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Events in Edinburgh on 13 May 2024

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Events in Edinburgh

2 Week Sewing & Upcycling: Repair, alter or upcycle your clothes!

13th May 2024

Learn how to bring new life to your wardrobe on this workshop at OOTB Abbeymount Studios on Monday 13th & 20th May!

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3D Collage Decoration Workshop

13th May 2024

Join artist Sarah Kwan for this 3D Collage Decoration workshop on Monday 13th May at Backstage Barbershop Edinburgh! No drawing experience necessary.

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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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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 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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Artist Open Call: Dalkeith Palace

8th May 2024 - 9th June 2024

Visual Arts Scotland are inviting creatives across the globe to apply to our centenary exhibition (part two) which will take place in Scotland’s historic Dalkeith Palace this August.

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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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Coding After-School Club at The Pavilion, Myreside

29th February 2024 - 27th June 2024
Edinburgh South

Code Cadets are looking for young tech minds to join their after-school coding club on Thursdays at The Pavilion, Myreside!

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Costume Society Scotland Events

Selected dates between 6th November 2023 - 13th May 2024

Come along to the Costume Society Scotland's season of varied talks on fashion, costume, textiles, accessories and related subjects between between October and April at Augustine United Church!

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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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David Lemm | Fixings

2nd May 2024 - 15th June 2024

Fixings is an exhibition of recent work by David Lemm taking place in Detail Framing & Gallery from 2nd May.

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Davidson’s Mains Health Walk

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 16th December 2024
Edinburgh West

Join Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland’s Walking for Health Project for this free weekly walk in Davidson’s Mains! It's a low level, inclusive health walk open to everyone!

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Drama Classes for Children and Young People in Central Edinburgh

14th August 2023 - 23rd June 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Parents, do you want to help your child grow their confidence and make new friends in a fun and creative way? The Blossom Theatre Project drama classes are the perfect way to do this.

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Drawing in the Spring

Selected dates between 22nd April 2024 - 27th May 2024

Join Drill Hall resident artist Felicity Inkpen in a series of 6 workshops exploring your creative side this Spring.

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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 Folk Club

7th February 2024 - 3rd July 2024

We've been the home of regular folk nights in the capital for 50 years. Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm. All welcome!

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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 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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Elisa Giardina Papa ‘U Scantu’: A Disorderly Tale

1st March 2024 - 19th May 2024

Collective presents the first solo presentation in the UK of Sicilian artist Elisa Giardina Papa's work, in an exhibition titled "U Scantu": A Disorderly Tale (2022).

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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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Festival of Freedom

11th May 2024 - 14th May 2024

Beetroots Collective CIC invites you to their 'Festival of Freedom - Poland 20 years in the European Union' which will be held at Southside Community Centre!

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FISHING: An Exhibition by Stephanïe Vandëm

3rd May 2024 - 15th June 2024

FISHING is a modern exploration of contemporary identities and heritage from artist Stephanïe Vandëm at the Scottish Storytelling Centre from 3rd May!

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Flowers from Jericho Exhibition

4th May 2024 - 30th June 2024

Flowers from Jericho is a new exhibition of riso prints created by Matilda Bull during her residency at Out of the Blueprint in the Spring of 2024.

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Friday Friends

6th October 2023 - 7th June 2024

Our Friday Friends programme offers a welcoming space for visually impaired and D/deaf children and their families.

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Fused Glass course

20th March 2024 - 13th June 2024

Join Honey Pot Creative Cafe for 6 weeks or individual workshops to learn how to create art using different techniques with fused glass.

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Globe Bar World Famous Pub Quiz

Selected dates between 1st March 2024 - 30th May 2024

Join us on at The Globe Bar on Mondays for our Pub Quiz and win yourself some monies to spend in the bar for answering questions correctly.

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Holy Corner Booksale

11th May 2024 - 13th May 2024

The Holy Corner Booksale for Christian Aid is back in Morningside United Church from 11th to 13th May with a wide variety of categories for sale!

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Jean Findlay presents The Queen’s Lender

13th May 2024

Toppings Booksellers Edinburgh is thrilled to be launching the paperback of Jean Findlay's The Queen's Lender on Monday 13th May!

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Julie Fowlis

13th May 2024

Edinburgh Tradfest & The Soundhouse Organisation presents Julie Fowlis at the Assembly Rooms on Monday 13th May!

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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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Mutual Fascination Exhibition

13th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Drill Hall artist Felicity Inkpen presents a collection of work from the past decade at this exhibition taking place at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in May!

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Nature Re-imagined

17th April 2024 - 2nd June 2024

This exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents the work of three artists who apply unusual approaches and media to the subject of wildlife.

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OnOne Salsa: 6 week Salsa Beginners Course

6th May 2024 - 10th June 2024

Join OnOne Salsa for these 6 week Monday Salsa Dance Classes for Beginners starting on 6th May at The Mash House!

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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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Pint of Science Edinburgh

13th May 2024 - 15th May 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Pint of Science festival in Edinburgh brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research!

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Portobello Health Walk

Selected dates between 15th April 2024 - 16th December 2024
Portobello

Join Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland’s Walking for Health Project for this free weekly walk in Portobello. It's a low level, inclusive health walk open to everyone!

