April 2014 Events

Events across Scotland in April 2014.

Homecoming Scotland 2014

The year-long programme of events will be celebrating the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage.

Stockbridge Market, Edinburgh

A Scottish Farmers market with a continental heart - quality local artisan crafts too!

Open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

PBFA Book Fair - Glasgow

Antiquarian and secondhand Books, Maps and Prints offered for sale by dealers from all over the UK.

St Abbs Market

Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food.


Scotland Sings

Scotland Sings takes place throughout the year, giving visitors the chance to sing in public through a series of events around the country.

Angus Farmers' Market

The stall holders from the Angus Farmers' Market will be looking out their tartan bonnets to take part in the Tartan Week festivities. This is a chance to celebrate Scottish people, heritage and culture and of course to sample all the market brings with first class local produce.

Tour Auchentoshan Distillery

Explore a full range of whiskies and exclusive ale. Open seven days a week. Holidays: 25th and 26th of December and the 1st and 2nd of January.

Arthur's Secrets

A moderate graded walk, led by Historic Scotland Rangers Service, to explore the geology, natural history, archaeology and cultural history of Holyrood Park. Find out about the rare wildlife that makes the park so special and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Dumfries and Galloway Wildlife Festival

Held in various venues across Dumfries, the event will have walks and talks, exhibitions and demonstrations, excursions, open-days, films and much, much more, which will make it an event for the whole family.

Melrose Rugby Club

Annual sevens rugby tournament featuring 24 teams from across the world, in which New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty, Singapore, Hong Kong Scottish and London Scottish join the fray. Melrose is the home of the rugby Sevens. It is the perfect fun day out for families and rugby fans alike.

Melrose 7s

Arguably the most famous sevens rugby tournament in the world, the Melrose 7s, is staged every April at the ground where the game originated. Melrose Rugby Football Club will host its 130th tournament this year.

Glen Farg

A rich fare comprising of Scottish,  Irish and contemporary music and  children's entertainment.


Discover Islay on foot in the company of other walkers in this exciting event. A nominal fee will be charged for each walk, and suitable footwear and clothing is strongly recommended. The walking trails are graded as  moderate, challenging and strenuous for the benefit of walkers of all skill sets.

PBFA Glasgow Book Fair

Antiquarian and secondhand Books, Maps and Prints offered for sale by dealers from all over the UK.

Ceilidh Culture

Ceilidh Culture is Edinburgh's annual showcase of traditional arts, through music, song, dance and storytelling and much more right here in the heart of Scotland’s capital city.

Paisley Beer Festival

The biggest beer festival in Scotland. Paisley Beer Festival brings the widest range of ales and cider under one roof!

Perth Festival Races

Celebrating 400 years of Racing in Perth (1613-2013) Perth Racecourse offers the perfect location for a day at the races in a historical setting.

Isle of Mull Music Festival

The Mull Music Festival takes place largely in the  public houses spread around the island. Musicians and groups from all over Scotland participate in this event, which will make the other wise quiet island lively with musical notes.

FINA Diving World Series

The 6th edition of this prestigious competition,will bring together some of the world’s greatest diving stars.

European Festival of Brass

The European Festival of Brass welcomes visitors and players from all over the continent. Featuring the 7th European Solo Championships, the European Youth Brass Band and the 2014 European Brass Band Championships.

Bupa Great Edinburgh Run

A great day of running in the Scottish capital including the Bupa Junior & Mini Great Edinburgh Run and the Bupa Great Edinburgh.

Celtic Food and Drink Festival

Discover Iron Age cooking including claybaked and smoking fish, spit cooked meat, crannog stews, locally foraged greens, breads and spreads, and themed beverages.

Colonsay Festival of Spring

A huge range of guided walks, talks and workshops held every day led by experts to celebrate the natural beauty and flora and fauna of the Isle of Colonsay. Also local art, craft, photography and cooking classes.

Beltane Fire Festival

A special revival of an ancient Celtic fertility festival with a unique and wild procession of fire, drumming and revelry.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Over a thousad ive performances from jazz superstars in four different venues in Cheltenham..