Workshops, Festival

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Malton Food Lovers Festival

Food festival with cookery classes, children's entertainment, book signings and more.

Malton Market Place

Sat 23 May

Free

Midlothian Science Festival

A calendar of science-themed events for adults, children and families across Midlothian.

Various venues: Midlothian

Sat 3 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 18 Oct

Mull of Kintyre Music Festival

Traditional and contemporary Scottish and Irish music based in Campbeltown, Kintyre (The Cradle of the Nation) on the west coast of Scotland. The festival offers a mix of concerts, ceilidhs, music sessions, workshops, children’s entertainment, parades, cultural and heritage tours that make the most of the location.

Various venues: Mull of Kintyre

Wed 19 Aug

Times vary / £7–£30 / 01586 552056

Thu 20 Aug

Times vary / £7–£30 / 01586 552056

Fri 21 Aug

Times vary / £7–£30 / 01586 552056

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug

Northern Streams

A celebration of Nordic and British traditional music, song and dance bringing together top and emerging artists from Scandinavia, Scotland and beyond to Edinburgh on an annual basis. This year's programme includes Oleman, Fjärin and Simon Chadwick.

Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

Times & prices vary / 07866 611954

Sat 25 Apr

Times & prices vary / 07866 611954

Oban, Lorn and the Isles Festival of the Sea

A ten-day festival of marine science taking place in and around Oban, with talks, a sea costume parade, the premiere screenings of short films, water sports, storytelling on the beach and exhibitions as well as the chance to taste some of the fruits of the local waters.

Various venues: Oban

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 31 May back to top

Penfest

A community arts festival, with poetry, music and art at the forefront. Events include the Penicuik Turner Prize Exhibition and craft sessions for all ages, with enough music and storytelling to keep the grumpiest of young visitors happy.

Various venues: Penicuik

Sat 5 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 6 Sep

Times & prices vary

Mon 7 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 6 more dates until 13 Sep

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include the Proclaimers, Jools Holland, King Creosote, Courtney Pine, La Boheme, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Marines Band, The Only Way is Downton, Simpy Gershwin, the Sixteen, Red Priest, Scottish Opera, John Suchet, Headphone…

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 21 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Fri 22 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sat 23 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 8 more dates until 31 May

Perthshire Amber Festival

A ten-day music festival with 250 musicians performing in 25 venues across autumnal Perthshire. The festival, now in its eleventh year, utilises venues as diverse as a tiny Ironage Crannog and the majestic Dunkeld Cathedral to present a series of afternoon and evening concerts, open mic, Cabaret Amber, workshops, talks…

Royal Dunkeld Hotel

Fri 30 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01350 727322

Sat 31 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01350 727322

Sun 1 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01350 727322

…and 7 more dates until 8 Nov

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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Scotland's Nature Festival

For a week in May, the natural beauty of Scotland is highlighted as communities all over the country hold events that celebrate the plethora of lochs, forests, coastline, valleys and mountains we call home. Ranger-led walks, nature photography workshops and storytelling in the forest are just some of the events on the…

Lanark Moor Sensory Garden

Wed 27 May

Free

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

Various venues: Scotland

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 31 May

Shetland Fiddle Frenzy

A week-long summer school and festival celebrating the music and the musicians that have led Shetland to become one of the world’s most highly acclaimed fiddle playing regions. As well as music classes and concerts, it offers classes in drawing and painting, and traditional knitting techniques, as well as cultural trips…

Mareel, Lerwick

Sun 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01595 743 843

Mon 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01595 743 843

Tue 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01595 743 843

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Sunflowerfest

A weekend family festival of music, arts and entertainment. There's performances in the Enchanted Glade, kids activities, live music of all genres and more.

Tubby's Farm, Hillsborough

Fri 31 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £20–£59.95

Sat 1 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £20–£59.95

Sun 2 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £20–£59.95

Tidelines Book Festival

Largs-based book festival with a great little line-up of events for kids and adults alike.

Various Venues, Largs

Fri 11 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 12 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 13 Sep

Times & prices vary

Tiree Music Festival

Folk and trad music are the stars at this festival, which was voted Best Small Festival at the Scottish Event Awards in 2012 and 2013. The tiny Hebridean island, nicknamed the ‘Hawaii of the North’, plays host to a weekend of genre-spanning sounds as well as family activities and fringe events. Past events have saw a…

An Talla, Isle of Tiree

Fri 17 Jul

Times vary / £65–£89 / 01879 220520

Sat 18 Jul

Times vary / £65–£89 / 01879 220520

Sun 19 Jul

Times vary / £65–£89 / 01879 220520

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Totton & Eling Arts Festival

Community festival hosting an arts and crafts market, circus skill workshops and live music. There are also performances from Snake Oil, Wakey Wakey Dance, Little Big Dance, Hanger Farm Poets, Big Mouth Theatre Company, Jakes Circus Skills and Debut Youth Theatre.

Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton

Sat 23 May

Free / 023 8066 7683

UnstFest

Britain's most northerly festival on Britain's most northerly island is a family-friendly affair with fiddle workshops, go kart races, film screenings and live music worth travelling for.

Various venues: Unst

Fri 10 Jul

Times & prices vary

Sat 11 Jul

Times & prices vary

Sun 12 Jul

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 19 Jul

Voluntary Arts Week

Make a creative date in your diary as part of Voluntary Arts Week 2015. The UK-wide festival finds arts groups showcasing their work and encouraging you to have a go. Visit the website to register your event and find local activities.

Various venues: Scotland

Fri 15 May

Times & prices vary / 0131 561 7333

Sat 16 May

Times & prices vary / 0131 561 7333

Sun 17 May

Times & prices vary / 0131 561 7333

…and 7 more dates until 24 May

XpoNorth

A two-day cross genre festival devoted to crafts, publishing, screen and broadcast as well as music. There's workshops, masterclasses and conferences during the day, evening showcases of music and film as well as opportunities to network with movers and shakers in the creative industries.

Various venues: Inverness

Wed 10 Jun

Times vary / Free

Thu 11 Jun

Times vary / Free