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Adam Bruce Thomson: The Quiet Path

11th May 2024 - 6th October 2024

The forthcoming exhibition Adam Bruce Thomson: The Quiet Path aims to bring this talented artist back to public attention.

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An Evening with DJG Palmer at Blackwell’s of Edinburgh

16th July 2024

Join Blackwell’s of Edinburgh on 16th July as military veteran and ex-police officer D J G Palmer discusses his heart wrenching new book, A Rougher Task!

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An Evening with: Ed Winters

16th July 2024

Join us at Waterstones Edinburgh West End on Tuesday 16th July to hear Ed Winter's, activist and author of This is Vegan Propaganda talk about his latest book, How to Argue with a Meat Eater.

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Art Classes for Adults and Kids

13th May 2024 - 20th December 2024

Join Livia for these fun, informal, chilled and small painting classes for adult and kids at Cramond Kirk Hall.

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Arthur’s Evening Walk

9th June 2024 - 25th August 2024

Enjoy an evening stroll around Holyrood Park as you join our Rangers to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Arthur’s Secrets

16th April 2024 - 26th September 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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BRICKLIVE Zoo Safari

24th May 2024 - 31st July 2024

Experience Edinburgh Zoo's Brick Safari! Explore the trail and come face-to-face with over 25 impressive life-sized animal models!

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Cab-arette Showtour

1st May 2024 - 31st December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Enjoy a unique comedy musical Showtour in a taxi... be driven around Edinburgh, whilst entertained by Lola and her variety of characters!

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Castle Street Market

1st April 2024 - 13th October 2024
Edinburgh New Town

Held in brightly coloured gazebos in the heart of central Edinburgh, Castle Street Market is filled with top quality products and has something to satisfy every taste!

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Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird’s Song

28th June 2024 - 5th October 2024

The Caged Bird’s Song, Dovecot Studios' major tapestry with Chris Ofili, returns to Scotland in Summer 2024.

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Cold War Scotland

13th July 2024 - 26th January 2025

Exploring Scotland’s critical position on the frontline of the Cold War, a new exhibition will tell the stories of the Scots at the centre of this global conflict.

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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

1st January 2024 - 31st August 2024

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.

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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this award-winning, quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

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Daily Tours at St Giles’ Cathedral

10th December 2023 - 1st December 2024

Join a volunteer guide for a 45 min to 1 hour glimpse into the history, heraldry and life of our historic Cathedral and Thistle Chapel!

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Dennis Buchan

29th June 2024 - 28th July 2024

The Academicians’ Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of selected paintings by the renowned Arbroath-born artist Dennis Buchan RSA (1937-2023).

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Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen

20th April 2023 - 20th April 2029
Broxburn

Swan of Salen is A Multimedia Folk Ballet inspired by Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake and the parallel Gaelic legend, Eala Shàilein. Catch it at Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall in April!

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Edinburgh ‘Open House’ Ceilidhs

19th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Join Edinburgh ‘Open House’ Ceilidhs for their Friday Ceilidhs held in the Royal British Legion Hall! If you love to dance or want to learn this event is for you.

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Edinburgh Food Tour

11th May 2024 - 29th November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Eat and drink your way through Scotland’s history and culture on a carefully curated wander through the cobbled streets and historic alleys of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

12th July 2024 - 21st July 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival returns from 12th to 21st July 2024, presenting a programme that spans the entire history of the music from ragtime to modern jazz to Chicago blues and beyond.

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Edinburgh Opera Company Seeking New Singers For Carmen

20th November 2023 - 18th August 2024

Aria Alba is looking for new members to join our exciting production of Georges Bizet's Carmen at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2024.

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Edinburgh Rising from the Ashes: 200 Years of the Scottish Fire Service

3rd May 2024 - 22nd September 2024

Journey through two centuries of firefighting legacy with our special exhibition created in partnership with the Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage.

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Eleanor Morton: Work In Progress

16th July 2024

Join online viral hit comedian Eleanor Morton in a work in progress show for this year's Fringe, exploring all things ghostly!

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Elements

6th July 2024 - 31st July 2024

&Gallery is delighted to present a group exhibition featuring the work of three artists who are known for their minimal aesthetic: Jonathan Barber, David Quinn and Adam Taylor.

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Escape the Past: The Anatomist

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

Descend into a world of grave robbery, mystery and malpractice as you embark on a thrilling adventure into Edinburgh’s dark past.

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Free Asian Art Valuations

Selected dates between 16th July 2024 - 24th September 2024

Make an appointment to meet the Lyon & Turnbull's Asian Art team to find out if you have a future auction highlight in your collection!

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Game On

29th June 2024 - 3rd November 2024

Get set for Game On - the largest interactive exhibition of the history and the culture of video games.

