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On the Radar: Edinburgh
There are plenty of reasons to visit Edinburgh this June. Whether you're a festival seeker or culture vulture, the capital of Scotland is definitely the place to be right now. Fly direct from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and book via our Edinburgh destination page.
So, what's on? We've put together a list of the best upcoming events that you just can't miss this month...
1. Edinburgh College Glow Festival: 7th May – 30th June 16
Feel inspired as Edinburgh College students light up venues across the city to showcase their creative talents! Glow runs from 7th May to 30th June, with events ranging from music, theatre, dance and make-up artistry to film, photography, art and design.
Find out more at the Edinburgh College Glow Festival website.
[Image credit: This is Edinburgh]
2. The Edinburgh International Film Festival: 15th June – 26th June 16
From 15th – 26th June, Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will showcase some of the very best in British, American, European and World cinema. EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent by hosting a number of must-see events and screenings in celebration of its 70th Edition.
Further information can be found on the Edinburgh International Film Festival website.
[Image credit: EIFF Facebook]
3. The Royal Highland Show: 23rd June – 26th June 16
For four days each June, families flock to the Royal Highland Show to experience the very best Scotland has to offer including food & drink, shopping & fashion, children’s activities, outdoor living & countryside and not forgetting the finest farmyard animals.
For more information, visit the Royal Highland Show website.
[Image credit: This is Edinburgh]
4. Retina Scottish International Photography Festival: 24th June – 30th July 16
This year’s 3rd Edition of the Retina Scottish International Photography Festival will showcase over 60 photographers in 15 exhibitions at 8 venues across the city, all to celebrate the very best of photography from around the world!
For more information, visit the Retina Scottish International Photography Festival website.
[Image credit: Retina Scottish International Photography Festival Facebook ]
5. Fashioning a Reign at The Palace of Holyroodhouse: 21st April – 16th Oct 16
In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday, three special exhibitions will take place constituting the largest collective display of stunning outfits from her wardrobe. The first exhibition will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for her Majesty’s birthday on 21st April.
In total, over 150 outfits worn by The Queen will be presented across the three Palaces, with each special exhibition displaying selection of outfits chosen because of their close association with the location. Further information can be found on the Palace of Holyroodhouse website.
"Dazzling dresses, magnificent Royal Apartments, a unique celebration."
[Image credit: Royal Collection Trust]
So what are you waiting for? Don't miss out on a summer in Scotland, book now!
For further information on where in the world you can fly to from LJLA, browse our destinations page. Or, if you have already decided where you would like to go and want to book your flights.
Passenger numbers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) continue to grow at the start of the winter season, with a rise of 5% in October compared to October 2017, with many passengers and families taking advantage of the choice of flights to some great overseas destinations during the school half term.
With the festive Christmas period not far away, there’s never been a better time to explore the vast array of Christmas markets across Europe. Here’s a selection of what’s on over the festive period in 2018: