Before 5pm, Days out, Traditional & heritage

67 events

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Allerton Park Traction Engine Rally

Steam rally with other attractions, including crafts and fine foods. Booking is essential.

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

Sun 24 May

£8 (under 16s £3; over 65s £6; Children free; Family £20) / 01423 330 927

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Apr

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 28 Apr

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Create:Eat:Whisky

A multi-sensory whisky adventure that explores the whisky making process through its sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by food and art enthusiasts Jelly & Gin.

Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

£33

Sun 17 May

£33

Jacobite Day

Meet some of the historical characters from Braemar's history, plus re-enactments, music, traditional food and games.

Braemar Castle

Sun 26 Jul

Included in admission / 01339 741219

The Kelpies Tour

See the world's largest equine sculptures up close and go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these pieces of art.

The Kelpies, Grangemouth

Tue 21 Apr

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Wed 22 Apr

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Thu 23 Apr

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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

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Fri 19 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sat 20 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sun 21 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

Work by contemporary fashion designers inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace that are associated with earlier periods, together with an exploration of Renaissance ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 10 more dates until 3 May

Bygone Borderlands

Exhibition and talks about life in the bordlerlands.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 2 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 3 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Celebration of the Centuries

The largest event in Historic Scotland's calendar sees Fort George play host to hundreds of historical re-enactors for a day of displays, demonstrations and interactive activities covering military history from the Roman period to the twentieth century.

Fort George, Nr Nairn

Sat 8 Aug

£12 (£9.60; Children £7.20) / 01667 460232

Sun 9 Aug

£12 (£9.60; Children £7.20) / 01667 460232

Doon the Watter

Discover how families have enjoyed the river for the past 50 years.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2720

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2720

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Scottish Pipe Band Championships

Pipe bands from around Scotland come together to battle it out, with all grades represented.

Levengrove Park, Dumbarton

Sat 25 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 2215 414

Andy Cannon: Oor Rabbie

Andy Cannon presents Oor Rabbie, an introduction to the life and works of Robert Burns for all ages. Booking is essential.

Brigend Theatre, Dumfries

Sun 31 May

£3.95–£6.95

The Corner House Hotel, Annan

Sat 30 May

£3.95–£6.95

ANZAC and Gallipoli Day 100th Anniversary Commemoration

Moving commemorative event marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War’s Gallipoli Campaign, honouring the sacrifices of Scotland’s men and women. The Commemoration Service at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle is beamed live onto a large screen on Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade where members of…

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0131 550 1583

Art Tours: Black Watch Museum

A tour of the artwork housed at the Black Watch Museum including rare early representations of Scottish soldiers.

Black Watch - The Museum of The Black Watch, Perth

Wed 6 May

£12.50 (£10) / 01738 638152

Wed 13 May

£12.50 (£10) / 01738 638152

Wed 20 May

£12.50 (£10) / 01738 638152

Wed 27 May

£12.50 (£10) / 01738 638152

Berwick at War 1939–45

An exploration of WW II, marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 9 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 10 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

St Aidan's Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

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Berwick May Fair

Traditional street market.

Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Fri 22 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sat 23 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 24 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Mon 25 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick's Fishing Story

A celebration of the salmon-netting and sea fishing heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 19 Jul

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick's Garrison Story

A celebration of the military heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

The Blackpool Antiques and Collectors Fair

A variety of antiques and collectible memorabilia.

The Hilton Hotel, Blackpool

Sun 10 May

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Bookbinding: Orpheus & Eurydice – Lover's Pair

Learn how to case bind with leather, which means the cover is made separately and then attached to the text block. All the tips, tricks and necessary tools are provided for you to make two fancypants handbound books.

Owl & Lion, Edinburgh

Sun 24 May

£150 / 0131 221 0818

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The Castle is ALIVE!

We may seem rather imposing up here in the Castle of St John, but we're a friendly bunch – all 600 years worth of us! For the very first time, the tower is brimming with characters from the Middle Ages right through to Victorian times, all at the same time. Find out what it was like to be one of the first occupants of…

St John's Castle, Stranraer

Sat 16 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Sun 17 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Castle Siege

Living history event depicting the drama, action and sounds of a siege of Arundel Castle.

Arundel Castle

Sat 23 May

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 24 May

£11 / 01903 882173

Mon 25 May

£11 / 01903 882173

Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

A festival marking the big history of this group of small islands.

Jersey War Tunnels

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

…and 18 more dates until 11 May

Chinese Kung Fu & Qigong Demonstration

A demonstration of Kung fu and Qigong from Master Michael Tse and his students, with the option to take part in a workshop after the demonstration.

Ricards Lodge High School, London SW19

Sat 25 Apr

£5 for demonstration, £10 for workshop (Children £3 for demonstration, £5 for workshop) / 020 8224 2306

Please do not contact the venue directly for tickets.

Ricards Lodge High School, London SW19

Sat 25 Apr

£5 reserved seats (Children £3 under 12s) / 020 8224 2306

Claymore

War games, science games, fantasy fiction games, participation games. Honestly, what more could you gamers want?

Edinburgh College Granton Campus

Sat 1 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 07795 054047

  • 10:00 Claymore Edinburgh College Granton Campus
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