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Garment Making - 6 Week Evening Class

26th June 2024 - 31st July 2024

Spend 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings in the sewing studio with an expert tutor and make any garment of your choosing!

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Japanese language for kids age 6 -13

8th June 2024 - 27th July 2024

This is a special chance in Edinburgh for kids (Age 6 - 13) to learn Japanese language, crafts, food, art, and culture from a qualified Japanese teacher.

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Learn French - Small Group Classes in Brunstfield

10th June 2024 - 22nd July 2024

Join Bonjour French Classes and give yourself a real chance of learning French properly! It's a new French course for 5 levels (beginners to advanced) held in La Barantine, Bruntsfield.

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Live Music

7th January 2024 - 31st July 2024

Come and enjoy all your favourite singalongs and some of Scotland's best musical talents at The Three Sisters Edinburgh!

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Live music at Bar 13

30th November 2023 - 30th November 2024

Join us early evening at Bar 13 for live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Rory & The Island!

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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Drop-in

1st July 2024 - 23rd December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Every week at various Libraries, trained Macmillan Volunteers offer a friendly listening ear to anyone affected by cancer, including those with a cancer diagnosis, as well as family and friends.

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Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance

16th July 2024 - 18th July 2024

After celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lord of the Dance in 2022, Michael Flatley is back with a dazzling revival of his iconic dance extravaganza. Catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse in July!

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Moyna Flannigan: Space Shuffle

28th June 2024 - 15th September 2024

In our 40th year, Collective is delighted to welcome back renowned Scottish artist, and early committee member Moyna Flannigan to present an exhibition of new work.

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Neuk Perspectives

4th July 2024 - 28th July 2024

Join us for a captivating exhibition featuring the diverse talents of 41 neurodivergent artists from across Scotland, brought to you by Neuk Collective in July!

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Once Upon a Time: A History of Children and Young People’s Nursing exhibition

27th June 2024 - 24th October 2024

This exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing explores the history of children and young people's nursing from the first children's hospitals in the 1800s to the development of family-centred care.

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Pauline Caulfield Textiles

8th March 2024 - 20th July 2024

This exhibition features over 20 large pieces ranging from fans, chasubles and fabric panels, illuminating Pauline Caulfield’s versatile yet distinctive work!

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Pedal Power: Cycling and Activism in Edinburgh

27th April 2024 - 22nd September 2024

This exhibition at Museum of Edinburgh has been created by groups in Edinburgh who are campaigning to make our city a safe place for cycling.

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Personal PhotoShoot Experience

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Join professional local photographer Simon Messer in Edinburgh's Old Town for your Personal PhotoShoot Experience! It's a fun outdoor experience perfect for couples, families and solo travelers alike.

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Photography Tuition in Edinburgh’s Old Town

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Learn to use your camera in one of the most beautiful cities in the world from a working photographer and film maker! Perfect for solo travellers, couples and families.

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Play With Plants

15th June 2024 - 1st September 2024

This summer experience the joy of the botanical world at Play with Plants, RBGE’s hands-on play experience at the John Hope Gateway.

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Ramsay & Edinburgh Fashion

7th June 2024 - 24th November 2024

A collection of Allan Ramsay’s portraits of women from NTS properties are brought together at the Georgian House for the first time.

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Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight

19th June 2024 - 19th July 2024

City Music Promotions presents the stunning programme of music for solo piano including Gerswhin's iconic Rhapsody in Blue in St Giles' Cathedral!

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Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Antiquaries Exhibition

9th November 2023 - 1st October 2024

Historic Environment Scotland Archives acquired the Rosslyn Album in 2021 and this exhibition presents images from the archive collections relating to Rosslyn Chapel and the contents of the album.

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RZSS Summer School

1st July 2024 - 26th July 2024

Discover amazing animals and cultures from around the world and connect with nature at the RZSS Summer School!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 101 Greenbank Crescent

28th April 2024 - 31st July 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

101 Greenbank Crescent hides a fascinating garden on a steeply sloped site, with views over Braidburn Valley Park to the Pentland hills.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Hunter’s Tryst

1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024
Edinburgh South

Hunter’s Tryst is a well-stocked and beautifully designed, mature, medium-sized, wildlife-friendly town garden.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

6th February 2024 - 25th July 2024
Musselburgh

Visit Shepherd House, a constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, lavender parterres, a rill and fountains!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobshiel House

3rd April 2024 - 25th September 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

The garden at Stobshiel House is effectively split into four main parts and The extensive collection of shrubs and mature trees offer a fantastic backdrop during all seasons.

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Spandex Comedy

Selected dates between 23rd January 2024 - 30th July 2024

Don't miss out on Spandex Comedy! Join us every Tuesday night for a top night of laughs featuring stand up comedians from across the country dropping in to liven up the start of your week!

