Cowalfest Walking and Arts festival returns this October. This is an annual opportunity to take some walks and enjoy mountain bike rides and traditional horse rides led by experienced and qualified guides in the Cowal peninsula in Argyll. There's also an array of arts events, theatre, talks and concerts.
October 5 to 14. www.cowalfest.org
Raise a glass
There will be a special Music and Whisky Tasting linked with the Cantilena Music Festival at the Islay hotel, Port Ellen, on July 3. The night will be presented by Martine Nouet and attendees can enjoy tasting four great Islay single malts to chamber music played by Cantilena musicians, conducted by Angus Ramsay.
July 3. www.cantilenafestival.co.uk
Edinburgh Theatre Arts' production of Macbeth in Scots will be performed in Stratford-upon-Avon in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company on July 14. Translated from Shakespeare by Robin Lorimer, the play will be performed as part of the RSC's Open Stages initiative. The production will also run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.
An exhibition of work by Eva Rothschild will run at The Modern Institute in Glasgow until July 7. Incorporating cast objects, the works exhibited include Felix, an afghan rug coated in resin, and the new work Romans, which consists of a freestanding arch constructed from rolls of tape cast in jesmonite.
Until July 7. www.themoderninstitute.com
Take a letter
Armadale Museum in West Lothian will host the visual art exhibition Tom Fleming – a life in letters, until September. Curated by Roger Wollen, the exhibition will display examples of Fleming's renowned calligraphy work on paper and shells and will also feature memorabilia of his life. Fleming will visit the museum to give a demonstration of his work on July 25.
Until September 9. www.westlothian.gov.uk