Eastside is changing into it's autumn colours once again. The bracken and treetops turn golden, and red rowan and hawthorn berries provide ample food for the fieldfares passing through on their way south for Winter.

September Availability at Eastside

Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) 9th -13th, 16th - 22nd & 27th - 30th September 2019

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) 9th - 13th & 16th - 20th September 2019

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) 24th - 30th September 2019

Woodshed (sleeps 2) 25th - 29th September 2019

What's on around Edinburgh in September?

September is often a good time to explore Edinburgh. The streets are much quieter and you can get a better locals' perspective without the Festival fanfare. Make the most of the exhibitions and chances to see beyond the (usually closed) doors during Doors Open Day. Visit the local landmarks or have a night out at the theatre and dine-out in some spectacular eateries.

Summer series at The Free Company



Doors Open Day gives access to hidden architectural gems in locations throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. Buildings are opened to the public in celebration of their fascinating architecture and the stories they can tell. Different buildings open each year from Edinburgh observatories to anatomical museums depending on the programme.

Doors Open Days | TBC

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches | 15th September 2019

Ocean Film Festival | 14th September 2019

Doors open day Edinburgh

Visit spectacular and unusual places in Edinburgh & throughout Scotland | Doors Open Days



This month Cut and Paste : 400 years of Collage takes our fancy. The exhibition showcases the medium from 16th Century anatomical collage to collage as protest in the 60s and 70s. The collection includes works by Pablo Picasso, Charles Dickens, Henri Matisse and Peter Blake. Owing to the fragility of much of the work, the exhibition will not tour: it can only be seen at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.

Jupiter at Dusk | 12th September 2019

Cut and Paste : 400 years of Collage | throughout September 2019

A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Palace of Holyrood | throughout September 2019

Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs | throughout September 2019

Jupiter Artland | until 30th September 2019

ARTIST ROOMS : Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe | throughout September 2019

Body Beautiful : Diversity on the Catwalk | throughout September 2019

The Long Look | throughout September 2019

NOW : Anya Gallaccio, Charles Avery, Aurélien Froment, Roger Hiorns and others | until the 22nd September 2019

Bridget Riley | until the 22nd September 2019

Wild and Majestic : Romantic Visions fo Scotland | throughout September 2019

Victoria Crowe : 50 years of Painting | throughout September 2019

Microscopes : Nature Revealed | until 15th September 2019

The Italian Connection | from the 7th September 2019

Jupiter at Dusk


Theatre & Dance

Annie | 30th September - 5th October 2019

Mamma Mia! | 19th - 28th September 2019

Richard Alston | 27th - 28th September 2019

Burke & Hare: The Business of Murder | throughout September 2019


Theatre & Workshops for Children

Scottish Ballet's : Wee Hansel & Gretel | 13th - 15th September 2019


Luna Open Air Cinema

Luna Open Air Cinema : Botanic Gardens Edinburgh : Sunshine on Leith | 1st September 2019


Foodie finds & dining events

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!

The Free Company : Summer series | TBC

The Secret Herb Garden : Full Moon Dinners | 15th September 2019

Canteen : Street Food Festival | 28th September 2019


Bushcraft & foraging

Bushcraft and survival skills day course : Dalkeith Country park | 7th September 2019


Sport, charity & yoga

Caledonian Cup at Musselburgh Racecourse | 14th September 2019

Pedal for Scotland | 8th September 2019

The Kilt Walk | 15th September 2019

Yoga at Jupiter Artland | Tuesdays & Fridays throughout September 2019


Scottish ceilidh dancing

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (with callers for beginners) every Tuesday

Tête | Picasso

Le Clown | Matisse

Summer series at The Free Company

Doors open day Edinburgh

Visit spectacular and unusual places in Edinburgh & throughout Scotland | Doors Open Days

Jupiter at Dusk

Tête | Picasso

Le Clown | Matisse

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