Upcoming Events

Edinburgh is the festival capital of the world. Alongside the 12 recognised festivals we also work with many organisations to bring new and returning events and activities to the city centre throughout the year.

  • Edinburgh's Georgian Shadows

    23rd February to 26th March 2017, 17:30 – 20:30

    Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the New Town Plan, this event will bring the city’s Georgian past to life. Follow the trail from St Andrew Square to Charlotte Square and see some of the New Town’s key architectural gems illuminated to reveal their classical grandeur. As the light begins to fade, see if you can catch the shadows of the original Georgian residents, as they return to inhabit their former homes for a moment or two.

    St Andrew Square is the centrepiece of the event, where a lumière show on the Melville Monument will recount how the New Town was planned. It will bring historic maps to life and illustrate how the New Town looked when it was first built, with a stunning fly-through sequence.

    Move on to enjoy a peek at the characters of the time and some of the highlights of the New Town’s finest buildings.



    Illuminated buildings:

    • Dundas House – 36 St Andrew Square
    • St Andrew’s & St George’s Church -13 George Street
    • The Assembly Rooms – 54 George Street
    • Sir Walter Scott’s House – 39 North Castle Street
    • Bute House – 6 Charlotte Square
    • General Register House – 2 Princes Street


    Georgian Shadows will run from February 23 to March 26 2017 and stretch from St Andrew Square to Charlotte Square. To find out more about Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 visit VisitScotland.com

  • New for 2017

    Exciting changes are afoot!

    Spa in the City and Edinburgh Fashion Week are combining to create one brand new and very exciting event for 2017. This new event will replace both previous formats whilst retaining the much loved elements that made Edinburgh Fashion Week and Spa in the City such successes.

    Full details will be published in April 2017, but we can let you know that the event will create a lifestyle wonderland where you will be able to dip in and out of themes such as travel, interior design, new technology, fashion, health and beauty, inspiring you with handy tips and advice to create your perfect lifestyle.

    Make sure to keep the 1st and 2nd July 2017 clear in your diaries!

Up and coming events

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