‘Going Local: Edinburgh’s Heritage for Health’   PROGRAMME OF FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

‘Going Local: Edinburgh’s Heritage for Health’   PROGRAMME OF FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Date Event Messages
1 The Great Outdoors  
Mon 9 Nov

Check RBGE website for times

Botanic Gardens A visit to the Botanics is always relaxing. Come and enjoy plants from all over the world. Visits are free but remember to book a time slot in advance at www.rbge.org.uk and follow the 6/2 rule.


2 Culture on Campus  
Wed 11 Nov


St Cecilia’s Hall – World Origami Day Origami Folding Fun: inspired by decorative motifs from the St Cecilia’s Hall Music Instrument collection, 3 short films will show you how to fold 3 different motifs, used in the decoration of Instruments at St Cecilia’s Hall.

Each motif film will be accompanied by a mini talk from our curators on the instrument of inspiration.

Email PrescribeCulture@ed.ac.uk for details

3 A Heart of Art  
Fri 13 Nov


National Galleries of Scotland





In the Mind’s Eye

Enjoy two relaxing descriptive talks by the artist Juliana Capes, introduced by the National Galleries of Scotland, Deputy Head of Engagement (Health and Wellbeing), Janet Smyth.


4 Words for Wellbeing  
Sun 15 Nov


Postcards from Scott-Land Join UoE Museums Manager, Ruthanne Baxter, to celebrate #ILoveToWrite Day. Inspired by one of Scotland’s most renowned writers, Sir Walter Scott, and others, we’ll time travel tourism and take a ‘Staycation’ around Scotland circa 1800s.

Through this journey we hope you will experience the benefits of putting pen to paper in an age when it is becoming somewhat of a dying art.

Have a pen or pencil, some postcards, blank paper and your imagination at the ready.


5 People Make Places  
Tue 17 Nov


CollectED UoE Student

Walking Tour


Join Sami and Sawyer- the Golden Retriever tour guide – for a fun walking tour exploring the colourful history of the Royal Mile with a fascinating detour to Greyfriars Kirkyard. Along the way there will be some fun surprise connections between the sites and the UoE collections.

This taster tour is free (donations are welcome), but is available on a first-come-first-served basis. You must book in advance www.weewalkingtours.com/book-wee/walks following the 6/2 rule.

Be sure to wear appropriate outwear and comfortable shoes as the tour will last 90 minutes.