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Summerhall and Barney's Beer Festival

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with brewery's including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Sat 16 May 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

FebruaryFest

Running for more than 20 years FebruaryFestival brings a whole month of the best beer Scotland's brewers have to offer to thirsty drinkers. The programme also boasts live music, quiz nights, along with beer's best pal – whisky.

Clachaig Inn, Glencoe

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

…and 27 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alike. Previous festivals have featured a barbeque and a hog roast.

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 23 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Sun 24 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

The Royal Highland Show

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 6200

Fri 19 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 6200

Sat 20 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 6200

Sun 21 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 6200

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

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GastroFest

Science and gastronomy converge at this foodie mini-fest organised by Edinburgh International Science Festival. Food producers, chefs and mixologists help sciencey types explore the experiences of taste, disgust, pleasure and other aspects of consumption through demos, workshops, exhibitions and discussions.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Mon 6 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

…and 13 more dates until 19 Apr 2015

Huntly Hairst – Food and Farming Festival

A community festival featuring a wide variety of things to see and to do which are all connected to the culture and life of Huntly's farming community. Local musicians provide the backdrop to a series of literature and foodie events. Among competitions for cooking and baking the hotly contested World Stovie Championships…

Various venues, Huntly

Sat 5 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01466 720247

Sun 6 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01466 720247

Nip Festival

Formerly known as the Inverness Whisky Festival, this event now celebrates gin as well as whisky. Expect plenty of distilleries, talks, masterclasses, food, live music and demonstrations throughout the city.

Various Venues, Inverness

Tue 7 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary

Wed 8 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary

Thu 9 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 2 more dates until 11 Apr 2015

Southampton German Beer Fest

Enjoy a stein or two at this German beer festival.

O2 Guildhall Southampton

Fri 15 May 2015

£12 / 023 8063 2601

Sat 16 May 2015

£12 / 023 8063 2601

Taste of Grampian

A one-day food and drink festival which allows visitors to discover and sample the wide range of quality produce available in the Grampian region. 2014's celebrity chefs in residence were Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn.

Thainstone Centre, Inverurie

Sat 6 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01224 646488

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West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow each year, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

West End, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sat 6 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sun 7 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

…and 21 more dates until 28 Jun 2015

Aberdour Festival

The picturesque seaside town plays host to an action-packed family-friendly festival. There's something for all ages and all tastes, from a beach day with a sandcastle competition for children and fun run for adults, to a food market and picnic day, as well as sports, magic shows, children's activities and live music over…

Various Venues, Aberdour

Fri 31 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 1 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 2 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 9 Aug 2015

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

Brew at the Bog

A day of great music and great beer with BrewDog, the coolest craft beer label on the block, and Bogbain Farm, which was voted Scotland's Best Unusual Venue at the Scottish Event Awards.

Bogbain Adventure & Heritage Farm, Inverness

Sat 2 May 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01463 772800

Sun 3 May 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01463 772800

Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Fri 22 May 2015

£10–£15 (5-12 years £5; Under 5 free) / 02393 787613

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sat 23 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

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Crail Food Festival

Food and music meet in this local festival. For the foodies there's the Taste of Fife with a producers' market, cookery demonstrations and evening supper, while music fans can expect some top Scottish names. For the children there's a harbour festival.

Various Venues, Crail

Fri 12 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Sun 14 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

The Glasgow Real Ale Festival

Real ale festival, organised by CAMRA, and featuring more than 100 British beers, plus real cider and beer from Bavaria.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Thu 25 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Fri 26 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Sat 27 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Great Grampian Beer Festival

The Campaign for Real Ales' most northerly festival offers discerning drinkers the opportunity to sample the finest ale that the UK has to offer. Dark stouts, porters and easy drinking milds will be on offer as well as barley wines, wheat beers and light pilsner style ales.

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Thu 4 Jun 2015

£6

Fri 5 Jun 2015

£6

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£6

Helensburgh & Lomond Real Ale Festival

A charity event run by the local Round Table, this year there's over 50 of Scotland's finest real ales on offer as well as a range of ciders and food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Fri 15 May 2015

Prices vary

Sat 16 May 2015

Prices vary

Food on Film

The culinary meets the audiovisual in this interdisciplinary festival that seeks to titillate eyes and tastebuds alike with a menu of foodie films and film-worthy food.

Kingussie

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Fri 6 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Sun 8 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

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Loch Fyne Food Fair

In operation since 1990, the Loch Fyne Food Fair celebrates the best local produce Scotland has to offer. Alongside Loch Fyne Oysters own seafood stands, the event features live music throughout both days, a craft tent and a dedicated children’s area hosting a whole range of exciting activities.

Clachan (next to Loch Fyne Oyster Bar), Cairndow

Sat 16 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01499 600482

Sun 17 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01499 600482

Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

Tasty tipples and appetising nibbles on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. The festival comprises free cookery demonstrations (including a WWII themed one), a farmers' market, continental market, tasting and sampling sessions, a real ale tent and live music.

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sat 5 Sep 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01389 751031

Sun 6 Sep 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01389 751031

The London Coffee Festival

A festival catering to over 20,000 coffee, tea and food lovers. In aid of Project Waterfall, a charity delivering clean water projects to coffee producing countries.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Thu 30 Apr 2015

£11.50 in advance; £14.50 on the door / 020 7770 6100

Paisley Beer Festival

Four day festival celebrating the best ales from around the UK and Europe.

Paisley Town Hall

Wed 22 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Thu 23 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Sat 25 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Portmeirion Food & Craft Festival

Featuring up to 100 exhibitors, cooking and craft demonstrations, seasonal entertainment from a variety of choirs and a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Portmeirion Village & Gardens, Penrhyndeudraeth

Sat 5 Dec 2015

£4; under 5's free (Children £2) / 01766 770000

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