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
7 April 2019
This unusual festival, the only one of its kind in Scotland, takes place in Spean Bridge.
Edinburgh Science Festival
6 - 21 April 2019
Annual International Science Festival, founded in 1989. For 2019 the theme is Frontiers.
Scottish Grand National
12 - 13 April 2019
The Ladies Day on Friday is followed by the main event at Ayr Racecourse on the Saturday.
Inverness Whisky & Gin Festival
13 April 2019, Inverness
Food, music and drink at Bogbain Farm near Inverness.
Doune Hill Climb Car Competition
tbc mid April 2019, Perthshire
Loch Shiel Festival
19 - 21 April 2019, various venues around Lochaber & Ardnamurchan
Annual festival of chamber music featuring some of Scotland's most exciting string players.
Scottish National Surfing Championships
19 - 22 April 2019, Thurso
Surfing pros, enthusiasts and beginners gather in Caithness for the Scottish National championships.
Aviemore Adventure Festival
tbc April 2018, Aviemore
An annual outdoor film festival held in the heart of the Highlands.
21 - 26 April 2019
Annual walking festival on the Isle of Islay
Galashiels Walking Weekend
26 - 28 April 2019
Annual walking festival in the Scottish Borders.
Paisley Food & Drink Festival
26 - 27 April 2019
A weekend of foodie events and tastings in Paisley.
Angus Strathspey and Reel Society Annual Fiddlers Rally
27 April 2019, Arbroath
Dances and ceilidhs in St Andrew's Church, Arbroath
Etape Loch Ness
28 April 2019
Cycle race of 67 miles/107 km around Loch Ness
The Carnoustie Country Classic
28 April - 2 May 2019
One of the friendliest tournaments in the golfing calendar
Beltane Fire Festival
30 April 2019, Calton Hill, Edinburgh