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 Six: Veronica 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.