Workshops, Festival

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Discovery Film Festival

Scotland's international film festival for young audiences (3+) combines the best youth cinema from around the world with a series of creative workshops and events.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 909900

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 909900

Mon 27 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 909900

…and 13 more dates until 9 Nov

Dundee Science Festival

A range of exciting and stimulating events, talks, shows and hands-on exhibits demonstrating the wonderful world of science. Everything from fossils to forensics are covered, with fun for kids as well as stand-up comedy and social events for grown-ups.

Various venues: Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 2 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 3 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 16 Nov

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

Wed 4 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

…and 13 more dates until 19 Mar 2015

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.

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

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Dundee Literary Festival

A mix of events including internationally renowned authors, local names, children's authors and the Comic Conference which features graphic novellists.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Wed 22 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 434940

Thu 23 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 434940

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01382 434940

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

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

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

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 back to top

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

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

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

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 back to top

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…

Various venues: Perthshire

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 8 Nov

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

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 back to top

Sonophilia at Lincoln Drill Hall

The Lincoln Drill Hall host a series of diverse events throughout Sonophilia including sound installations, poetry and live music.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Thu 23 Oct

Times vary / Free / 01522 873894

Fri 24 Oct

Times vary / Free / 01522 873894

Sat 25 Oct

Times vary / Free / 01522 873894

Sun 26 Oct

Times vary / Free / 01522 873894

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

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

Voluntary Arts Week

A UK-wide celebration of participatory arts and crafts activity, during which amateur groups across Scotland open up their doors to offer taster sessions, workshops and public performances. Celebrate your activity or try something new. Visit the website for details on how to get involved, or find activities near you.

Various venues, Scotland

Fri 15 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 07885 913289

Sat 16 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 07885 913289

Sun 17 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 07885 913289

…and 7 more dates until 24 May 2015

Wild Autumn Festival

A festival celebrating the flora and fora of Dumfries & Galloway. Events are led by local experts from conservation organisations and include hands-on family activities as well as opportunities to see Scotland's spectacular animals and birds.

Various venues: Dumfries & Galloway

Thu 16 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 17 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 18 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 15 more dates until 2 Nov