July is the hottest summer month here and we are always busy shearing the sheep on the farm. The cottage gardens are at their loveliest at this time of year and the wild flowers on the hill are in full bloom.

JULY AVAILABILITY AT EASTSIDE

Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) available 12th - 20th & 26th - 31st July 2019

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 12th - 20th & 26th - 31st July 2019

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 1st - 12th July 2019

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 8th - 12th & 19th - 22nd & 29th - 31st July 2019

What's on around Edinburgh in July?

There are lots of great events in Edinburgh this month with festival season kicking off. Expect a fantastic showing of carnival, jazz & blues, photography and art at its best!

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

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Festivals

The highlight this month has got to be the Jazz & Blues Festival and Carnival. The festival presents over 140 performances throughout the city culminating in a dazzling carnival under the Castle, expect an extravaganza of African drummers, Balkan beats and swirling dancers.

Jazz & Blues Festival | 12th - 21st July 2019

Dalkeith Agricultural Show | 13th July 2019

Edinburgh Art Festival | from 25th July 2019

Edinburgh Carnival & Mardi Gras | 15th July 2019

Anstruther Harbour Festival | 19th - 21st July 2019

Edinburgh Food Festival | 19th - 28th July 2019

National Museum of Flight Airshow | 27th July 2019

Summer Evening Gatherings at Jupiter Artland

2.

Exhibitions

This month we were going to take a look at ARTIST ROOMS, a photography collection celebrating the work of three of the twentieth century’s most influential photographers. We will also (as always) make a pilgrimage to Jupiter Artland for lazy afternoon walks in the sculpture park and their Summer Evening Gatherings at Cafe Party (below).

A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Palace of Holyrood | throughout July 2019

Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs | throughout July 2019

Jupiter Artland | throughout July 2019

ARTIST ROOMS : Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe | throughout July 2019

Body Beautiful : Diversity on the Catwalk | throughout July 2019

The Long Look | throughout July 2019

NOW : Anya Gallaccio, Charles Avery, Aurélien Froment, Roger Hiorns and others | throughout July 2019

Bridget Riley | throughout July 2019

Wild and Majestic : Romantic Visions fo Scotland | throughout July 2019

Cut and Paste : 400 years of Collage | throughout July 2019

Victoria Crowe : 50 years of Painting | throughout July 2019

Microscopes : Nature Revealed | throughout July 2019

Bushcraft & survival skills at Dalkeith Country Park

3.

Foodie finds & dining events

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!

Edinburgh Food Festival | 19th - 28th July 2019

Summer Evening Gatherings at Cafe Party : Jupiter Artland | 14th July 2019

Steak Night at Restoration Yard | 26th July 2019

Secret Herb Garden : Full Moon Dinners | 16th July 2019

Meet the maker : The Edinburgh Beer Factory & Thistly Cross Cider | 6th July 2019

Canteen : Street Food Festival | 27th July 2019

Reflected drama, San Giorgio : Victoria Crowe

4.

Bushcraft & foraging

Bushcraft and survival skills day course : Dalkeith Country park | 13th July 2019

5.

Theatre & Music

Both Kylie, The Proclaimers & Paul Weller are playing at the Castle, is there a more spectacular venue in Scotland?

The Bodyguard | 9th - 20th July 2019

Paul Weller | 11th July 2019

Kylie | 14th & 15th July 2019

The Proclaimers | 20th & 21st July 2019

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra | 19th July 2019

Ocean Colour Scene | 27th July 2019

Burke & Hare: The Business of Murder | throughout July 2019

Move Make Colour Create at the Modern Art Gallery

6.

Kids entertainment

Luna Kids Cinema | 10th - 14th July 2019

Wee Summer Mornings at the Museum | 1st - 26th July 2019

Science Saturday | 20th July 2019

7.

Workshops & courses

How to Draw the Human Head | 13th - 14th July 2019

Life Drawing | 20th July 2019

Sculpting the Head Using Clay | 27th - 28th July 2019

Summer Wreath Making Workshop | 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th July 2019

Narcissus Flower School : All Day Summer Flowers | 13th July 2019

Musselburgh Family Race day

8.

Ceilidh

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (with callers for beginners) Every Tuesday

9.

Sport & Charity runs

Big Fun Run | 28th July 2019

Musselburgh Racecourse : Lucas Ice-cream Family Day | 23rd July 2019

Costume Design for the King in 'La Liturgie', 1915 Natalia Goncharova

Untitled, 2016 : Anya Gallaccio

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Summer Evening Gatherings at Jupiter Artland

Bushcraft & survival skills at Dalkeith Country Park

Reflected drama, San Giorgio : Victoria Crowe

Move Make Colour Create at the Modern Art Gallery

Musselburgh Family Race day

Costume Design for the King in 'La Liturgie', 1915 Natalia Goncharova

Untitled, 2016 : Anya Gallaccio

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