Annual summer school focusing on the connections between Scottish traditional music, Gaelic song and dance.
Selection of cultural events in Scotland
An interesting event that brings together literature, thought and the outdoors in the Borders.
North-East Scotland's innovative festival exploring the spoken and written word in performance with an emphasis on events that combine literature with other artforms.
A four-day programme of walks, talks, story sessions and workshops with renowned storytellers from Scotland and beyond. The events are held across mainland Orkney with a trip to at least one of the outer islands; the last night always includes an Open Mic session, to encourage new talent.
The highlight of this lively festival of concerts and dances, that take place throughout the islands, is the Grand Dance, where up to a dozen bands play virtually non-stop accordion and fiddle music.
The Straw Bear Festival celebrates the old Fenland plough custom of parading straw bears around the town every January.
Find out about the Norsemen who made Scotland their home for centuries including warriors, explorers, pirates and merchants.
The Creative Mackintosh Festival is an annual festival which will run from 11 - 26 October 2014. The festival programme will include new artistic commissions in design, visual art and performance. There will also be various other attractions including exhibitions, talks, tours, films, music, dance and drama performances, children's activities and workshops among others.
The Lossiemouth Folk Club Fest encourages performers to come and play 'for the craic' in the spirit of celebrating traditional music and tales
Since its inception in 1988, ALIVE Festival has grown to be one of the nation’s premier contemporary Christian music festivals! Now in its 27th year, the festival will feature live music, talks, conferences, worship and days out.
A rich fare comprising of Scottish, Irish and contemporary music and children's entertainment.
A special revival of an ancient Celtic fertility festival with a unique and wild procession of fire, drumming and revelry.
Started in 1979 with an objective to bring world-class artists to rural area, this event has grown in popularity over the years. The nine-day family-friendly multi-arts Borders-based festival boasts everything from theatre, dance and music to literature, film and art.
Edinburgh's festival season kicks off with the Meadows Festival, which offers the best local bands, dance groups, quirky performers and workshops amidst lots of family-friendly activities.
The Culross Festival has been bringing top UK and Scottish acts to the picturesque setting of Culross for over 20 years. The open-air lawn of Abbey House and the presence of catering facilities lend themselves to a late summer picnic, and previous festivals have included Eddi Reader, Ruby Turner and Capercaillie.
The 5th Solas Festival offers an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone with various attractions including Music, books and discussion events.
Biennial arts festival of Cupar Arts Festival will focus on contemporary visual arts that attracts new work and includes internationally-recognized artists.
The 20th T in the Park will be held at Balado from 12th to 14th July featuring many exciting events.
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.
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.
Opening with a family ceilidh on the Friday evening, the weekend proceeds with a selection of workshops, sessions, open stage, family events and concerts, run by a folk club that's been in existence now for over 50 years
A celebration of the rich woodland culture and ancient Hallowe'en rites of the Borders in a variety of locations around the beautiful Tweed Valley.
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!
The name of this festival could be a misnomer as this variety cultural programme is by no means small.
Now into the 93rd year, IRN-BRU Carnival is Europe’s largest indoor fun fair, which will feature over 60 rides and attractions apart from new and exciting additions to cater to thrill seekers, families and kids.
The annual Common Riding festivals will be held across 11 towns across the Scottish Borders in the months of June and July.
The world’s best known New Years Eve party will feature a range of events and activities.
A weekend community folk festival run by Girvan Folk Club featuring a range of open sessions, concerts, workshops and children's events.
A popular agricultural show that features trade stands, craft tent, light horse section, Clydesdale horses, private driving and lots more.
A local festival with a range of activities and musical concerts, exhibitions, craft fairs and a daily café and sporting competitions.
The largest and most diverse arts festival in East Lothian,3 Harbours Art Festivals in various venues throughout Cockenzie, Port Seton and Prestonpans.
The longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 68th edition.
Musical and cultural festival in venues around Orkneys
15th century festival that continues to be celebrated in Peebles today with Beltane Queen, Local Ridings etc