International Women’s Day takes place on Sunday 8 March 2020.

Now a worldwide celebration, there are many events taking place and here are just three of our top choices of what is going on in Edinburgh.

  • The Real Mary King’s Close International Women’s Day Tour
  • Warriston’s Close, 2 High Street, Sunday 8 March 2020
  • 11.00am, 2.00pm and 5.45pm
  • £16.50 per person for 1 hour
  • Learn about the women of the closes from Mary Queen of Scots to Mary King.
  • Capital Theatres International Women’s Day Take over
  • Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Sunday 8 March 2020
  • 1.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Free (£1.50 booking fee)
  • Enjoy an afternoon of free food, music, performances and workshops.
  • WanderWomen: Women’s Day Bonfire & Swim
  • Portobello Beach, 1 Promenade, Sunday 8 March 2020
  • 5.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Free
  • Brace yourself for a sea swim and beach bonfire. Bring food and drink to share as well as firewood if possible.
Women stands in traditional Scottish dress
International Women’s Day ©The Real Mary King’s Close.