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Nature Explorers

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Nature Explorers Summer Holidays Saturday 29th June – Tuesday 18th August Among the trees and forest dens of Highlander’s wood, there the chance to look closer at the wonders of the natural
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Livingston Mill Farm Millfield Livingston EH54 7AR
Mon 29 Jun 20

VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight

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VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight Programme: Mendelssohn - Octet in Eflat Arensky - Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky Purcell - Chaconne Vivaldi – ’Spring’ and ’Summer’ from the Four
St Giles’ Cathedral High Street Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 19 Jun 20

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight

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Mendelssohn - Octet in Eflat Arensky - Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky Purcell - Chaconne Vivaldi – ’Spring’ and ’Summer’ from the Four Seasons If you’re
St Giles’ Cathedral High Street Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 19 Jun 20

The Story of Guitar Heroes

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“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to...
Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA
Wed 20 May 20

VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight

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Programme: - Vivaldi  Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor - Telemann  Viola Concerto - Bach  Concerto for 2 Violins - Hindemith - Trauermusik - Vivaldi  Spring & Summer from the Four
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 15 May 20

Brilliant Beltane

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Brilliant Beltane A Brilliant Beltane Saturday 2nd – Tuesday 5th May A special long weekend of family fun when we can all wish each other a Brilliant Beltane.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR
Sat 2 May 20

Beltane Fire Festival 2020

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Beltane Fire Festival is back with its modern twist on ancient Celtic traditions. With blazing pyrotechnics, immersive theatre, and elaborate costumes, we show Summer the warm welcome it deserves...
Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA
Thu 30 Apr 20

Roy Ayers Ubiquity Mystic Voyage 45th Anniversary Tour

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity celebrate the 45th anniversary of their seminal 1975 album ‘Mystic Voyage’. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York, ‘Mystic Voyage’ has been sampled countless times in Hip...
The Liquid Room, 9C Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2HE
Fri 24 Apr 20

VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight - Cancelled

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Programme: - Mozart – Divertimento in D - Albinoni – Oboe Concerto - Bach – Violin & Oboe Concerto - Britten - Phantasy Quartet - Vivaldi – Spring/Summer If you’re looking for a
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 24 Apr 20

Easter Eggcitement

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Easter Eggcitement Easter Eggcitement 4th April - 20th April Easter weekend 10th - 13th April Throughout the Easter school break, the farm is alive with the cheeps and bleats of baby animals, who will be introduced
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR
Sat 4 Apr 20

VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight

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Programme: - Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor - Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 - Mozart - Flute Quartet in D - Vivaldi - The Four Seasons If you’re looking for a romantic...
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 20 Mar 20

Steak Night at The Kitchen

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In need of a night out? Steak Night is back by popular demand! Slice into the best cuts of the finest Buccleuch Beef and enjoy a steak experience like no other, for one night only on Saturday 14th...
The Kitchen at Restoration Yard, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith, Edinburgh EH22 1ST
Sat 14 Mar 20

The Haddington Comedy Night

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The Haddington Comedy Night The Haddington Comedy Night Following its triumphant return to The Waterside in February, the Haddington Comedy Night blasts off again with a stunning lineup of top comedy heroes,
1-5 waterside EH41 4AT
Fri 13 Mar 20

The Bellfield Brewery Comedy Night

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The Bellfield Brewery Comedy Night Following an epic launch night, the Bellfield Brewery Comedy Night returns with a fantastic lineup, starring the brilliant... JAY LAFFERTY ’Offering...
46 Stanley Place, Edinburgh EH7 5TB
Thu 12 Mar 20

Zippos Cirque Berserk! 2020

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Zippos Cirque Berserk! 2020 They’re back! Direct from a string of sold-out seasons in London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and the West End, plus packed-out seasons at the 2018 and 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival,...
Festival Theatre, Nicolson St., EDINBURGH EH8 9FT
Tue 10 Mar 20

East Linton Antiques and Bric-a-brac Fair

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A regular event held for almost 40 years and well known far and wide for its interesting mix of second-hand items from practical to precious.
East Linton Community Hall, 73 High Street, East Linton EH40 3BQ
Sun 23 Feb 20

