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Welcome to the Weekend Enthusiast! A collection of travel, lifestyle, restaurant reviews and home of the Edinburgh Enthusiast. 

What to do this weekend: 2-3 April


Source: Edinburgh International Science Festival

This weekend is all about food and architecture: Gastrofest at the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Festival of Architecture at the Mound.

Tiny Homes Village

The Tiny Homes Village has now been set up at the Mound ranging from self-sustaining eco-pods to Mongolian yurts. It is hard to imagine today how urban future will look like in 2060, but innovative architecture and design can help you think small. (Good news: daydreaming about a three-bedroom colony cottage or a converted factory home is still allowed today.)


Wild, Scottish and Free

Buck and Birch will be cooking at the Botanics this Saturday. More details here.
Missed out? Buck and Birch teamed up with Galloway Wild Foods for a foraging feast on 22nd April. The event includes 2.5 hours of guided foraging followed by candlelit dinner at the atmospheric Dalriada overlooking Portobello beach. If you would skip the walk and want to tuck into the food straight away, there are a few places available for dinner only.


Source: Wallace and Gromit

Looking for something cheesy? Here is a tutored cheese tasting at Summerhall led by Paul Thomas dairy technologist. You can also learn about the development of flavour in difference cheese varieties and the influence of culture and production technology.
Missed out? Read further, there will be further cheesy options on Sunday.



The ever-popular Scimart returns to Summerhall. Stalls include Summerhall residents Barney's Beer and Pickerings Gin, Filament Coffee, Harajuku Kitchen and those with sweet tooth will be catered by Lovecrumbs and The Marshmallow Lady. If you missed Cheeseology on Saturday, there will be drop-in cheese-making workshops in the Old Lab.

Have a nice weekend!

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