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Celtic Musical Instruments

Whether it's the airy rasp of the wooden flute or the high-pitched skirl of the bagpipes, Celtic music is best known by its instruments.

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is the highlight of Scotland's calendar turning the capital into a cultural hotspot every August.

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is a vibrant and diverse event which serves up the very best swing, soul, samba and much more.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Forget Times Square in New York, if there’s one place you’ve got to experience celebrating the New Year – it’s at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

Hogmanay (HOG - MAH - NAY)

Every year as the long winter nights creep by, Scots look forward to the biggest party of the calendar when, by tradition, we defy the darkness to see out the old year, and welcome in the new. We examine the history and origins of the Hogmanay celebration, take a peek at the festivities that take place across Scotland on New Year's Night.

Scots lead the way in major cultural programme between India and the UK

Nine innovative Scottish arts projects are set to benefit from a partnership between Scotland and India as part of a core British Council programme.

Scottish acts backed to fly the flag at SXSW19

All eyes will be on Austin, Texas, this month, as the city hosts the South by Southwest festival.

Scottish Music Festivals

From huge weekend-long parties to more intimate family-friendly events, Scotland's diverse calendar of music festivals is nothing short of impressive.

Scottish musicians heading to SXSW Festival

Over 150 artists from the UK, including 37 acts from Scotland, performing at this year's South by Southwest festival in the US.

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