Events Across Scotland



Looking for a weekly dance class to get involved with or just fancy an evening of storytelling or music? Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland’s networks in story, song and dance are hosting events and sessions the length and breadth of Scotland – have a look below for traditional arts events in your area.

RSCDS Edinburgh Beginners Class (Mondays)

Murrayfield Parish Church, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ
Every Monday

If you want an introduction to the basics of Scottish Country Dancing, this is the class for you. Learn many popular Scottish dances along with the basic steps and formations needed to do them. After a few weeks in this class, you’re sure to be able to negotiate a ceilidh or two! Teacher: Brian Harry … Continued

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RSCDS Duns 65th May Dance Weekend

Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF
17th-19th May

Friday Night Dinner & Ball. Saturday Classes with visiting teachers. Saturday Dance and finger buffet. Sunday Coffee Morning with entertainment. MUSIC Friday: Jim Lindsay & Band Saturday: Marian Anderson & Band TEACHERS Di Rooney Andrew Nolan Details from Annette Miller on 01890 840314 Email Annette

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The World’s Room: Fiona Ross

The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA
Friday 17 May

The World’s Room is a home for traditional singing in Edinburgh, organised by the Traditional Music Forum and held in the Waverley Bar, St Mary’s St. Fiona Ross grew up in Partick, in the west end of Glasgow, also spending time at her step-family home in North Tolsta on the Isle of Lewis during her teenage years. The youngest of … Continued

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British Pipe Band Championships

St James Playing Fields, Paisle, Renfrewshire, PA3 2TQ
Saturday 18th May

Paisley comes alive to the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums! Enjoy the sound and spectacle of over 120 of the world’s finest pipe bands. With a Highland Games, family entertainment, food village and free shuttle bus to event site, this is one not to be missed!

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Frigg

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Sunday 19th May

The leading act of the Nordic fiddle scene, Frigg features the premier talents of a generation of Finnish folk musicians. Renowned the world over, the group draws influence from their homeland alongside those from their extensive travels – joyfully fusing Nordic and bluegrass flavours to create their own signature: Nordgrass. Tight interplay between four violins, … Continued

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Children’s Scottish Dance Class

Craigmillar Park Church Hall, Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5LZ
Saturday 25 May

Want your child to learn how to dance? Get some exercise? Or perhaps make life-long friends? Our classes are a great way for young dancers to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. Sessions held on Sat 25 May, 1 June & 8 June.

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Guid Crack Storytelling Session

The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA
Friday 31 May

Join us ahead of World Milk Day (1 June) to celebrate new and old stories connected to milk – the milk of human kindness, mother’s milk, the cat that got the cream, a face that would turn milk and stories of the animals who produce the sustaining product that our dairy-free guest storyteller Alex Patience can no … Continued

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Blasad Samhraidh – Summer Weekend

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RQ
Sat 1 & Sun 2 June

Come and join us for a bit of craic on the Isle of Skye! Sabhal Mòr Ostaig are very excited to be offering a weekend summer course – Blasad Samhraidh – taught by exceptionally talented agus experienced tutors such as John Carmichael on accordion, Katherine Macleod teaching Scots and Gaelic song, Allan Macdonald on pipes, … Continued

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Children’s Scottish Dance Class

Craigmillar Park Church Hall, Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5LZ
Saturday 1 June

Want your child to learn how to dance? Get some exercise? Or perhaps make life-long friends? Our classes are a great way for young dancers to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. Sessions held on Sat 25 May, 1 June & 8 June.

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Renfrew Gala Day

Robertson Park, Renfrew PA4 8ND
Sunday 2 June

Monkey around in Renfrew’s Robertson Park and enjoy a full afternoon of free family fun and entertainment at the town’s annual Gala Day. This year’s theme is Jungle, so expect plenty of exotic birds, swinging monkeys and twisty snake costumes in the 300 strong parade, which will wind its way from Canal Street at 1pm, … Continued

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