Our What’s On events Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Galloway Music Festival
Various venues, March 9-14
Competitive music festival for amateur musicians of all ages, covering a range of categories including piano, brass, woodwind, recorder, choral, jazz, recital and Scottish traditional.
Scottish Brass Band Championships
Perth Concert Hall, March 7-8
Music performed by more than 1000 musicians from brass bands across the country. Winners qualify for the UK Championships.
More info here or call box office 01738 621031
StAnza: Scotland’s Poetry Festival
Various venues, March 6-8
Literary festival that focuses on verse. Among those taking part are Imtiaz Dharker, Harry Giles, Alan Spence and Gerda Stevenson.
The Importance Of Being Earnest
Perth Theatre, March 6-21
Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. Scottish comedian, Karen Dunbar, takes to the stage as Lady Bracknell. BSL/audio-described performance on final day.
Fife Whisky Festival
Corn Exchange, Cupar, March 6-8
This three-day event opens with a whisky-themed dinner at Lindores Abbey Distillery in Newburgh.
Brother Against Brother
Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, March 9-13
Not all Scots followed Bonnie Prince Charlie. Hear from one Scot loyal to King George and find out why he chose to stand against the fearsome Jacobite tide in the ’45 rebellion.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.
For more events around Scotland, pick up a copy of our March issue!