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Glasgow Loves Hogmanay

A programme of family activities for the daytime and early evening of Hogmanay, including traditional music, children’s activities and Scottish food and drink.

George Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed

Thu 31 Dec 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 2015

Big Burns Supper

Stars from across the country congregate as Dumfries celebrates the birth of the Baird with a vast selection of dance, theatre, visual arts, live art and comedy, turning Burns' Night into a festival of contemporary arts.

Various venues, Dumfries

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

…and 6 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival

A week-long celebration of cycling with a packed programme of guided mountain bike and road rides, evening rides, school events, the BIG Day (a family fun cycle day in Aberfeldy) and evening entertainment culminating in the Etape Caledonia, a 81-mile bike race round Highland Perthshire.

Perthshire

Sat 2 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01887 829802

Sun 3 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01887 829802

Mon 4 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01887 829802

…and 6 more dates until 10 May 2015

Portpatrick Folk Festival

A weekend festival in a picturesque seaside village, with concerts at the village hall and sessions at harbourside pubs on the Friday and Saturday.

Various Venues, Portpatrick

Fri 4 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 5 Sep 2015

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Sun 6 Sep 2015

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Strichen Festival

This friendly festival has been running since 1984 and seeks to keep traditional art forms alive. Located in North East Scotland, it offers a programme of music, song, verse, drama and dance as well as competitions and ceilidhs.

Various Venues, Strichen

Fri 22 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01779 821301

Sat 23 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01779 821301

Sun 24 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01779 821301

Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children’s events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various Venues, North Berwick

Mon 10 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Tue 11 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Wed 12 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

…and 4 more dates until 16 Aug 2015

Mull of Kintyre Music Festival

Traditional and contemporary Scottish and Irish music based in Campbeltown, Kintyre (The Cradle of the Nation) on the west coast of Scotland. The festival offers a mix of concerts, ceilidhs, music sessions, workshops, children’s entertainment, parades, cultural and heritage tours that make the most of the location.

Mull of Kintyre

Wed 19 Aug 2015

Times vary / £7–£30 / 01586 552056

Thu 20 Aug 2015

Times vary / £7–£30 / 01586 552056

Fri 21 Aug 2015

Times vary / £7–£30 / 01586 552056

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug 2015

Speyfest

Well-established as one of the best Celtic and Scottish music festivals in the country with a varied programme of seated concerts, ceilidhs and stomps across three days and nights. The festival line-up features some of the biggest names from the worlds of Scottish traditional and contemporary music.

Fochabers

Fri 31 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 1 Aug 2015

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Sun 2 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary

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

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Sun 2 Aug 2015

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Aberfeldy Festival

Community festival with film screenings, street entertainment, storytelling, workshops and fireworks alongside a bumper line-up of bands.

Venue TBC

Fri 6 Nov 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01887 822997

Sat 7 Nov 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01887 822997

African Drum Village

Scotland's only festival dedicated to drumming, with African beats echoing around the landscape of Glenisla. With the emphasis on friendly, relaxed fun, workshops are provided for all the family to learn how to sing, play and dance African style.

Scottish Outdoor Education Centre, Meigle

Thu 6 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Arran Folk Festival

The island known for being Scotland in miniature presents a weekend of folk, with sessions, concerts and ceilidhs centred in Brodick.

Various Venues, Arran

Fri 5 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 6 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 7 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

Bathgate Music Festival

A community-led music festival, including the Party in the Park, where a funfair accompanies the music. Live@lunch gigs cheer up the middle of the day, if you simply can't wait for the evening's fun.

Various Venues: Bathgate

Thu 3 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 07500 608651

Fri 4 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 07500 608651

Sat 5 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 07500 608651

Sun 6 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 07500 608651

The Border Gaitherin – Coldstream

The Border Gatherin offers a chance to camp near the River Tweed in Coldstream before taking in a weekend of traditional music and dance. Local talent will be showcased in an open stage competition, plus there are workshops and ceilidhs for those who want to join in the fun.

