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Edinburgh November 2013

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What’s On in Edinburgh in November 2013?

Event of the Month


Bonfire Night (5 November)

The attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up King James 1 was a dark affair so it’s a little ironic that we choose to mark the occasion by creating one of the brightest nights of the year with bonfire night. Edinburgh’s love of a good fireworks display is well known from its New Year celebrations so it’s no surprise that the capital likes to puts its heart and soul into a night full of explosions of colour, sparklers, toasty blazes and a bag of hot chips in the cold night air. Those in and around the capital have plenty of choice on where to enjoy Bonfire Night and The List  provides an excellent overview of locations and what entertainment you can expect. It’s well known that Guy Fawkes met a dark end so please let’s keep the irony going by everyone taking extra care and having a safe and fun night.

Location: Multiple locations around Edinburgh


Scottish History Festival (13 – 30 November)

This November the 'Previously...' history festival comes back to Edinburgh for its third year. It hosts a range of different events throughout the month starting on the 13th of November. Previously... is about recapturing the fun times from the days gone past including the food and drink that was consumed over the centuries.

Location: 22 East Hermitage Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8AD


Edinburgh Art Fair (15 – 17 November)

Edinburgh Art Fair is Scotland's largest art show taking place in the Corn Exchange. Established in 2005, the Art Fair has introduced over 300 galleries and 5000 artists to the visitors that come along each year.

Location: Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ


Scotland VS South Africa Rugby (16 November)

Scotland take on the Springboks (South Africa) in the annual autumn test. Scotland will have a real challenge on their hands as they look to conquer one of the world’s best rugby teams.

Location: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ


Scottish Fiddle Festival 2013 (22 – 24 November)

The Scottish Fiddle Festival was started in 1996 to promote traditional fiddle music to the Scottish people and the rest of the world. The Fiddle Festival is put together by volunteers that are passionate about fiddle music and helping it come to life for the audience.

Location: queens hall, kings hall and summerhall Edinburgh


Christmas Markets (22 November – 5 January)

The Christmas markets start from late November and run right through to January, giving you plenty of time to get some Christmas shopping done. There is always a great selection of stalls to have a look around and find some unique and interesting gifts.

Location: St Andrews Square, Edinburgh


Scotland VS Australia (23 November)

Scotland Vs Wallabies (Australia), this is always one of Scotland's toughest rugby matches but it will be a delight to watch as Scotland face one of the Autumn test matches and prepare for the rest of the session.

Location: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ


Edinburgh Christmas Light Switch on (24 November)

Nothing says Christmas is almost here quite like switching on Edinburgh’s Christmas lights. This year Sir Chris Hoy will be switching on the capital’s lights. There will be something for all the family with an all singing, all dancing show planned for this year’s switch on.

Location: George Street, Edinburgh


Real Scottish Christmas Fair (30 November – 5 December)

The Real Scottish Christmas Fair is an event that happens on one of Scotland’s busiest shopping streets. It is a great chance to pick up some Scottish craft, jewellery and artefacts that you don’t usually see on the high street.

Location: Princes Street Edinburgh


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