Events & Festivals

Scotland is home to more than 200 festivals every year, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - the world's largest arts festival. This means that no matter the time of year, there's always something going on!

Annual Events

Edinburgh Festivals

Events & Festivals

Edinburgh is Scotland's shining capital city: a place packed with history from its castle to its palace and every wynd and close in between.

Highland Games

Events & Festivals

Highland Games are a mix of sports, culture and community. These unique events still take place around Scotland, and the world.

Winter Festivals

Events & Festivals

Scotland's Winter Festivals celebrate our rich culture and heritage. So get out and about in Scotland this winter – there's so much going on!

St Andrew’s Day

Events & Festivals

St Andrew is Scotland's patron saint and on November 30 we celebrate St Andrew's Day with the rest of the world.

Hogmanay

Hogmanay

Hogmanay is one of Scotland's best-known and best loved traditions. Whether it's fireworks, live music, street parties or cosy pubs - we have it all.

Burns Night

Events & Festivals

On 25 January every year, Scots and Scots-at-heart come together to celebrate the life and works of our national poet, Robert Burns.

Upcoming Events

The Skye Festival

The Skye Festival
3 July - 28 August, 2018 Summer arts festival celebrating island culture and performing arts with a strong focus on Scottish traditional music.

Beyond Borders International Festival

Beyond Borders International Festival
25 - 26 August, 2018 Join authors, politicians, artists, diplomats and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, music, performing and visual arts, storytelling, poetry, walks and cycle rides in the stunning grounds of Traquair House, Scotland's oldest inhabited house.

Electric Fields

Electric Fields
31st August, 2018 Making an exciting return to the 17th century grounds of Drumlanrig Castle, Electric Fields offers a diverse musical line-up and the festival always strives to showcase the most exciting music around at the moment.

Dundee Flower and Food Festival

Dundee Flower and Food Festival
31 August - 2 September, 2018 A three-day extravaganza of floral displays, cookery demonstrations, crafts and kids' activities as well as appearances from celebrity gardeners and chefs.

Largs Viking Festival

Largs Viking Festival
1 - 9 September, 2018 Commemorating the last battle between Vikings and Scots in 1263, the Viking Village opens its doors to offer visitors an immersive experience of medieval life.

Nairn Book and Arts Festival

Nairn Book and Arts Festival
11th - 16th September, 2018, A range of musical, literary and artistic events with a fringe drawing on the talents of the local creative community.
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