Festival Diary

Rogues Gallery: Faces of Crime 1870-1917

Fri, 17th Nov - Sun, 26th Nov

Previously unseen albums held in Edinburgh City Archives, together with official records of trials from National Records of Scotland brought toge…

Thu, 23rd Nov


Thu, 23rd Nov 13:30 - 15:00

​A guided tour of Edinburgh’s first designed garden cemetery, opened in 1843, formerly neglected in parts but now being cleared of excess weeds b…


Thu, 23rd Nov 13:30 - 15:00

​A stroll around the historic milling village, which once fed the City of Edinburgh, where many old buildings still survive.

Anne Pia : Scottish Italians

Thu, 23rd Nov 16:00 - 17:00

​Where do I truly belong? This is the question Anne Pia continually asked of herself growing up in the Italian-Scots community of post-World War …

Bearsden : The Story of A Roman Fort

Thu, 23rd Nov 17:00 - 18:00

David Breeze published the detailed report on his 10 years excavating the Roman fort at Bearsden on the Antonine Wall last year.

Trailblazers: the world’s first football club, founded in Edinburgh in 1824

Thu, 23rd Nov 17:45 - 19:00

​John Hutchinson and Andy Mitchell, sports historians The Football Club is the world’s first known organisation dedicated to football. Founded b…

Revenants and Robert Louis Stevenson - The Scottish Undead in literature and history

Thu, 23rd Nov 18:30 - 19:30

From the fearsome 'Hundeprest' of Melrose Abbey, (the priest who really went to the dogs) to Robert Louis Stevenson's Thrawn Janet, the undead ha…

Curse You, Carruthers!

Thu, 23rd Nov 18:30 - 19:30

Sadly this event has had to be cancelled.

Cafe Voices : Mythistory Tales

Thu, 23rd Nov 19:00 - 21:00

​Never let the facts get in the way of a good story! Home truths and blatant lies from Scotland’s past with Andy Cannon.

That Was Then : This Is Now : Schiehallion and Gravitational Waves

Thu, 23rd Nov 19:00 - 20:30

​In 1774, Nevil Maskelyne, the Astronomer Royal, found himself stuck on the Perthshire peak of Schiehallion for six weeks. It was truly, a Scotti…

Detroit 67 : Memphis 68

Thu, 23rd Nov 20:00 - 21:30

​Stuart Cosgrove, author, football pundit, broadcaster and iconoclast explores two US cities in two crucial years, in not one but two extraordina…

Fiona Watson : Edward I and Scotland, 1296-1306. Delusions of grandeur or just doing his job?

Thu, 23rd Nov 20:00 - 21:00

​Fiona Watson challenges the view that, in attempting to conquer Scotland, Edward I of England was doing something ridiculous and unprecedented.

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