Learning events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Learning events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event

Check out ComputerXplorers SEScotland's online kids computing clubs, the perfect way to learn the latest technologies and develop invaluable tech skills.
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Scotland’s Precious Seas

Scotland’s Precious Seas

19th August 2020 - 15th August 2021

To celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters, this small exhibition explores Scotland’s diverse sea life and the many threats facing our marine life.
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Digital Champions: Coolest Projects

Digital Champions: Coolest Projects

Selected dates between 29th January 2021 - 25th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Heart of Midlothian FC's Innovation Centre presents Digital Champions: Coolest Projects for girls and boys in S1-S6 every Friday during term time.
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Scottish Music Classes

Scottish Music Classes

20th April 2021 - 24th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Scots Music Group is running its spring/summer term online! Check out the full list of weekly classes starting in April and available through Zoom!
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

14th May 2021 - 31st October 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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Beginner’s Sewing Workshops

Beginner’s Sewing Workshops

Selected dates between 29th May 2021 - 21st August 2021

These practical sewing courses will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine.
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Producer: Proper Job, Honest!

Producer: Proper Job, Honest!

Selected dates between 4th June 2021 - 25th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This two hour workshop from the CGO Institute is aimed at aspiring creative producers of the future. It will guide participants through the different pathways into a career in producing.
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Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 18th September 2021

This Ranger-led walk at Hopetoun House will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape.
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Producing: The Business Of Telling Stories

Producing: The Business Of Telling Stories

18th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

In this two hour workshop Chris Grady will demystify the role of producer and explain the pathways into becoming a producer and a sharer of stories.
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Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop

Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop

18th June 2021

Find out how to use up all those fabric scraps and make them into unique new fabrics in this workshop with Artisan Stitch!
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Intro to Dressmaking - 4 week course

Intro to Dressmaking - 4 week course

24th June 2021

This intro to dressmaking course run by Artisan Stitch will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly and improve your existing sewing techniques.
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Free-motion Embroidery

Free-motion Embroidery

25th June 2021

Free-motion embroidery, sometimes called ‘free-machine embroidery’ is a useful textile art skill. You can use it in quilting, card-making, applique, art journals and much more!
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Climate Detectives

Climate Detectives

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

The Heriot-Watt campus is a lovely, scenic spot for a walk with a side of learning. Framed by greenery and nature, the campus is brimming with intriguing facts about research into our climate's histor
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Edinburgh Science Festival at the Zoo!

Edinburgh Science Festival at the Zoo!

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

It’s that time of year again when we grab our lab coats, dig out our magnifying glasses and gather our inquisitive minds for two weeks of science at Edinburgh Zoo!
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Edinburgh’s Mathematical History

Edinburgh’s Mathematical History

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

From Thomas Bayes through James Clerk Maxwell to Mary Somerville, explore the mathematical delights hidden in Edinburgh's city centre on this self-led walking trail.
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Elemental

Elemental

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Discover and interact with the elements on this magical, multi-sensory journey through an intriguing, immersive digital world where magic meets alchemy and alchemy meets science.
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Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano - Children and Families

Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano - Children and Families

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Explore the evidence for these ancient volcanoes on this self-led walking tour for families and learn how geology still shapes the city and landscape we see today!
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Outdoor Family Walks

Outdoor Family Walks

Selected dates between 26th June 2021 - 4th July 2021

Join the Dynamic Earth team for these family-friendly walks in Holyrood Park exploring Edinburgh's past.
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Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

National Museum of Scotland is proud to be hosting Edinburgh Science Festival’s brand-new exhibition, Pale Blue Dot, created to celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020–21.
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Rockpool Rambles

Rockpool Rambles

26th June 2021 - 29th June 2021

Join the wild side of life on this informative walk along the North Berwick shoreline with the team at the Scottish Seabird Centre!
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Secrets of Healthy Cognitive Ageing

Secrets of Healthy Cognitive Ageing

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

On this self-led walk around George Square and the local neighbourhood you will hear about the project’s unique history and its people, and learn about the secrets of healthy cognitive ageing.
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The Dead Interesting Tour

The Dead Interesting Tour

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Edinburgh East

Take a journey back in time along the pathways of Warriston Cemetery to hear tales of its fascinating tenants and the trails they blazed during their time on earth.
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Urban Fossil Detective

Urban Fossil Detective

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Become a fossil detective and discover what ancient creatures can be found in rocks, buildings and even pavements right here in Edinburgh in this self-guided walking trail!
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Walking Through the COVID-19 Vaccine

Walking Through the COVID-19 Vaccine

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Watch the story of the COVID-19 vaccine development unfold by following our treasure trail through the city, pausing to watch animations that reveal the science behind the vaccine.
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Digital Outdoors: Satellites and Environmental Science

