Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
- Scotland v South Africa Rugby Autumn Test
17th of november Murrayfield
After last weekend Scotland's victory over Japan we expect another beating result from The Scottish Rugby Team this Sunday at Murrayfiled. Scotland recorded a win in their first viagogo Autmn Test in front of a 32,680 strong crowd(!) at Murrayfield.
Support them again South Africa this Sunday!!!
- Robert Louis Stevenson's Birthday celebration
13th of November
The life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson, one of the famous sons of UNESCO Edinburgh City of Literature, will be celebrated in Edinburgh and across the world on Wednesday 13 November.
Robert Louis Stevenson was an Edinburgh lad, born and bred. His birthday is now a day dedicated to one of the City of Literature's most famous sons. Practical joker, moustache sporter, whisky fan and wordsmith, RLS's words and life continue to inspire and excite folk today.
Edinburgh Hogmanay 2014 celebrations revealed
Edinburgh’s torch bearers will kick off choreographed celebrations to mark one of the momentous years in Scotland’s history.
Organisers are planning for cities across the country to unite in a “simultaneous, choreographed moment at 20.14” on New Year’s Eve.
The event will begin at 7pm from the George IV Bridge – and exclusively feature a preview of the “2014 Moment” which will be seen around Scotland at 8.14pm on Hogmanay night.
It will mark the start of what is being hailed Scotland’s Big Year – playing host to the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup – and where the nation decides its future in the referendum.
More than 7500 torch carriers, led by Shetland’s Up Helly Aa Vikings and the massed pipes and drums, are expected to wind through the city’s streets before making their way to Calton Hill in time for the finale at 8.14pm.
- Edinburgh Castle voted top UK Heritage Attraction
Edinburgh Castle has just been voted this week the UK’s Top Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards 2013 – not for the first time. This year marks a staggering third year in a row that the castle has claimed the top spot.
Let’s not forget:
the hugely popular Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo too, which sees over 220,000 visitors celebrate the very best in Scottish and international culture every August.
St Margaret’s Chapel – Edinburgh’s oldest building dates from around 1130 and offers a haven of tranquillity.
Scotland’s National War Memorial – the magnificent monument honours those who have fallen in the line of duty
Royal Palace – where you can trace the captivating story of royalty, including Mary Queen of Scots, who gave birth to James VI In her castle chambers.
Don’t miss the story of Scotland’s very own Crown Jewels, known as The Honours of Scotland and said to be the oldest in Britain. They sit alongside the Stone of Destiny in the Crown Room and have had a very colourful history.