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
The Carnoustie Country Classic
28 April - 2 May 2019
One of the friendliest tournaments in the golfing calendar
May 2019, South Ayrshire
Various events around Ayr throughout May, celebrating the life and works of Robert Burns including the Land o’ Burns 10k and the Land o' Burns Weekender.
Kingdom Of Fife Real Ale, Cider & Perry Festival
2 - 4 May 2019, Glenrothes
Now in its 21st year!
Spirit of Speyside whisky festival
2 - 6 May 2019
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
2 - 6 May 2019, Hawick, Scottish Borders
Annual international film festival.
3 - 5 May, Kirriemuir, Angus
Three days of live rock in local venues to celebrate the life of Kirriemuir's iconic Bon Scott, including two former members of AC/DC.
Girvan Traditional Folk Festival
3 - 5 May 2019, Ayrshire
4 May 2019, Ayr
Free family festival featuring live music, poetry, food and drink.
Crime & Thriller Festival
5 - 9 May 2019, Cromarty, Highlands
A thrilling & suspenseful weekend book festival with many guests and novellists.
Scottish Six Days Trials
6 - 11 May 2019
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.
Dundee Fashion Week
tbc May 2019
Venues around the city, with a special finale catwalk to be held at the Caird Hall.
Boswell Book Festival
10 - 12 May 2019, Dumfries House, Cumnock, East Ayrshire
This Scottish cultural event is the world's only festival of biography and memoir.
Ullapool Book Festival
10 - 12 May 2019
An intimate and welcoming literary festival now in its 14th year on the shores of Loch Broom in the Highlands.
Spirit of Stirling Whisky Festival
10 - 12 May 2019
Friday night ceilidh, whisky tastings and masterclasses.
Newton Stewart Walking Festival
10 - 16 May 2019
Walking in Galloway, southern Scotland
Gourock Highland Games
12 May 2019 Inverclyde
Stirling and District Classic Car Club Show
12 May 2019, Bridge of Allan
Perth Festival of Arts
16 - 25 May 2019
Annual festival with a line up which includes classical music, opera, drama, rock music, jazz and visual arts.
17 - 18 May 2019, Armadale Castle Gardens
New Gaelic music festival for Skye
Helensburgh Beer & Gin Festival
tbc 17 - 18 May 2019
British Pipe Band Championships
18 May 2019, Paisley
The Whisky Stramash
18 - 19 May 2019, Edinburgh
Entertainment, food and tastings.
Ballater Walking Festival
18 - 24 May 2019
Exploring the natural beauty of the Cairngorms National Park.
World Whisky Day
19 May 2019
Events across the globe
Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair
19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019 Pitlochry, Perthshire
The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia is the UK’s leading closed road cycling sportive. The 81-mile course near Pitlochry takes in the spectacular scenery of Highland Perthshire.
Knockengorroch World Ceilidh
23 - 26 May 2019
World music festival in Dumfries and Galloway
Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Festival
23 - 25 May 2019
24 - 26 May 2019, Dunbar, East Lothian
A long weekend with established and emerging authors, poets and musicians.
Aberdeen's May Festival
tbc late May 2019
Free festival of creativity, culture and learning brought to you by the University of Aberdeen.
Eat & Drink Festival
24 - 27 May 2019, Glasgow
Scotland's favourite food festival at the SEC Glasgow.
Islay Festival Of Music And Malt
24 May - 1 June 2019
Enjoy traditional music, ceilidhs, whisky tasting and more.
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
24 May - 2 June 2019
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
24 - 26 May 2019
Blackford Highland Games
25 May 2019
Near Gleneagles and Auchterarder in Perthshire
Kirkcudbright Half Marathon
tbc 25 May 2019, Dumfries & Galloway
Run or walk!
Drymen Agricultural Show
25 May 2019, Drymen, Loch Lomond
West Lothian Highland Games
25 May 2019
The Glentress Seven
25 May 2019, Scottish Borders
Scotland’s most popular MTB endurance event, set in the Glentress Forest.
Highland Gathering and Atholl Highlanders' Parade
25 - 26 May 2019 at Blair Castle, Perthshire
25 - 26 May 2019
Popular music festival at Riverside Museum Glasgow
Edinburgh International Children’s Festival
25 May - 2 June 2019
International theatre and dance for young audiences held in the Scottish capital.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
26 May 2019
Angus Glens Walking Festival
30 May - 2 June 2019
Spectacular guided walks over 4 days
31 May - 2 June 2019
Annual event at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston near Edinburgh. Scotland's National Gardening Show featuring floral displays, gardening experts, arts, crafts and entertainment.
31 May - 3 June 2019, Loch Fyne, Argyll
Beer, food and music - what more could you ask for!