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After the success of The Cordis Prize exhibition at Inverleith House in Edinburgh earlier in the year, the Cordis Trust is offering a new exhibition which celebrates the woven form. The focus will be on a selection of artists whose work is made in a way similar to that of tapestry and weaving. The six artists featured are sure to make it a vibrant show, with artworks in a variety of materials including silk, paper, lead and wool. Curator Miranda Harvey has said she hopes to expand visitors’ perceptions of tapestry while reinforcing Edinburgh’s role as an international hub for the woven artform.

December 22 - January 20

Entry is £3

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL


Returning for the 10th time, Edinburgh’s annual MagicFest brings together some of the top home-grown and international talents from the world of magic and mind reading and there’s a host of shows for all ages. Just for the kids, however, is the Magic School, where children aged 7-10 can learn tricks from professional musicians. The Power of Perspective is presented by illusion expert Professor Richard Wiseman and showcases photographic illusions. The exhibition has moved from its usual summer dates to showcase a winter version thanks to the tremendous popularity of the MagicFest Christmas Show, this year featuring the new Hogmanay House event at Lauriston Castle.

December 27 - January 5

Prices vary

Magic School and the Power of Perspective: Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

From a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 to opening on the main stage 10 years later, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet. The band have earned themselves numerous achievements, including two-time winners of Best Live Act in Scotland and appearing at major events including BBC Proms in the Park, the Commonwealth Games, the Rugby World Cup and the Olympic Games (to name a few). The band have never been more in demand, with over a quarter of a million Facebook followers, there’s been no better time to see everyone’s favourite bagpipe band.

December 27 at 7.30pm

Tickets from £28.13

Ironworks, 122B Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LX

Woman’s Perspective

The McManus Art Gallery in Dundee welcomes the return of its annual winter works, this year’s exhibition celebrates women artists. The exhibition coincides with the loan of painting Lady Glenorchy from Dundee-born painter Katherine Read. Read was born into a merchant family and was the first Scottish woman to pursue professional training as an artist. The exhibition highlights the diverse stories of women and their contribution to the visual culture of their time.

December 23 -31 from 10am-5pm


The McManus, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1DA

Hobo Cinema

After its successful introduction last year, the Hobo Cinema returns to Restoration Yard in Dalkeith. The indoor winter woodland setting is full of beautiful winter foliage and twinkling lights. Enjoy hot chocolate, mulled wine and gourmet popcorn. There’s a host of Christmas classics showing including Elf, It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas.

December 22-December 24

Tickets from £14

Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith, EH22 1ST

Contemporary Art and The Ocean

Artist Kyra Clegg uses video, poetry and mixed media to present seas and coastlines in this Fife exhibition. Clegg features things that inhabit coastal spaces, ranging from fossils to war-time concrete bunkers. Her work deals with the concepts of time and memory, exploring how our inner perceptions have an impact upon the external world. Marysia Lachowicz uses the powerful physicality of the sea, bringing it to life through abstract unpredictable images created in the sea. This exhibition showcases these two artists’ new works focused on new ways of looking at Scotland’s coasts.

December 23 - December 31


Kirkcaldy Galleries, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1YG.

Drygate Brewing Company

The Drygate Brewing Company are hosting their biggest New Year celebration to date. Kicking off on Tuesday evening, Drygate will be transformed into a Hogmanay Haven featuring Northern Soul, motown, modern soul and disco music. Every ticket will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a year’s supply of Drygate’s Disco Forklift Truck mango pale ale.

December 31 from 7pm-2am

Prices start from £17

Drygate Brewing Co., 85 Drygate, Glasgow, G4 0UT

The Greatest Show Tunes

Celebrating the best of West End and movie musicals, this show-stopping concert is packed full of some of the greatest show tunes. Full of high energy, this extravaganza will leave you on the edge of your seat. The songs will be performed live on stage with cast members straight from the West End, with music from the Manchester Concert Orchestra. The show features songs from fan-favourites including The Greatest Showman; Mamma Mia!; La La Land and many more.

December 30 at 7.30pm

Tickets from £24.75

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Head down to The Ferry this Hogmanay for their annual ceilidh and drift into the New Year in style. The last supper of 2019 includes a four-course dinner and resident DJ Stevie will still be providing the entertainment long into the night. New for this year is the Coila Ceilidh Band. The Ferry promises a warm, hospitable venue where there’s no need to worry about the weather.

December 31 at 7pm

Tickets from £25

25 Anderston Quay, Glasgow, G3 8BX

Mark Ronson’s Hogmanay in the Gardens

Celebrate the New Year with Grammy and Oscar award-winner Mark Ronson. Performing in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens, he’s one of the biggest names in the music industry having worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga, to name just a few. He’ll be joined by special guest Rudimental DJ to put on a show packed full of massive hits. Ronson’s set will carry on into the New Year providing a heart-stopping soundtrack to Edinburgh’s famous midnight fireworks.

December 31 from 8.30pm

Tickets from £70

Princes Street Gardens, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HG