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.


Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) fully booked May 2022

Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) available 20th - 27th May 2022

Woodshed (sleeps 2) Fully booked May 2022

Wash House (sleeps 2) Fully booked May 2022

Cartshed (sleeps 2) Opening on the 6th May 2022

What's on in Edinburgh in May?

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

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival



For big kids there are some fantastic festivals showcasing the exciting local talent behind Scotlands beer, whisky and gin.

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

Whisky month | Various venues throughout May 2022

We fully recommend (for the whisky novice or whisky buff), the fantastic new Johnny Walker experience in Princes Street. As good at the storytelling as the tasting. For somewhere more rural head to Glenkinchie whisky distillery in East Lothian for a lowland whisky tour and taste.

Imaginate : Edinburgh International Children's Festival | 7th - 15th May

Tradfest | 29th April - 9th May 2022

A Pint of Science | various venues from the 9th - 11th May 2022

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival | TBC

Imaginate Edinburgh, theatre for children

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



The Art of Wallpaper - Morris & Co. | 28th January - 11th June 2022 | Dovecot studios

H-E-L-L-O by Cauleen Smith Exhibition | 22nd January - 1st May 2022 | Collective gallery

Audubon’s Birds of America | 12th February - 8th May 2022 | National Museum of Scotland

Jupiter Artland

You are Here 2022 | until 8th January 2023


Barbara Hepworth | Art & Life | until 2nd October 2022

Mary, Queen of Scots and the Book of Hours | until 2nd August 2022

Antony Gormley’s Firmament at Jupiter Artland


Theatre & Entertainment

NT Live Encore Screening: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage | 2nd May 2022

Ballet Black | 4th May 2022

Backstage Tour: Festival Theatre | 7th May 2022

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here | 8th May 2022

Anything Goes | 11th - 15th May 2022

Wuthering Heights | 24th - 28th ay 2022

Scottish Ballet's The Scandal at Mayerling | 25th - 28th May 2022

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals | 29th May 2022


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 | Check their website for dates, a wonderful field to fork experience.

The Gardener's Cottage | menu changes throughout the season to reflect local produce

Baern cafe | Part of the fantastic Bowhouse farmers market, local seasonal... a bit of a drive but worth it.


Sport & Charity events

Edinburgh Marathon | 29th May 2022

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Imaginate Edinburgh, theatre for children

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

Antony Gormley’s Firmament at Jupiter Artland

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