What to Do in Edinburgh This Spring

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games

The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games held between May 18th and 19th. It is the best chance to discover and appreciate the rich traditions and history of the Scottish and Scots-Irish settlers. You can find a wide variety of Scottish food and scotch. The enticing smells of traditional Scottish and Irish foods, such as meat pies, shortbreads, and yes – haggis – will compete for your attention and will indulge your senses. That you would be able to savor an appetizer bowl with everyday dishes served with curated Scotch. Come and have a great time!


Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi Exhibition

What do we mean when we talk about Contemporary Art? Scotland’s best modern art gallery takes its affair from a whole lot-quoted remark through the American artist, Andy Warhol: “I want to be a computer.” The exhibition includes hardly viewed drawings via Warhol from the Fifties, as well as his new famous prints of Marilyn Monroe. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi is a Scottish sculptor and artist, and one more pop art avant-garde. While Warhol traced his images, Paolozzi used bright college, until they both moved on to screen printing in the 1960s. The exhibition lasts until the 2nd of June.


The Lookout – Gardener’s Cottage

This new restaurant from certainly one of Edinburgh’s historical time favorites, Gardener’s Cottage, cantilevers off the northwest slope of Calton Hill. The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage is the third Edinburgh venture from chef director Dale Mailley who opened The Gardener’s Cottage in 2012 and Leith bakery Quay Commons in 2017.  On the card, there might be potted crab or kippers served with sourdough, roe deer and hazelnut tagliatelle or salt-broiled beetroot with goat’s curb. And then don’t skip a walk across the gallery followed via a sit down on Tessa Lynch’s sculptured seats outside.


Pitt Street Market

Edinburgh is home to some of the best markets in Scotland and features all year round in the city center. The Pitt Market is Leith’s late-night market located on Pitt Street, with a bustling food, drink and music scene. Expect to find dogs and families jostling for noodles every weekend. The Milk flow—an antique glide dishing up coffee, Italian gelato, waffles, and different milk-based candy—and burgers piled excessively and oozing with juice from the Buffalo Truck.


The Easter break has officially started, which for kids across Edinburgh means two weeks of blissful freedom and non-stop fun. Running from 6 to 21 April, the festival will consist of activities throughout the city at venues, together with the Scottish Parliament and the National Museum of Scotland. Its main base is the City Art Centre, which may be packed full of workshops, actions, and adventures for children aged three and over.


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