Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

The Galloway Hoard, one of the most important UK archaeological finds of the century on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery. The Galloway Hoard is the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. Info: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/AAGM/whats-aberdeen-art-galleries-and-museums/galloway-hoard-viking-age-treasure

The Enchanted Forest

Faskally Wood

Scotland's largest autumn event, held annually throughout the month of October in Faskally Woods part of the Tay Forest Park, near Pitlochry. The trees and water around Loch Dunmore, a beautiful small lochan, are set with lights, art and sounds. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

Aberdeen International Comedy Festival 2022

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

Comedy is coming back with a bang to the Granite City with a star-studded line-up for the Aberdeen International Comedy Festival 2022. Info: www.aberdeeninspired.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

Northern Stories Festival

Wick, Caithness

A spectacular celebration of the stories of the far north of Scotland, taking place across Caithness in celebration of Scotland’s ancient Nordic connections and close ties to North America. Info: www.lytharts.org.uk/northern-stories-festival

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

Glenfiddich Piping Championships 2022

Pitlochry - Scotland Pitlochry

Returning to Blair Castle for their 49th edition to both in-person and online audiences. The Glenfiddich Piping Championship was established in 1974 to inspire the world's finest exponents of Ceòl Mòr or Piobaireachd (the great music) and Ceòl Beag or light music (the little music). Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/play/competitions/glenfiddich-solo-piping-championships

Scotland v Australia

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Rugby greats at Murrayfield Stadium. Info: www.scottishrugby.org

Brodie Illuminated 2022

Forres - Scotland Forres

Enjoy the beauty of Brodie Estate & Brodie Castle with a spectacular night time walk around the illuminated grounds. Info: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodie-castle

The Autumn Gathering

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

The Autumn Gathering allows Scottish country dancers to gather over a weekend in Scotland. Dancers from the UK, North America, and continental Europe take part in classes, discussion fora, and workshops. Info: www.rscds.org/events/autumn-gathering-2022

Scotland v New Zealand Rugby

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Scotland and New Zealand first faced each other in 1905 and have since played 31 matches as opponents. Of those 31 games, New Zealand have won 29 and 2 have been a draw leaving the All Blacks with an impressive winning streak of 19 consecutive matches. At Murrayfield Stadium. Info: www.scottishrugby.org

The Proclaimers Scotland Tour

Various venues

Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers tour Motherwell, Dunfermline and Dundee. Info: www.the.proclaimers.co.uk/the-gigs

The Saltire Festival

East Lothian

A festival celebrating St Andrews Day and the very best of Scottish history, heritage, culture, film, music and food is set to take place in East Lothian (home of Scotland’s iconic Saltire Flag). Info: www.visiteastlothian.org

Eddi Reader – 40 Years Live

Crieff - Scotland Crieff, Perthshire

Celebrating almost half a century of music, the 40 Years Live tour will see Eddi bring her signature vocals to Crieff Academy. Info: www.eddireader.co.uk/gigs

Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

The Proclaimers Scotland Tour

Various venues

Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers tour Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Edinburgh, Perth, Inverness and Aberdeen. Info: www.the.proclaimers.co.uk/the-gigs

The Edinburgh Christmas 10k Walk

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Join in the festivities of Edinburgh's annual Christmas festival by taking part in this charitable 10k walk. This event is for any age and any ability, since it is all about having fun, getting in the Christmas spirit and raising money for charity. Info: www.letsdothis.com/gb/e/the-edinburgh-christmas-charity-festival-10k-walk-2022-189717

The 20th Anniversary MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards

Dundee - Scotland Dundee

The 20th annual MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards returns to the Caird Hall, showcasing and celebrating Scottish traditional music at its very best to folk fans from across the country.Known as the Folk Oscars, the 2022 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards will feature performances from some of Scotland's leading Scottish musicians and singers. ... Read more

Eddi Reader – 40 Years Live

Aviemore

Celebrating almost half a century of music, the 40 Years Live tour will see Eddi bring her signature vocals to Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Info: www.eddireader.co.uk/gigs

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

Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2023!

Celtic Connections

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

Celtic Connections will return for its 30th anniversary edition as the UK's premier celebration of Celtic music at venues across Glasgow. Info: www.celticconnections.com

Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

Held at the SEC in Glasgow is Scotland's biggest and only trade fair, with exhibitors who are gift and food wholesale suppliers from Scotland and beyond. Trade only event. Info: www.scotlandstradefairs.com

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.

Up Helly Aa

Lerwick - Scotland Lerwick, Shetland

Up Helly Aa is a torchlight festival. This event takes place once a year on the last Tuesday of January in the Shetland Isles. Info: www.uphellyaa.org

Scottish Country Dance Winter School 2023

Pitlochry - Scotland Pitlochry

Taking place over five days in the Scottish town of Pitlochry, Winter School attracts around 150 dancers from the UK, continental Europe, North America, and Australasia. Attendees enjoy a 4-star stay in the Atholl Palace Hotel, with a range of classes, social dances, tours and, of course, the famous ball at Blair Castle. Info: www.rscds.org/events/winter-school-2023

V&A Dundee: Tartan

Dundee - Scotland Dundee

Tartan will celebrate the global story of a unique pattern which has connected communities worldwide, expressed tradition, revolt and diversity, and inspired playful and provocative design. It is a complex, rich, and sometimes painful history unequalled by any other cloth or pattern. Tartan is a textile which is adored and derided, inspiring great works of art ... Read more