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) available 1st - 31st May 2020

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 31st May 2020

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 1st - 31st May 2020

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 31st May 2020

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 its next mystery location 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 | TBC

Cocktails in the City | TBC

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival | TBC

Whisky Stramash | TBC

Imaginate : Edinburgh International Children's Festival | TBC

Ingliston Revival : Classic & Prestige Car Festival | TBC

Pint of Science | 11th - 13th May 2020

Gardening Scotland Show | 29th - 31st May 2020

Juniper Festival | TBC

Tradfest | 1st - 11th May 2020

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)

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Exhibitions

Jupiter Artlands reopening after the long winter is always a highlight.

Jupiter Artland Re-opens | TBC

The Italian Connection | until the 24th May 2020

NOW | Katie Paterson, Ciara Phillips and others | until the 31st May 2020

Tyrannosaurs | until the 4th May 2020

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 | TBC

Wild Food : Spring Foraging in the Pentland Hills | TBC

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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 | 23rd - 24th May 2020

Gung-Ho! Edinburgh | TBC

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

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