A selection of events around Scotland in the spring
King of The Sevens
April - May, Borders
The game of rugby sevens was conceived in the Scottish Borders town of Melrose in 1883. The Kings of The Sevens series features matches at Kelso, Selkirk, Melrose, Hawick, Berwick, Langholm, Peebles, Gala, Earlston and Jedforest.
Highland Haggis Festival
1 - 2 April 2017
This will be the third year for this unusual festival in Spean Bridge.
Edinburgh Science Festival
1 - 16 April 2017
Annual International Science Festival, founded in 1989.
9 - 14 April 2017
Annual walking festival on the Isle of Islay
Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival
9 - 19 April 2017
Doune Hill Climb Car Competition
15 - 16 April 2017, Perthshire
Loch Shiel Festival
20 - 23 April 2017, various venues around Lochaber & Ardnamurchan
Annual festival of chamber music featuring some of Scotland's most exciting string players. Now in its 21st year.
Scottish Grand National
21 - 22 April 2017
The Ladies Day on Friday is followed by the main event at Ayr Racecourse on the Saturday.
Etape Loch Ness
23 April 2017
Cycle race of 67 miles/107 km around Loch Ness
Beltane Fire Festival
30 April 2017 Calton Hill, Edinburgh
26 April - 7 May 2017, Edinburgh
the annual showcase of Traditional Arts and Culture in Scotland’s capital.
Spirit of Speyside whisky festival
27 April - 1 May 2017
Girvan Traditional Folk Festival
27 - 30 April 2017, Ayrshire