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 Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

1.

Festivals

Edinburgh Short Film Festival | 26th October - 10th November 2018

Scottish International Storytelling Festival | 19th - 31st October 2018

Samhuinn Fire Festival | 31st October 2018

2.

Food & Drink Festivals

Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend | 15th - 21st October 2018

3.

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 King's Close

Witchery Tours

Halloween at Fort Douglas (for kids) on the 27th October & Toddlers Halloween on the 31st

Halloween yoga workshop at Restoration yard on the 28th October

Samhuinn | credit Martin McCarthy

Samhuinn | credit Martin McCarthy

4.

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

"Impossible not to come away spellbound"
The Guardian

“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

The Edinburgh Ghost Bus tour, perfect for Halloween

The Edinburgh Ghost Bus tour, perfect for Halloween

5.

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

7.

Dining events

Restoration Yard's Steak Night | 20th October 2018 (book in advance) a delicious menu using their own Buccleuch Beef.

8.

Scottish Ceilidh

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club (including callers for beginners) | 9th 16th 23rd 30th October 2018

The Real Mary King's Close

The Real Mary King's Close

Aerial View of Edinburgh : Alfred G Buckham (part of the' Trains Planes & Automobiles' exhibition)

Aerial View of Edinburgh : Alfred G Buckham (part of the' Trains Planes & Automobiles' exhibition)

Emil Nolde : Colour is Life

Emil Nolde : Colour is Life

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Samhuinn | credit Martin McCarthy

Samhuinn | credit Martin McCarthy

The Edinburgh Ghost Bus tour, perfect for Halloween

The Edinburgh Ghost Bus tour, perfect for Halloween

The Real Mary King's Close

The Real Mary King's Close

Aerial View of Edinburgh : Alfred G Buckham (part of the' Trains Planes & Automobiles' exhibition)

Aerial View of Edinburgh : Alfred G Buckham (part of the' Trains Planes & Automobiles' exhibition)

Emil Nolde : Colour is Life

Emil Nolde : Colour is Life

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