Digital Outdoors: Satellites and Environmental Science

Selected dates between 28th June 2021 - 2nd July 2021

Discover how satellite technology can be used by environmental scientists to learn about our planet.
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Introduction to self-defence for Girls aged 14-17  -  Krav Maga

Introduction to self-defence for Girls aged 14-17 - Krav Maga

30th June 2021 - 14th July 2021

This course gives an introduction to some key elements of self-defence training that can help girls feel safer and more confident, using the reality based self-defence system Krav Maga.
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Family Bushcraft

Family Bushcraft

2nd July 2021
Leith

In this workshop you will try your hand at some essential survival skills while testing your family’s ability to light fires and create tools to hunt and cook the elusive... marshmallow!
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Know Your Overlocker

Know Your Overlocker

2nd July 2021

Overlockers are amazing machines. This Know Your Overlocker workshop with Artisan Stitch will show you how versatile your overlocker can be.
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Seaweed Excursion

Seaweed Excursion

2nd July 2021
North Berwick

Come along for an introductory seaweed foray at North Berwick with Greg Kenicer on 2nd July and find out all about these incredible organisms in real-life!
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Outdoor Family Walk: A Tropical Land

Outdoor Family Walk: A Tropical Land

3rd July 2021

Join the Dynamic Earth team for a family-friendly walk in Holyrood Park, exploring Edinburgh's tropical past as part of Edinburgh Science Festival.
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Edinburgh Summer 2021 Camp at George Watson’s College

Edinburgh Summer 2021 Camp at George Watson’s College

5th July 2021 - 9th July 2021
Edinburgh South

Miniversity Holiday Camps are coming to George Watson’s College this summer and are specifically designed for children age 5-12 years!
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Kids Learn to Sew Class

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Selected dates between 9th July 2021 - 16th July 2021

This Kids learn to sew class is an introductory sewing class for 8-15 years. The class must be taken before children can progress to take any of my other sewing classes for children.
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Kids Sewing - Hair scrunchies

Kids Sewing - Hair scrunchies

Selected dates between 9th July 2021 - 16th July 2021

This sewing class for children aged 8-15 will show them how to upcycle old clothing into fun fashion accessories.
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Flora Medica: Foraging Walk

Flora Medica: Foraging Walk

10th July 2021

Join Anna Canning, an expert botanist and wild plant forager, on this guided walk around Hopetoun and collect some wild ingredients to make a delicious snack or herbal remedy.
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Kids Sewing - T-shirt skirt

Kids Sewing - T-shirt skirt

16th July 2021

Take 2 T-shirts.... This is a fun and fashionable upcycling class for 11-15 year olds, upcycling t-shirts in to a grunge-style skirt.
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How to be a Psychic Conman

How to be a Psychic Conman

17th July 2021

Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan as Snake Oil Salesman, Ash Pryce, demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery.
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Fergus McCreadie Workshop

Fergus McCreadie Workshop

24th July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Suitable for beginners and intermediate entry level students, multi-award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie will cover topics from comping to soloing in this workshop.
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Dressmaking Course

Dressmaking Course

Selected dates between 27th July 2021 - 19th August 2021

Join The Edinburgh Sewcial Club for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes. You can choose any garment you'd like to make!
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Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

2nd August 2021

Discover what lives in our wonderful pond in the Japanese Garden and like a scientist record what you have found in a special little book.
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Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole Cameras

15th August 2021

To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us at Lauriston Castle for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras!
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Scots at War at the Castle

Scots at War at the Castle

11th September 2021

Join Scots at War for an interactive family experience where you can join Scotland's army of yesterday- today!
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Tracks, Trail and Signs

Tracks, Trail and Signs

20th September 2021

A Ranger-led guided walk to help you investigate the tracks, trails and signs of the Hopetoun wildlife.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Set of Silver Stacking Rings Workshop

Set of Silver Stacking Rings Workshop

Selected dates between 14th May 2021 - 2nd July 2021

Come along to East Nook Studio and learn how to saw, solder, form and texture your own silver rings from scratch!

Find out about Set of Silver Stacking Rings Workshop on What's On Fife
Silver Pendant Workshop

Silver Pendant Workshop

Selected dates between 21st May 2021 - 6th August 2021

In this workshop, run by East Nook Studio, you will design and create your own simple pendant from a piece of silver, before connecting it to a chain.

Find out about Silver Pendant Workshop on What's On Fife
Set of Silver Bangles and Ring Workshop

Set of Silver Bangles and Ring Workshop

Selected dates between 30th May 2021 - 31st July 2021

Learn how to saw, solder, form and texture your own silver bangles from scratch in this workshop rum by East Nook Studio!

