On 6th September Blackwells Bookshop 53-62 South Bridge are holding a Book Quiz at 6pm.

James Robertson will be reading from and signing copies of his new book ‘And The Land Lay Still’ at Waterstones Edinburgh West End on 2 September at 6.30 p.m. More details here.

David Purdie and Hugh Dodd are talking about golf at The National Library of Scotland on 2 September at 19.00. They promise to lay bare the lies of the links…… No tickets required.

Join storyteller Bea Ferguson on 4th September for a half day beginners’ workshop introducing the skills involved in sharing stories, songs and rhymes with 3-6 year olds at The Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street. Workshop from 10am to 1pm.

Again at The Storytelling Centre on 5th September there is what is promised to be an inspiring day of workshop tasters, talks and discussions, and storytelling for anyone interested in using storytelling within their work or community. Find out more about the Centre’s work in education, health and wellbeing, heritage and environment and share your own ideas for storytelling in your area. Also open to new and prospective members. From 12 noon to 5pm. Book in advance and you can have your lunch too.

From Friday 03 to Sunday 05 September 2010 up to 1,000 of the World’s best elite and age group duathletes will descend on Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park for the 2010 GE Edinburgh ITU Duathlon World Championships. They will compete for six World Championship titles, twenty-seven age group gold medals and a total prize fund of 75,000 Euros.

The 2010 GE Edinburgh ITU Duathlon World Championships is the most prestigious duathlon competition ever to be staged in the UK and offers the perfect opportunity for Edinburgh residents, visitors to the city and running, cycling and multisport enthusiasts to watch the best duathletes in the world demonstrate their incredible levels of endurance and tactical ability.

‘Start in St Andrew Square’ will take place from Saturday 4 – Monday 6 September. Essential Edinburgh and Scottish Business in the Community highlight sustainable living.

On Saturday 4th September. A visit to a typical Victorian walled garden in the Grange.  To the original box-hedged layout have been added new plantings in beds, against walls and in pots.  The present owners have collected an interesting variety of plants and trees inspired by decades of garden visiting.  Coffee and biscuits provided.

The Bank of Scotland Fireworks take to the skies over Edinburgh Castle on Sunday 5 September. If you are not keen to go to Princes Street itself then you can go to Inverleith Park where you will get a great view from the family viewing area.

No Excuses Networking is holding an after works event on 3rd September. No details till nearer the time but general information here.

Lynne McNicoll is going to raise £150,000 for charity this month. You could help her by donating or attending some of her fundraisers! More information here.

Business Breakfast and AGM of The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce on 1st September at the EICC. You can book your place here.

You might just have time to register for the Ladies Driving Challenge on 12th September 2010. Carol Smillie says it’s the ultimate girls’ day out. You will have the chance to drive one or two of the following vehicles including: fire engines, double decker buses, police vehicles, artic Lorries, 7 person conference bike and a massive excavator!

Remember the Farmers’ Market this Saturday from 9am till 2pm on Castle Terrace.

And the Portobello Organic Market at Brighton Park, Brighton Place

Saturday 04 Sep 10.00 am – 2.00 pm