2014Edinburgh 9


Art Maker: join the Art Maker Club and make your own masterpiece with artists Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Louise Fraser.  For ages

4-12.  2-4pm (drop-in), Scottish National Gallery, The Mound. No booking required. Supported by the Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland.

marchesRiding of the Marches: to commemorate the 100th  anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, and in partnership with Poppyscotland, over 300 riders will inspect the city boundaries, emblazoned with poppies on their saddlecloths. At the conclusion of the ride, a minute’s silence will be observed at the Mercat Cross and a wreath will be laid at the War Memorial at the City Chambers.  The Riding of the Marches commemorates the tradition of inspecting the city’s boundaries first recorded in 1579.  Up to 15,000 spectators are expected. Starts 9.30am at Sheriffhall, then various key points around the city, arriving at Mercat Cross at 3.56pm.  Entertainment (pipe band, silver band, and re-enactments) at the Mercat Cross 2-3pm.  Free. For more information see the Riding of the Marches website here.

Edinburgh Living History 1910: An Indian Summer. Experience great costumed interpretation of the castle on a special tour. Be transported back to the Edwardian period and meet Mr & Mrs Reid, their staff, family and friends as they go about their daily life at Lauriston Castle. The end of the summer is approaching and Mr & Mrs Reid are preparing to travel abroad.  However, they still have visitors in the house and have to entertain them. An event for families. 3pm or 4pm, Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South. £5/£3, or family ticket £12.50: tickets must be obtained in advance from the Usher Hall box office, in person, by telephone or online. Edinburgh Living History is a group of volunteers working with City of Edinburgh museum staff.


Seaweeds for Food and Health: in addition to playing a vital role in our seas, seaweeds are increasingly eaten as and in our foods. A chance to taste, touch and learn about the incredible health benefits of seaweeds. 11am-4pm, Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden. Free, no booking required. With the Seaweed Health Foundation.

St Giles’ at Six: organ recital by Dorothea Harris. Buxtehude, Bach, Franck and Leighton PreludeScherzo and Passacaglia. 6pm,  St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street. Free: retiring collection.

Come and Sing: an hour of hymns led by a choir from the Netherlands. 5-6pm, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place.

Free Jazz Festival: live jazz  played by Brian Kellock (piano) and Kenny Ellis (bass.) 2-5pm, Shore Bar, Leith.