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.
Edinburgh Science Festival
31 - March 15 April 2018
Annual International Science Festival, founded in 1989.
Highland Haggis Festival
8 April 2018
This will be the fourth year for this unusual festival in Spean Bridge.
8 - 13 April 2018
Annual walking festival on the Isle of Islay
Doune Hill Climb Car Competition
14 - 15 April 2018, Perthshire
Aviemore Adventure Film Festival
18 - 22 April 2018, Aviemore
An annual outdoor film festival held in the heart of the Highlands.
Loch Shiel Festival
19 - 22 April 2018, various venues around Lochaber & Ardnamurchan
Annual festival of chamber music featuring some of Scotland's most exciting string players.
Scottish Grand National
20 - 21 April 2018
The Ladies Day on Friday is followed by the main event at Ayr Racecourse on the Saturday.
Crime & Thriller Festival
20 - 22 April 2018, Cromarty, Highlands
A thrilling & suspenseful weekend book festival with many guests and novellists.
Galashiels Walking Weekend
26 - 28 April 2019
Annual walking festival in the Scottish Borders.
Paisley Food & Drink Festival
27 - 28 April 2018
A weekend of foodie events and tastings in Paisley.
28 - 29 April 2018, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
A varied programme at this historic arts venue in Angus.
Etape Loch Ness
29 April 2018
Cycle race of 67 miles/107 km around Loch Ness
Beltane Fire Festival
30 April 2018, Calton Hill, Edinburgh
26 April - 8 May 2018, Edinburgh
The annual showcase of Traditional Arts and Culture in Scotland’s capital.