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Issue 73 - Scottish Happening

Scotland Magazine Issue 73
February 2014

 

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Scottish Happening

Whats happening in Scotland

WHA’S LIKE US?
We are a nation of ideas, innovation, creativity, and dreams and for centuries Scots have made a
significant impact in the world. Where would the world be without the telephone or television or
Dolly the sheep? What was the impact of the Scottish Enlightenment, of Scottish politicians and
reformers? Why did the works of Walter Scott and Robert Burns delight readers round the globe?
Why is our traditional clothing, food and drink so widely known? This free exhibition presents a
snapshot of outstanding achievements by Scots and Scotland. Some are well-known, some are
forgotten, but all are worth remembering and celebrating.
1 January 2014 - 6th May 2014
National Library of Scotland


PERTH FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
A 10 day festival of music, dance and drama
including opera, classical, blues, rock and
much more. Van Morrison, Jools Holland and
his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Roland Gift,
Sir James Galway, English Touring Opera,
English Chamber Orchestra, The Sixteen,
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Martin
Jarvis, Art on the River and more.
www.perthfestival.co.uk
22 May – 1 June 2014
Perth


BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL
A spectacular pageant which honours Celtic
heritage and marks the beginning of summer.
As part of Homecoming Scotland 2014, Beltane
Fire Festival fuses together drums, fire, dancing
and revelry as we delight in the joining of the
May Queen with the reborn Green Man.
Honouring our Celtic ancestry and historic
celebration of the seasons.
www.beltane.org
30 April 2014
Calton Hill, Edinburgh


SHETLAND FOLK FESTIVAL
The Shetland Folk Festival is the UK's most
northerly folk festival and offers a heady mixture of
some of the best International, British and
Shetland music that the world has to offer. The
Festival comprises of concerts throughout the isles
as well as a Festival Club in Islesburgh Community
Centre, Lerwick with both formal and informal
concerts, workshops, a real ale bar, and sessions
continuing into the wee hours of the morning.
www.shetlandfolkfestival.com
1 May – 4 May 2014
Lerwick, Shetland Islands

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ARTS FESTIVAL
Started in 1979 with an objective to bring world-class
artists to rural area, this event has grown in
popularity over the years. The nine-day familyfriendly
multi-arts Borders-based festival boasts
everything from theatre, dance and music to
literature, film and art.
www.dgartsfestival.org.uk
16 May – 25 May 2014
Dumfries & Galloway


Orkney Folk Festival
Traditional music festival
in the Orkney Isles. Various Venues.
22 May –25 May 2014 at Stromness.
www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

Islay Festival
Festival on Islay that celebrates the dual joys of
music and malt whisky on one of Scotland's
most beautiful and cultured islands.
23 May – 31 May 2014 at Port Charlotte & Rinns of Islay
Port Ellen.
www.theislayfestival.co.uk

Atholl Highlanders Parade
Annual parade and inspection of the Atholl Highlanders and
the Pipe Band.
24 May – 25 May 2014 at Blair Atholl, Perthshire.
www.blair-castle.co.uk
 
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