Coldstream

Fri 29 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01573 224920

Sat 30 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01573 224920

Sun 31 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01573 224920

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Bristol Folk Festival

Two days of folk music featuring Seth Lakeman, The Full English, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar and Heg & The Wolf Chorus. Plus workshops, ceilidhs, market and Bristol's much loved Morris dancing.

St George's Bristol

Sat 2 May 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

Sun 3 May 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

Ceol Cholasa

Four-day folky fest on the Island of Colonsay with some great acts appearing. The line-up is announced closer to the time but the 2014 festival featured Bella Hardy, Battlefield Band, Rura, Kathleen MacInnes, David Francey and Mairearad & Anna. There is also a series of workshops and a ceilidh.

Colonsay, Isle of Colonsay

Thu 17 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary

Fri 18 Sep 2015

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Sat 19 Sep 2015

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Sun 20 Sep 2015

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Ceolas

Annual summer school focusing on the connections between Scottish traditional music, Gaelic song and dance, with expert tuition and workshops plus lectures, demonstrations, concerts and ceilidhs, all in the spectacular surroundings of South Uist.

Various venues, South Uist

Sun 5 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01878 700154

Mon 6 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01878 700154

Tue 7 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01878 700154

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jul 2015

Colonsay Festival of Spring

This tiny island comes alive with a series of events that showcase its natural beauty: workshops and tours, whisky tasting and cake baking, music, exhibitions and film screenings.

Colonsay, Isle of Colonsay

Mon 27 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 07850 230000

Tue 28 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 07850 230000

Wed 29 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 07850 230000

…and 18 more dates until 17 May 2015

Cottier Chamber Project

The Cottier Chamber Project is a lively, genre-hopping festival hosted by the enterprising chamber group Daniel's Beard, bringing top-flight professional chamber musicians to the West End and promoting chamber music, jazz, nu-folk and world music to Glasgow audiences. The 2015 festival is bigger than ever, with music from…

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 6 Jun 2015

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Sun 7 Jun 2015

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Crail Festival

As well as musical entertainment, the Crail Festival features art, drama, theatre and outdoor activities including a sandcastle competition and rock pool guddle, for adults and children. This year's line-up includes Donnie Munro, Them Beatles, Richard Digance, Fake Thakray, Crail Festival Orchestra, Les Barker and more.

Various Venues, Crail

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01333 450108

Sun 14 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01333 450108

Darvel Music Festival

A community-led festival, Darvel has been gathering fans over the past 12 years under the stewardship of Neil and Sheila McKenna. The November line-up includes Ian Siegal, Jimbo Mathus, Ruben V, Kris Dollimore, Skerryvore, Manran, The Hamish Stuart Band and Kokomo.

Town Hall, Darvel

Fri 1 May 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01560 322437

Sat 2 May 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01560 322437

Sun 3 May 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01560 322437

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jun 2015

Denholm Folk Festival

A wee folk festival for a wee village. The weekend's programme includes evening concerts, workshops and an open stage competition. The main events are joined by continual sessions for uninterrupted foot-tapping.

Various Venues, Denholm

Fri 6 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 7 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 8 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary

The Douglasdale Gaitherin

Small, friendly and affordable festival with something to suit every folky's taste in a programme of concerts, workshops and pub sessions. This year's line-up features Tannahill Weavers, Pilgrim's Way, Heather Young and 2011 Open Stage winners The Daddy Naggins & Gordon Neil.

St Brides Centre, Douglas

Fri 18 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 07851 861384

Sat 19 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 07851 861384

Sun 20 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 07851 861384

Doune the Rabbit Hole

A boutique music festival that manages a lovely line-up of music, theatre, comedy and spoken word performances.

Cardross Estate, by Port of Menteith

Fri 21 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 22 Aug 2015

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Sun 23 Aug 2015

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