Useful mobile sites and apps for Festivalgoers

When you're out and about at Edinburgh's Festivals, you may find yourself in need of essential info on-the-go - so here's our guide to the handiest mobile sites and apps for the city and her festivals. 

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Edinburgh Festivals

If you're reading this, then you're already on our site - but did you know that it's fully mobile compatible? 

So if you're on your computer right now, give it a shot on mobile too and you should find that it has all the features of the desktop version and is just as easy to use!


Edinburgh's Festivals


Edinburgh International Science Festival

One of Europe’s largest Science Festivals, EISF has a great website which is fully responsive regardless of which device you use it on.

nullEdinburgh International Children's Festival

Get the latest info on Scotland’s festival of performing arts for children and young people, with the Festival's mobile optimised website.


Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Film Festival offers a great EIFF app for both Android and iOS devices, meaning you can keep up with the big screen on your small one.


nullEdinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Get up to date with everything going on at the Jazz and Blues Festival on your phone, via their mobile site. 


Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Fringe has a wide range of mobile options, with their iOS and Android apps allowing you to navigate the programme and purchase tickets for collection.  

nullTo complement these apps, the Fringe has also optimised their website for use on mobiles and tablets.

Google Play Store link
Apple App Store link 


Edinburgh International Festival

The EIF website is mobile compatible, making it simple to check what's happening around town, and get your tickets booked while you're on the go. 


Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Find out all about the Tattoo when you're out and about - read their history, discover more about the international artists taking part and book your tickets!


Edinburgh International Book Festival

Visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival on your phone to get your literary fix without having to wait to get home first. 

nullScottish International Storytelling Festival

The Storytelling Festival's website (part of the wider Storytelling Centre's site) alters to suit the size of screen it's viewed on - perfect for reading on your mobile devices.

nullEdinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's biggest street party can now fit in your pocket, with the mobile responsive Hogmanay website.

Other useful sites and apps

nullLothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams

Once you know where you want to go in the Festival City, Edinburgh's rightly praised public transport system is the way to go - Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams both have handy sites to let you plan your journeys on the go. Plus there's free WiFi available across the fleet.

Google Play Store link
Apple App Store link 

nullBus stop mobile charging points

Not a site/app, but it's also worth noting that some of Edinburgh's bus shelters now include charging ports. Very useful if you're on the loose but out of juice!

Find out more about how and where with these links from City of Edinburgh Council and JCDecaux.

nullThis is Edinburgh

The official guide to the Scottish capital!

This is Edinburgh is a hub of all the best things to do, see and enjoy in the city.


Scotland's national tourism organisation has a great mobile readable guide to Edinburgh - ideal for festivalgoers. 


View their Edinburgh City Guide from Guidepal on their mobile friendly website, or learn more about their Edinburgh recommendations via their official apps.

Apple App Store link
Google Play Store link 



Lonely Planet

Read Lonely Planet's City Guide to Edinburgh on their mobile optimised website.

nullWelcome to Scotland

Welcome to Scotland offers a wide ranging guide to events, venues and attractions in Edinburgh (and across Scotland) - their site is mobile friendly and is also viewable in German and French - just click the flag at the top left of the screen.

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