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MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, theatre, live music and many more activities for kids and adults alike. There's bare-knuckle dining at the barbeque and Hog Roast, as well as the Festival Feast prepared in 2015 by five seriously good chefs: Fred Berkmiller…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

The Whisky Stramash

A chance to sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, also promising 'mystery, entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.' The whisky line-up includes Bunnahabhain, Ledaig, Tobermory, Deanston, Glen Moray, Aberfeldy and the debuts of Craigellachie and Aultmore.

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

Sun 24 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

Various venues: Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

£9 / 0844 481 8898

Secret event: a lively Friday night of retro revival with cocktails. The event is sponsored by Aberfeldy Single Malt Whisky and Dewars Blended Whisky, and that's all the details they're releasing. the venue is announced to ticket holders the week before.

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.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sat 6 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sun 7 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

…and 21 more dates until 28 Jun

Scottish Juniper Festival 2015

Three days of gin-based goodness to celebrate World Gin Day.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Sat 13 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Sun 14 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

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Summerhall and Barney's Beer Festival

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with breweries including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Sat 16 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Summerhall Beer FestivALE

Get in the spirit (or the beer) of things, with Williams Bros, Top Out, the Rum Boys, Pickering's Gin, Barney's Beer, Thistly Cross Cider and Summerhall's Bizarre Bottle Bar. Four tokens are included in the ticket price, so use them wisely.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Sat 16 May

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Helensburgh & Lomond Real Ale Festival

A charity event run by the local Round Table, this year there's over 50 of Scotland's finest real ales on offer as well as a range of ciders and food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Fri 15 May

Prices vary

Sat 16 May

Prices vary

Aberdour Festival

The picturesque seaside town plays host to an action-packed family-friendly festival. There's something for all ages and all tastes, from a beach day with a sandcastle competition for children and fun run for adults, to a food market and picnic day, as well as sports, magic shows, children's activities and live music over…

Various venues: Aberdour

Fri 31 Jul

Times & prices vary

Sat 1 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sun 2 Aug

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 9 Aug

Brew at the Bog

A day of great music and great beer with BrewDog, the coolest craft beer label on the block, and Bogbain Farm, which was voted Scotland's Best Unusual Venue at the Scottish Event Awards. 2015's line-up includes Fatherson, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Hector Bizerk, Honeyblood, Neon Waltz, The Elephant Sessions, Randolphs…

Bogbain Adventure & Heritage Farm, Inverness

Sat 2 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01463 772800

Sun 3 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01463 772800

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Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

Tasty tipples and appetising nibbles on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. The festival comprises free cookery demonstrations (including a WWII themed one), a farmers' market, continental market, tasting and sampling sessions, a real ale tent and live music.

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sat 5 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01389 751031

Sun 6 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01389 751031

Something to Smile About 2015

Live music festival with something for everyone: food and drink, spoken word, circus performers, crafts and drumming workshops.

Thornensians Rugby Club, Doncaster

Sat 6 Jun

£10–£12 (under 12s £5–£6) / 01302 883 522

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

While the main focus of this festival is obviously going to be on the aqua vitae, there's a wide-ranging programme of events going on in the meantime. Distilleries, shops, restaurants, pubs and villages throughout Speyside – home to more than half of Scotland's whisky distilleries – welcome visitors with an enormous array…

Various venues: Speyside

Thu 30 Apr

Times & prices vary / 07789 671635

Fri 1 May

Times & prices vary / 07789 671635

Sat 2 May

Times & prices vary / 07789 671635

…and 2 more dates until 4 May

Stockfest

Stockbridge gets their party hats on for this week-long festival, including ceilidhs, food & drink markets, poetry readings, workshops, cookery demos and one big closing party.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

Times & prices vary

Fri 14 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sat 15 Aug

Times & prices vary

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

3 Harbours Arts Festival

Art, music, trails, photography and storytelling in Prestonpans, Port Seton and Cockenzie. There are plenty of seafood stalls for the crustacean-hungry (not to mention plenty of non-seafood food stalls for those of that persuasion), plus kids' events, live music and a real ale tent.

Various venues: East Lothian

Sat 30 May

Times & prices vary / 07739 021111

Sun 31 May

Times & prices vary / 07739 021111

Mon 1 Jun

Times & prices vary / 07739 021111

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Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for…

Inveraray Castle

Sat 12 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01499 302203

Sun 13 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01499 302203

Crail Food Festival

Food and music meet in this local festival. For the foodies there's the Taste of Fife with a producers' market, cookery demonstrations and evening supper, while music fans can expect some top Scottish names. For the children there's a harbour festival. Among those confirmed for 2015 are the St Andrews Brewing Company…

Various venues: Crail

Fri 12 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Sat 13 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Sun 14 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 3 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sat 4 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sun 5 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Fri 15 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Sat 16 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Sun 17 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

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Refugee Festival Scotland

This annual 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: Scotland

Wed 3 Jun

Times & prices vary

Thu 4 Jun

Times & prices vary

Fri 5 Jun

Times & prices vary

…and 16 more dates until 21 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 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

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Taste of Grampian

A one-day food and drink festival which allows visitors to discover and sample the wide range of quality produce available in the Grampian region. The 2015 festival includes a new attraction in the Brewfest, which offers locally sourced craft beers, and celebrity chefs Claire MacDonald and Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Thainstone Centre, Inverurie

Sat 6 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01224 646488

Apple Festival

All things apple, from bobbing, pressing, studying and, of course, eating.

English Heritage: Audley End House And Gardens, Saffron Walden

Sat 26 Sep

Included in admission / 01799 522399

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Apple Festival English Heritage: Audley End House And Gardens, Saffron Walden

Sun 27 Sep

Included in admission / 01799 522399

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Apple Festival English Heritage: Audley End House And Gardens, Saffron Walden

Arbroath Sea Fest

Annual festival of maritime heritage, including the star of the show, the Smokie Trail – around 70 stalls packed with fresh seafood along Arbroath harbour.

Various venues: Arbroath

Sat 15 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Sun 16 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Berwick Food and Beer Festival

Dozens of stalls offering some of the best food and drink from the North East of England and the Scottish Borders set in Berwick's 18th century Barracks square.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 5 Sep

£2 / 08703 331181

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Sun 6 Sep

£2 / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Fri 22 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sat 23 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Mon 25 May

£18 (Children £8; Seniors £15) / 02393 787613

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