Our What’s On Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Winter Wildlife Workshop
Blackness Castle, January 13
Drop in to the castle and join local rangers to give wildlife a helping hand this winter. Create a bird feeder, bird box or mini-beast hotel in this creative workshop.
Celebrations in the Mills
Verdant Works, Dundee, January 12 – 31
Exhibition about life in Dundee’s mills, through artefacts and photographs. At the centre is a unique sack dress which was created for a bride by her work colleagues prior to her wedding.
Miz Cracker: It’s Time
Potterow, Edinburgh, January 17
Coming to Scotland for the first time, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10, final-five star is touring the UK with her one-woman show, It’s Time.
Chinese Calligraphy Class
Abden House, Edinburgh, January 15
Run by Chi Zhang, discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years.
Viennese Strauss Gala
Howden, Livingston, January 12
A costumed recreation of the Viennese festive season incorporating some of Strauss’ masterpieces as well as highlights of operettas by Kalman and Lehar.
Kings Theatre, Glasgow, January 15 – 19
The life-affirming, song-and-dance-filled, Scottish musical drama, based on the true story of seven feisty Glaswegian teenagers, whose lives change forever.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.