Formed in the shadow of a worldwide cataclysm, our first festivals sought to use culture as a healing balm to bring peoples and nations together in celebration of our common humanity and help ‘the flowering of the human spirit’. Below you'll find all the latest news from across our festivals, plus articles and features to help you get more out of our world leading festival city.
75,000 enjoy spectacular Hogmanay show
Edinburgh's Hogmanay has been hailed as a great success, after three sell out days of excitement and celebration.
Book Festival to inspire audiences across Scotland
Edinburgh International Book Festival announces plans to reach audiences across the country.
Tattoo marches on as half of 2015 tickets sold on first day
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced first day sales for 2015's run of 100,000 tickets, with a value of over £4 million.
Hogmanay 2014 Competition
Your chance to win some great prizes for Edinburgh's Hogmanay!
Tattoo 2015 marks RAF anniversary - tickets on sale 1 December
The 2015 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be themed 'East meets West" with tickets on sale from Monday 1 December...
Edinburgh's Hogmanay - full 3-day programme revealed
Edinburgh's Hogmanay has revealed the full lineup for the three-day festival of new year fun and celebration.
Edinburgh International Festival - key 2015 dates, first ticket sales
EIF has revealed some of the key dates for their August 2015 selection, and announced the opening of sales for a flagship production
Storytelling Festival 2014 - a tale of success
The 2014 Scottish International Storytelling Festival has been hailed as the most successful yet...
Edinburgh's Hogmanay - full New Year's Eve line-up revealed!
Edinburgh's Hogmanay has announced the acts who will welcome 2015, at the world's greatest New Year party...
Dark delights at the Storytelling Festival
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (24 Oct – 2 Nov) features tales of the dark and mysterious, as Hallowe'en approaches...
Storytelling Festival launches 2014 programme
The 2014 Scottish International Storytelling Festival programme has been launched at Edinburgh's Storytelling Centre.
EIF, Mela and Art Festival - An August To Remember
Take a look back on the 2014 achievements of three of our August festivals...