Exciting June activities as part of the Year of Creative Scotland

This article is from 2012.

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.

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. The 2017 lineup…

Various venues: East Neuk

Wed 28 Jun

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Thu 29 Jun

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Fri 30 Jun

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…and 2 more dates until 2 Jul

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.

Inshriach House, Aviemore

Sat 19 Aug

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Sun 20 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed

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 10 Jun, and Leith Festival Tattoo, Sun 18 Jun.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Tue 27 Jun

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Wed 28 Jun

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Thu 29 Jun

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…and 19 more dates until 18 Jul

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.

Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival

Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, the Borders Book Festival attracts world-class literary figures. Highlights include John Cleese, Michael Parkinson, Judy Murray Joanna Trollop, Arabella Weir, Richard Ingrams and Anne Reid

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…

Spring Fling

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

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