Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events in Scotland this weekend and in the coming week
Highland Games Season!
The season of Highland Games has arrived, and what better way to enjoy the glorious weather we’ve been having? Bring your picnic blanket, get yourself an ice cream and sit down to watch the favourite challenges, Highland dancing and Tug-o-wars. Here are just a few of the Games that are on this weekend:
Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, from July 7
This blockbuster exhibition will show works by the Dutch Master alongside some of the British artists he inspired, including John Bellany, Henry Raeburn and William Hogarth.
Celtic Food & Drink Festival
Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Sunday
Bring the Iron Age past to life at the Crannog Centre with traditional heritage foods including spit-roasted meats, clay-baked fish, foraged greens and heritage recipe brews.
Aberdeen Gin Festival
The Lemon Tree, July 7 – 8
Share a room with gin producers, who will share their knowledge and enable you to taste the different varieties alongside a range of tonics and mixers.
Tacita Dean: Woman with a Red Hat
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, from July 7
The artist’s Edinburgh Art Festival show follows exhibitions this year at the Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery in London, and includes work made with Edinburgh Printmakers.
Art Car Boot Sale
SWG3, Glasgow, July 7 and 8
This event organised by Patricia Fleming Projects features more than 100 contemporary artists, from Turner Prize nominees to recent graduates, all selling their artwork from the boots of their cars – alongside DJs, music and cocktail bars.
Stonehaven Folk Festival
Stonehaven various venues, July 5 – 8
This Weekend Festival of Music brings Stonehaven to life – made extra special this year for their 30th anniversary.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.