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Issue 36 - Scotland Events

Scotland Magazine Issue 36
December 2007


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Scotland Events

Glasgow Film Festival
14th - 24th February 2008
More than 100 films will be showing during 10 days at this successful new festival. Alongside its previews and premieres, gala nights and guest appearances, the Film Festival showcases a range of innovative and exciting films as well as the best from some of the world’s greatest filmmakers.

Inverness Music Festival
18th February - 6th March 2008
Inverness’s Music Festival is a competitive event attracting more than 1000 entrants to venues throughout the city. Prizes are awarded in a multitude of styles across vocal, instrumental, speech, Gaelic and Scottish disciplines.

Fort William Mountain Festival
15th February - 23rd February 2008
Fort William
A two-week celebration of mountains and the culture that surrounds them. During the best winter walking and climbing conditions of the year, the Festival offers a varied and very full programme of lectures, films, activities,
exhibitions, plays and music.

New Territories
6th February - 8th March 2008
Scotland’s international festival of live arts showcases cutting-edge dance and performance art in Glasgow’s premier art houses, including the National Review of Live Art at The Arches.

Aberdeen Jazz Festival
5th - 9th March 2008
Performers from around the world play at various venues across Aberdeen, in more formal concerts and intimate club settings. Instrument workshops and a programme of famous and up-and-coming names from around the
world ensure a festival catering for jazz enthusiasts of all ages.

The Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival
6th March - 23th March 2008
Glasgow’s International Comedy Festival expands on its past success with more than 150 events covering stand-up, theatre, film and special shows for children. City-wide venues will host dozens of performers from the already established to the next big thing.

Niel Gow Festival
14th - 16th March 2008
Dunkeld & Birnam
The Annual Niel Gow Festival was established in 2004 to celebrate the life and music of Perthshire’s fiddle legend. This year’s festival features some of Scotland’s top touring fiddlers.

Edinburgh’s Ceilidh Culture
21st March - 13th April 2008
Ceilidh Culture is Edinburgh’s annual showcase of traditional arts, featuring the best of home-grown talent alongside acts from across the world, with local performers as well as international stars from song, music, dance,
storytelling and more.

Edinburgh International Science Festival
25th March - 5th April 2008
Twelve days of non-stop shows, workshops, exhibitions, talks, tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids, families and adults, all showing just how much fun science can be.

The Blend
27th - 29th March 2008
Killin, Brig o’ Turk, Balfron and Stirling
The Blend is Scotland’s roots and world music festival, boldly mixing the traditional and the contemporary and bringing together the best in music from Scotland and from around the world. Influences from our musical past
are celebrated alongside a showcase of future musical developments. There’s a wide range of events and activities, from master classes and informal sessions to outdoor performances, film screenings and drama.

Glasgow Art Fair
27th - 30th March 2008
The largest art fair in the UK outside London returns to George Square in Glasgow with a line-up featuring more than 40 top galleries from around Britain and Europe. Whatever your taste or your budget, with more than 1000 national and internationally renowned artists’ work for sale , the Art Fair is long established as the place to buy, sell and view art in Scotland.

Edinburgh International Harp Festival
28th March - 2nd April 2008
The Edinburgh International Harp Festival features a dynamic programme with an international line-up and Celtic nations featuring particularly strongly. Specially commissioned work features alongside more familiar favourites in a series of concerts, courses, workshops and an exhibition, all celebrating this oldest of Scottish instruments.