Lambing is in full swing on the farm with happy lambs playing in the fields around the cottages. With the wild-cherry trees in flower in the woodlands and the hill pastures looking a fresh and green, it can be a lovely time of year to visit.

MAY AVAILABILITY AT EASTSIDE

Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) Fully booked

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 24th - 31st May 2019

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 13th - 17th & 19th -25th May 2019

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 6th - 12th May 2019

What's on in Edinburgh in May?

Edinburgh,as always, provides a wealth of entertainment. The Hidden Door Arts Festival transforms its next derelict city space into a bustling arts venue.

This May, sampling Scotland's best booze has never been better with Whisky Stramash and the Edinburgh Beer Festival. The kids will be inspired by Imaginate, the dance and theatre festival especially for children.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

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Festivals

May is fast becoming Edinburghs next big festival month. For big kids there are some fantastic festivals showcasing the exciting local talent behind Scotlands beer, whisky and gin. Hidden Door Festival returns to the abandoned Leith Theatre with it's happy blend of grassroots artists and headline acts, in the words of Barry Gordon “Hidden Door have quietly resuscitated what surely is – even in its current rough ‘n’ ready state – the best live music venue in the country.”

For little kids Imaginate brings the best of children's theatre and dance to Edinburgh.

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

Cocktails in the City | 3rd - 4th May 2019

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival | 24th & 25th May 2019

Whisky Stramash | 18th & 19th May 2019

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

Festival of Museums | TBC

Ingliston Revival : Classic & Prestige Car Festival | TBC

Pint of Science | 20th - 22nd May 2019

Edinburgh International Magic Festival | TBC

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

Juniper Festival | 31st May - 2nd June 2019

Hidden door festival Edinburgh

Hidden Door Arts Festival (Chris Scott)

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Music & Theatre

A busy month for Music and Theatre. We are looking forward to Spring! by Scottish Ballet, Lost at Sea and Bill Bailey.

Tradfest 2019: Talisk + The Adam Sutherland Band | 3rd May 2019

Rock of Ages | 30th April - 4th May 2019

The Verdict | 30th April - 4th May 2019

Scottish Ballet Spring! | 2nd - 4th May 2019

UB40 : 40th Anniversary Tour 'For The Many'| 2nd May 2019

Strictly Come Dancing : the Professionals | 10th - 11th May 2019

Thriller Live | 14th - 18th May 2019

Lost At Sea | 20th - 22nd May 2019

Rambert2 | 24th - 25th May 2019

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap | 27th - 29th May 2019

Kevin Clifton in Burn the Floor | 28th May 2019

1O Soldiers | 30th May 2019

Bill Bailey : Larks in Transit | 31st May 2019

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Theatre & events for Children

The Worst Witch | 7th - 12th May 2019

Doctor Dolittle | 14th - 25th May 2019

& don't forget Imaginate!

Imaginate Edinburgh, theatre for children

Little Red at The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (Imaginate)

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Exhibitions

Jupiter Artlands reopening after the long winter is always a highlight, although The Long Look, a collaboration between a printmaker and a photographer will be worth a look.

In Focus : Scottish Photography | until 12th May 2019

Charles II : Art & Power | throughout May 2019

Robots | until 5th May 2019

Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi : I want to be a machine | throughout May 2019

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

Body Beautiful : Diversity on the Catwalk | from 23rd May 2019

The Long Look | from the 25th May 2019

Jupiter Artland Re-opens | 18th May 2019

Antony Gormley’s Firmament at Jupiter Artland

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Food & Foraging

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration, although there are lots of seasonal dinning and foraging events for those that like to really eat local.

The Free Company : Spring Dining Series | 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 23rd & 26th May 2019. Book now as tickets sell out super fast!

Archerfield Walled Garden Long Table | 11th May 2019

Wild Food : Spring Foraging in the Pentland Hills | 24th - 26th May 2019

Bushcraft and survival skills day course : Dalkeith Country park | 11th May 2019

Forage walk & first aid with plants workshop | 26th May 2019

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Scottish Ceilidh dancing

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

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Sport & Charity events

Edinburgh Marathon | 26th May 2019

Gung-Ho! Edinburgh | 11th May 2019

Eduardo Paolozzi | Take-off

Rich native grass and heather on the hills of the Pentlands, hill sheep farm, Kips to Scald Law, sun and cloud on a summers day, Scotland

Wild Food : Foraging in the Pentlands

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Hidden door festival Edinburgh

Hidden Door Arts Festival (Chris Scott)

Imaginate Edinburgh, theatre for children

Little Red at The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (Imaginate)

Antony Gormley’s Firmament at Jupiter Artland

Eduardo Paolozzi | Take-off

Rich native grass and heather on the hills of the Pentlands, hill sheep farm, Kips to Scald Law, sun and cloud on a summers day, Scotland

Wild Food : Foraging in the Pentlands

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