Doune the Rabbit Hole

Cardross Estate, Stirling - Tomorrow to Sunday

Set in picturesque Stirlingshire, the eclectic, atmospheric festival will feature performances across three stages - the Jabberwocky, Baino and Whistleblower - from bands and artists including Levellers, Atari Teenage Riot, Akala, This is the Kit, Big Country, The Beat and The Orb. Also on site, The Warren will feature a host of DJs across the weekend including DJ sets from Sarra Wild, Letitia Pleiades and Fierce Collective and The Beatroot Cafe will feature music, theatre, storytelling and more.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Botanic Gardens, Glasgow - Until July 28

Bard in the Botanics, Scotland’s only annual outdoor Shakespeare festival, continues with its 2018 programme on the occasion of the 454th anniversary of the Bard’s birth.  With Romeo and Juliet now over, this year’s “Star-Cross’d Lovers” season also sees this brand new outdoor production of Shakespeare’s joyous comedy which places romantic misfits Benedick and Beatrice at the heart of a world populated by freaks and oddities - a Victorian travelling circus. Anything can, and does, happen when this theatrical cast of characters get together for a party. Ticket prices vary. Book at

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh - Ongoing

The first major exhibition dedicated to Scottish pop music explores the musical culture of the nation over more than half a century, from influential indie pioneers to global superstars. From the days of the dancehalls to the emergence of pop in an explosion of colour in the ‘60s, through the ‘70s and New Wave, Rip It Up will feature global stars and independent local heroes from pop’s early days right up to today’s newcomers. Free for members, £10 entry otherwise. See for more details.

Chris Ramsey

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh - Saturday

The English comedian’s Just Happy To Get Out of the House Tour will encompass some great life advice as Chris sets out the rules of modern existence for his infant son. Expect fatherhood, following your dreams, how to be a gentleman, the slow pain of death and the slow pain of slow cookers as the South Shields man tries to navigate the rights and wrongs, dos, don’ts and definitely don’ts of life. Tickets are £22.50, plus booking fee, at The comedian then moves onto the Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath on Sunday.

Tain Highland Gathering

Glenmorangie Ground, Tain - Saturday

Expect a traditional Highland gathering with all the usual events, including Highland dancing, piping, track and field events, cycling, and, of course, the Heavies which you can see compete in a special caber event where they attempt to turn one of the longest and heaviest Cabers in the games circuit. Local events commence 11am and open events start from 2pm. Entry is £6 for adults and children go free. See for more information.

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

St Andrew Blackadder Church, North Berwick - Saturday

The German group lands in Scotland with its famous motto “Klassik überall” or “Classical music the world over.” The chamber orchestra works to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music. The popularity of the ensemble is reflected in the fact that it gives a staggering 300 concerts a year around the globe and listeners throughout the world always look forward to a musical encounter with the exceptionally talented musicians. Tickets are £12. Contact the venue on 01620 895233 for more details.

The Railway Children

Newhailes, Musselburgh - Sunday

Enjoy a summer evening outdoors and bring the whole family to see Heartbreak Productions present their adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s classic children’s novel. Hop aboard and join in the adventures of Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter, complete with red flags, steam and a family mystery. Don’t forget to bring a low-folding chair or blanket and all ticket holders are welcome to bring picnics and snacks to enjoy during the performance. Tickets are £12. Book at


Dick Institute Museum, Kilmarnock - Until July 22

This interactive LEGO® brick show towers over the competition with over 20 stunning models of world landmark towers and buildings each with an awe inspiring scale that’s never been seen in Scotland before. Visitors can experience the history of human endeavour in the built environment, taking them from Kilmarnock through to the landmarks of London and New York and on to the glittering skyscrapers of Shanghai and Dubai. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for under-16s, plus booking fee.

North Atlantic Fiddle Convention

Various venues, Aberdeen - Until Sunday

With its most ambitious programme yet with more than 150 events, expect over 75 artists representing traditions from Scotland to the Baltic, Scandinavia, Spain, Ireland, Canada, USA, Mexico - even Africa and India. In addition to extending free pop-up activities around Aberdeen City, organisers have doubled the festival programming in Aberdeenshire. There will be plenty of masterclasses, beginner workshops, dances, demonstrations, talks, film screenings, sessions, tours and much more. Visit for more details.

Lossie Folk Festival

Beach Bar, Lossiemouth - Tomorrow to Sunday

The epitome of chilled festivals, the Lossiemouth Folk Club Fest encourages performers to come and “play for the craic” in the spirit of celebrating live music. The entertainment is free, with performers rewarded with a great atmosphere at this small, but unmissable, festival by the sea. Search “Lossie Folk Club” on Facebook to know more.

Glasgow Pride

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow - Saturday and Sunday

Scotland’s largest festival of LGBTI celebration returns for a two-day festival weekend in the city’s West End. The lineup includes Tom Urie, Mel C, Steps and Grace Davies. There’s also plenty for the whole family with a dedicated family area, youth space, dog show, fairground, food village, bars with the ever-popular Kelvingrove Bandstand also open from 2pm to 6pm both days in a free-entry event. The annual parade leaves from Clyde Place on Saturday at noon. Visit for more details.