VALENTINE’S PIANO RECITAL by Candlelight

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Join us for a beautiful and romantic evening on St Valentine’s Day! This piano recital offers a refined selection of beautiful piano pieces for you to enjoy.
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 14 Feb 20

Valentine’s Night at The Kitchen

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When it comes to 14th February are you an embrace-it-with-gusto romantic schmaltz or a hardened anti-Valentinista?
The Kitchen at Restoration Yard, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith, Edinburgh EH22 1ST
Fri 14 Feb 20

The First Tingles of Spring

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The First Tingles of Spring First Tingles of Spring Saturday 8th - 18th February It might be chilly outside, but if you look carefully there are all sorts of signs that spring is on its way.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR
Sun 9 Feb 20

Concert by Scottish Sinfonia

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The evening of well-known orchestral pieces, in the acoustic of the impressive medieval church, is expected to appeal to anyone who enjoys listening to classical music.
St. Michael’s Parish Church, Kirkgate, Linlithgow EH49 7AL
Sat 8 Feb 20

Afternoon Tea (and admission is free)

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20th January – Sunday 15th March (except 8th - 18th February) Every day until the 15th March, (except between 8th to 18th February) we’re serving very special afternoon teas, ideal for mums,
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR
Mon 27 Jan 20

Snow White the Pantomime

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A pantomime for the whole family. A traditional story with extra fun.
Linlithgow Academy EH49 6EH
Thu 9 Jan 20

Snow White the panto

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A classic family favourite for an after Christmas treat. Snow Whites wicked step mother wants her out of the way so she can remain the most beautiful, But a host of characters help Snow White find...
Linlithgow Academy Brae Head Road Linlithgow EH49 6EH
Thu 9 Jan 20

New Year Charity Boot Camp

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Cancer affects everybody. Let’s get together, get fit and help beat cancer. Our first ever charity boot camp will be on 2/1/20 at 9.15 am in Inverleith Park.
Inverleith Park EH3 5PA
Thu 2 Jan 20

Hogmanay ’Black Bun’ Special Trains

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Join us for complimentary traditional Scottish Hogmanay Black Bun and a hot drink whilst travelling aboard our nostalgic steam railway, juice and shortbread for the kids! A lovely family event.
Boness & Kinneil Railway EH51 9AQ
Mon 30 Dec 19

Winter Diesel Gala

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Primarily aimed at Diesel Enthusiasts, but interesting to anyone who wants to re-live the sounds and smells of these great diesel engines of the Swinging Sixties, this weekend will feature
Bo’ness Railway, Union Street. Bo’ness EH51 9AQ
Sat 28 Dec 19

W3L Wrestling Showdown

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Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed for popular YouTube show W3L Wrestling Showdown
Strathbrock Community Centre, Broxburn EH52 5LH
Fri 27 Dec 19

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas (Matinee)

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Come and enjoy an uplifting matinee performance of wonderful music on Friday 20th December 2019 at 2pm, in the heart of Edinburgh when the walls of St John The Evangelist Church, on Princes Street
Church of St John the Evangelist, Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ
Fri 20 Dec 19

Santa Fun Run

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Run as Santa Claus for a most worthy cause. Our festive Santa fun run through the magical woodlands of Dalkeith Country Park is the perfect way to stave off those inevitable Christmas calories whilst...
Dalkeith Country Park, Via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST
Sun 15 Dec 19

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

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Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies,
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 13 Dec 19

Spectacle of Light

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Introducing Dalkeith Country Park’s NEW winter festive light experience, Spectacle of Light: the magical after-dark adventure for all the family!
Dalkeith Country Park, Via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST
Sat 7 Dec 19

Ruiz Jr vs. Anthony Joshua at The Ballencrieff in Bathgate

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Locals of Bathgate are in for a treat, as The Ballencrieff has opened its doors following a massive £190,000 investment.
The Ballencrief, 31-45 Hopetoun Street, Bathgate EH48 4PB
Sat 7 Dec 19

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

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Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies,
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 6 Dec 19

The Winter Realm of the Paraffin Pixie

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There’s something magical coming to Almond Valley this December. Discover a world of twinkling lights, woodland trails and festive delights as the mischievous Paraffin Pixies take up resident this...
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield EH54 7AR
Fri 6 Dec 19

