May 2017

A selection of events around Scotland.

There's always something happening somewhere, so make sure you don't miss a thing and check with your hosts

26 April - 7 May 2017, Edinburgh
the annual showcase of Traditional Arts and Culture in Scotland’s capital.

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.

Spirit of Speyside whisky festival
27 April - 1 May 2017

May 2017, South Ayrshire
Various events around Ayr throughout May, celebrating the life and works of Robert Burns.

Scottish Six Days Trials
1 - 6 May 2017
A prestigious international event with motorcycle riders from around the world competing in the 'extreme sport' covering on and off road routes around Fort William & Lochaber.

Crime & Thriller Festival
5 - 7 May 2017, Cromarty, Highlands
A thrilling & suspenseful weekend book festival with many guests and novellists.

Ullapool Book Festival
5 - 7 May 2017
An intimate and welcoming literary festival now in its eleventh year on the shores of Loch Broom in the Highlands.

6 May 2017, Rozelle Park, Monument Road, Ayr
Free family festival featuring live music, poetry, fair, Haggis Hurling and more!

Spirit of Stirling Whisky Festival
tbc May 2017
With the biggest names in whisky appearing on the day including Macallan, Highland Park, Bowmore, Ardbeg, and many others. There will be over 250 whiskies available for tasting on the day. As well as Scotland's national drink, there will be a high quality food court showing off Stirling's local food producers.

The Carnoustie Country Classic
7 - 11 May 2017
One of the friendliest tournaments in the golfing calendar

Boswell Book Festival
12 - 14 May 2017, Dumfries House, Cumnock, East Ayrshire
This Scottish cultural event is the world's only festival of biography and memoir.

Gourock Highland Games
14 May 2017 Inverclyde

Stirling and District Classic Car Club Show
14 May 2017, Bridge of Allan

Perth Festival of Arts
15 - 27 May 2017
Annual festival with a line up which includes classical music, opera, drama, rock music, jazz and visual arts.

World Whisky Day
20 May 2017
Events across the globe

Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair
20 - 21 May 2017 near Fochabers in Moray
Events all weekend. Vintage Village, music, local food producers, unique crafts and gifts, gun dogs, terrier racing, falconry displays, rare breeds, Clydesdale horses, and racing pigs.

Marie Curie Etape Caledonia
21 May 2017 Pitlochry, Perthshire
The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia is the UK’s leading closed road cycling sportive. The 81-mile course takes in spectacular scenery and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016.

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh
25 - 28 May 2017
World music festival in Dumfries and Galloway

Islay Festival Of Music And Malt
26 May - 3 June 2017
Enjoy traditional music, ceilidhs, whisky tasting and more.

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
26 May - 4 June 2017
Established as the region’s premier calendar entertainments event since 1979, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland’s largest rural multi-artform festival with over 100 artists performing.

Montrose Music Festival with Jools Holland
26 - 28 May 2017

Oban Festival of the Sea
tbc May 2017

Strathyre Music Festival
26 - 28 May 2017, Trossachs

Blackford Highland Games
27 May 2017
Near Gleneagles and Auchterarder in Perthshire

Kirkcudbright Half Marathon
27 May 2017, Dumfries & Galloway
Run or walk!

Drymen Agricultural Show
27 May 2017, Drymen, Loch Lomond

West Lothian Highland Games
27 May 2017

Edinburgh Marathon Festival
27 - 28 May 2017

Highland Gathering and Atholl Highlanders' Parade
27 - 28 May 2017 at Blair Castle, Perthshire

Riverside Festival
27 - 28 May 2017
Popular music festival at Riverside Museum Glasgow

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