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Departing from Rosyth on July 12, 2024


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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz Festival was set up in 1978 by banjo-player and guitarist, Mike Hart. Mike's initial focus was on traditional jazz and a host of events taking place for free admission in pubs. By the mid-80's the Festival had added ticketed events, and had broadened its musical policy to encompass swing and mainstream jazz and occasionally some more modern groups.
A Princes Street parade was established, and free events in the Grassmarket and Princes Street Gardens. A blues weekend centred on the Caledonian Brewery in Slateford was added. The administration became professional and significant sponsorship, especially from brewery companies, helped the Festival to present many major international names from the worlds of classic and swing jazz. Amongst the regular visitors were Buddy Tate, Warren Vache, The Black Eagles Jazz Band and the Hot Antic Jazz Band.
By the mid-90's the social landscape of Edinburgh had changed. Music in pubs was much reduced and the Festival's artistic approach serviced a much wider audience. By now, Edinburgh Jazz And Blues Festival presented music from most jazz styles and attracted audiences of all ages to almost exclusively ticketed events. The Mardi Gras in the Grassmarket and Jazz On A Summers Day in Princes Street Gardens remained as free events.
From the Festival's commencement the artistic policy has been to concentrate on musical excellence (rather than the "star system") and to champion spontaneous creativity: music making on the spot in Edinburgh. These virtues have been developed in the 21st Century with the production of a wide range of new music, the establishment of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra, and an on-going commitment to supporting Scottish musicians to realise creative ideas, and to link with international musicians. Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has also grown its world outlook, presenting high quality musicians from all over the world.

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Genesis Scottish Open 2023

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Information about Rosyth port | Getting around from Rosyth

Travellers' FAQ

Where can I change money?

There is no immediate facility, but taxi drivers are helpful and will take you to a suitable ATM or exchange bureau. You will find the nearest facilities in Dunfermline.

Where can I find wifi?

The Cruise Terminal Building is equipped with free wifi. Internet access facilities can also be found in some of the cafes and hotels in Dunfermline. Find out more about Dunfermline town centre »

Do local hotels offer parking deals?

Why not try the Elgin Hotel, in Charlestown, By Dunfermline. Just four miles from the port. The Hotel overlooks the River Forth, has plenty of space to stretch your legs, and is located in a historic village, part of Scotland's Lime history, and frequented by the Royal Family over the centuries. Free parking while you are away and just a short trip to the port for your ship

Is there an easy way to get to St Andrews?

If you have not booked an excursion on board you can either take a taxi – which might make sense if there are a few passengers travelling together, or train to the nearby station of Leuchars, from where you need to take a taxi or one of the local bus shuttles. Find out more about getting around »

Where can I go for a walk?

The ship arrives in an industrial dock, so there are no immediate scenic walks. The courtesy shuttle service will take you to Dunfermline, the ancient capital of Scotland, where walks are available in the beautiful Pittencrieff Park, donated to the city by Andrew Carnegie. Guided walks, and walks along the Fife Coastal Path, are also available. Find out more about walks in the area »

Do the taxis take credit cards?

In Rosyth most local taxis are likely to take bank cards but if they do not, the drivers will happily take you to a local ATM.