Citizen Science: Have you spotted a bug and not known what it was? Seen a frog and wanted to tell someone about it? Find out how, where and why your wildlife sightings can be used for important conservation projects – and have a bash at some surveys on the farm. Anna Canning will also lead a foraging walk , Wild Food and Medicine. 1-4pm (foraging walk 2-3pm), Gorgie City Farm, 51 Gorgie Road.
Portrait Detectives! Collect your kit, follow clues and solve a mystery from history! For ages 4-12. 2-4pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street. Free: no booking required.
Grow Your Ain: come and enjoy the art of producing your own food, from high-class restaurants to children’s vegetable patches. Join Slow Food Edinburgh to learn, dig, eat, forage and connect with people producing their own food all over the world – the good, clean and fair way. 1-4pm, Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. Free, no booking required. Part of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.
St Giles’ at Six: Philomusica of Edinburgh. Laurence Dunn directs a programme of music for string orchestra by contemporary Edinburgh-based composers, including From Tweed to the Orcades by Stuart Taylor and Karelian Welcome Song by Neil Mackay. 6pm, St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street. Free: retiring collection.
Treasure Everywhere! Draw, colour or design a piece of treasure to add to the arty archaeological frieze. Suitable for all ages. Drop in between 12 noon and 4pm, Grand Gallery One, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Also available on Monday 15th September. Free.
Dish The Dirt: who or what is buried in the dig boxes? Sift, sort and solve the mystery! 12.30, 2.30 or 3.30pm (45 minute sessions), National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Also available on Monday 15th September. Suitable for ages 7-12 with an adult helper. Free but limited places: sign up from 11.30am on the day at the Learning Centre on Level 4.
GENERATION tours at the Academy Building: free, discussion-led tours focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound. Free: no booking required.
Pressure Valve: live open-mic jam session – get up and play if you’re feeling brave, or just chill out and enjoy what’s left of the weekend. 8-10.45pm today and every Sunday, Pear Tree House, West Nicolson Street. NB: over-18s only.