Art in Edinburgh

Must-sees for Scottish art lovers

Visitors don't have to look far to see Scottish art in action. Start with a visit to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – the stunning newly renovated building is the impressive home of some of Scotland's most influential faces, both past and present. Next, head over to the Scottish National Gallery, where you can find works from greats like James Guthrie and William York Macgregor.

Events for young art lovers

Even the youngest audience members deserve a laugh, and there's no shortage of opportunities in Edinburgh during the fringe. Walk the famous Royal Mile to enjoy the sight of buskers trying everything from magic to stunt work. Playing all month in St. Andrew's Square at The Famous Spiegeltent is a new show called Comedy 4 Kids. With nothing but a microphone, James Campbell is charming audiences between the ages of six and eleven, replacing rude words with fantastic jokes that will have all ages laughing.

Modern Art in Edinburgh

Visitors looking for the best of modern and contemporary art can take advantage of permanent and visiting exhibitions at the Scottish National Gallery for Modern Art. A playground for art lovers of all ages, the two galleries are filled with larger than life sculptures and thought-provoking modern pieces in a range of different mediums. Special exhibitions from some of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the world are also on show as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, taking part in special exhibitions like the much-anticipated Where Do I End and You Begin.