Workshops, Festival

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Kendal Calling

Three days of live music and DJs in the Lake District. 2015's line-up includes Elbow, Snoop Dogg, Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines, James, Kodaline, The Levellers, The Horrors, Ella Eyre, Embrace, Nick Mulvey, Billy Bragg, Soul II Soul, Bristish Sea Power, Fuse ODG, Turbowolf, Mr Scruff and many more.

Lowther Deer Park, Penrith

Thu 30 Jul

£25 / 0871 424 4444

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

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

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

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Mon 7 Sep

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…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 English Touring Opera's new production of La Boheme, world-class choir The Sixteen and Artay the contemporary art marquee full of contemporary Scottish Art.

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 back to top

Perthshire Amber Festival

A ten-day music festival with 250 musicians performing in 25 venues across autumnal Perthshire. The festival, now in its tenth 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 and…

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

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Fri 5 Jun

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…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

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…

Various venues: Scotland

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

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Sun 24 May

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…and 7 more dates until 31 May

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

As traditional boats congregate in the historic harbour, the seaside town of Portsoy celebrates with a festival of music, dance and traditional crafts and art.

Various venues: Portsoy

Fri 3 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sat 4 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sun 5 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

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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

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

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Sat 12 Sep

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Sun 13 Sep

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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

Ullapool Dance Festival

Dance festival with classes for all ages and abilities.

Various venues: Ullapool

Sat 7 Mar

Times & prices vary / 01854 612575

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

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Sat 11 Jul

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Sun 12 Jul

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…and 7 more dates until 19 Jul back to top

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