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

Inverness Music Festival

Inverness Music Festival
Run by Inverness Festival Association, this music festival is a competitive event that allows people of all ages and abilities to show off their skills.

Scottish Concert Band Festival

Scottish Concert Band Festival
This is the 10th year of these National Finals which bring together the best in Scotland - all the gold and platinum award concert bands from regional festivals across the country.

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival
For 2019, you're looking at a top line-up which includes such luminaries as Reginald D Hunter, Janey Godley, Larry Dean, Jerry Sadowitz and many more.

March into Pitlochry

March into Pitlochry
Music festival with over 30 performances across four venues returns for its fourth year. The line-up features The Dunwells, Blue Rose Code, The Wellgreen, Iain McLaughlin and the Outsiders, and Admiral Fallow.

Springfest: The Scottish Food and Drink Festival

Springfest: The Scottish Food and Drink Festival
A springtime event to celebrate all things food, from the people behind the ever-popular Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival.

Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival
Hands-on science for adults, children and families in venues across the city with programme ranging from the entertaining to the controversial and, of course, the icky. For 2019, the programme follows the theme of 'Frontiers'.
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