Our What’s On Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Aviemore Sled Dog Rally
Glenmore, January 26 – 27
This race in Glenmore is the largest event of its kind in the UK, with over 1000 sled dogs and 250 mushers. Check out the three-wheeled-rig if there’s no snow!
The Ghosting of Robert Burns
Eastwood Park Theatre, Griffnock, January 27
James Mackenzie stars as the Bard giving dating advice in Gillian Duffy’s comedy-drama.
Peebles Outdoor Film Festival
Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, January 25 – 27
A weekend of adventure films, inspiring speakers and hands-on sessions. Click here to read our article on the Film Festival.
Up Helly Aa
Lerwick, January 29
This famous event dates back to Victorian times and involves a series of marches that culminate in a torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley.
Scottish Portrait Awards
Glasgow Art Club, until February 9
This exhibition features top portraits by artists and photographers, including the winner of the SPA in Fine Art, the SPA in Photography & the SPA Young Photographer (16-25 Years) awards.
Burns for Beginners
Edinburgh Castle, January 26 – 29
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works and find out what made the man tick.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.