As a reminder that this year marks the 70th anniversary year of Edinburgh festivals the overarching body EdinburghFestivals.com has produced a video to remind us what we might have seen in the past, and what we might expect in the future.

This year’s calendar is already filling up!

The Edinburgh International Science Festival 1-16 April 2017

Imaginate Festival 27 May to 4 June 2017

A programme of theatre and performance art for children and young people.

Edinburgh International Film Festival 21 June to 2 July 2017

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 14 to 23 July 2017

Ciara Phillips’ Every Woman covered the entire MV Fingal with a striking design overlaid by an encoded message. Dazzle Ships were painted in Leith by women using designs to make it difficult for enemy ships to gauge a ship’s direction or speed.

Edinburgh Art Festival 27 July to 27 August 2017

Press night is exhausting but also great fun on the Esplanade!

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 4 to 26 August 2017

Alan Cumming played to sell out crowds when he brought Sing Sappy Songs to The Hub – and the afterparty was the hottest ticket in town!

Edinburgh International Festival 4 to 28 August 2017

The 2016 Edinburgh International Festival opened with a spectacular light show

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 4 to 28 August 2017

Edinburgh International Book Festival 12 to 28 August 2017

Now officially the largest of its kind in the world, the whole festival takes place in Charlotte Square in the city centre with many notable authors always on the programme. Even if you only sit in the garden you will be exposed to literary greatness!

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 20 to 31 October 2017

This takes place around the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile and is inspired by the tradition of stories or oral folk tales.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 30 December 2016