The Mela has announced an electric line up: Dance Feste is back, there is an exploration of South America and foot-stomping close like never before.  


Matchless Mela

Aug 28

 This Saturday and Sunday, head to Leith Links for the Edinburgh Mela, keeping our top tips in mind...

Counting down to the Mela

Aug 21

 With 10 days to go until the Edinburgh Mela, we have a look at what's on offer this year...

Foot-stomping line-up announced for the 2013 Edinburgh Mela

Jul 02

  The Edinburgh Mela will bring the Edinburgh summer season to a multicultural close on Leith Links with its most ambitious two-day programme to date.

Come Hungry to the Edinburgh Mela

Aug 24

We catch up with the Mela for some recommendations and advice about this celebration of music, dance and arts from all over the world

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Mix, match and make merry at the Mela 2013

 The Mela is a potent showcase for Scotland's internationalism and celebration of diversity...

48 hours in Edinburgh

Must-sees to make the most of your time in the festival city.... 

More for Less in 2013

Don't let the crowds fool you; unlike many tourist hot-spots, Edinburgh can offer you a very cheap full day out...

10 Facts That Will Make You Sound Like A Festivals Expert

Conversations starters, context-givers and 

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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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