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Drive In Movies at Edinburgh Airport off to a Flyer!

September 1, 2020 3:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Drive In Movies at Edinburgh Airport off to a Flyer!

UNIQUE EVENTS ARE BACK WITH A BRAND NEW DRIVE-IN MOVIE EVENTS SERIES! Unique Events and partners Edinburgh International Film Festival, have hailed the opening weekend of their new Drive-In Movies project a huge success, with audiences of over 4,000 people flocking to Edinburgh Airport to experience a 4-day outdoor cinema extravaganza for people of all ages, which included family favourites,... View Article


Unique Events hit the road with KT Tunstall & Lidl Live for fundraising celebration

February 3, 2020 11:34 am Published by Comments Off on Unique Events hit the road with KT Tunstall & Lidl Live for fundraising celebration

Unique Events have had a fun-packed start to 2020, producing ‘Lidl Live’ with KT Tunstall, a series of charity concerts and promotional campaign, counting-down to the opening of Lidl’s 100th Scottish store and celebrating their 25th anniversary in Scotland. Over 4,000 people enjoyed spectacular live shows, taking in Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Strathpeffer Pavillion, Ayr Town Hall and ending with a special night... View Article


Spectacular Torchlight Procession opens Bloody Scotland 2019

September 24, 2019 11:14 am Published by Comments Off on Spectacular Torchlight Procession opens Bloody Scotland 2019

The cream of International crime writers descended on Stirling last weekend for the spectacular Bloody Scotland Festival, which over 8 years has established itself as one of the UK’s leading literary events. To start things in spectacular style, Unique Events once again produced the opening Torchlit Procession event, which leads participants from the stunning surroundings of Stirling Castle to the... View Article


First Acts Announced for Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker 2020

September 5, 2019 7:57 am Published by Comments Off on First Acts Announced for Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker 2020

Unique Events are pleased to announce the return of Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker in January 2020, along with the first shows at the all new ‘Burns&Beyond Festival Club’ located in Edinburgh’s famous Assembly Rooms, George Street from Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 January. Opening the Burns&Beyond Festival Club on Thursday 23 January is Scottish music legend and inspirational artist Edwyn Collins. Recently celebrating his 60th birthday, the musician,... View Article


Lidl Gardens at the Fringe presents spectacular free programme

August 20, 2019 1:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Lidl Gardens at the Fringe presents spectacular free programme

For 4-days in August (Thurs 15 – Sun 18 August), Unique Events helped transform Deaconess Gardens, Edinburgh into The Lidl Garden at the Fringe, presenting a packed programme of FREE activities and performances for all ages, featuring some of the very best in comedy, music and performance from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A family daytime programme allowed younger audiences to get... View Article


Film Fest in the City 2019: Over 15,000 enjoy free outdoor cinema

June 18, 2019 11:58 am Published by Comments Off on Film Fest in the City 2019: Over 15,000 enjoy free outdoor cinema

Edinburgh’s largest outdoor cinema event ‘Film Fest in the City’ returned to St Andrew Square last weekend with another packed 3-days of FREE outdoor cinema produced by Unique Events on behalf of our clients Edinburgh International Film Festival and Essential Edinburgh. The fantastic line-up of free screenings ran from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 June 2019 and welcomed over 15,000 visitors... View Article


Tickets go on-sale for Illuminight with Lidl 2019

May 30, 2019 10:28 am Published by Comments Off on Tickets go on-sale for Illuminight with Lidl 2019

Illuminight with Lidl, the light and sound spectacular in Kilmarnock’s Dean Castle Country Park, will return this year from Wednesday 23 October to Sunday 17 November with an all new show and exciting new theme to be announced later in the summer.  Tickets for the 2019 event go on-sale 10am, Friday 31 May from www.illuminight.co.uk Presented by East Ayrshire Leisure... View Article


World’s Big Sleep Out announced for global fundraiser

May 8, 2019 9:04 am Published by Comments Off on World’s Big Sleep Out announced for global fundraiser

Exciting announcement from our friends at Social Bite as this year Sleep in the Park goes global with ‘The World’s Big Sleep Out’! Unique Events will be back in Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens for one last Sleep in the Park fundraiser, but this time we will be producing an official event in London’s Trafalgar Square, which along with Times Square NYC... View Article


Film Fest in the City returns for 2019…

May 7, 2019 1:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Film Fest in the City returns for 2019…

The ever-popular (and totally FREE) Film Fest in the City event is returning to St. Andrew Square Garden this June, with another packed weekend of outdoor cinema produced by Unique Events on behalf of our clients Edinburgh International Film Festival and Essential Edinburgh. A fantastic line-up of free screenings running from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 June 2019, will once again... View Article


Thistle do nicely!

November 20, 2018 12:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Thistle do nicely!

Unique Events Directors Penny & Al were delighted to attend the Scottish Thistle Awards and be awarded Best Cultural Event or Festival for Unique Events’ role in Sleep in the Park for Lothian and Borders. Last year 8,000 people joined the world’s largest sleep out in Princes St Gardens to raise £4 Million and call for an end to homelessness in... View Article


Last week of Illuminight!

November 14, 2018 3:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Last week of Illuminight!

We’ve been having a great time in Kilmarnock with our second season of Illuminight with Lidl! There are a few more days to go but so far: • Over 4,500 hot chocolates have been made by the team • 41 Speakers are used across the event • 1300 Festoon lamps illuminating the walkways and warming zones • 1428 Lights creating... View Article


Sunday Herald Culture Awards – winner!

