Exciting June activities as part of the Year of Creative Scotland

Exciting June activities as part of the Year of Creative Scotland

Including goNORTH, the Spring Fling and festivals in Leith and East Neuk

In the run-up to one of the most action-packed summers in the UK, June welcomes a fantastic fusion of sport and culture in the Year of Creative Scotland. This month will bring together some of the most exciting new initiatives in 2012 with Scotland’s best cultural events to show off our creativity at its best.

Find out all that this special year has to offer at www.visitscotland.com/creative.

Leith Festival

The vibrant community of Leith shows off its festival skills with a fun-packed programme of events including exhibitions, concerts, walks, talks and films. Festival Gala Day, Sat 9 Jun, and Leith Festival Tattoo, Sun 17 Jun.

Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival

Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, the Borders Book Festival attracts world-class literary figures.

West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow each year, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Scottish Fashion Awards

A celebration of Scottish fashion and design presented by Alexa Chung in association with InStyle, with nominee catwalk shows, surprise music acts and an exclusive Swarovski runway show.

Forth Valley Open Studios

The open studios event in the Forth Valley includes almost 150 artists in 70 studios around Central Scotland.

East Neuk Festival

World-class, critically-acclaimed music, art and literature converge on this corner of Fife. Though chamber music remains at the heart of the programme, the festival's most varied selection yet includes musical surprises, international authors and imaginative art-works, all located in quirky venues.

Solas Festival

An age-free arts festival with music, literature and spoken word, visual art and crafts, film and theatre as well as a programme of talks and debates. Featuring Raghu Dixit, Elisabeth Flett, The Vaselines, Alasdair Roberts, Nic Gareiss, Penny Stone, Liz Lochhead, Padraig O Tuama, Iain Macwhirter, Gerry Hassan, Jeane…

The Insider Festival

A small and intimate contender on the Scottish music festival scene. Set in the gardens and woodlands of Inshriach House by Aviemore, it brings together 300 Scottish musicians to offer something special to its 1000 guests.

Spring Fling

Family day of music, storytelling, games, crafts and costumed characters.

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