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 1st - 5th & 12th - 31st July 2019
Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 5th, 12th - 20th & 26th - 31st July 2019
Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 1st - 12th & 26th - 31st July 2019
Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 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 film, jazz & blues, photography and art at its best!
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
Edinburgh Food Festival | TBC
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
Foodie finds & dining events
Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!
Bushcraft & foraging
Bushcraft and survival skills day course : Dalkeith Country park | 13th July 2019
Theatre & Music
Both Kylie and The Proclaimers are playing at the Castle, is there a more spectacular venue in Scotland?
The Bodyguard | 9th - 20th July 2019
Kylie | 14th & 15th July 2019
The Proclaimers | 20th & 21st July 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (with callers for beginners) Every Tuesday
Sport & Charity runs
Big Fun Run | 28th July 2019
Musselburgh Racecourse : Lucas Ice-cream Family Day | 23rd July 2019