Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events in Scotland this weekend and in the coming week
Dundee Flower & Food Festival
Camperdown Park, August 31 – September 2
A three-day extravagaza of floral displays, cookery demonstrations, crafts, kids activities as well as appearances from celebrity gardeners and chefs.
Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, August 31 – Sept 2
This is the second year of this heavy metal festival, with arts including Carcass, Sisters of Suffocation and Martyrium,
The ELO Experience
King’s Theatre, August 30
This tribute band recreates the sounds of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra, who enjoyed a string of hits in the 70s and 80s.
Northern Meeting Piping Competition
Eden Court, August 30-31
Only 100 pipers are deemed worthy enough to compete in this solo piping competition each year – so you can be sure the playing is of a high standard.
Largs Viking Festival
Largs, September 1 – 9
Live entertainment for all the family to celebrate Largs’ Viking past. Enjoy the Bratwurst and Bavarian beer night, and the Festival of Fire, amongst many more events.
Perthshire Open Studios
Across Perthshire, September 1 – 9
Now in it’s eleventh year, this event is getting more and more popular. Meet makers and creators in their workshops and studios, attend art workshops and discussions.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.