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Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

About Stockfest 2014

 

Stockfest, a week long festival celebrating the village of Stockbridge in Edinburgh and the surrounding community, returns in 2014 for its 3rd festival.

The brainchild of Stockbridge Traders, Tannis Dodd (Herbie of Edinburgh) and JoJo Hernandez (Lilies & Dreams), follows on from the success of previous two years and a series of one day festivals in the area.  This year sees a growth in the Committee to include the LifeCare Group (http://www.lifecare-edinburgh.org.uk) the Stockbridge Library (https://www.facebook.com/StockbridgeLibrary) and four local residents.

Spread over the week of Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th September 2014, the festival involves local traders, community groups, schools & residents and as ever the 2014 programme will not disappoint!

Stockfest Committee organised events return including: an Opening Party Community Ceilidh.. StockFlea – an UpCycling and Vintage Flea Market.. StockDog – a mini ‘scruffs’ event to be held in Inverleith Park.. StockDish – where Stockbridge Chefs go head to head with their culinary delights.. And a Jazz & Blues themed Closing Party, coordinated by the Events Team at Lilies & Dreams.

Monday 22nd incorporates the Inverleith Allotments Open Day where questions such as “Have you ever thought about growing your own fruit and vegetables but don’t know where to start?” can be answered and you can book into a Free Tour of the plots.

Highlights for the rest of the week include Guided Walks through the area, Taster Sessions in Zumba and Swing Dancing at LifeCare on Cheyne Street, Book and Poetry readings plus a Military History Talk at Stockbridge Library, Live Music and Shopping Discount Evenings throughout the area and even a Street Party hosted by the St Stephen Street Traders Association.

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Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

About Stockfest 2014

 Stockfest, a week long festival celebrating the village of Stockbridge in Edinburgh and the surrounding community, returns in 2014 for its 3rd festival.

The brainchild of Stockbridge Traders, Tannis Dodd (Herbie of Edinburgh) and JoJo Hernandez (Lilies & Dreams), follows on from the success of previous two years and a series of one day festivals in the area.  This year sees a growth in the Committee to include the LifeCare Group (http://www.lifecare-edinburgh.org.uk) the Stockbridge Library (https://www.facebook.com/StockbridgeLibrary) and four local residents.

Spread over the week of Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th September 2014, the festival involves local traders, community groups, schools & residents and as ever the 2014 programme will not disappoint!

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Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Updated: Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Forth Road Bridge is 49 years young and counting – and the stage is set for the first Forth Bridges Festival which will celebrate not just the 50th birthday, but also three centuries of world-class bridge engineering on the Forth. A key event in the Homecoming Scotland 2014 calendar, the ten-day festival will take place from 4 – 13 September 2014 across both North and South Queensferry.

Events:

The Art Trail Exhibition runs daily from 4th – 13th September 2014. Specially-commissioned pieces of art will be on display in local buildings and businesses in North and South Queensferry. Artists from various art genres will have the chance to exhibit their creations, while visitors as well as local people can appreciate the art created to honour this special Birthday. (Free event).

You can mark your spot on the bridge with a LoveLock.

There are also affiliated events such as Tales from Doon the Ferry and Festival Sailing Cruises.


Friday 5th September

    Ancestry Day 9am – 5pm.  The Ancestry Day will involve the digital scrapbooks being officially unveiled at the FETA Contact and Education Centre in South Queensferry. People will have the chance to see their own contributions, as well as share in the memories, stories and records of others. There are many people who have or have had family members involved in the construction and maintenance of all 3 Bridges – the Forth Road Bridge, Forth Rail Bridge and the currently-under-construction Queensferry Crossing.  The Ancestry Day will allow visitors to trace family trees and map the history of those involved. (Free to attend)

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Published: Monday, September 1, 2014
Updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

The Forth Bridges Festival is a Homecoming 2014 Signature Event which will attract over 100,000 local, national and international visitors over a 10 day period.

This new festival will celebrate the iconic Forth Bridges and will mark the 50th birthday of a remarkable feat of engineering and one of Scotland's most recognisable landmarks - the Forth Road Bridge.

To celebrate 50 years of connecting Edinburgh and Fife, the 10-day extravaganza will run from 4th to 13th September 2014 and will introduce a brand new programme of exciting and unique events including Scotland Welcomes the World to Lunch, a Birthday Boat Flotilla, Torch light Procession and a dramatic Light and Firework Show. Forth Bridges Festival 2014

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Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Edinburgh's Summer Festival season is almost at an end and as always it's going to go out with a bang!

The Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Fireworks Concert takes place this Sunday 31st August. Tickets for seating at the Ross Bandstand are now sold out but some standing tickets for Princes Street Gardens are still available:

http://www.eif.co.uk/2014/virginmoneyfireworks#.U_sxE8WwLnI=&quicktabs-node_content=0

Alternative non-ticketed spots to see the fireworks from are Calton Hill and Inverleith Park. Although you can't here the music from these sites it's still a fantastic spectacle to behold.

Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Fireworks Concert