We want everyone to enjoy their time in Edinburgh and there are a few simple steps all of us can take to ensure that our city remains beautiful and unique for now and generations to come.
Edinburgh’s neighbourhoods all have their own electric range of shops and services. Shop local and support businesses to discover some exclusive finds. Explore Edinburgh’s neighbourhoods
Use public transport
Next time you’re coming to the city why not leave the car at home? The city is well served by regular train and bus services from across Scotland and England. Being a small city, it is extremely walkable, but for longer journeys both Edinburgh Buses and Edinburgh Trams run a reliable and frequent service across the city.
Stay, travel and dine with a green business
The Green Tourism Scheme awards businesses who excel in a range of sustainable benchmarks including energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and community involvement. Discover more about green hotels, restaurants, attractions and tour companies in Edinburgh
Hire an electric vehicle where possible and take advantage of the many charge points that are now available across Edinburgh
Visit in the quieter months
Visiting off-season (September – May) is a great way to explore the city without having to compete with large crowds and queues. Learn more about Edinburgh throughout the year with our Season guides
Respect the natural environment
- Use bins provided or take your rubbish away and dispose of responsibly.
- When exploring the city’s countryside be considerate to farmland and livestock.
- Keep your dog on a lead when needed and clean up after them.
- Take only photos and leave only footprints.
For more ideas on how to have a more sustainable stay in the city, explore our guide, 10 Ways to Have an Eco-friendly Holiday in Edinburgh.
Money in Scotland
On this page you can find useful information about money in Scotland, how it works and how you can spend it.
Weather and Time
What timezone is Edinburgh in? What weather should you expect? Find out here.
Edinburgh Packing Guide
Wondering what to bring on your visit to Edinburgh? We’ve got you covered with our handy packing guide.
Luggage storage in Edinburgh
Need somewhere to keep your luggage while you explore Edinburgh? There are lots of storage options to choose from.
What to know before your visit to Edinburgh
We’ve put together a list of useful information and handy tips to keep in mind when visiting the city.
Edinburgh City Centre WiFi
Free WiFi is live throughout Edinburgh city centre, bringing free outdoor high-speed internet connectivity to visitors and residents.
Learn about some of the city’s places of worship, according to faith.
A warm and vibrant city, we want all our visitors to get the most out of their time in the city and to be able to enjoy and engage with the city’s unique history, heritage and culture.
Public and emergency services
In the event that you require medical or emergency assistance during your stay please follow these guidelines.
Maps and brochures
Downloadable maps and brochures to help you get more out of your time in Edinburgh.