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10 things to do across Scotland this weekend

Yellae Deuks: Easter Antics in Anstruther

Dreel Halls, Anstruther, Friday-Saturday

Cult Fife-based music collective and record label Fence mark Easter with another of their boutique music happenings. A Scottish indie scene fixture since the 1990s, Fence closed last year - but co-founder King Creosote later announced he would continue to use the name for future projects. This is one of the first, and the Mercury Music Prize-nominated songwriter is to headline. Also taking the stage are eccentric acoustic musician Gummi Bako and experimental folk artist Iona Marshall. A weekend ticket (£42.50) will also get you into Saturday's duck race. www.yellaedeuks.org

Easter Holidays at Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

Bo'ness Station, Friday to Monday

Locomotive fanatics looking to celebrate Easter Sunday are directed to this railway heritage centre near Falkirk. Families can take part Easter egg hunts inside the centre's museum, which has three buildings full of trains, carriages and wagons. There will also be prizes awarded to younger visitors who have made the best Easter Bonnets, along with Easter themed snacks, and free colouring sessions. Train rides are available throughout the day, with ticket prices also covering a wildlife walk through the grounds. www.bkrailway.co.uk

The John Muir Festival

Various venues across Scotland, from today

This weekend also sees the debut of an arts festival dedicated to Dunbar-born environmentalist John Muir. 70 events taking place across Scotland celebrate the newly expanded network of paths between Helensburgh and Dunbar, which is billed as the John Muir Way. The festival also doubles up as the official opening of a new landmark - two 300 tonne, 30m, horse heads near Falkirk known as the Kelpies. Art installations specialists Caravan Obscura will arts be producing video packages that will lighting up various outdoor locations along the route. www.johnmuirfestival.com

Yorkhill Easter Egg Run

Yorkhill Hospital and Glasgow City Centre, Sunday

Motorbike enthusiasts have a chance to rev up their engines with the return of this mass rideout in aid of the Yorkhill Children's Charity, which returns for 35th year on Sunday. Previous years have seen thousands of bikers take part in the parade, which lets anyone with a motorbike, scooter or moto-trike take to the streets of the city centre in formation for a suggested donation of £10. Not riding? There's plenty to do and see before and after the parade leaves Yorkhill Hospital's staff car park at 11am. www.yeer.co.uk

Easter Sunday Passion Play

Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens, April 20

Playwright Robert Drummond offers his take on the Easter story in Edinburgh this weekend for the return for the capital's annual outdoor promenade production. Best known for unique shows such as Wrestling and Bullet Catch, the critically acclaimed writer's new adaptation offers a modern spin on the classic Easter story, bringing in current political themes to examine how they might have played out in biblical times. The performance in West Princes Street Gardens is free, and starts at 2pm. www.easterplay.org/en

Easter at Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, Esplanade, Stirling, 20 and 21 April

Travel publisher Lonely Planet recently named Stirling Castle as one of their Top 40 Amazing Experiences in Europe - find out why while taking in a variety of fun events and activities, including shows, stories from the past, and the chance to meet comedic characters such as Pickles the Bear and Hamish the Highlander. Kids will also able to attend classes on how to play the fool at the royal court and compete in a medieval-themed sports day. The fun also continues on Easter Monday. stirlingcastle.gov.uk

Northern Nashville Country Music Festival

Halkirk Riding School, Caithness, April 18-20

Scottish music lovers heading to Caithness this weekend will be able to experience a little slice of America with this annual three day festival from the Northern Nashville Country Music Club. The weekend will showcase US-style country music to fans, with performances from American stars Rusty Rierson, Suzy Bogguss and Kelly Spinks, alongside appearances from Britain's Nicky James and Raintown. Tickets cost £85 for the full weekend, with single day passes £35. Afternoon tickets are also available for £15. www.nncmc.co.uk

Cadbury's Easter Eggsplorer

Various venues, Friday to Monday

Historic Scotland has teamed up with Cadbury to offer series of egg-citing Easter egg hunts at houses and castles across the country. Among 24 participating venues are Pollock House in Glasgow, Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, and House of the Binns in Linlithgow. Those taking part can follow a set of clues, to search the grounds and gardens while logging their findings - and at the end of the day every explorer will be rewarded with a chocolately, egg-shaped treat. www.eastereggtrail.com

How Glasgow Flourished 1714-1837

Kelvingrove Museum, from tomorrow

Kelvingrove Museum hosts this major new exhibition taking a look back at Glasgow's rise to global importance in the days of the British Empire. Examining life for ordinary Glaswegian from the early 18th century right up to the reign of Queen Victoria, the exhibition traces how Glasgow reinvented itself as an industrial city with an increase in wealthy businessmen and inventions. Also on show will be artefacts from the lives of the workers - and slaves - who supplied the muscle, sweat, and blood the modern city came to be built upon. events.glasgowlife.org.uk

Easter Eggcitement at Almond Valley

Almond Valley, Livingston, until Monday

Meet Almond Valley Heritage Centre's new arrivals. With the museum and working farm filled with the sound of chicks, calves and lambs, children can take part in handling and encounter sessions to experience the new animals up close. There is also a springtime trail competition, with the chance to collect clues and find hidden eggs, with prizes available for the winners. The farm's annual plastic duck race along the River Almond also takes place on Saturday afternoon. www.almondvalley.co.uk

Don't Miss

Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

The 700th anniversary of Bannockburn, marked with a bracing programme of traditional Scottish classics from the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, plus pipers, singers and dancers as well as guests including the Bucksburn Novice Juvenile Pipe Band and compere Jim McColl.

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