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

Britannia’s Burns Supper

Britannia’s Burns Supper
Haggis, neeps and tatties - and a few wee drams of whisky - served in the Royal Deck Tea Room to celebrate the man himself.

Up Helly Aa

Up Helly Aa
Shetland shows off its history with Up Helly Aa 2019.

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections
Glasgow’s annual folk, roots, indie, world and traditional music festival celebrating the links between Celtic music and cultures across the globe.

Scottish Portrait Awards

Scottish Portrait Awards
Finalists for the awards for portraits by artists born, living or studying in Scotland.

Februaryfest

Februaryfest
Running for more than 20 years FebruaryFestival brings a whole month of the best beer Scotland's brewers have to offer to thirsty drinkers. The programme also boasts live music, quiz nights, along with beer's best pal - whisky.

Fort William Mountain Festival

Fort William Mountain Festival
A series of films and lectures celebrating the great outdoors and mountain culture, held in Scotland's outdoor capital, and spread over five nights.
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