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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: 29-30 July

What to do this weekend: 29-30 July


Edinburgh Art Festival

First of the August festivals, the Edinburgh Art Fest has just kicked off with a bunch of cool exhibitions, temporary art installations and accompanying events such as their flagship Art Lates. Why not explore the installations and exhibitions this weekend, before the Fringe crowds arrive! The Skinny Magazine has put together a handy guide to the Art Fest including food and drinks stops on the way.

Edinburgh Food Festival

The Edinburgh Food Fest is celebrating the finest of Scottish produce this weekend at George Square Gardens. Expect delicious street food from your favourite local vendors including Poco Prosecco, Umami Spice Girl and Boy and The Marshmellow Lady. There will be also interesting talks such as The Great Gin Debate, Tasting with Whisky Tube Map as well as Urban Foraging.


New Reekie 2 (Titan Arum)

You might remember back in June 2015 when botanics enthusiasts got excited about New Reekie: the first ever blooming Titan Arum plant in Scotland. It was not supposed to happen again this soon, but the plant must be really enjoying the Scottish soil and decided to bloom again! Keep checking the Botanics' website for updates when the full bloom is likely to happen. They measure the plant every day and New Reekie 2 can return in a few days with a smelly bloom.


How and Why to Eat the Wild

Another exciting event on foraging with the guys behind Buck & Birch (and the Aelder Elixir). The event is hosted by the beautiful Newton Walled Gardens and lunch is provided. Only limited number of tickets available for booking details check out the Facebook event.

Visit Dalmeny House

This is the last Sunday this summer when Dalmeny House is open to visitors. Entry is by guided tour only, tours start at 2.15pm and 3.30pm. Find more info here.

Have a nice weekend!
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