CHRISTMAS BAROQUE by Candlelight

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Programme: Corelli – Christmas Concerto Vivaldi – La Follia Mozart – Divertimento in D Handel – Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No.
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Wed 4 Dec 19

Santa Steam Trains

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Travel on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Santa travels by Steam Train, giving a gift to each of the young passengers. Christmas decorations and Christmas songs create a festive atmosphere.
Boness & Kinneil Railway EH51 9AQ
Sat 30 Nov 19

Santa’s Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park

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Santa and his elves are coming to Dalkeith Country Park to give your kids an unforgettably magical experience this Christmas.
Dalkeith Country Park, Via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST
Sat 30 Nov 19

Santa’s Arrival at Restoration Yard

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Come, help us welcome Santa to Dalkeith Country Park! On Saturday 30th November, Santa will arrive at the park after journeying from the North Pole.
Dalkeith Country Park, Via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST
Sat 30 Nov 19

Worbey & Farrell - Masquerade

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The accredited Steinway ensemble have performed in over 150 countries and have had millions of hits on Youtube.
Usher Hall, Lothian Road EH1 2EA
Thu 28 Nov 19

W3L Wrestling Showdown

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Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed for popular YouTube show W3L Wrestling Showdown
Grangemouth Town Hall FK3 8AN
Sun 17 Nov 19

VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight

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Programme: Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Mozart – Flute Concerto in D Haydn – Violin Concerto in C CPE Bach – Flute Concerto in A minor Vivaldi - “Winter” from the Four Seasons If you’ve...
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 15 Nov 19

INTO FILM FESTIVAL - Dumbo

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The owner of a struggling circus enlists the help of war veteran Holt Farrier to care of the newest member of his troupe, a baby elephant named Dumbo, whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock
Vue Livingston, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Almondvale Avenue, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 6QX
Fri 15 Nov 19

W3L Wrestling - Fight for Life

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Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed for popular YouTube show W3L Wrestling Showdown.
Dalkeith Miners Club EH22 2AT
Fri 15 Nov 19

INTO FILM FESTIVAL - Dora and The Lost City of Gold

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This live-action reboot of the popular childrens television animation Dora the Explorer follows an inquisitive and energetic Latina teenager who has been brought up by her explorer parents in the
Vue Livingston, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Almondvale Avenue, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 6QX
Thu 14 Nov 19

INTO FILM FESTIVAL - Spider-Man: Far From Home

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After suffering a recent personal loss, Peter Parker decides to take some time for himself and joins his classmates on a school trip around some of Europes most famous cities.
Vue Livingston, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Almondvale Avenue, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 6QX
Thu 14 Nov 19

INTO FILM FESTIVAL - The Angry Birds Movie 2

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Based on the popular game about an island of Angry Birds in conflict with a group of Bad Piggies, this sequel sees the two sides forming an alliance against threat to their homeland.
Vue Livingston, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Almondvale Avenue, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 6QX
Wed 13 Nov 19

INTO FILM FESTIVAL - Green Book

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In 1962, working class Italian-American Tony Vallelonga is a respected bouncer who does his job with minimum fuss.
Vue Livingston, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Almondvale Avenue, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 6QX
Wed 13 Nov 19

INTO FILM FESTIVAL - The Grinch

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Everyone knows that The Grinch is notoriously grumpy, but how and why did he get that way This animated version of the Dr.
Vue Livingston, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Almondvale Avenue, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 6QX
Tue 12 Nov 19

INTO FILM FESTIVAL - Bohemian Rhapsody

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This foot-stomping musical explores and celebrates the life of musical icon Freddie Mercury, front-man of rock-band Queen.
Vue Livingston, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Almondvale Avenue, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 6QX
Tue 12 Nov 19

INTO FILM FESTIVAL - How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Autism Friendly)

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One year on from the second film, the Isle of Berk has been transformed into a peaceful home for both humans and dragons, with the young Viking Hiccup now ruler and chief of the land.
Vue Livingston, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Almondvale Avenue, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 6QX
Mon 11 Nov 19