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Sprint World Orienteering Championships

12th July 2024 - 16th July 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Ahead of what is set to be an exciting summer of sport in Scotland, Edinburgh plays host to the Sprint World Orienteering Championships (WOC 2024) from 12-16 July.

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Summer Art Camp

8th July 2024 - 26th July 2024

Join Little Plaza in our cafe space while your kids are engaged in summer camp and other single sessions in the summer! Suitable for P2 - P7 kids.

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Summer Days at The Royal Yacht Britannia

29th June 2024 - 30th August 2024

Fun for all the family, explore the five decks of The Royal Yacht Britannia this summer, it's Tripadvisor’s No. 1 UK Attraction!

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Summer Exhibition at Leith Makers

3rd July 2024 - 21st July 2024

Come along to Leith Makers Summer Exhibition in July with it's richly diverse preview exhibition of original and locally hand-made work by resident artists!

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Summer Family Fun

1st July 2024 - 12th August 2024

Drop-in for some holiday fun and games at the National Museum of Scotland this summer.

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Summer Outdoor Club

8th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

Dynamic Earth’s Summer Outdoor Club is back. Join us for a week of fun and adventure in Holyrood Park, perfect for kids aged between 7 to 12 who love being outdoors and exploring the natural world!

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Summer Printmaking Courses

6th July 2024 - 19th August 2024

Edinburgh Printmakers have a range of courses this summer taking place over 3 or 4 days, including screenprinting, etching, relief printing, and the protected heritage craft of stone lithography.

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Summer Woodland Explorers

9th July 2024 - 8th August 2024

Pack your child off to join us for a full immersion into Jupiter Artland’s magical landscape! it's a full day of creative activities and adventurous play.

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The Bad Boy Pub Quiz

Selected dates between 6th February 2024 - 30th July 2024

Join us at The Three Sisters Edinburgh for the Bad Boy Pub Quiz on a Tuesday at 8pm in our Main Bar!

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The Dark Side of Edinburgh

1st July 2024 - 1st September 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

The Dark Side of Edinburgh is a historic tour of the city that doesn't leave out all the gory details. Are brave enough to learn the truth?

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The Things You Forgot to Imagine

8th July 2024 - 16th August 2024
Leith

‘The Things You Forgot to Imagine’ is Joanne Pemberton’s newest body of work and will be showing at Leith School of Art from 8th July.

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The Wild Outdoors Summer Camps - Fettes College

15th July 2024 - 6th August 2024
Edinburgh North

Come join The Wild Outdoors for some fun this Summer. With activities such as mastering bushcraft skills to conquering ninja lines, archery, and tomahawk throwing!

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The Wild Outdoors Summer Camps - Colinton Road

15th July 2024 - 30th July 2024
Edinburgh South

Come join The Wild Outdoors for some fun this Summer, filled with excitement, learning, and lifelong memories for children ages 5-11 Years.

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The Wild Outdoors Summer Camps - St George’s School

1st July 2024 - 23rd July 2024
Edinburgh West

Discover the magic of summer at The Wild Outdoors Camps nestled in the breathtaking grounds of St. Georges School! For children ages 5-11 Years.

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Treasures of the National Library of Scotland

30th March 2024 - 30th April 2025

The National Library of Scotland's permanent exhibition provides a unique insight into Scotland’s history, culture and people and its place in the world.

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Wildlife Printmaking Exhibition

15th June 2024 - 28th July 2024

This exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents the work of 4 printmakers inspired by wildlife and working with different printmaking techniques.

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Withnail and I Photography Exhibition

10th July 2024 - 7th August 2024

Murray Close is one of the most prominent and successful film stills photographers working today. This is a chance to see photographs from one of the greatest British films 'Withnail and I'.

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Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Kids and Teens Summer Art Classes

Kids and Teens Summer Art Classes

1st July 2024 - 8th August 2024

The Wee Art Studio in Clarkston are running a variety of classes for kids and teens over the summer holidays!

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Off Grid After School Summer Camps

Off Grid After School Summer Camps

Selected dates between 15th July 2024 - 8th August 2024

Looking for something different for your kids during the Summer Holidays? Off Grid After School are running their outdoor camps for primary school children!

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Kids Summer Golf Camps

Kids Summer Golf Camps

26th June 2024 - 16th August 2024

Join Mearns Castle Golf Academy throughout the summer for their Kids Summer Golf Camps covering all aspects of golf including putting, chipping, pitching, irons and driving!

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Events in Fife

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Crail Brushstrokes - Art Exhibition

Crail Brushstrokes - Art Exhibition

3rd July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

Beautiful scenes and still lifes captured in a range of styles by a community of artists based in Crail are on display at The Scottish Fisheries Museum.

