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

2022 Orkney Folk Festival

Stromness, Orkney

Back to its best this spring, with plans in place for a return to full-scale live events. The 39th festival will bring some of the finest folk musicians from Orkney, Scotland and further afield to the islands. Info: www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

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

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

Ardrossan Highland Games

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

Strathmore Highland Games

Glamis

In the glorious grounds of Glamis Castle in Angus for a truly Scottish day out. Info: www.strathmorehighlandgames.co.uk

Sir Jackie Stewart Classic

Lauder

The major new motoring event will showcase the career of three-time Formula One World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, featuring live motorsport action and an award-winning classic car show, all in aid of Race Against Dementia at Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders. Info: www.sirjackiestewartclassic.com

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

The Games will return to Hazelhead Park, full traditional event. Info: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/highlandgames

The Royal Highland Show

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

The Royal Highland Show is an annual event, showcasing the best of food, farming and rural life at Ingliston in Edinburgh. Info: www.royalhighlandshow.org

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

Ceres Highland Games

Ceres, Scotland

Ceres Games are the oldest free games in Scotland. Info: www.ceresgames.co.uk

Forres Highland Games

Forres - Scotland Forres

A spectacular show of Scottish tradition, sport and culture with Highland Dancing, Track and Field, Heavy Events, Tug ‘o’ War, Solo Piping and many more disciplines on display. Info: www.forreshighlandgames.com

Luss Highland Gathering

Luss, Scotland

The Loch Lomond gathering which includes the annual gathering of the Clan Colquhoun. Info: www.lusshighlandgames.co.uk

John Paul Jones’s Birthday Celebration

Kirkbean, Dumfries

Celebrate JohnPaul Jone's birthday at the historic birthplace, childhood home, and museum of John Paul Jones,”Father of the American Navy”. Featuring unique artifacts and a beautiful setting. Info: www.johnpauljonesmuseum.com

Tiree Music Festival

Tiree, Scotland

Magical award-winning island festival on Tiree. Info: www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk

The Open

St Andrews, Fife,

Now, 162 years and 149 Opens later, the home of golf will host The 150th Open at the Old Course, St Andrews. On what is sure to be a historic Open with record crowds, the world’s greatest players will descend on Fife to try and capture the Claret Jug. Info: www.theopen.com/st-andrews-150th-open

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

Inverness Highland Games

Inverness - Scotland Inverness

Traditional Highland Games in the capital of the Highlands. Info: www.invernesshighlandgames.com

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

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Summer School

St Andrews - Scotland St Andrews

Summer School, an action - packed three weeks of dancing in the historic town of St Andrews. Come and join with dancers from around the world and be led by some of the best of Scottish Country Dance teachers and musicians. Info: www.rscds.org/events/summer-school-2022

Scottish Pipe Band Championships

Dumbarton

Pipe band competitions and events at Levengrove Park. Info: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/west-dunbartonshire-leisure/events/scottish-pipe-band-championships

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

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

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

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

Piping Live!

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

The Glasgow International Piping Festival, with a week long celebration of piping culture from across the world. Info: www.pipinglive.co.uk

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

ScottFest

Melrose - Scotland Melrose, Roxburghshire

Celebrate Sir Walter Scott’s birthday with a weekend of fun for all the family at Abbotsford, the historic home of novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders. Info: www.scottsabbotsford.com

The World Pipe Band Championships

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

Two days of piping competitions across all grades at Glasgow Green. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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

Stirling Highland Games

Stirling - Scotland Stirling

One of central Scotland’s great annual cultural sporting events, at Stirling Sports Village. Info: www.stirlinghighlandgames.com

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

Cowal Gathering

Dunoon, Argyll

Featuribg a full programme including the World Highland Dancing Championships, the Cowal Pipe Band Championship and the Cowal International Heavy Athletics Championship at Dunoon Stadium. Info: www.cowalgathering.com

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

The Northern Meeting Piping Competition

Inverness - Scotland Inverness

Hailed as the “Premier Solo Piping Contest in the World,” The Northern Meeting Piping Competition attracts pipers from across the globe at Eden Court Theatre. Info: www.piping.northern-meeting.org

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

Pitlochry Highland Games

Pitlochry - Scotland Pitlochry

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

The Paul McKenna Band @ The Tunnels

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

Scotland’s Paul McKenna has long been ranked among our finest younger singers and songwriters, armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice and passionate social conscience, often expressed through his songs, a combination that’s brought frequent comparisons to the great Dick Gaughan. Paul was a featured artist at the world renowned Transatlantic Sessions in 2019. ... Read more

The National Whisky Festival: Aberdeen Edition

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

With over 200 whiskies available to sample from some of the most celebrated names in the industry, plus an extensive programme of award winning mixology, local food vendors, cutting edge musicians and live artists. Info: www.nationalwhiskyfestival.scot

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

The Inauguration of The Buchanan

Callander

For the first time in over 370 years, the Clan Buchanan will gather to celebrate the investiture of a new chief: J. Michael Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan, Chief of the Name and Arms of Buchanan and Arnprior. A traditional Scottish ceremony hosted and organised by the Chief and his Family, to be held on the Clan Seat ... Read more

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

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

For centuries live oral storytelling, blended with music and song, has carried Scotland’s voices from generation to generation -and round the world. The Storytelling Festival is a celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, bringing together artists and audiences from Scotland and beyond.Info: www.sisf.org.uk

Hoolie in the Hydro

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

The world’s biggest ceilidh will feature some of the top musicians on the Scottish and Irish traditional music scene, at The Ovo Hydro. Info: www.sec.co.uk/events/detail/hoolie-in-the-hydro

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Hogmanay isone of the big celebrations in Edinburgh and a bucket list experience for people from around the world. With celebrations including an awe-inspiring torchlit procession through the city’s streets to ceilidhs to the street party, fireworks and Loony Dook on 1 January, it’s the ultimate way to say goodbye to the old and welcome ... Read more