Before 5pm, Days out, Traditional & heritage

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Themed Tour

Themed tours of the collections, on a different subject each time.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Look behind the scenes and explore the Burrell's hidden stores.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Islamic Art at the Burrell.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Dunfermline Bruce Festival

Dunfermline, home to the story of Robert the Bruce as well as the legendary king's grave, hosts a weekend of historical activities and re-enactments with a strong family feel.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 12 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Boatie Blest

Sailing regatta with a number of races to enjoy.

Port Seton Harbour

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 07791 143309

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 07791 143309

  • 10:30 – 16:00

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Presents Clans & Drams

Find your Whisky Clan at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Whisky club opens its doors to members and non-members alike, for Clans & Drams, a month-long series of events during Homecoming Scotland's Whisky Month.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, London EC1N

Thu 1 May

Free / 020 7831 4447

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Fri 2 May

Free / 020 7831 4447

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sat 3 May

Free / 020 7831 4447

  • 10:00 – 22:00
…and 28 more dates until 31 May

John Lewis' 150th Anniversary Celebrations

An interactive exhibition to celebrate 150 years of John Lewis.

John Lewis, London W1A

Fri 2 May

Free / 0844 693 1765

  • 10:00

Sat 3 May

Free / 0844 693 1765

  • 10:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0844 693 1765

  • 10:00
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Afternoon Tea on the 14.05 Steam Train

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea on the 14.05 steam train from Bo’ness to Manuel. Tuck into sandwiches, cake and scones, washed down with tea or coffee.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Sat 26 Apr

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sun 27 Apr

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 10 May

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30
…and 38 more dates until 12 Oct

Create:Eat:Whisky

A 'multi-sensory whisky adventure' that explores the whisky making process through its sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by food and art enthusiasts Jelly & Gin.

Nestle Condensed Milk Factory, Edinburgh

Wed 14 May

£15–£25

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Thu 15 May

£15–£25

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Fri 16 May

£15–£25

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

…and 3 more dates until 19 May

Gourock Highland Games 2014

Set against the backdrop of the mountains of Argyll, Gourock Highland Games incorporates the West of Scotland Junior Highland Dance Championship, pipe bands, heavy events championship, and a programme of events and attractions such as musicians, arts, crafts and sports.

Gourock Park

Sun 11 May

£5 (£3; Children free; Family £14) / 01475 712032

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Largs Viking Festival

An annual festival marking the Battle of Largs in 1263 – the last skirmish between the Scots and the Norse – features a Viking village and a reenactment by the Swords of Dalriada showing how the Vikings lived in the 12th and 13th centuries. The week of events includes a food and craft market, aerobatic displays, a fun…

The Promenade, Largs

Sat 30 Aug

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 1 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 6 more dates until 7 Sep

South Wales Shire Horse Society Shire & Miniature Horse Show

Check out some lovely Shire horses and their miniature counterparts at this family friendly event.

Bailey Park, Abergavenny

Sat 5 Jul

£5 (£3; under 5s free) / 07779 353948

Judging begins at 11am.

  • 10:00
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The Stoke-On-Trent Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

There's 150 stalls of ceramics, vintage clothing, jewellery, militaria, clocks, furniture and even vintage fishing tackle to keep your bargain-hunting skills finely honed.

Northwood Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 18 May

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

1066 Game and Country Fayre

Displays of equine, clay pigeon shooting, dog show, agility and herding and other country pursuits. Plus music, crafts, stalls and activities for the whole family.

Normanhurst Estate, Battle

Sat 16 Aug

£8 (Family £20; under 17s £4; under 5s free; Seniors £5) / 07942 878107

  • 09:00 – 17:00

40 Years of Scottish Publishing: 1974–2014

Publishing Scotland (previously the Scottish Publishers Association) turns 40 this year, and this exhibition celebrates all the highs of Scotland's publishing history. In conjunction with Napier University and Dundee University.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 16 May

Free / 0131 556 9579

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 17 May

Free / 0131 556 9579

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 19 May

Free / 0131 556 9579

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 17 more dates until 7 Jun

Adams Antiques Fair

More than 140 dealers in fine antiques all under one roof.

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Lindley Hall, London SW1P

Sun 11 May

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 22 Jun

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 20 Jul

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 5 more dates until 7 Dec

Aden Pipe Band Competition

Over 15 pipe bands and 4,000 spectators are expected at this pipe band and highland dancing competition.

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw

Sun 10 Aug

Standard4 / 01771 624485

  • 12:30 – 17:00
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Autumn Steam Gala

Weekend featuring a variety of steam locomotives and coaches.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Badges of Honour

An exhibition of women's badges, from suffragette brooches to Pride pins and dancing medals, with the stories that accompany them.

Glasgow Women's Library

Thu 1 May

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 09:30 – 17:00
…and 14 more dates until 23 May

Bank Holiday Multi-Period Event

Set on the Lower Lawns of Arundel Castle the tented encampment of Raven Tor Living History Group reflects 2000 years of local and Castle history through crafts, costume and combat displays. Visitors have the opportunity to meet characters and experience events from the Roman Empire right up to the Cold War of the late…

Arundel Castle

Sat 23 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

Tickets include entry to the castle.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

Tickets include entry to the castle.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 25 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

Tickets include entry to the castle.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Bannockburn Live

Seven hundred years after Scotland's most famous battle, comes the biggest ever re-enactment. Run by the National Trust for Scotland. The two-day event includes a brutally realistic re-enactment, themed villages with Scottish food and drink, sports, crafts and literature, a children's programme and contemporary music.

Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Stirling

Sat 28 Jun

£20 (Children £12.50; Family £55) / 0844 493 2139

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sun 29 Jun

£20 (Children £12.50; Family £55) / 0844 493 2139

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

The Birmingham Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Nearly 150 stalls where you can hunt for the next addition to your collection.

The Centennial Centre, Birmingham

Sun 11 May

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30
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Bookbinding: Orpheus & Eurydice – Lover's Pair

Learn how to case bind with leather, which means the cover is made separately and then attached to the text block. All the tips, tricks and necessary tools are provided for you to make two fancypants handbound books.

Owl & Lion, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Jun

£150 / 0131 221 0818

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Brixham Battery Open Days

Extra open days at the museum with more displays and members in uniform as well as tours of the grounds, tunnels and buildings.

Brixham Battery Heritage Museum

Mon 5 May

Donations welcome

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 8 Jun

Donations welcome

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Burns Song with Rod Paterson

Burns enthusiast and master singer Rod Paterson shares his experience and know-how with fellow singers.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Jun

£18 (Members £15) / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Cannock Chase Military History Weekend

A celebration of the region's military past with hands-on activities for all the family and proceeds going towards Help for Heroes. This year there is an emphasis on the Great War, to coincide with centenary events.

Cannock Chase Visitors Centre

Sat 16 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Castle Siege

Living history event depicting the drama, action and sounds of a siege of Arundel Castle.

Arundel Castle

Sat 24 May

£9 (Children £9; Family £41) / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 May

£9 (Children £9; Family £41) / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 May

£9 (Children £9; Family £41) / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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