Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events in Scotland this weekend and in the coming week
World Whisky Day!
The best day of the year is back – the day of global whisky celebration! On Saturday, May 20, events will be popping up all over the globe for both aficionados and those new to the water of life, so click here to find one near you!
Arran Mountain Festival
From wildlife-watching coastal walks to airy scrambles on towering granite ridges – you’ll find exactly the right hike for you at the Arran Mountain Festival, May 19 – 22. Pick up our June issue for an Arran roadtrip, too!
The Fife Show
On Saturday, May 20, head to Cupar for the Fife Show with livestock, vintage machinery, rural crafts, and great refreshments. You can bring a pet too for entering into the Dog Show and Pet Show!
Museums across the country are celebrating the Festival of Museums (May 19 – 21), including the Glencoe Folk Museum, where you can relive the Swinging Sixties with a weekend of interactive crafts and games.
Pitlochry is the start and finish of this popular 81-mile race, and the town will be buzzing with cyclists on May 21! Head along to cheer on the Etape Caledonia riders and join the post-race celebrations.
Festival of the Dead
Expect the extraordinary at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on May 20, as the Festival of the Dead’s acrobats and dancers wow the crowds with processions and incredible costumes.
Celtic Folk Rock
The Trecherous Orchestra are back on Wednesday, May 24, with Adam Holmes and The Embers, and Rachel Sermanni, for an evening of Celtic folk rock at Perth Concert Hall.