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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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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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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Upcoming Events

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Edinburgh International Harp Festival
Held in the stunning grounds of Merchiston Castle School, the Edinburgh International Harp Festival promises a wonderful selection of concerts, courses and workshops.

Springfest: The Scottish Food and Drink Festival

Springfest: The Scottish Food and Drink Festival
Set on the shores of Loch Lomond, Springfest is one of Scotland's biggest food and drink festivals. A celebration of food, the free festival features music, fun activities and lots of shopping opportunities.

Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival
A two-week festival spread across Edinburgh, with a programme of fun and innovative events for audiences of all ages.

Wide Days

Wide Days
Scotland's annual music convention brings music industry professionals together to discuss a range of topics, present new initiatives and highlight forward-thinking work being carried out across the business.

Gintyre: Festival of Scottish Gins

Gintyre: Festival of Scottish Gins
Enjoy gin tasting and fun events taking place at Campbeltown Town Hall and various venues in the surrounding areas.

Walk Islay

Walk Islay
Take in the beautiful Scottish scenery at Walk Islay's week-long walking festival, taking place annually across the Isles of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.
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