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Reassembled

4th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

Reassembled, presents a group exhibition featuring new works by JFK Turner, Laura Jane Scott and Derek Wilson, showing at &Gallery from 4th to 29th May.

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Red Raw

Selected dates between 22nd January 2024 - 29th July 2024

Red Raw, our long-running weekly beginner’s showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. It’s your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today.

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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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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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Seinnidh Sinn

16th April 2024 - 25th June 2024

Air Dimàirtean bho seo a mach bhith seisean ‘Seinnidh Sinn’ a’ tòiseachadh aig Leith Depot bho 5-6 uairean feasgar. (Seinnidh Sinn is a Gaelic Singing Circle)

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Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape

24th June 2023 - 2nd June 2024

250 Years of Scottish Landscape spans artistic production from 18th century to present day, with a selection of historic and contemporary artworks drawn from City Art Centre’s permanent collection.

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The Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride! - Edinburgh

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

This May, join the movement to create safer, more bike-friendly streets with the Bike Month Challenge and #MakeEveryRideCount!

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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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UNMASKED: Real stories of Nursing in COVID-19

30th November 2023 - 16th May 2024

This exhibition looks behind the masks, to explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of nursing staff during COVID-19 and past pandemics.

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Yotties’ Week

13th May 2024 - 16th May 2024

Step aboard this Yotties’ Week, Mon 13 May - Thurs 16 May, to see the former Royal Yachtsmen don their white overalls once again and return to their beloved Britannia.

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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:

Dogs Trust Dog Training Classes

Dogs Trust Dog Training Classes

Selected dates between 8th January 2024 - 30th December 2024

The Dogs Trust offer training classes for dogs at all stages of their lives, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment at Newton Mearns Parish Church!

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The Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride! - East Renfrewshire

The Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride! - East Renfrewshire

1st May 2024 - 31st May 2024

This May, join the movement to create safer, more bike-friendly streets with the Bike Month Challenge and #MakeEveryRideCount!

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East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

8th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!

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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:

Gathering Surface – Dan Drage

Gathering Surface – Dan Drage

4th April 2024 - 30th June 2024

We’re delighted to host Gathering Surface, a series of art pieces shaped and installed by local artist Dan Drage.

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Pint Of Science St Andrews & Dundee

Pint Of Science St Andrews & Dundee

13th May 2024 - 15th May 2024

The Pint of Science festival in St Andrews brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research!

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Exhibition – Lauren Morsley

Exhibition – Lauren Morsley

17th April 2024 - 30th July 2024

Lauren Morsley is an Illustrator, Muralist and Printmaker based in Fife. She specialises in bold and colourful designs which create other worlds to explore.

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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:

Jack Docherty: David Bowie & Me: Parallel Lives

Jack Docherty: David Bowie & Me: Parallel Lives

12th May 2024 - 13th May 2024

Following rave reviews and a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe, BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, Jack Docherty brings his critically-acclaimed show David Bowie & Me to Oran Mor!

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Accoustic Open Mic Hosted by Gerry Lyons

Accoustic Open Mic Hosted by Gerry Lyons

Selected dates between 5th February 2024 - 30th December 2024

Join Gerry Lyons at Nice N Sleazy on Mondays for 'longest running open mic in the history of the universe'!

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Carmunnock Heritage Trail

Carmunnock Heritage Trail

29th March 2024 - 31st December 2024

Take a unique, free, self-guided, multi-media tour around Glasgow's last village - Carmunnock by following the Carmunnock Heritage Trail!

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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:

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

Join Get Walking Lanarkshire on one of their regular health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!

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Bookbug at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Bookbug at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Selected dates between 6th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Free, fun and fantastic! North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre hold Bookbug sessions on Mondays during term time and every Saturday!

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ArtSkills With Chrissy

ArtSkills With Chrissy

Selected dates between 29th April 2024 - 2nd November 2024

ArtSkills with Chrissy is small class mentoring ideal for expanding your art skills and techniques!

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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:

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Selected dates between 4th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Free, fun and fantastic! Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions throughout the week!

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The Kilbarchan Singers May Concert

The Kilbarchan Singers May Concert

13th May 2024

The Kilbarchan Singers invite you to their 'Chirps and Blooms' Spring Concert at Kilbarchan Parish Church on Monday 13th May!

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The Teardrop Explodes - A Paisley Pattern Exhibition

The Teardrop Explodes - A Paisley Pattern Exhibition

1st May 2024 - 28th June 2024

The Teardrop Explodes, an exciting new exhibition for 2024 at The Art Department, explores all things Paisley Pattern!

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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:

Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

10th February 2024 - 27th October 2024

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

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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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A Play, A Pie and a Pint

A Play, A Pie and a Pint

5th March 2024 - 31st May 2024

Don't miss A Play, A Pie and a Pint at Macrobert Arts Centre this Spring!

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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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ATG

Sponsored Links

St Mary's Music School
Kevin Quantum
Renfrewshire Council
Scottish Refugee Council
Escape The Past
Fayre Play
Fiona Stewart Williams
TGC Leisure
ACME Comic Con
Renfrewshire Council
Cinema Attic
ATG

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Jake Bugg
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Play With Plants
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Old Town Motown
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Origami Workshop Porty Pride
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