Mid Jan through early Feb
Events in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and other venues in the city center attract people from all over. Presentations also include community workshops, concerts and events.
Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival
Tastings and outdoor activities
May 25-June 9
Music, Theater and Entertainment
Isle of Arran Folk Festival
2nd week in June
This festival starts on a Thursday with a commencement ceremony, and goes throughout the weekend. The whole island is involved in concerts, workshops, and other events.
Isle of Arran
2nd week in June
The charming little town of Keith celebrates a weekend of traditional music and dance.
Highland Traditional Music and Dance Festival
This is a popular festival in Scotland, which features dances, concerts and workshops. Events such as storytelling, craft fair, and art exhibits also fill the streets of Killin.
Feis an Eilein (Skye & Lochalsh Festival)
Celtic concerts, ceilidh dances and workshops, theatre, and more.
Isle of Skye
Summer Festival of Music
July and August
The Balnain House in the magical town of Inverness throws a festival presenting ceilidh dances, concerts, traditional music.
40 Huntly Street
Lomond Folk Festival
Late July Music festival featuring some of Scotland’s best folk performers in concerts and also an open stage.
Celtic festival of music, dance, workshops and visual arts.
Historic re-enactments, traditional music and piper competition, and traditional games of Northumbria and Border.
Edinburgh International Festival
This festival brings performers and audiences from all over the world from all types of backgrounds. It celebrates the fine arts with classical concerts, ballets and other performances.
Culzean Castle and Country Park Scottish Music & Dance Festival
Traditional Scottish song and dance with pipers, highland dancing, and a wonderful festival atmosphere.
Highland Harp Festival
Early or Mid September
Festival of harps including concerts, classes and workshops by top rate harpists.
Located in the charming town of Blairgowrie, this street fair offers traditional entertainment with music, song and dance.
Penicuik Folk Festival
Early – Mid October
This tiny village offers a friendly, enjoyable festival including concerts, ceilidhs and dance competitions.
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Late October to early November
This festival offers a traditional and contemporary storytelling and interspersed music.
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