Ten Things You Cannae Miss… Jan 29 – Feb 4

Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events on offer this weekend and in the coming week. . .divider

A Belated Burns Night

Missed the Burns Night festivities? Well, don’t fret – Cameron House has just the thing. They’re celebrating on Friday, Jan 29, with a Burns Ceilidh in their popular Claret Jug restaurant. Four delicious courses, the Address and a ceilidh all for only £29.99 pp? Not bad! To book contact the reception on 01389 722596.divider


The Scottish leg of smash hit musical Hairspray begins in Aberdeen this week with performances at His Majesty’s Theatre, before moving to Edinburgh and Inverness at the end of February. Book quick to see this award-winning show.


Snowdrops of Spring

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival returns to gardens throughout the country from January 31, with some new additions opening exclusively for the event. To see the full list of walled gardens, historic castles and nature reserves, and opening times, click here.


Food Fest

Now in its 6th year, Fife Food Festival is taking place on Sunday, Jan 31 at Younger Hall, St Andrews. Expect over 40 stalls of fine Scottish produce as well as cookery demos – with all profits from the day going to FareShare and Mary’s Meals.


Karen in Concert

The voice of Capercaillie brings her new all-Gaelic solo album, Urrum, to the penultimate night of Celtic Connections for an evening of live music with songstress Nolwenn Leroy on Saturday, Jan 30 at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.


Treacherous Orchestra

One of the last acts to grace the Speigeltent before The Big Burns Supper gets packed away is the show-stopping Treacherous Orchestra on Jan 28. A few last minute tickets are still available – and well done if you managed to win tickets in our giveaway!


February Fest

At the Clachaig Inn, Glencoe, January 29 to February 27. Good beer, good food, good craic – just what you need after a day in the hills! Live music, quiz nights, whisky features and Scottish gin nights are planned – click here to find out what’s on when.


A Fishy Tale

The scientists at Mills Observatory, Dundee, are set to perform a very Scottish story about a unique creature that lives in a loch in Scotland (no, not Nessie – we asked that too).  Head up to Balgay Hill on Wednesday, February 3, to find out!


Complete Stone Roses

One of the UK’s most successful tribute bands, the Complete Stone Roses carry on the music of one of the world’s most influential bands. They’re hitting the Inverness Ironworks on Friday, Jan 29. Click here for full tour and ticket info.


Imbolc Ceremony

Heading to the Standing Stones at Stenness on Sunday, Jan 31, for an afternoon to remember at the ancient Celtic Imbolc Ceremony, celebrating the first signs of spring. All faiths welcome for the ceremony – and sharing mead and honey-cake afterwards.


Katrina Patrick