SEPTEMBER 2013 in Edinburgh

top tips for things to do in Edinburgh this September 2013

The 94DR eyes ears and mouth guide for top tips for things to do in Edinburgh this September 2013 

Eat Scotland
Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is a celebration of the best that Scotland's vibrant larder has to offer.  It has grown every year as more people across the country get involved: The website listed over 220 events in 2012, from foraging to farmers' markets, cooking demos to butchery classes. 

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight
Saturday 7 - Sunday 21 September 2013 

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man
This exhibition displays thirty sheets of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical studies, which date from the winter of 1510-11 when he carried out some 20 autopsies at the University of Pavia in collaboration with the professor of anatomy, Marcantonio della Torre, and uses the latest medical technology including CT and MRI scans, computer simulations and 3D film of the body to explore the modern relevance of his anatomical research. This juxtaposition shows how far-sighted Leonardo’s work was, and how close he came to 21st-century medical thinking.

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
Friday, 02 August - Sunday, 10 November 2013

Mary Queen of Scots, got her head chopped off 
Mary, Queen of Scots is arguably one of the most enigmatic figures in Scottish history. Her story arouses strong emotions: was she betrayed by those she trusted, condemned to die a Catholic martyr or was she a murdering adulteress with her husband’s blood on her hands?  Make up your own mind? 

The National Museum of Scotland  
Friday 28 June – Sunday 17 November 2013

Books and Beer 
Edinburgh has been the home of many well respected and popular writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Fergusson; along with contemporary authors such as JK Rowling, Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh and Alexander McCall Smith. Because of its literary heritage Edinburgh has been nominated as the UNESCO City of Literature.

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour,
Every afternoon and evening throughout September 

Dine with the Gardeners
Set in the cottage originally for the gardener  (the B-listed building was designed by William Playfair) and constructed in 1836.Two young chefs Dale Mailley and Edward Murray, cook with a focus on seasonal foraged, sustainable and social dining, a 6 course set menu is served in the evenings on long communal dining tables. Lunch is a la carte and brunch is served at the weekends. 

The Gardener’s Cottage
Lunch: 12-2:30pm, Dinner: 5-10pm. Closed on Tues and Weds.

Ceilidh Dancing
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club bring you Edinburgh’s best regular ceilidhs. Every Tuesday evening they have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands. The bands have a caller who will teach the dances, so it’s great for everyone from complete beginners to experienced ceilidhers. Go and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be!

Every Tuesday night (from 10th September 2013)