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Cowalfest

Walking festival that takes place amid the natural splendour of the Cowal peninsula with walks focussing on heritage, wildlife or just a good work-out. As well as an extensive range of guided walks for all ages and abilities, there are also drama workshops for children, horse riding, orienteering, exhibitions, art…

Cowal Peninsula

Fri 2 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary / 01369 703785

Sat 3 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary / 01369 703785

Sun 4 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary / 01369 703785

…and 7 more dates until 11 Oct 2015

Dundee Mountain Film Festival

The UK's longest continuous running mountain film festival (now in its 31st year) showcases an international programme of films by local film makers, presentations and book signings by world renowned mountaineers, adventurers and expedition leaders, and art and photography exhibitions.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Thu 27 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 730699

Fri 28 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 730699

Sat 29 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 730699

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

Annual film festival with a focus on screening work that relates to the natural world, to landscape, to mankind’s relationship with natural forces, or to alchemy itself. The festival has a focus on high quality artistic projects and experimental short film from around the world, mixing this with thematically-related…

Tower Mill, Hawick

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 01450 360688

Fri 17 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 01450 360688

Sat 18 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 01450 360688

Sun 19 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 01450 360688

Booked!

A free, local literature festival run by West Dunbartonshire Libraries that nevertheless manages to book some big name authors for its programme of talks, signings and more unusual events. The 2014 programme included Sir Hew Strachan, Colin Campbell, Alistair Moffat, Janis Sharp and James Oswald.

West Dunbartonshire

Mon 11 May 2015

Times vary / Free / 01389 608978

Provisional dates.

Tue 12 May 2015

Times vary / Free / 01389 608978

Provisional dates.

Wed 13 May 2015

Times vary / Free / 01389 608978

Provisional dates.

…and 10 more dates until 23 May 2015

Boswell Book Festival

A quirky literary festival devoted to biography and the first modern biographer, James Boswell. Set at his former home of Auchinleck House, the fest spans talks, performances and workshops by writers, actors and artists.

Auchinleck House, Cumnock

Fri 8 May 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 9 May 2015

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Sun 10 May 2015

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Bristol International Festival

A four-day festival of theatre, dance, live art, exhibitions, talks and live music centered around the theme 'taking storm'. This year's programme offers the chance to take a walk in the clouds in Bristol harbour, experience a storm in a club and watch concert in a Gothic mansion.

Arnolfini, Bristol

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0117 9172300

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0117 9172300

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0117 9172300

Sun 15 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0117 9172300

Celtic Media Festival

Promoting the languages and cultures of the Celtic countries, this three-day celebration of broadcasting, screen and film talent gives awards in categories including documentary, drama and animation. The main events are talks, interviews and discussion panels.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Wed 22 Apr 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 302 1737

Thu 23 Apr 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 302 1737

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 302 1737

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

Counterflows

Counterflows marries the local to the international with artists from around the world collaborating with homegrown talent in spaces across Glasgow.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 3 Apr 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07939 607934

Sat 4 Apr 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07939 607934

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07939 607934

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

The majesty of mountains is captured on film in a series of screenings, lectures and exhibitions. Focusing on adventure of all kinds, climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, BASE-jumping, mountain biking, kayaking and exploration are among some of the adrenaline-pumping activities represented.

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 651 2189

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 651 2189

Sun 8 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 651 2189

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Emporium of Dangerous Ideas

A unique education festival developed and promoted by the sector agency College Development Network, aimed at challenging, provoking and generating ideas about how education could be.

Various venues, Scotland

Tue 9 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01786 892000

Wed 10 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01786 892000

Thu 11 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01786 892000

…and 8 more dates until 19 Jun 2015

Environmental Art Festival Scotland: EAFS

The Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) explores our relationship with the landscape and environment through a series of environmental art commissions, performances, discussions and events.

Various venues: Dumfries & Galloway

Fri 28 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 07791 013943

Sat 29 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 07791 013943

Sun 30 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 07791 013943

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

Just Festival

Formerly known as the Festival of Spirituality and Peace. Just Festival offers a programme to help people explore their spirituality by engaging with others and promoting peace with live music, talks, dance shows and exhibitions.

Venue TBC

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 4249

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 4249

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 4249

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug 2015

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

Luminate: Scotland's Creative Ageing Festival

Luminate, a new kid on the festival block, celebrates our creative lives as we age by offering a wide range of inspirational arts activities with and for older people, as well as events for audiences and participants across the generations.

Various venues, Scotland

Thu 1 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 668 8066

Fri 2 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 668 8066

Sat 3 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 668 8066

…and 28 more dates until 31 Oct 2015

Photomonth East London International Photography Festival

Photography festival featuring events produced by over 300 photographers.

Various Venues East London, E17

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 24 Nov

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Tue 25 Nov

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…and 5 more dates until 30 Nov

Previously … Scotland's History Festival

Previously brings Scotland's history to life in a packed programme of talks, walks, tours, teas, activities, debates, exhibitions, theatre, comedy, art, photography, family history, film, open days and much, much more that will appeal to all ages.

Various venues: Central Belt

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 24 Nov

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Tue 25 Nov

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…and 5 more dates until 30 Nov

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

While the main focus of this festival is obviously going to be on the Scotland's aqua vitae, there's a wide-ranging programme of events going on in the meantime. Distilleries, shops, restaurants, pubs and villages throughout Speyside – home to more than half of Scotland's whisky distilleries – welcome visitors with an…

Various venues: Speyside

Thu 30 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary

Fri 1 May 2015

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Sat 2 May 2015

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…and 2 more dates until 4 May 2015