Events Scotland: The Cannae Miss List, May 17-23

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.

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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.

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Open The Doors

Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow, May 17-18

Celebration of contemporary women writers.

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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.

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Whisky Stramash

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh, May 18-19

Two days of whisky-inspired fun and frivolity.

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Superhuman Heroes

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!

More info here



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!

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