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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 4 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01475 568685

Sat 5 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01475 568685

Sun 6 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01475 568685

Kendal Calling

Three days of live music and DJs in the Lake District. 2014's line-up includes Suede, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Example, De La Soul, 2ManyDJs, Miles Kane, Happy Mondays, Agustines, Tom Odell, Andy C, Mr Scruff, Jimi Goodwin, Frightened Rabbit and more.

Lowther Deer Park, Penrith

Thu 31 Jul

£6–£115 / 0871 424 4444

Sun 3 Aug

£6–£115 / 0871 424 4444

Let's Dance Festival

The third round of the festival features more fearless dance performances along with a number of workshops to get everyone moving and shaking (not just the professionals!). There's also special events for kids and school groups, pop-up performances, and a few film screenings for when your overworked feet need a wee rest.

macrobert, Stirling

Wed 16 Apr

Times & prices vary / 01786 466666

Thu 17 Apr

Times & prices vary / 01786 466666

Fri 18 Apr

Times & prices vary / 01786 466666

…and 64 more dates until 21 Jun

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.

Various Venues, Campbeltown

Thu 21 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01586 552056

Fri 22 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01586 552056

Sat 23 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01586 552056

Sun 24 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01586 552056

Nairn Book and Arts Festival

A range of musical, literary and artistic events with a fringe drawing on the talents of the local creative community. New last year was the introduction of a Twitter fiction competition and an artisan food fair.

Various Venues, Nairn

Tue 2 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01667 453476

Wed 3 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01667 453476

Thu 4 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01667 453476

…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep back to top

Penfest

A community arts festival, with poetry, music and art at the forefront. Events include the Penicuik Turner Prize Exhibition and craft sessions for all ages, with enough music and storytelling to keep the grumpiest of young visitors happy.

Various Venues, Penicuik

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 7 Sep

Times & prices vary

Mon 8 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 12 more dates until 20 Sep

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Jools Holland, Marc Almond, 'The Perthshire Cantata' (Dougie MacLean), English Touring Opera's The Magic Flute and London Classic Theatre's Entertaining Mr Sloane.

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 22 May

Times & prices vary / 01738 621031

Fri 23 May

Times & prices vary / 01738 621031

Sat 24 May

Times & prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 8 more dates until 1 Jun

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 magestic Dunkeld Cathedral to present a series of afternoon and evening concerts, open mic, Cabaret Amber, workshops, talks and…

Various venues, Perth

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Portsoy Music Festival: The Fifth 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 30 May

Times vary / 01261 842571

Sat 31 May

Times vary / 01261 842571

Sun 1 Jun

Times vary / 01261 842571

Pussy Whipped Festival

Three-dayer organised by Edinburgh's queer-feminist underground music night, with a progamme that spans gigs, club nights, films and workshops. The 2014 line-up is typically impressive. Across the weekend there are performances from – among many many others – Maybecyborgs (Germany) – gender fucking art indie pop…

Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Times vary / £6 in advance; £8 on the door / 0131 229 1442

Sat 26 Apr

Times vary / £6 in advance; £8 on the door / 0131 229 1442

Sun 27 Apr

Times vary / £6 in advance; £8 on the door / 0131 229 1442

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Refugee Week Scotland

This annual week-long festival of arts and cultural events and activities celebrates the contribution of refugees to our communities and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

Various venues: Glasgow

Mon 16 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Tue 17 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Wed 18 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

…and 4 more dates until 22 Jun

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 19 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 20 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 21 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Scotland's Nature Festival

For nine days in May, the natural beauty of Scotland is highlighted as communities all over the country hold events that celebrate the plethora of lochs, forests, coastline, valleys and mountains we call home. Ranger-led walks, nature photography workshops and storytelling in the forest are just some of the events on the…

Various venues, Scotland

Sat 17 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 18 May

Times & prices vary

Mon 19 May

Times & prices vary

…and 6 more dates until 25 May

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 27 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £7–£10.50 (Children and seniors £4–£6.50; Family £22–£32) / 01261 842951

Sat 28 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £7–£10.50 (Children and seniors £4–£6.50; Family £22–£32) / 01261 842951

Sun 29 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £7–£10.50 (Children and seniors £4–£6.50; Family £22–£32) / 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…

Shetland

Sun 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01595 743 843

Mon 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01595 743 843

Tue 5 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01595 743 843

…and 5 more dates until 10 Aug back to top

Southside Film Festival

A super-local festival that brings an eclectic programme of films and workshops to 'pop up' cinemas in various Southside venues (cafes, pubs, clubs, schools, libraries, parks, even a boat shed). Film choices are often site specific or engage audiences by producing an event around the film.

Southside, Glasgow

Sun 11 May

£6–£5

  • 19:30

Tidelines Book Festival

Largs-based book festival with a great little line-up of events for kids and adults alike.

Various Venues, Largs

Fri 29 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sat 30 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sun 31 Aug

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 7 Sep

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. Last year's line-up…

An Talla, Isle of Tiree

Fri 18 Jul

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01879 220520

Sat 19 Jul

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01879 220520

Sun 20 Jul

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01879 220520

Unsolved Festival

The Unsolved Festival is the National Trust for Scotland's tribute to the great Scottish crime writing tradition, taking place in various venues across Aberdeenshire. Wannabe detectives, budding crime writers, CSI aficionados and those who just like a good old fashioned mystery can enjoy writer talks, films and…

Various venues: Aberdeenshire

Wed 15 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2179

Thu 16 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2179

Fri 17 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2179

…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

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, and get involved in the colourful 'CraftBomb'. Visit the website for details on how to…

Various venues, Scotland

Fri 9 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 7355

Sat 10 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 7355

Sun 11 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 7355

…and 7 more dates until 18 May back to top

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

Sat 11 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 12 Oct

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Mon 13 Oct

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…and 20 more dates until 2 Nov