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.
October Availability at Eastside
Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) 20th - 27th October 2018.
Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) 6th - 10th, 17th - 22nd & 27th - 31st October 2018.
Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) 8th - 20th & from the 27th October 2018.
Woodshed (sleeps 2) Fully booked.
What's on around Edinburgh in October?
Make the most of Edinburgh's cocktail festival 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!
Edinburgh Short Film Festival | 26th October - 10th November 2018
Scottish International Storytelling Festival | 19th - 31st October 2018
Samhuinn Fire Festival | 31st October 2018
Food & Drink Festivals
Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend | 15th - 21st October 2018
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!
Halloween yoga workshop at Restoration yard on the 28th October
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
"Impossible not to come away spellbound"
“A unique opportunity to see a wide range of Rembrandt’s works brought together, including landscapes, portraits, self-portraits and religious pictures…Will tell the story of the British discovery of Rembrandt both by collectors from Charles I onwards and by artists… A genuine blockbuster” The Scotsman
Emil Nolde : Colour is Life | until 21st October 2018
NOW: Monster Chetwynd, Moyna Flannigan, Henry Coombes, Betye Saar, Wael Shawky | from 20th October 2018
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers | from 26th October 2018
Sea Creatures : Life Beneath the Ocean | 21st September - 18th October 2018
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
An Evening with Nigella Lawson | 14th October 2018
Turin Brakes | 26th October 2018
Calendar Girls | 2nd - 13th October 2018
Macbeth | 23rd - 27th October 2018
Tours, Events & Workshops
The Sunday Sketch at the National Museum of Scotland | 7th October 2018
Art for Absolute Beginners 3: Charcoal | Portrait Gallery 4th October 2018
Easel Sketching in the Gallery | National Gallery 11th October 2018
Art for Absolute Beginners 4: Pastels | Portrait Gallery 25th October 2018
Fabulous Fungi : Hopetoun House | 28th October 2018
Narcissus Flower School (evening class) : The Thanksgiving Home | 11th October 2018
Narcissus Flower School (evening class) : Day of the Dead | 30th October 2018
Narcissus Flower School (day class) : Botanical Painting with Jacqui Pestell MBE | 11th October 2018
Restoration Yard's Steak Night | 20th October 2018 (book in advance) a delicious menu using their own Buccleuch Beef.
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club (including callers for beginners) | 9th 16th 23rd 30th October 2018