Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events on offer this weekend and in the coming week. . .Flying Fun
The Scottish Seabird Centre have a range of workshops on from March 28, designed to get young flight fans out into the great outdoors. Involving science experiments, rockets, kites and wings, the workshops are a great way to entertain the kids this Easter.
Northern Ballet’s 1984 is the first full-length ballet version of the George Orwell classic, and it has its Scottish premiere this week at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Catch this unusual and critically-acclaimed production from March 31 – April 2.
Aidan Moffat’s new documentary, Where You’re Meant To Be had its sell-out premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival in February, and is now embarking on a Scottish tour looking at tradition and heritage in Scotland’s music scene. Click here for full venue details.
For something a little different head down to Barry Mill near Carnoustie on Easter Sunday for the always-popular duck racing! Race ducks down the Barry Burn before a family picnic in the grounds of the mill. Perfect.
At the Pipe Band Hall in Wick on Saturday, March 26, hear the true story of Wullag Thomson’s illicit still at Newton Hill that defied discovery for 15 years when Wick was “dry”, and sample an Old Pulteney or two.
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival closes with a bang on Sunday, March 27, with over 20 acts in venues around the city. There’s something for all comedic tastes, so head down for a laugh or two on the last night of the festival.
Also closing this weekend is Hinterland, celebrating Scotland’s architecture with a a night-time public art event at St Peter’s seminary, a 1960s modernist masterpiece near Helensburgh. If ye haven’t been yet – pop down!
There’s a pirate-themed Easter celebration in Scone Palace on Sunday, March 27 with cutlass lessons with 18th-century pirates, a hunt for buried treasure and cartography demonstrations of the reach of the British empire
A Wee Nip
From Tuesday, March 29, to Saturday, April 2, Nip Scotland will be celebrating Scottish gins and whisky at various tasting events across Inverness. Don’t miss the opening whisky and chocolate pairing on Tuesday evening.
From Tuesday, March 29, The Dundee Rep ensemble presents Little Red and the Wolf an adventurous new family musical, which takes a fresh look at a timeless fairytale classic. Catch the trailer here.