Procession to St Giles, tossing caber & Glyndebourne Opera & Royal Danish Ballet rehearsing.
The Edinburgh International festival (Edinburgh Festival).
The festival opens with a service at St Giles. From universities all over the world, Principals, Vice-Chancellors and rectors gather for festival. In procession from city chambers led by Lord Provost of Edinburgh - 19 countries were there. Entering St Giles for service. The Highland Games at Murrayfield. - Throwing 16 lb hammer (Scots style). A piece from the thick end is cut off as the caber is not tossed. K. MacDonald of Forest Harriers, does it. The Edinburgh Tattoo. - Posters. Paul Hindemith conductor Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (holding book.) Members of Royal Danish Ballet limbering up. Margrethe Schanne of Danish Ballet arrives with ballet skirt. At the Kings Theatre where the Glyndebourne Opera are rehearsing the director behind stage gives last minute directions. Presents in shops. Tartan. Flowers.