Find out about Set of Silver Bangles and Ring Workshop on What's On Fife
Rings with Things Workshop

Rings with Things Workshop

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 7th August 2021

Create hammered texture rings using both traditional and contemporary jewellery techniques in this workshop run by East Nook Studio!

Find out about Rings with Things Workshop on What's On Fife
Pendants Vs Earrings creative Workshop

Pendants Vs Earrings creative Workshop

3rd July 2021

One for the indecisive - in this workshop you can create either a silver pendant with chain, or a pair of dangly or stud earrings.

Find out about Pendants Vs Earrings creative Workshop on What's On Fife
All Day Intensive Jewellery Class for Beginners

All Day Intensive Jewellery Class for Beginners

10th July 2021

The perfect class for an individual or a group of friends to come and learn, socialise and most importantly, to make some jewellery to take home!

Find out about All Day Intensive Jewellery Class for Beginners on What's On Fife
Rings to Wear 3 Ways

Rings to Wear 3 Ways

30th July 2021

Finger rings, Earrings, Necklace or bracelet, however you want to wear it, if you love a circle, this is the workshop for you!

Find out about Rings to Wear 3 Ways on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2021

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Find out about Curious About Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Seasonal Self-Discovery Writing Workshops

Seasonal Self-Discovery Writing Workshops

Selected dates between 5th March 2021 - 10th December 2021

Explore how to live more intentionally and incorporate nature and the seasons into your daily life on a Seasonal Self-Discovery Writing Workshop with Debbie Innes.

Find out about Seasonal Self-Discovery Writing Workshops on What's On Glasgow
Online Music Classes

Online Music Classes

Selected dates between 20th April 2021 - 24th June 2021

Fancy learning to play an instrument? Platform Glasgow are running weekly online Fiddle, Guitar and Drums classes for juniors and adults!

Find out about Online Music Classes on What's On Glasgow
Pottery Handbuilding Workshop

Pottery Handbuilding Workshop

Selected dates between 14th May 2021 - 19th December 2021

Join Spin for a two hour pottery workshop and create at your own socially distanced table with staff on hand to help bring your vision to life!

Find out about Pottery Handbuilding Workshop on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Fort - Build Your Skills Programme

Glasgow Fort - Build Your Skills Programme

7th June 2021 - 18th June 2021

Glasgow Fort is launching a free employment training course for the community, offering participants the chance to refresh and develop the skills needed to find work.

Find out about Glasgow Fort - Build Your Skills Programme on What's On Glasgow
Hand Embroidery Class

Hand Embroidery Class

Selected dates between 7th June 2021 - 23rd June 2021

Looking for a craft to make you feel ZEN and happy and creative, without having to set up the sewing machine? This hand embroidery class with Sew Confident is for you!

Find out about Hand Embroidery Class on What's On Glasgow
Wildlife and Photo Walks and Talks Group

Wildlife and Photo Walks and Talks Group

Selected dates between 7th June 2021 - 7th March 2022

This year, Castlemilk Park Project are combining wildlife and photography in a series of photo walks and talks!

Find out about Wildlife and Photo Walks and Talks Group on What's On Glasgow
Cuban Salsa Classes With HT Dance

Cuban Salsa Classes With HT Dance

Selected dates between 11th June 2021 - 27th August 2021

Get your summer off to a fun start, meet people and keep fit at the same time with these new Cuban Salsa classes from HT Dance!

Find out about Cuban Salsa Classes With HT Dance on What's On Glasgow
Glass Fusing Class: 1 Day

Glass Fusing Class: 1 Day

Selected dates between 11th June 2021 - 30th July 2021

The Glass Fusing Classes at Cass Peters Glass Art are designed to give total beginners an introduction to a new skill, and allow more time to create a larger piece of work

Find out about Glass Fusing Class: 1 Day on What's On Glasgow
Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days

Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days

Selected dates between 12th June 2021 - 24th July 2021

Learn how to create stained glass panels on this two day workshop for total beginners at Cass Peters Glass Art!

Find out about Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days on What's On Glasgow
Crackin’ Crochet For Beginners

Crackin’ Crochet For Beginners

16th June 2021

Easter got postponed this year so why not celebrate it in June instead with Sew Confident's Crackin' Crochet For Beginners workshop!

Find out about Crackin’ Crochet For Beginners on What's On Glasgow
Arm Knit A Chunky Blanket

Arm Knit A Chunky Blanket

18th June 2021

This class is for beginner knitters and arm knitters alike... learn the basics of knitting, all while creating a super luxurious chunky blanket!

Find out about Arm Knit A Chunky Blanket on What's On Glasgow
2 Day Sewing Pattern Class

2 Day Sewing Pattern Class

19th June 2021

Have you ever wanted to make your own clothes? Got a bit of sewing under your belt? This weekend sewing pattern class is perfect for you!

