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

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Edinburgh 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.

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Highland Games

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

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Winter 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!

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St Andrew's Day

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

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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.

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Burns Night

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

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Upcoming Events

The Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest
A stunning sound and light show that transforms Faskally Wood using dazzling visuals and innovative design set against an original music score.

Glasgow Horror Festival

Glasgow Horror Festival
Popcorn Horror presents this two-day horror festival featuring a horror market, industry panels, indie screenings, and other attractions.

Halloween Pumpkin Trail

Halloween Pumpkin Trail
During October why not come and join us for our popular Pumpkin Trail around the Gardens. Tread through the crispy autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. Afterwards why not warm up in the Tearoom with a yummy hot chocolate or bowl of steaming soup.

Paisley Halloween Festival

Paisley Halloween Festival
There's halloweeny happenings galore in Paisley. The town’s two-day fright-fest, will this year be part of the Year of Young People celebrations.

Glasgow Whisky Festival

Glasgow Whisky Festival
Glasgow's festival of the national tipple returns for a 10th year, with more than 60 stands featuring whisky, gin, rum, other spirits and whisky.

Neon Digital Arts Festival

Neon Digital Arts Festival
Scotland's only international digital arts festival, featuring moving image, performance, music and technology-driven arts across Dundee.
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