October brings autumn colour, blustery walks and leaves falling as the evenings grow steadily darker. The farm is now back to its winter sheep stocking numbers that are easily sustained alongside our rich flora and fauna in the hills. There is a brief respite on the farm before tupping time.

What's on around Edinburgh in October?

Make the most of Edinburgh's delicious restaurant, gin & cocktail festivals for nights out in the capital this month. For a scary (but mainly fun) night out take advantage of the dark evenings for a Halloween-worthy ghost tour by vintage bus!

The Gin Festival

The Gin Festival

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Halloween & Ghost Tours

There are some brilliant ghost tours in Edinburgh - most covering the capital's fairly gruesome past. Some are more light-hearted than others and the routes vary from historic streets to ancient underground arches and infamous graveyards!

Spooky adventures for kids

Ghost Bus Tours

City of the Dead Tours

The Real Mary Kings Close | Condemned Halloween Tours | TBC

Witchery Tours

Edinburgh Ghost Bus

Edinburgh Ghost Bus

Samhuinn | credit Martin McCarthy

Samhuinn | credit Martin McCarthy

Condemned Halloween tour

Condemned Halloween tour

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Exhibitions

Canaletto & the Art of Venice | throughout October

Victoria Crowe : Beyond Likeness | throughout October

Planes, Trains & Automobiles | throughout October

Rip it Up | throughout October

Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity | from 6th October 2018

Rembrandt : Britains Discover of a Master | until the 14th October 2018

Emil Nolde : Colour is Life | until 21st October 2018

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Music , Theatre & Comedy

Madagascar : A Musical Adventure | 2nd - 6th October 2018

Joanna Lumley : It's All About Me| 12th October 2018

Caro Emerald | 13th October 2018

The Gin Festival

The Gin Festival

Edinburgh Ghost Bus

Edinburgh Ghost Bus

Samhuinn | credit Martin McCarthy

Samhuinn | credit Martin McCarthy

Condemned Halloween tour

Condemned Halloween tour