Find out about 2 Day Sewing Pattern Class on What's On Glasgow
Glass Fusing Class: Half Day

Glass Fusing Class: Half Day

Selected dates between 19th June 2021 - 18th July 2021

The Half Day Glass Fusing Classes at Cass Peters Glass Art are designed to give total beginners an introduction to a new skill... and have some fun!

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Roman Blind Masterclass

Roman Blind Masterclass

20th June 2021

Learn how to make a fab Roman blind ready to dress your own window on this one day workshop from Sew Confident!

Find out about Roman Blind Masterclass on What's On Glasgow
T-shirt Printing Masterclass with Urban Pirate Apparel

T-shirt Printing Masterclass with Urban Pirate Apparel

21st June 2021

Learn the ins and outs of professional t-shirt printing in this three week workshop with David from Urban Pirate Apparel at Print Clan Studio!

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T-Shirt Yarn Crochet Class

T-Shirt Yarn Crochet Class

23rd June 2021

Always wanted to try your hand at crochet? This session from Sew Confident will get your right up to speed with this super popular craft!

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The Art Of Forgiveness

The Art Of Forgiveness

26th June 2021

Join Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow for their 'Art Of Forgiveness' workshop with Gen Kelsang Drolkyi on Saturday 26th June.

Find out about The Art Of Forgiveness on What's On Glasgow
Summer Schools at RCS

Summer Schools at RCS

1st July 2021 - 31st August 2021

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's exciting programme of online summer schools, featuring a range of courses designed to keep you learning and creating at home, will run throughout July and August!

Find out about Summer Schools at RCS on What's On Glasgow
Beginner’s Textile Printing Workshop

Beginner’s Textile Printing Workshop

Selected dates between 20th July 2021

Print Clan's two hour Beginner's Workshop is the perfect introductory session to textile screen printing!

Find out about Beginner’s Textile Printing Workshop on What's On Glasgow
Beginner’s Lampshade Printing Workshop

Beginner’s Lampshade Printing Workshop

10th August 2021

Learn how to screen print and construct your own lampshade on this beginner's evening course with Print Clan!

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Drawn to Print with Fraser Taylor

Drawn to Print with Fraser Taylor

4th September 2021 - 5th September 2021

This two day workshop at Print Clan with Fraser Taylor will explore the relationship between the hand drawn image and the printed image.

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Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving: Tenkoku

Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving: Tenkoku

6th September 2021

Carve your very own Japanese hanko stamp to make your inei impression, learn about the different stages in the Tenkoku process and the tools used with the Drawing and Painting Studio!

Find out about Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving: Tenkoku on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Beginners Sewing Course

Beginners Sewing Course

Selected dates between 8th May 2021 - 6th July 2021

Always wanted to learn how to sew but just don’t know where to start? Then this four day course from Thimbleberry Sewing is the course is for you!

Find out about Beginners Sewing Course on What's On Renfrewshire
Dressmaking Course

Dressmaking Course

Selected dates between 12th May 2021 - 13th July 2021

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own clothes? Then this 3 day Dressmaking Course from Thimbleberry Sewing is the course for you!

Find out about Dressmaking Course on What's On Renfrewshire
Thimbleberry Sewing Summer School

Thimbleberry Sewing Summer School

2nd July 2021 - 30th July 2021

Learn how to sew or master a new craft this summer at Thimbleberry's Sewing Summer School!

Find out about Thimbleberry Sewing Summer School on What's On Renfrewshire
Argentine Tango Beginners Classes

Argentine Tango Beginners Classes

16th July 2021

Paisley Tango have 6 week Argentine Tango classes for beginners starting in July, ideal for complete novices or anyone with a little experience of the Tango!

Find out about Argentine Tango Beginners Classes on What's On Renfrewshire
The Fine Art of Textiles - Summer School

The Fine Art of Textiles - Summer School

9th August 2021 - 13th August 2021

Create beautiful fine art textiles through felt making, transfer, lino and geli printing on this five day workshop with textile artist Deborah Campbell!

Find out about The Fine Art of Textiles - Summer School on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Stop Motion Animation with Indie Flynn

Stop Motion Animation with Indie Flynn

Selected dates between 29th May 2021 - 21st August 2021

Come join us at the Made in Stirling store and make your own Stop Motion Animation short film with Indie Flynn from local charity Square Peg SCIO!

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Events in Other Areas

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The Royal Highland Show
One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 23rd and 26th June 2022!
Festival Village: Waverley
The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to the rooftop at Waverley Mall once again this Summer!
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021 giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!
The Neighbourgood Market
The Neighbourgood Market, returns to Stockbridge and aims to provide a safe and vibrant environment for local businesses and retailers to return to normal trade.

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