Workshops, Festival

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Voluntary Arts Week

Make a creative date in your diary as part of Voluntary Arts Week 2015. The UK-wide festival finds arts groups showcasing their work and encouraging you to have a go. Visit the website to register your event and find local activities.

Various venues, Scotland

Fri 15 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 561 7333

Sat 16 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 561 7333

Sun 17 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 561 7333

…and 7 more dates until 24 May 2015

Glasgow Film Festival

Scotland's fastest growing film festival has taken less than ten years to turn itself into a force to be reckoned with in the film festival world.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 18 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 6535

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 6535

Fri 20 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 6535

…and 9 more dates until 1 Mar 2015

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

Meadows Festival

Edinburgh's festival season kicks off with the Meadows Festival, which offers a local band line-up, dance groups, quirky performers and workshops amidst lots of family-friendly activities.

The Meadows, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Jun 2015

Times vary / Free

Sun 7 Jun 2015

Times vary / Free

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.

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Arts Across Learning Festival

A four-week festival with more than 200 free events that aim to encourage stronger bonds between pupils, teachers, and arts and cultural bodies.

Various venues: Aberdeenshire

Mon 23 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary

Wed 25 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary

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

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

Festival of Museums

Staging events in over 70 museums and galleries across Scotland, the Festival of Museums is a celebration of the wealth of knowledge stored in our historic institutions. Past events have included breakdancing and military fitness sessions; behind-the-scenes tours at Dundee’s McManus; a Gothic Food Fair at The Dick; a…

Various venues, Scotland

Fri 15 May 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 16 May 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 17 May 2015

Times & prices vary

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Fife Science Festival

Coinciding with National Science and Engineering Week, the festival takes a look at both the past and the future of science in Fife, from notable experts and advances developed in the area, to how science and technology is working to preserve Fife's heritage, both natural and cultural. Events include family fun days…

Various venues: Fife

Fri 13 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01382 228800

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01382 228800

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01382 228800

…and 7 more dates until 22 Mar 2015

Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Castle provides the fairytale setting for this eccentric music festival. The graffiti project for which Kelburn is known is just one of the items of hand-made décor, art and lighting that make the event a feast for all the senses. Four stages and various pop-up nooks host the musical programme – an eclectic mix of…

Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, Largs

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01475 568685

Sat 4 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01475 568685

Sun 5 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01475 568685

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

Midlothian Science Festival

A calendar of science-themed events for adults, children and families across Midlothian.

Various venues: Midlothian

Sat 3 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 4 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary

Mon 5 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 18 Oct 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

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Northern Streams

A celebration of Nordic and British traditional music, song and dance bringing together top and emerging artists from Scandinavia, Scotland and beyond to Edinburgh on an annual basis. This year's programme includes Oleman, Fjärin and Simon Chadwick.

Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 07866 611954

Sat 25 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 07866 611954

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include English Touring Opera's new production of La Boheme, world-class choir The Sixteen and Artay the contemporary art marquee full of contemporary Scottish Art.

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 21 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Fri 22 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sat 23 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 8 more dates until 31 May 2015

Perthshire Amber Festival

A ten-day music festival with 250 musicians performing in 25 venues across autumnal Perthshire. The festival, now in its tenth year, utilises venues as diverse as a tiny Ironage Crannog and the majestic Dunkeld Cathedral to present a series of afternoon and evening concerts, open mic, Cabaret Amber, workshops, talks and…

Royal Dunkeld Hotel

Fri 30 Oct 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01350 727322

Sat 31 Oct 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01350 727322

Sun 1 Nov 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01350 727322

…and 7 more dates until 8 Nov 2015

Portsoy Music Festival: The Sixth Haal

A three day festival which captures the varied music traditions of the north of Scotland, so there's everything from bothy ballads to Burns as well as Celtic, folk, Americana and Irish influenced music. There is also a range of sessions, workshops and storytelling from local performers and musicians.

Various Venues, Portsoy

Fri 29 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842571

Sat 30 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842571

Sun 31 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842571

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

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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

As traditional boats congregate in the historic harbour, the seaside town of Portsoy celebrates with a festival of music, dance and traditional crafts and art.

Various Venues, Portsoy

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sat 4 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sun 5 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Shetland Fiddle Frenzy

A week-long summer school and festival celebrating the music and the musicians that have led Shetland to become one of the world’s most highly acclaimed fiddle playing regions. As well as music classes and concerts, it offers classes in drawing and painting, and traditional knitting techniques, as well as cultural trips…

Mareel, Lerwick

Sun 2 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01595 743 843

Mon 3 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01595 743 843

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01595 743 843

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug 2015

Tiree Music Festival

Folk and trad music are the stars at this festival, which was voted Best Small Festival at the Scottish Event Awards in 2012 and 2013. The tiny Hebridean island, nicknamed the ‘Hawaii of the North’, plays host to a weekend of genre-spanning sounds as well as family activities and fringe events. Past events have saw a…

An Talla, Isle of Tiree

Fri 17 Jul 2015

Times vary / £65–£89 / 01879 220520

Sat 18 Jul 2015

Times vary / £65–£89 / 01879 220520

Sun 19 Jul 2015

Times vary / £65–£89 / 01879 220520

Ullapool Dance Festival

Dance festival with classes for all ages and abilities and performances from Alan Greig Dance Theatre plus a ceilidh and Latin dance party.

Various venues: Ullapool

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 01854 612575

UnstFest

Britain's most northerly festival on Britain's most northerly island is a family-friendly affair with fiddle workshops, go kart races, film screenings and live music worth travelling for.

Various venues, Unst

Fri 10 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 11 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 12 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 19 Jul 2015