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The Hickory Golf Workshop at Rusacks St Andrews

The Hickory Golf Workshop at Rusacks St Andrews

17th May 2024 - 22nd September 2024

In this interactive one-hour workshop, you’ll learn how golf clubs used to be made and work hands-on with real antique hickory clubs, helping restore them to their former glory.

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Planet Botanic Summer Adventures

Planet Botanic Summer Adventures

8th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

Planet Botanic Holiday Club is back for Summer 2024 at St Andrews Botanic Garden. Join us every weekday from Monday 8th July to Friday 2nd August!

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Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

New Absolute Beginners Line Dance Classes

New Absolute Beginners Line Dance Classes

23rd May 2024 - 23rd May 2025

Join Lorna's Jazz Boxes for a new Absolute Beginners Line Dance Classes starting in Glasgow Southside on Thursday 23rd May!

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Free Health Checks, Lifestyle Support & Advice With Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Free Health Checks, Lifestyle Support & Advice With Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Selected dates between 22nd April 2024 - 24th December 2024

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland's Health Defence team is here to help you make positive changes to your health – starting today!

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Oran Mor Summer Panto: Mumbelina

Oran Mor Summer Panto: Mumbelina

25th June 2024 - 20th July 2024

Come for the pie, stay for the laughs! Don't miss this year's Oran Mor Summer Panto, Mumbelina!

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Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Little Beginners Summer Sewing Camp

Little Beginners Summer Sewing Camp

Selected dates between 9th July 2024 - 23rd July 2024

Sew You Can's Little Beginners Summer Sewing Camp is perfect for kids aged 7-13 who want to get to grips with a sewing machine and create 3 fantastic sewing projects!

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Despicable Me 4

Despicable Me 4

12th July 2024 - 25th July 2024

Don't miss the forth installment of the hilarious Despicable Me franchise when it comes to Airdrie Town Hall!

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Time Quest

Time Quest

5th July 2024 - 1st September 2024

This summer, embark on an unforgettable adventure with your family and friends on New Lanark's interactive Heritage trail, Time Quest!

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Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

YI Summer Connections

YI Summer Connections

Selected dates between 6th July 2024 - 4th August 2024

YI Summer Connections 2024 is back for a third year offering free trips, activities and a safe space to be for young people aged 11 plus!

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Social Tea Dance

Social Tea Dance

Selected dates between 30th April 2024 - 17th December 2024

Enjoy dancing to all the popular ballroom, latin and jive music, including your favourite sequence dances at the weekly Social Tea Dance at Beechwood Community Centre!

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PACE Fest! Summer Activity Programme

PACE Fest! Summer Activity Programme

28th June 2024 - 15th August 2024

Jam-packed with unique and varied creative performance experiences for ages 3-21, PACE is excited to present their Summer Fest for 2024!

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Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Loch Ard Kayak Tours Full Day

Loch Ard Kayak Tours Full Day

6th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

Visit sites of interest, explore and immersive in the natural beauty, learn the history on and around the Loch with the Loch Ard Adventure Centre!

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Hogmanay Ceilidh (Gartmore) 2023

Hogmanay Ceilidh (Gartmore) 2023

31st December 2023 - 31st December 2024

Step into 2024 in style with the fabulous Burns Brother Ceilidh Band at Gartmore’s sensational foot stomping interactive Hogmanay Ceilidh!

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ParkRide Gravelfoyle & Bairns on Bikes

ParkRide Gravelfoyle & Bairns on Bikes

23rd June 2024 - 21st July 2024

ParkRide is a pilot project aimed at getting more people riding bikes on car free gravel trails amongst nature in our National Park. Join us on Sunday mornings in Aberfoyle!

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Events in Other Areas

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

28th December 2023 - 31st October 2024

Prestwick Airport, just 30 miles south west of Glasgow has had a colourful history since aviation activity was first recorded over 110 years ago in 1913, find out more on one of these walking tours!

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Sponsored Links

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Renfrewshire Council
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Popular Events

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival returns from 12th to 21st July 2024, presenting a programme that spans the entire history of the music from ragtime to modern jazz to Chicago blues and beyond.
Skills DIY Workshop
Make your own pine box at this workshop run by One Dalkeith on 27th July. Suitable for complete beginners or those looking to up their skills.
Castle Street Market
Held in brightly coloured gazebos in the heart of central Edinburgh, Castle Street Market is filled with top quality products and has something to satisfy every taste!
creative soundLAB: Music Networking and Showcase Event
opera agency is delighted to announce the next creative soundLAB event will be taking place on 30th July at Edinburgh Napier University, Bright Red Triangle Startup Studio!
Art on the Brain at National Galleries of Scotland: National
For the first time ever, you can visualise the impact of art on your brainwaves as Art Fund, the national charity for art, are touring technology that brings this to life in real time and in 3-D.

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