Our What’s On events Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Arran Mountain Festival
Arran, May 17-20
A wide and varied programme on the island called “Scotland in miniature”. It ranges from relaxed strolls, like a four-hour walk around the holy Isle, to serious ridge walks, including a 10-hour traverse round the Three Beinns Horseshoe.
British Pipe Band Championships
St James Playing Fields, Paisley, May 17-20
Pipers pit their wits, and pipes, against each other in a competition organised by the Scottish Pipe Band Association.
Open The Doors
Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow, May 17-18
Celebration of contemporary women writers.
Contemporary Art Fair
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, May 18-19
A chance to see a superb collection of original, contemporary and affordable art from galleries and artists across Scotland and the UK.
Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh, May 18-19
Two days of whisky-inspired fun and frivolity.
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, May 23
Comedy and musical dance show for ages 8-12 about superhero – Captain Sunshine – who is feeling a bit under the weather!
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.
For more events around Scotland, pick up a copy of our June issue!