Settling In: Scotland in September

Emma Simpson Student Services Officer


August 31, 2018

Dean Village, A. O'Donnell, Fall 2017 Arcadia Scotland Student.

It's that time of year again! With the Edinburgh Centre ready to welcome new students to Scotland, and knowing that finding your feet in a new city can be difficult, we thought we'd share some suggestions of where to start exploring! 

From markets that have a variety of locally sourced foods and crafts to theatres and pubs, here are a few events and activities that we think will be fun ways for you to get to know your new home.

And don't forget that you're always welcome to get in touch or visit us at the Edinburgh Centre for more ideas or just to have a chat! (And watch this space for monthly suggestions of what's happening around Scotland!)



Farmer’s Market

Castle Terrace, Every Saturday 9am-2pm.

Explore a range of stalls with fresh produce, handcrafted items, and locally brewed delights. 

Dean Village and the Waters of Leith

Take a stroll along the Waters of Leith to Dean Village for a different side of Edinburgh. Dean Village is often referred to as one of the most picturesque parts of the city. 

A, Play, A Pie, and A Pint

Tues – Sat at 1pm and Fridays at 7pm.

Take in a bit of a theatre over lunch at the Traverse Theatre.



Farmer’s Market

Partick, Mansfield Park: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of month, 10am – 2pm.

Try a range of locally produced food and goods. 

Ashton Lane

Charming lane tucked away near the University of Glasgow with restaurants, pubs, and a cinema. 

Britannia Panopticon

The oldest surviving Music Hall with a range of weekly and monthly events, including silent movies with live music and theatre performances. September events include: Music Hall Memories, September 29 (Shows at 1:30 and 3:30) and Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Life and Legend (September 20-22 at 7:30, 23 at 3).


St Andrews

Farmer’s Market

Argyle St Car Park, 1st Saturday of the Month (February to December), 10am-4pm.

Experience the range of products on offer, produced throughout Fife.

The Byre Theatre

Hosts a range of activities, from film screenings to theatre performances. September Highlights include: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Nielsen Clarinet Concerto (September 13 at 7:30) and a screening of King Lear from the National Theatre, starring Ian McKellan (September 27 at 7).



Farmer’s Market

Market Square, 2nd Saturday, 9am-1pm.

Explore the best that Stirling has to offer in local produce and goods. 

Living History Weekends at The Battle of Bannockburn Centre

Every Saturday and Sunday in September, 12-4.

Try your hand at living in the Middle Ages. 


Local hang-out spot with pub quizzes on every Sunday and jam nights every Wednesday.