The Guide to Scotland's Festivals 2017

Introducing the Guide

The Guide to Scotland's Festivals is an annual guide produced in January by The List, in partnership with VisitScotland and Creative Scotland.

It is a comprehensive guide to the wide variety of festivals hosted across Scotland. The guide includes all sizes of festivals, from grassroots community-focused ones to large-scale international festivals, and covers genres including Art, Comedy, Community, Family, Film, Heritage, Literature, Music, Outdoor, Politics, Science, Theatre & Dance.

You can view the Guide to Scotland's Festivals 2017 in its entirety here:

How to be included in the next guide

To have your festival included in the Guide to Scotland's Festivals 2018 it must first be listed on To add a festival visit If it is a returning festival we will most likely already have a listing from a previous year. The site will prompt you to update the previous listing.

The minimum information we require for a festival listing is:

Name of the festival
Web address
Description of the festival

You can upload an image, which will help the listing stand out on the website. The image may be used in the Guide to Scotland's Festival so please provide an image credit if required. You can also include social media links, ticket booking links and video content.

For an example of a festival listing here is Edinburgh International Book Festival's 2017 listing.

Distribution of the guide

25,000 copies of the guide are distributed as a supplement with the February edition of The List magazine and 10,000 copies are sent across London. The guide is also distributed by our partners in the production of the guide. 25,000 copies are distributed by VisitScotland to their 72 iCentres across Scotland while 20,000 copies are distributed by Creative Scotland to key cultural and visitor hotspots across Scotland ranging from museums to shopping centres and are also made available at a number of events.

If you would like to advertise in the guide you can take a look at the packages we offer on our rate card or email .