Festivals in Scotland

Here is our listing of festivals in Scotland throughout the year including cultural, historical, musical and religious events.


The Insider Festival, Aviemore

The Insider Festival, Aviemore will be back in 2015 .

True to its name the Insider Festival is all about small, idiosyncratically-named stages tucked away in the woods of the Inshriach Estate. A small crowd and a high number of artists, makes this event a celebration of music, food and performance. A perfect choice for those who are uncomfortable with festival crowds.

Big Tent Festival

The Big Tent Festival is Scotland's leading and largest environmental green festival,which is aimed at promoting ways and means reduce the carbon footprint in the world.

Galloway Antiques Fairs

Galloway Antiques Fairs have been organising quality antiques and fine art fairs for around two decades.

Fingask Follies

Musical and theatrical evening held annually at Fingask Castle near Perth. 

The Scribbler's Picnic

The Scribbler's Picnic is one of the highlights of Stirling's live music scene and is always a cracking day out. This year promises to better than ever with a great list of acts, loads of stalls, fun and games. Scribblers is raising money for 5 cancer charities.

3 Harbours Art Festivals

The largest and most diverse arts festival in East Lothian,3 Harbours Art Festivals in  2014 will run from the 31st May to the 8th June in venues through­out Cocken­zie, Port Seton and Prestonpans.

Loanhead Music Festival

Loanhead Music Festival is a local folk festival held in various venues, which focuses on pub sessions and fun.

Kilmarnock Outdoor Festival

An interesting mix of guided walks and family events in and around Kilmarnock, including events of historical interest and outdoor photography master classes.

St Monans Sea Queen Day

St Monans Sea Queen Day is a traditional village festival to celebrate the fishing heritage of the local area where a girl from the St Monans community is nominated as the Sea Queen.

Angus Show

The Angus show is an Annual agricultural show with live stock, fun fair, trade stands, craft marquee, horse and hound, tractor pulling, dancing displays, pipe bands and lots more.

Solas Festival

The third Solas Festival offers an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone with various attractions including Music, books and discussion events.


LesFest is Scotland's only annual rock and metal festival. It is held near the village of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, which is Ten minutes from junction 7/8 off the M74 Motorway.

Harris Arts Festival

This festival displays the Hebrides' passion and aptitude for luring arts fans to idyllic locations and rewarding them with a showcase of professional performances and local artistry. Now in its 22nd year, the festival is the highlight of a summer-long programme of events, illustrated talks, concerts and workshops.

T in the Park

The 20th T in the Park will be held at Balado from 12th to 14th July featuring many exciting events.

Hebridean Celtic Festival

The festival will bring together some of the top international artists set against the backdrop of the Gaelic culture and Hebridean heritage.

Lossiemouth Folk Club Festival

The Lossiemouth Folk Club Fest encourages performers to come and play 'for the craic' in the spirit of celebrating traditional music and tales

Aberdour Festival

10 Day cultural festival that includes short film festival, outdoor events and family.


Scotland's most westerly music festival boasts two nights of top quality traditional music.

Fringe By The Sea, North Berwick

So where will you begin with this year’s Fringe By the Sea Festival in August in North Berwick? - the best of British blues music? Fringe First winners? Laugh ‘til you wheeze? American beauties? Maybe it will be the authors that catch your eye – or some of the wildlife and history events celebrating this Year of Natural Scotland. By concentrating our efforts on the two Spiegeltents at North Berwick harbour – we are creating a festival village that will be exciting, vibrant and FUN!

Marymass Festival

A classic traditional festival that dates back to 1,000 years, the Marymass Festival attracts a big crowd.

Galloway Country Fair

One of Southern Scotland's largest country fairs in the grounds of lovely Drumlanrig Castle

Peebles Arts Festival

The only cross-platform multi-arts festival in the Borders. Some of the events include music by local performers, visual art representing the local area, author readings, newly-commissioned theatre performances, film, a crafts fair and tours with historical, humorous, musical, landscape and literary themes.

Bell Rock Blues Festival

Bell Rock Blues Festival 2014 takes place 22nd to 24th August 2012 in the town of Arbroath. 34 different bands ranging from solo to six piece will cater to the musical ears of  everyone!