Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events in Scotland this weekend and in the coming week
Byre in the Botanics
The month-long festival of outdoor concerts, performances and films in St Andrews has begun, with appearances by Midge Ure, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham and Manran (top image) and an Olivier Award-winning production of La Boheme – plus much more. Full programme here.
Scottish Game Fair
You’d be barking mad to miss out on this year’s GWCT Scottish Game Fair! Across June 30 – July 2, enjoy races and demonstrations in the main ring, including the inaugural Four Nations International Gundog competition, and browse the stalls of more than 470 traders.
The Edge of the World
The 80th anniversary screening of Michael Powell’s The Edge of the World, and archive documentary of St Kilda, will be shown on Saturday, July 1, above a wave tank (yes, really) in the University of Edinburgh’s remarkable FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility!
Life in Glasgow
At Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, a new display from local pupils is turning heads. It showcases museum objects from Glasgow life through the centuries that had personal significance for the pupils, and can be viewed from now until the early Autumn.
The Edinburgh International Magic Festival casts its spell over the capital once again from June 30 – July 8, featuring more than 80 live magic shows and 20 of the world’s greatest illusionists! There are events for all ages so check out the programme to find the one for you.
Arran Malt & Music
An irresistible combination! Events include whisky and food masterclasses, Ceilidhs and dinners in this weekend celebration of malt and music at Lochranza from Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 2.
On of our highlights of the Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world premiere of this short film from producer John McKay on June 30. Boldly telling the untold story of slavery in 18th-century Scotland, 1745 in competition for Best Short Film!