Before 5pm, Days out, Traditional & heritage

65 events

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Shire Horse Society National Show

See 300 of the fancy beasts in the show, plus demonstrations, trade stands and more.

Arena UK, Grantham

Sat 21 Mar

£8 in advance, £10 on the gate (Children & seniors £6 in advance; £8 on the gate) / 01536 771611

Sun 22 Mar

£8 in advance, £10 on the gate (Children & seniors £6 in advance; £8 on the gate) / 01536 771611

Glasgow St Patrick’s Day Festival

Live music, Irish ceili dancing, activities for kids and more at Merchant Square's St Paddy's celebrations.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3038

Part of Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival.

Scottish Tourism Week

A series of events, competitions and presentations to mark Scottish Tourism Week.

Crowne Plaza, Glasgow

Tue 3 Mar

£30–£175 / 0141 306 9988

Wed 4 Mar

Members £30–£175 / 0141 306 9988

Thu 5 Mar

£30–£175 / 0141 306 9988

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

Listed Property Show

A property show designed for those thinking of buying a listed building.

Harrogate International Centre

Sat 7 Mar

Free when registered for in advance online / 01795 844939

Sun 8 Mar

Free when registered for in advance online / 01795 844939

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NAAFC Annual Accordion & Fiddle Festival

All-day accordion and fiddle competitions, prize-winners concert and a closing dance, if your feet weren't already a-tapping.

Macdonald Inchyra Grange Hotel, Falkirk

Sat 7 Mar

Prices vary

Dark of the Night

Meet Sir Thomas Randolph and hear the tale of his audacious early morning attack to take Edinburgh Castle for Robert the Bruce.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 14 Mar

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 15 Mar

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

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

Scotfairs Antique & Collectors Fair

A large selection of collectables old and new, from rare treasures for the connoisseur to interesting and affordable pieces for anyone and everyone.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 7 Mar

£1.50 (children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 4 Apr

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 2 May

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

…and 5 more dates until 3 Oct

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.

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Doon the Watter

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

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 287 2720

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 103 more dates until 17 Jun

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 3 Mar

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

Meet outside.

Tue 10 Mar

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

Meet outside.

Tue 17 Mar

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

Meet outside.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Apr

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

The Altrincham Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Find something to compliment your home, collection or wardrobe with over 80 exhibitors selling antiques and collectables.

Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham

Sun 8 Mar

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 0781 622 0136

April Foolery

Homesick for her French childhood, the Queen commands her court to take on the Gallic style of celebrating Easter, abound with clowning around and merriment.

Stirling Castle

Sat 4 Apr

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 01786 450000

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Awful Ancestors

Learn more about the horrible history of Braemar Castle, including the chef cooking up potions in the kitchen and a prisoner in the dungeon who is waiting to be punished … but how?

Braemar Castle

Sun 19 Apr

Included in admission / 01339 741219

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 3 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 59 more dates until 3 May

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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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

Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

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

Jersey War Tunnels

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

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