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Botanic Lights

Experience Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden after dark this winter, and enjoy the use of light and shadow designed to highlight the beauty of the garden. Performances begin on October 13 and run until November 6, with times starting from 5pm. Tickets available online or by phone. Wrap up warm and see the gardens as you’ve never seen them! Watch the video of last year’s highlights:


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SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5k

Join in the fun with this family-friendly event sponsored by SUBWAY. Under 12s are free, while money raised by other runners goes towards Heart Research UK.


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The Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2016

Kilts, ginger wigs, tartan bunnets – that’s the dress code for this fun event. With a highly successful event taking place last year, the event will be returning to Murrayfield Stadium once again, with the number of attendees expected to reach somewhere around 4000. Walkers have a choice of distances – 26, 12 or 5 miles – and sponsor money goes to Scotland’s children’s charities, causes and schools. Make sure you sign up soon to avoid missing out on a fantastic and fun opportunity!


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Ocean Film Festival UK

Ocean lovers need to get along to this, as one of only three Scottish dates for the UK festival. With superb, inspiring films about the sea (whether under or on it), you will be inspired and thrilled at what is in store. See the trailer below for a taster…


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Pearl Izumi Tour Series (Edinburgh)

Round three of the Pearl Izumi Tour sees the event come to Edinburgh, for a challenging course which includes hairpin bends and cobbled streets!


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Science Night at the Zoo

As part of the Edinburgh Science Festival this year, this evening event at Edinburgh Zoo takes in new developments as well as fun things like a silent disco. Keep an eye on the website for other events throughout the month.


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Adventure Film Festival

Programme three of this three day adventure film festival at the Filmhouse, Edinburgh. On the bill tonight are: unReal, The 82 Year Old Sky Diver and Humble Pie.


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Round 3 – Winter Bouldering Series

Okay, so it’s indoors – but bouldering at EICA while the weather is cold makes you stronger for the outdoors! There will be prizes and refreshments at Tiso afterwards, and with lots of new holds in the bouldering room, it should be exciting!


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Adventure Film Festival

Programme two of this three day adventure film festival at the Filmhouse, Edinburgh. There are three films showing. Byornoya follows three brothers on a surfing trip in Norway, while Burn it Down, at just 4 minutes, captures longboarder James Kelly hurtling around Californian roads. Third on the bill is The Last Explorers of the Rio Santa Cruz. This documents an incredible journey on horseback along the famous river.


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Adventure Film Festival

Programme one of this three day adventure film festival in Edinburgh. Showing tonight is Chasing Shadows – a winter sports movie encapsulating all that is exciting about snowboarding. Set in mountain ranges as diverse as Chamonix and the Himalayas.


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Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2016

Adventures from all around the world are featured in a superb film programme. This year’s guest speakers include mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick (who also does stand-up), climber Dave MacLeod, photographer John Griffith and mountain biker Lee Craigie.

For more details, please see the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival website.


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Banff Mountain Film Festival – Edinburgh dates

This is the 40th anniversary of the famous outdoor film festival. This selection is taken from over 350 submitted to the organisers.

Here’s a taster of the 2015 selection:


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