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What to do this weekend: 28-29 September

What to do this weekend: 28-29 September


Final Weekend 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 fifth (final) weekend open days will feature the city of Edinburgh and it’s one of our favourite weekends of the year! Don't miss your chance to get into some amazing places: download the brochure or pick it up in town. Our favourite venues from the last few years include:

  • The private gardens of New Town - Queen Street Gardens (Sat), Dean Gardens (Sun), Regent, Royal and Carlton Terrace Gardens (Sun)

  • The gorgeous McEwan Hall (Sun)

  • The gardener’s cottage at West Princes Street Gardens (both days) with advance booking required on The Quaich Project website

  • National Records of Scotland at the stunning New Register House (Sat) with advance booking required via ‘’ or 0131 314 4300.

Catalog Ltd at Custom Lane

The lovely interior shop, Catalog Ltd of Stockbridge is hosting a pop-up at Leith’s Custom Lane. This weekend’s focus is 3 beautiful new brands which have recently been introduced into their portfolio: furniture from Ethnicraft, rugs from Linie Design and lighting from LZF Lamps. The pop-up is open on Saturday between 10-5 and on Sunday between 11-4. Watch out for my Instagram stories at @edienthusiast on Friday as I might be able to give you a sneek peak!

Velow Bikeworks Pop-up

It’s the final weekend of the Velow Bikeworks pop-up at Space at Seventeen in the heart of Stockbridge. Make sure to pay them a visit if you’re after a restored classic or vintage bike. Accompanying the pop-up, there’s also an in-house exhibition by local illustrator and cycling enthusiast Rebecca J Kaye.

Last weekend of the season at Jupiter Artland

If you are a fellow Jupiter Artland enthusiast, you might want to make the most of the last few days of the season. You only have this weekend to visit this beautiful sculpture park before it closes its doors until May 2020. For a sample itinerary, check out my blog post for the Art Fund from last year.

Have a nice weekend!

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