Our What’s On events Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
West End Festival
Glasgow, various venues, May 31-June 30
This festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions.
Edinburgh, Summerhall, May 31-June 2
There’s a chance to try before you buy, as well as gin talks, cocktails, food stalls and handmade fashions and crafts.
Angus Glens Walking Festival
Angus Glens, May 30-June 2
20 spectacular walks around the glens over four days, from gentle strolls to exhilarating hikes.
Mountain Bike World Cup
Fort William, Aonach Mor, June 1-2
Global stars of downhill and four-cross cycling compete in a blistering weekend of high-speed action.
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Dumfries and Galloway, various venues, May 24-June 2
A multi-arts festival aimed at audiences of all interests. he region’s premier calendar entertainments event since 1979, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland’s largest rural multi-artform festival, with more than 170 artists performing at 82 events in 42 venues across the full breadth of the region.
Ingliston, May 31-June2
A great day out for all the family with inspirational show gardens and ask-the-experts sessions.
International Children’s Festival
Edinburgh, various venues, May 25-June 2
This is the largest and most successful performing arts festival for children and young people in the UK. This year’s event is the festival’s 30th anniversary and will involved 15 productions from eight different countries, with a range of shows suitable for toddlers to teenagers.
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!