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What to do this weekend: 21-22 September

What to do this weekend: 21-22 September


Weekend 4 of Doors Open Days

Doors Open Days Scotland turns 30 this year and they are celebrating with the largest range of free events across the entire month of September. The fourth weekend open days will feature the city of Glasgow as well as several regions: Highlands, Moray, North Lanarkshire, Orkney. Read here a sample itinerary from a preview of Glasgow Doors Open Days we did last year, although timings are different, most buildings are open again this year.

Colony of Artists

The annual Colony of Artists is back for the 14th time this weekend. The Abbeyhill colonies and resident artists will open their doors for the public and you can visit them in their homes. We’re looking forward to popping in to Narcissus Flower School and catching up with Behind Bracken. There will be a range of accompanying events at the Safari Lounge, the Century General Store and at Abbelyhill Primary School. Check out the full programme here.

The Ivy on the Square’s 2nd birthday

Time is running - would you believe The Ivy on the Square is already celebrating their second birthday at St Andrew Square? Until 7 October they are serving a limited edition cocktail and dessert to celebrate the occasion. The Cotton Cloud Candy includes a sumptuous strawberry dome base and white chocolate mousse and is a grown-up take on a birthday sweet treat. Their birthday cocktail, the Candy Floss Fizz, is a delicious blend of Prosecco complemented with rosé, lychee, ginger and Havana 3yr old Rum, topped with cotton fairy floss. Book your table here.


Eat Wild + Drink Wild

Buck & Birch, our favourite foragers and cooks, the guys behind the pretty special Aelder Elixir and Amarosa are hosting a dinner at Portobello's Dalriada and they have teamed up with mixologist Miran Chauhan. We have been to multiple Buck & Birch dinners in the past and can thoroughly recommend the experience! Expect game, seafood, foraged treats and plenty of surprises - read our review of last year’s dinner series. Book your tickets via Eventbrite.


Trading Post

This Sunday Leith’s Custom Lane and Rogue Village are hosting a market of art and design, fashion and food. The line-up includes our favourite local independent businesses, amongst others:

  • Design: Jorum Studio with beautiful Scottish parfumes, Lifestory with beautiful scandi pieces, Instrmnt from Glasgow, BON TOT and Golden Hare Books from Stockbridge.

  • Food & Drink: Other Side Wine, Leith’s Pilot beer and Sweetdram, Borough Restaurant and Bostock Bakery.

Have a nice weekend!

What to do this weekend: 28-29 September

What to do this weekend: 28-29 September

What to do this weekend: 14-15 September

What to do this weekend: 14-15 September