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Edinburgh in September


Visiting Edinburgh after festival season is over doesn’t have to be a wash out, in fact it’s anything but. The city is alive with action, culture and things to do every month of the year and September is no different. There are musicians to see, shows to watch, exhibitions to enjoy and much much more to enjoy in Edinburgh this September.

Music and Theatre

After cancelling their Murrayfield gig earlier in the year, Foo Fighters have rearranged the date for this September so fans don’t have to miss out. No strangers to the huge size of an arena gig, Foo Fighters are sure to fill the BT Murrayfield Stadium to bursting, with many fans pleased to see them back up in Scotland and many visitors coming into the area purely to enjoy the gig.

Opening on 29th September at the Edinburgh Playhouse, The Bodyguard is a hugely awaited production which has been hugely critically acclaimed and features many of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits and it’s tour includes a stint up at the Playhouse, starring Alexandra Burke, of X-Factor fame, as Rachel Marron.


September is your last chance to see “Treasures Found: Archaeology from the East of Scotland” at the Museum of Edinburgh. Finishing on 13th September this exhibit shows of fine examples of ancient artefacts found in East Scotland including a Bronze Age spear, Roman coins and a medieval pilgrim badge. The exhibit is a chance to see what archaeologists in the area have been working towards in recent years.

Coming to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on 26th September for a seven-month stay, Document Scotland is an intriguing photographic collection that brings together the works of four Scots-born photographers who specialise in documentary photography. . It will feature 50-75 photographs of, and about, Scotland and its people created by this photography group, which includes Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard and Stephen McLaren and has been scheduled particularly to take place exactly one year after the Scottish Referendum.

Festivals and Markets

Here for the first time in 2015, from 19th to 20th September, Cyclefest Edinburgh takes over the Corn Exchange and is a celebration of cycling in all its forms and it’s open to all riders whether complete beginners or wannabe professionals. The event includes coffee and licensed bar as well as a trials bike stunt team, outdoor test track and a wide range of exhibitors including recognisable cycling brands.

A truly traditional experience, the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is organised for 13th September and is a wonderful celebration of history and Edinburgh in general. The highlight and culmination of the celebration is a huge and spectacular cavalcade of over 250 horses heading up the historic Royal Mile and over towards Mercat Cross – it’s one even, if you should attend, you can be sure you’ll never forget.

The Royal Scots Club

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