11th Big Burns Supper

Dumfries - Scotland Dumfries

Big Burns Supper is the largest community platform in the South of Scotland, with over 250 events each year, and the biggest contemporary Burns Festival in the world. Info: www.bigburnssupper.com

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Celtic Connections

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

The UK's premiere celebration of roots music, will return in full force for 2022 with an exciting and eclectic programme of events. Info: www.celticconnections.com

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Burns&Beyond

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s flagship Burns festival Burns&Beyond returns for its fourth edition, sending messages of Luve, Hope and Kindness. Burns&Beyond celebrates the life and legacy of Robert Burns with an outstanding programme of traditional and contemporary art and culture, from across Scotland and beyond. This year’s event welcomes the return of live events with spectacular music, poetry, comedy and whisky, along with the Scottish premier ... Read more

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Up-Helly-A’

Lerwick - Scotland Lerwick, Shetland

The Lerwick Up-Helly-A’ festival has been postponed for a second year and will return Tuesday, 31st January 2023. Info: www.uphellyaa.org

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Happy Burns Night

Nationwide

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death.

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SPECTRA

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

SPECTRA will once again light up the winter nights in Aberdeen encouraging audiences to get out and experience the city looking its best using interactive light sculptures, architectural projections and film to create new ways of exploring the city. Info: www.spectrafestival.com

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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra in Concert

Perth - Scotland Perth

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, joined by the RAF Central Scotland Pipes & Drums are delighted to be back in Perth Scotland at last - it's been a long wait! We have a fantastic show lined up including some favourites loved by our regular patrons - traditional music at its best, played by wonderful musicians who ... Read more

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Stanza – Scotland’s Poetry Festival

St Andrews, Fife,

Planned as an in-person festival with a number of digital events. The festival's title will be 'Stories like starting points'. Info:

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Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

Trade only event for to source a wide range of Scottish products for retailers at SECC Glasgow. Info: www.scotlandstradefairs.com

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Perth Festival

Perth - Scotland Perth

One of the oldest, continuously-running independent arts festivals in Scotland, Perth Festival of the Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Each May, Perth Festival becomes the gem in Scotland’s cultural calendar. With performances in Perth Theatre, Perth Concert Hall and other venues, the 10-day Festival features the best in classical music, theatre, rock, folk, ... Read more

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Atholl Highlanders Parade and Gathering

Blair Atholl Perthshire

The Atholl Highlanders are a Scottish ceremonial infantry regiment. They are the only remaining private army in Europe and act as the personal bodyguard to the Duke of Atholl – Chief of the Clan Murray, with parade and Highland Gathering at Blair Castle. Info: www.blair-castle.co.uk

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Blackford Highland Games

Blackford - Scotland Blackford, Perthshire

Held since 1870 on the park, an area of land loaned to the community by the landowner. A condition of the loan is that the Highland Games are held there annually in May. Info: www.blackfordhighlandgames.co.uk

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Ardrossan Highland Games

Ardrossan has hosted a Highland Games since 1979, at Ardrossan Academicals Rugby Football Club. Info: www.ardrossanhighlandgames.org.uk

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Piping Inverness

Inverness - Scotland Inverness

The all-day event incorporates the European Pipe Band Championships, and will see an influx of pipe bands, their supporters, Highland Dancers as well as tourists to Bught Park. Info: www.pipinginverness.com

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HebCelt Festival

Stornoway Isle of Lewis

The best local talent with leading Scottish, UK and world artists and brings together household names and emerging talent to provide a feast of music to appeal to all ages in the heartland of the Gaelic language and culture. Info: www.hebceltfest.com

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Speyfest 2022

Fochabers - Scotland Fochabers

Speyfest will return with a host of Scottish talent as they mark a quarter of a century showcasing the very best in traditional and Celtic music. Alongside the lively mix of concerts, ceilidhs and stomps, we’ll have our usual mix of: traditional music and singing workshops, non-denominational Celtic Kirk Service and more. Info: www.speyfest.com

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St Andrews Highland Games

St Andrews - Scotland St Andrews

One of the top Highland Games at Fife Station Park, in front of the Old Course Hotel. Info: www.standrewshighlandgames.co.uk

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is set to return to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade once again. The Tattoo is an unforgettable event that combines military precision, live music, breath-taking lighting and special effects and fantastic entertainment. Info: www.edintattoo.co.uk

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Experience Scotland’s capital come alive with vibrant colours, shows and events to suit everyone at the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Info: www.edfringe.com

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75th Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

The EIF brings Edinburgh’s theatre venues to life with the very best music, theatre, opera and dance from around the globe. Info: www.eif.co.uk

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Dundonald Highland Games

Kilmarnock-Scotland

One of Ayrshire’s premier cultural events. It is unique in capturing traditional Scottish heritage and strong community spirit within the picturesque setting of Royal Dundonald Castle. Info: www.dundonald-games.org.uk

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Bridge of Allan Highland Games

Stirling - Scotland Stirling

Colourful pipe bands, elegant highland dancers, huge strongmen tossing the caber. A multitude of other events, stalls and entertainments spread out in a picturesque and historic setting. Info: www.bofagames.com

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

A stellar line-up of hundreds of writers, artists and thinkers from around the globe share their ideas and stories for a changing world. Info: www.edbookfest.co.uk

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Crieff Highland Gathering

Crieff - Scotland Crieff, Perthshire

A full programme of traditional Highland games competitions, Highland Dancing, Heavyweights, Light Field, and Tug o War and also showcase several Piping performances throughout the day at Market Park. Info: www.crieffhighlandgathering.com

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Braemar Highland Gathering

Braemar - Scotland Braemar

Traditional Highland Gathering at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park. Since 1848, The Gathering has been attended regularly by the reigning Monarch and members of the Royal Family. Info: www.braemargathering.org

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Pitlochry Highland Games

Pitlochry - Scotland Pitlochry

A traditional Highland Games with a full day of events. Info: www.pitlochryhighlandgames.co.uk

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Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown, Scotland Wigtown

Designated Scotland's National Book Town in 1998, Wigtown is home to a community of booksellers and literary events. Info: www.wigtownbookfestival.com

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The Royal National Mòd

Perth - Scotland Perth

More than 200 competitions will take place during the eight-day festival, ranging from traditional instruments like accordion, fiddle, clarsach and bagpipes to Gaelic singing, storytelling, poetry, sport and choral competitions. Info: www.ancomunn.co.uk

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