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.
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
Pint of Science | 20th - 22nd May 2019
Gardening Scotland Show | 31st May - 2nd June 2019
Juniper Festival | 31st May - 2nd June 2019
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
Theatre & events for Children
The Worst Witch | 7th - 12th May 2019
Doctor Dolittle | 14th - 25th May 2019
& don't forget Imaginate!
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
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
Scottish Ceilidh dancing
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (including callers for beginners) Every Tuesday