Bookbug: songs and rhymes for young children. 10.30-11am, Oxgangs Library, 343 Oxgangs Road North.
GENERATION Tours at Modern One: free, discussion-led tours of the exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Belford Road. Free and unticketed.
Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours: The Jacobites. Thematic, changing tours of the Portrait Gallery’s collection, led by Abbey Ingham. Explore the Gallery’s unparalleled collection of Jacobite art and hear about daring escapes, bloody battles and the struggle for power in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries. 2-2.45pm or 3-3.45pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street. Free and unticketed.
Cats and Big Cats: New Year Art School with Damian Callan. For children and young people. First day: drawing in the Museum in the morning followed by beginning a sculpture in the studio in the afternoon, second day: in the studio, making a collograph print in the morning and finishing the sculpture in the afternoon. 10am-4pm today and Monday 5th January 2015, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street and WASPS Studios, West Park Place. £75 per person. For further details and to book call 07951 878560 or see website.
The Big LGBT Music Jam: a creative and supportive space for making music. Play, sing your own song or just be an appreciative listener, all music tastes welcomed. Bring your own instruments,some percussion supplied. 1-4pm, LGBT Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street. No need to book, just turn up. Group contact: email@example.com.