May 2014 Events

Events across Scotland in May 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.

Henderson's 50/50 Food Festival

Fifty days of food festivities in celebration of the vegetarian restaurant's anniversary.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Edinburgh's underground bistro Henderson's opening it's doors there will be 50 days of food festivities including speed dining, barbecues, exhibitions, tastings, masterclasses and fancy dress parties.

St Abbs Market

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

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival

The Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2013 will feature some of the popular teams like Asian Dub Foundation, Congo Natty aka Rebel MC with Tenor Fly, Slamboree, Headmix Collective and the Correspondents among others.

Scottish Series and Luke Patience

A premier yacht racing event that was started 38 years back, the Scottish Series has been the premier yacht racing event in Scottish waters.

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.

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.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

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

Darvel Music Festival

Darvel Music Festival will be held  at Darvel Town Hall, East Ayrshire is one of the most popular  cultural highlights of the south west, offering a truly eclectic mix of styles.

Shetland Folk Festival

The 34th Shetland Folk Festival shall be held between 1st and 4th May 2014.Local and invited musicians perform at venues throughout the islands.

Spirit of Speyside Festival

Enjoy distillery visits, music, dining and many other themed activities during this celebration of whisky in its spiritual home.

Girvan Traditional Folk Festival

 A weekend community folk festival run by Girvan Folk Club featuring a range of open sessions, concerts, workshops and children's events.

Girvan Traditional Folk Festival will be held on May 2-4 in Girvan.


Fingask Follies

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

Brew at the Bog

Brew at the Bog combines the best in alternative and indie British talent with the best craft beer in the UK.

Neilston Show

An interesting and diverse festival that brings together various breeds o farm animals like Cattle and sheep.

Mallaig Half Marathon

The event starts at Beasdale station, following the scenic route through Arisaig and Morar, and finishes by the swimming pool in Mallaig.

Imaginate Festival

Imaginate is the largest and most successful performing arts festival for children and young people in the UK.

Boswell Book Festival

Boswell Book Festival will be held in May 2014 at Auchinleck House, by Auchinleck

Ayr County Show

Ayr County Show will be held from 9th and 11th May 2014 at Ayr Racecourse, Ayr.

Moniaive Folk Festival

Moniaive probably has more musical events and festivals (per head of population) than anywhere else in the country. And with a sizeable group of traditional musicians living in the village and surrounding countryside our pub sessions are amongst the finest.
Sessions, piping competitions, workshops, and more.

Scottish Bird Fair

The Scottish Birdfair has something for everyone – from the most dedicated birders, to garden birdwatchers and those with a more general interest in wildlife.