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Arts in Scotland

Scotland has always inspired creativity, and its rich culture, beautiful landscapes and colourful people have long been a focus for song, drama, literature and art. Today, art, in all its many forms, is very much alive and well in Scotland – and a major attraction for visitors. Literary art, performance art and the visual arts can be experienced and enjoyed the length and breadth of the country in every imaginable type of venue. Come and sample the abundance of talent Scotland has on offer. You won’t be disappointed.

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Edinburgh International Festival

8th - 31st August 2014, Edinburgh:

One of the world’s greatest arts festival involving the city’s major theatres and concert halls and a whole range of smaller venues, too.


29th - 31st August 2014, Edinburgh:

A festival of world music, dance, fashion, food and fun.

Edinburgh Art Festival

31st July  - 31st August 2014, Edinburgh:

The city’s galleries, museums and spaces present an exciting and intriguing mix of visual art.


31st August 2014, Inverness:

And the whole world goes quiet.

Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place

9th May - 31st August 2014, Edinburgh:

How do we express our Sense of Place? Since 2012, young people from across Scotland have worked with staff at National Museums Scotland and at four partner museums, to explore what they felt was important about where they come from.


3rd September 2014, Ayr:

A specially produced amateur production for the Septembayr Festival, Winchin is a wonderful tale of life in Ayrshire in the 1950’s telling the story of two young Ayr lassies, Annie and Lizzie.

Churchill – Pip Utton

3rd September 2014, Northern Highlands:

Following his memorable performance as Adolf last year, the Pavilion team is delighted to welcome back the extraordinary Pip Utton in another acclaimed monodrama.


4th September 2014, Glasgow:

Don’t miss Tig Notaro play in one of her first UK dates outside of Edinburgh.


5th September 2014, Lanark:

Take a step back in time to the days of the Bay City Rollers, with loud fashions and laugh-out -oud adult humour.


5th September 2014, Aberdeen:

The free-thinking philosopher returns to ponder timeless questions and reflect upon life’s choices and decisions.

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