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The Fringe of the Fringe: Scottish Cottages to enjoy the Festival without the crowds

The Edinburgh Festival is renowned throughout the world as the place to be in

August and the Edinburgh Fringe has now established itself as one of the greatest

comedy festivals. But beyond both of these contrasting cultural experiences there

are many other events around Edinburgh which do not involve quite the same

throng but still offer the chance to see some memorable comedy, literature, music

and art. Mackays has some wonderful Scottish cottages nearby from which to enjoy

the shows.

The Pittenweem Arts Festival that is held in this pretty fishing village of winding

streets. The festival uses this back drop to showcase drawings, millinery along with

over a 100 artists exhibiting all around the village. Almost every other house,

garage and garden will be a makeshift gallery.

Nearby Arncroach is a peaceful place within easy reach of Pittenweem, sandy

beaches and picturesque the fishing ports along the coast. Here Mackays offers a

charming Scottish holiday cottage with has beautiful views over the coastal villages

to the sea and the Isle of May. This is a large property sleeping 10 so why not bring

the family and enjoy area together?

Alternatively why not try the Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick. Combining comedy

with music the week of events is a breath of fresh sea air to the Edinburgh Fringe.

So as well as Eddi Reader you can also see Gervais Fin, Capercaillie and Phil

Cunningham in this pretty East Lothian town.

Mackays self catering Scotland has two excellent Scottish cottages that are ideally

situated for family holidays just a few miles down the coast from North Berwick.

They are within a few minutes’ walk of the village centre and the long sandy beach

for which Gullane is renowned. The owner would be pleased to organise golf on

various local courses by prior arrangement. The surrounding area offers excellent

leisure and recreational facilities for all ages and abilities.

Within 30 miles of Edinburgh the Innerleithen Music Festival is the place for celtic

music with two big concerts to enjoy along with lots of up and coming Scottish

musicians. Mackays self catering Scotland has a delightful, detached stone built

Scottish cottage less than five miles from Innerleithen. Over 100 years old the

cottage stands in its own garden which has a private driveway and lovely raised

patio with chiminea and garden furniture. The cottage retains much original period

character and the compact rooms are freshly decorated, light and sunny with most

attractive and comfortable furnishings. The cottage is warm, cosy and welcoming,

ideal for a break at any time of the year.

Mackays self catering Scotland has many Scotland holiday homes near

Culloden. To find all their cottages in Scotland visit

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