... 

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August: The Final Week

Our top tips for making the most of the last week of the summer festivals!

Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War

How Edinburgh's festivals are marking the centenary of the start of the First World War

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Beyond the festivals

Exploring Scotland

Some of the world's most spectacular scenery and most enduring experiences are just a short trip away. Why not extend your visit to Edinburgh's Festivals and explore Scotland?


Choose from national collections and international blockbusters to more intimate spaces and exhibits to venues that encourage exploration and adventure.

Explore Edinburgh

The villages of Edinburgh are well worth discovering – each is surprisingly close to the city centre, and a world away from what you might expect.

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