At Home with Mrs Reid: don your top hat or pearls and enjoy a grand visit to Mrs Reid’s Lauriston Castle, then switch roles and work with the cook in the old castle kitchen to prepare refreshments for Mrs Reid’s invited guests. Family event with Jo Scott. 10.30am-12.30pm, Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South. £5 per person – bookings must be made via the Usher Hall Box Office, in person, online or by calling 0131 228 1155.
Garden Sculpture Walk: join Alexander ‘Twig’ Champion for a summer walk through the garden as he leads a meditative tour around the outdoor sculpture collection, which includes major works by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Andy Goldsworthy, Barbara Hepworth and Alan Johnston. 2-3pm, Inverleith House and Garden, Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. Free, no booking required, suitable for all ages. Meet at Inverleith House Reception at 1.55pm to join.
Celebrity Organ Recital: Donald Hunt, Assistant Organist, St Mary’s Cathedral, plays St Mary’s magnificent ‘Father’ Willis organ. 4.45-5.45pm, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Free: retiring collection.
Meet the Ancestors: World War One Scottish Tales of Adventure. Hear all about battle in the trenches, battleships and aircraft as best-selling author and historian Allan Burnett brings the First World War vividly to life with costumes and amazing real-life stories. For ages 7+ and their families. 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm (45 minute sessions), Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street. Free and unticketed. Supported by the Friends of NGS.
GENERATION Tours at the Academy Building: free, discussion-led tours of the GENERATION exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Royal Scottish Academy, (Scottish National Gallery), The Mound. Free and unticketed.
Lego Swapshop Six! Do you collect Lego Minifigures? Do you have any doublers, or any you don’t want? Are you looking for that one specific figure to complete your collection? Come along to the Sixth Lego Swapshop, join in the competitions, enjoy the atmosphere and maybe win some Lego as well. 3-5pm, Waterstones Cameron Toll. Call 0131 666 1836 for more information.
Free Fringe Music at The National Museum of Scotland. Today: Cherrygrove – Scottish quintet, and Live Music Now Scotland 30th anniversary event. 2-2.40pm, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street.
St Giles At Six: The Zemlinsky Trio. Nino Rota Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano (1973), Zemlinsky Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op 3 (1896) 6pm, St Giles Cathedral, High Street. Free: retiring collection.