Steam Gala weekend

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See the Scottish Railway Preservation Society’s steam locos and their finest coaching stock. See website www.bkrailway.co.uk for updates.
Bo’ness Railway, Union Street. Bo’ness EH51 9AQ
Fri 1 Nov 19

Samhuinn Fire Festival 2019

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Edinburgh’s spectacular Winter festival returns once more to Calton Hill this October with a fiery twist on Halloween night.
Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA
Thu 31 Oct 19

Spooky Saturday

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Spooky Saturday 26th October 10:00 – 17:00 On the Saturday before Halloween there’s even more spooky fun going on throughout the day - dooking for apples and other traditional games, crafts
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR
Sat 26 Oct 19

Friday Fright Night

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Friday Fright Night Friday 25th October 18:00 – 21:00 A little extra horror once the sun goes down, with a scary surprise around every corner, ghost trains to nowhere, and trailer rides circuiting
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR
Fri 25 Oct 19

VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight

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Programme: Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins in A minor Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Bach – Concerto for 2 Violins Vivaldi – The Four Seasons If you’ve never been to a classical concert
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 11 Oct 19

Spooky Happenings

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Spooky Happenings Sat 5th - 31st October As the nights get darker, mysterious creatures emerge from the dark corners of the old farm.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR
Sat 5 Oct 19

A Spoonful of Vintage Fair

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A Spoonful of Vintage returns to Stockbridge with a fantastic line-up of hand-picked, authentic vintage traders.
Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe Coburg Street, Edinburgh EH3 5BN
Sat 5 Oct 19

East Linton Antiques and Bric-a-brac Fair

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A regular event held for over 30 years and well known far and wide for its interesting mix of second-hand items from practical to precious.
East Linton Community Hall, 73 High Street, East Linton EH40 3BQ
Sun 29 Sep 19

Music from the Movies with London Concertante

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Join world-renowned London Concertante as they bring us on a stunning red carpet ride of iconic movie soundtracks.
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Fri 27 Sep 19

Dogs Day Out

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Calling all dog lovers! We’re holding our very own ‘Dogs Day Out’ and all four-legged friends are invited.
Dalkeith Country Park, Via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST
Sat 31 Aug 19

Steak Night at The Kitchen

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In need of a night out? Steak Night is back by popular demand – and it’s bigger and better than ever. Slice into the best cuts of the finest Buccleuch Beef and enjoy a steak experience like no...
The Kitchen at Restoration Yard, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith, Edinburgh EH22 1ST
Fri 30 Aug 19

Perfect Wedding

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Waking in the bridal suite on his wedding day, Bill finds a strange girl in bed beside him. As he panics to get her dressed and out of the way, his bride arrives trapping the girl in the bathroom.
The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE
Mon 19 Aug 19

BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic Course - how to rescue whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals!

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Learn how to rescue Whales, Dolphins & Seals. British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) is a UK based marine animal rescue organisation.
Fisherrow Yacht Club, 97 New Street, Musselburgh EH21 6DG
Sun 18 Aug 19

The Last Bottle Escape Dinner

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Du Vin Bouchers, 62 High Street, Linlithgow EH49 7AQ
Wed 31 Jul 19

Day out with Thomas

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Travel on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Engines with friendly faces, children’s entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions: a popular event with young fans of the...
Boness & Kinneil Railway EH51 9AQ
Sat 27 Jul 19

The Comedy of Errors

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Open-Air Shakespeare production, bring along a picnic and enjoy this classic comedy in a beautiful setting. Folky Theatre present Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identities.
Glen House Gardens, Innerleithen EH44 6PX
Thu 18 Jul 19

The Wind in the Willows

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London based Quantum Theatre will be bringing open air theatre to Vogrie Country Park for the first time with an open air production of The Wind in the Willows on Thursday 18th July.
Vogrie Country Park Gorebridge Midlothian EH23 4NU
Thu 18 Jul 19

Big Kid Circus

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This year Big Kid Circus introduces an exciting mix of amazing new artistes! An incredible troupe from Cuba present a variety of acts, including the marvellous Teeter Board, a Russian Bar, a Double...
Howden Park, Livingston EH54 6AE
Tue 16 Jul 19

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