Scotland events highlights for the month of May include the Newton Stewart Walking Festival, the Edinburgh Marathon, and the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.
Spirit of Speyside
28th April – 2nd May, Speyside
Fun for all whisky lovers, with 5 days of Whisky, Food, Music & Fun throughout Speyside.
Isle of Bute Jazz Festival
29th April – 2nd May, Isle of Bute
Now running for nineteen years, The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival is one of Britain’s most popular jazz weekends. Programme of traditional jazz music with some of the top UK and international musicians.
Galasheils Mini Walking Festival
30th April – 1st May, Scottish Borders
Route planning is in progress, check website for details.
Selkirk Mountain Bike Marathon
1st May, Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Choice of three single-loop and fully marked courses (approx. 25km, 50km and 75km), setting off from Selkirk High Street, the Selkirk MTB Marathon is an epic ride through the best trails the Scottish Borders has to offer.
Newton Stewart Walking Festival
6th – 12th May, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway
Tackle the highest hills in the south of Scotland, exploring Galloway and learning about the local environment.
Irvine Valley Walking Festival
13th – 15th May, Irvine, Ayrshire
Download the programme for full details.
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
20th – 29th May, Dumfries & Galloway
A host of events, including music, dance, literary and theatre, with local and international performers.
The Ideal Home Show
27th – 30th May, Glasgow
From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest high tech gadgets, to fashion beauty and gifts, you’ll find it all under one roof at this award-winning show.
The Edinburgh Marathon
28th – 29th May, Edinburgh
Around 100,000 people will throng the capital to watch the marathon runners leave Princes Street and finish in Holyrood Park. A fun day out for everyone.
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Major Events in Scotland :
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
You’ll have to book your Edinburgh Military Tattoo tickets early if you want to see this magnificent spectacle, and internationally acclaimed event, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
One of the world’s largest arts events, the Festival stages more than 2,000 shows in hundreds of theatres, and a lot more.
Year after year the Hogmanay street party brings something new: Torchlight Procession, Carnival, Street Theatre and more.