The Edinburgh Reporter National Gallery Blackadder

GENERATION Tours at the Academy Building: free, discussion-led tours of the exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Royal Scottish Academy, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound. No booking required.

Rebuilding the Past: come and discover the traditional building skills being used to reconstruct the Botanic Cottage and the challenges that have been encountered on the journey to rebuild this special house. 1-4pm, Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. No booking required.

Magical Birds: make exotic bird sculptures from modroc and paint and decorate them in vibrant colours and patterns. A family event with Margaret Findlay. 11am-3pm, Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South. £5 per person: bookings must be made via the Usher Hall Box Office, in person, by phone or online.

St Giles’ at SixVeronica Henderson (cello) and Veronica Wilson (piano) play Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Minor (Op 69), Bosanquet Elegie (in memoriam Joan Dickson) and Cassado Sonata in the Old Spanish Style. 6pm, St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile. Free: retiring collection.

Weekend Story Time: enjoy a journey through one of the wonderful children’s titles on the shelves via role play, dance, music and song. 11am-12 noon every Sunday, Looking Glass Books, 36 Simpson’s Loan. Free.