November has started; the days are getting shorter & colder but there’s no reason to snuggle up next to the fire place, because there is plenty to do in Edinburgh; the capital is never boring!
We’ll start off with Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, which takes place on the 5th of November. During this night we celebrate the failure of the Gunpowder plot, the plot to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I. Remember, remember the 5th of November goes the saying and with a fireworks display like the annual Meadowbank display you’re not likely to forget in a hurry.
Meadowbank Sports Centre hosts the city’s biggest public fireworks show of the year. The fireworks start at 7.30pm, with pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm. Radio DJ Big Al hosts the event. Did you miss the closing of the festival; this is your chance to enjoy beautiful fireworks…
November is the month of the EMC Tests, the autumn rugby internationals, where Scotland plays 2 games in Edinburgh’s Murrayfield; against the All Blacks on Sunday November 11th and against the Springboks on Saturday November 17th, both at 14.30.
As we are known as the festival capital, another festival takes place in November: the Scottish Fiddle festival from the 16th till the 18th of November. Enjoy concerts and performances in the King’s and Queen’s Hall.
Previously…Scotland’s History Festival takes place from 13th – 30th of November. All over town there are several events and the end is marked by the celebration of St. Andrews Day on the 30th of November. Scotland’s patron saint will be commemorated in Edinburgh Castle.
Also on November 29th is Light Night, the official start of the festive season. Watch the lights being turned on on Princes Street, or the Norwegian Christmas tree on the Mound that mark the beginning of the festive season in Edinburgh.
Look at our calendar for more detailed info on events.