Scotland events highlights for the month of May include the Newton Stewart Walking Festival, the popular Edinburgh Marathon, and the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.
Scotland Events May 2023….
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
26th April – 1st May 2023, Speyside
28th April – 8th May 2023, Edinburgh
Various venues across the city.
Ullapool Book Festival
5th – 6th May 2023, Ullapool Village Hall, Ullapool
The book festival is not just a showcase for Highland writers but also for writers from other parts of Scotland, and indeed the world.
It’s A Knockout
6th May 2023, Strathclyde Country Park 366 Hamilton Rd, Motherwell
Teams of 10 work together to complete a series of fun games and tasks in Strathclyde Park.
Arran Mountain Festival
12th – 15th May 2023, Isle of Arran
Hillwalking and mountaineering festival.
Newton Stewart Walk Fest
12th – 18th May 2023, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway
Tackle the highest hills in the south of Scotland, exploring Galloway and learning about the local environment.
Perth Festival of the Arts
18th – 27th May 2023, Perth
Ten day extravaganza of music, drama, opera and the arts.
March Into Pitlochry Music Festival
19th – 20th May 2023, Pitlochry
Charity event over two days, with twenty bands and a mixture of genres of music.
The Fife Show
20th May 2023, near Cupar
A traditional agricultural event, the Show has extended its activities into the realms of wider environment and related countryside issues.
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
20th – 28th May 2023, Dumfries & Galloway
A host of events, including music, dance, literary and theatre, with local and international performers.
Orkney Folk Festival
25th – 28th May 2023, Orkney
Four days of great folk music, fiddlers, and more.
Eat And Drink Festival
26th – 29th May 2023, SEC Glasgow
Celebrating the exciting trends in modern cuisine, mixology & street food, you won’t want to miss Eat & Drink Festival Scotland.
Ideal Home Show
26th – 29th May 2023, SEC Glasgow
Loch Ness Festival
26th May – 4th June 2023, Glasgow
Runners will like this.
The Edinburgh Marathon
27th – 28th May 2023
A busy two days in the capital, with multiple events taking place, from junior (3-18 years old) races, to relay team events, and half or full marathon.
Edinburgh International Children’s Festival
27th May – 4th June 2023, various venues
Islay Festival of Music and Malt
Traditional music, ceilidhs, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling and whisky tasting.
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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.
Edinburgh Hogmanay: Year after year the Hogmanay street party brings something new: Torchlight Procession, Carnival, Street Theatre and more.
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