July 18, 2018 1:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Sunday Herald Culture Awards – winner!

We were delighted to be invited along to the Sunday Herald Culture Awards last Thursday 12th July. The Sunday Herald team were keeping very tight lipped about why they wanted us to be in attendance but we were happy to head along and enjoy the night! After a great evening celebrating some incredible performances and winners, particular shout out to... View Article


Another fantastic Film Fest in the City!

June 26, 2018 2:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Another fantastic Film Fest in the City!

Last weekend we welcomed over 10,000 film fans into St Andrews Square to Film Fest in the City. Spirits were high despite the slightly damp conditions, a particular highlight of the weekend being the two Paddington movies where our audience were treated to marmalade sandwiches supplied by our chums at Mackays. The most popular film of the weekend was definitely... View Article


Illuminight is back!

May 4, 2018 10:17 am Published by Comments Off on Illuminight is back!

We’re delighted to work with, once again, East Ayrshire Leisure to produce Illuminight at Kilmarnock’s Dean Castle Country Park. Running from Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 18 November Illuminight, which last year welcomed over 38,000 people, is a magical experience for all the family with stunning visuals, state-of-the-art lighting installations and music along a trail showing Dean Castle and the... View Article


Lights, Camera, Action!

May 1, 2018 3:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Lights, Camera, Action!

We’re delighted to once again deliver three days of free outdoor screenings at St Andrew Square Garden, Edinburgh at Film Fest in the City with Mackays Working with our clients, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Essential Edinburgh, Unique Events will deliver all production and site services for this immensely popular free open-air cinema event, Film Fest in the City with Mackays from... View Article


Sleep in the Park – a huge success

December 12, 2017 2:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Sleep in the Park – a huge success

This weekend saw Unique Events deliver Sleep in the Park – a massive fundraising success with over 8,000 people sleeping rough to support Scottish charity Social Bite. So far over £3.6 million has been raised to help eradicate homelessness in Scotland within the next five years. In addition to the monetary donations, 164 job opportunities and 33 temporary housing solutions were donated... View Article


Red, Red Rose Street

December 6, 2017 2:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Red, Red Rose Street

  Following the success of the event last year the second Red, Red Rose Street Festival, celebrating all things Burns, returns to the city centre in January 2018 with an even bigger and better programme of events.  Focused around Rose Street, the Burns celebrations will include a Burns Supper, two family ceilidhs, Burns Club comedy nights, Captivate Theatre’s musical of... View Article


Popular in Kilmarnock!

December 1, 2017 5:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Popular in Kilmarnock!

We are delighted to announce the success of ILLUMINIGHT, the fire and light spectacular in Kilmarnock’s Dean Castle Country Park which ended Sunday 19th November. The inaugural event welcomed over 38,000 visitors during its four week run. Presented by East Ayrshire Leisure, created and produced by Unique Events in collaboration with production specialists Black Light, Illuminight celebrated the re-opening of Dean Castle... View Article


Illuminight extra sessions!

November 7, 2017 10:49 am Published by Comments Off on Illuminight extra sessions!

ILLUMINIGHT, the brand new fire and light spectacular in Kilmarnock’s Dean Castle Country Park, is proving to be this autumn’s hottest ticket with thousands of visitors enjoying the event over the opening weekend and over 12,500 tickets already snapped up for the run. Due to popular demand, new family-friendly sessions have been added to ILLUMINIGHT each weekend until Sunday 19... View Article


Queensferry Crossing Opening Ceremony

September 8, 2017 4:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Queensferry Crossing Opening Ceremony

We were delighted to produce and facilitate the Opening Ceremony activity for the new Queensferry Crossing on Monday 4th September. The Queensferry Crossing sits alongside the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge – three iconic structures spanning three centuries of cutting-edge civil engineering and we were honoured to play a role in such a historic and memorable occasion.  


Sleep in the Park launched

August 30, 2017 12:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Sleep in the Park launched

We are delighted to be working with Social Bite to launch the World’s largest ever ‘Sleep-out’ with a mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland in 5 years  Thousands expected to sleep rough in Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens and city centre this December Live concert featuring A-list ‘buskers’ Liam Gallagher, Deacon Blue, Amy Macdonald and Frightened Rabbit. All playing rare... View Article


Illuminight announced

August 1, 2017 9:57 am Published by Comments Off on Illuminight announced

ILLUMINIGHT All new fire and light spectacular launched for Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock Tickets on-sale 10am, Friday 4 August A brand new fire and light spectacular in Kilmarnock’s Dean Castle Country Park is set to be this autumn’s hottest ticket.  ILLUMINIGHT will be a magical experience for all the family with stunning visuals, state of the art lighting installations... View Article


Film Fest in the City

May 4, 2017 12:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Film Fest in the City

We are delighted to be working with Edinburgh International Film Festival and EdinEvents to once again to roll out the green carpet to deliver all production and site support for their summer outdoor cinema. Edinburgh International Film Festival’s hugely popular open-air cinema, Film Fest in the City, is set to return to St Andrew Square Garden this summer, with the Festival... View Article


Mary Queen of Scots Festival announced

May 2, 2017 3:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Mary Queen of Scots Festival announced

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS FESTIVAL 2017 2017 marks the 450th anniversary of the end of the reign of Mary Queen of Scots in 1567, and the time of her captivity in Loch Leven Castle. It was announced today that the Mary Queen of Scots Festival will be held in Kinross on Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September 2017, celebrating the... View Article