The warm sunny days are perfect for making the most of the scent-filled cottage gardens. As the roses come into bloom and BBQs are lit, prepare for summer! Fine June days are perfect for drying the sheep as we start shearing and packing the wool on the farm this month.

JUNE AVAILABILITY AT EASTSIDE

Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) available 19th - 21st June 2019

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 22nd - 28th June 2019

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 21st - 24th & 28th - 30th June 2019

Woodshed (sleeps 2) fully booked

What's on around Edinburgh in June?

Visit Edinburgh this month for whisky, jazz & blues, gardening, racing and the Royal Highland Show!

Highland Show Edinburgh, children, cow, showing

The Royal Highland Show | A great fun day out for all the family

1.

Festivals

The Royal Highland Show is a real highlight this month. We love visiting the shows huge cattle shed to meet the best of all breeds as well as the fluffy Highland favourites. Next door you can watch the Scottish clydesdale horses, such gentle giants, being prepared for the ring and pulling their brewers dray in teams of six.

Children will love the Shetland ponies and the cheeky goats who thrive on the attention and the odd nibble of clothing.

Hidden Door Festival | 30th May - 2nd June 2019

Imaginate : Edinburgh International Children's Festival | 25th May - 2nd June 2019

Gardening Scotland Show | 31st May - 2nd June 2019

Juniper Festival | 31st May - 2nd June 2019

Musselburgh Racecourse : Stobo Castle Ladies Day 2019 | 1st June 2019

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling | 6th - 16th June 2019

Edinburgh Whisky Festival | 15th June 2019

Fathers Day | 16th June 2019
This is Edinburgh has put together the perfect guide for treating Dad in and around Edinburgh this year.

Edinburgh International Film Festival | 19th - 30th June 2019

Royal Highland Show | 20th - 23rd June 2019

Lets Rock Scotland : family friendly rock concert | 15th June 2019

2.

Exhibitions

June has some fantastic exhibitions, from Turner prize winning Anya Gallaccio, to the beautiful bold works of Bridget Riley. Holyrood Palace is exhibiting the Royal wedding photographs and the National Museum opens its 'Wild and Majestic' exhibition, showcasing a romantics (Outlander) vision of Scotland.

Charles II : Art & Power | until 2nd June 2019

A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Palace of Holyrood | from 13th June 2019

Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi : I want to be a machine | until 2nd June 2019

Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs | from the 21st June 2019

Jupiter Artland | throughout June 2019

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

Body Beautiful : Diversity on the Catwalk | throughout June 2019

The Long Look | throughout June 2019

NOW : Anya Gallaccio, Charles Avery, Aurélien Froment, Roger Hiorns and others | from 1st June 2019

Bridget Riley | from 15th June 2019

Wild and Majestic : Romantic Visions fo Scotland | from the 26th June 2019

Cut and Paste : 400 years of Collage | from 29th June 2019

Victoria Crowe : 50 years of Painting | throughout June 2019

Microscopes : Nature Revealed | throughout June 2019

Jupiter Artland

Hidden door festival Edinburgh

Hidden Door Festival | credit Chris Scott

Edinburgh International Film Festival

4.

Theatre & events for children

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors | 13th - 16th June 2019

Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians | 13th - 16th June 2019

Funbox: The Wild West Show | 23rd June 2019

Family night : To the Moon and back | 18th June 2019

Blaze 1 Bridget Riley

5.

Food & drink

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

Steak Night at Restoration Yard | 28th June 2019

Canteen : Street food Festival | 29th June 2019

Meet the maker : Eden Mill | 29th June 2019

Primal bushcraft & survival courses

7.

Workshops & Lectures

Still life Drawing in the Gallery | 14th June 2019

Life Drawing | 15th June 2019

Opening Talk: Bridget Riley | 15th June 2019

Easel sketching in the Gallery | 20th & 21st June 2019

Edinburgh New Town walking tour | 23rd June 2019

National Gallery Highlights Tours | 29th June 2019

Tour of Ancient Egypt Gallery | 15th - 29th June 2019

National Museum of Scotland : June Tours | A different themed tour for every day in June 2019

8.

Workshops for Children

Walk, Talk, Make (Ages 2-5) | 15th June 2019

Family Tours (ages 6+) Modern Art Gallery | 29th June 2019

Little Adventures: Dino Diggers | 6th - 27th June 2019

9.

Scottish Ceilidh dancing

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (including callers for beginners) every Tuesday

Imaginate Festival

Wittgenstein in New York. From As is when | Eduardo Paolozzi

Highland Show Edinburgh, children, cow, showing

The Royal Highland Show | A great fun day out for all the family

Jupiter Artland

Hidden door festival Edinburgh

Hidden Door Festival | credit Chris Scott

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Blaze 1 Bridget Riley

Primal bushcraft & survival courses

Imaginate Festival

Wittgenstein in New York. From As is when | Eduardo Paolozzi

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