Cultural in Portsoy

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Each year on the last weekend in June or first weekend in July, Portsoy harbour is home to this lively gathering of historic wooden sailing boats accompanied by sailing races­, live folk music, crafts demonstrations…
Music in Aberdeen

Sound Festival

Festival dedicated to new music – classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz – performed at a range of venues large and small across Aberdeen and northeast Scotland, held over 10 days in late Oct…
Music in Aberdeen

True North

Held over the last weekend in September, this four-day festival celebrates the balladeer tradition of northeast Scotland with a program devoted to singer-songwriters from Scotland and all around the world.
Cultural in Stonehaven

Fireball Ceremony

Stonehaven's famous Fireball Ceremony takes place on Hogmanay, when people parade along High St at midnight swinging blazing fireballs around their heads before throwing them into the harbour.
Food & Drink in Dufftown

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

This biannual whisky festival in Dufftown has a number of great events. It takes place in early May and late September; both accommodation and events should be booked well ahead.
Beer in Stonehaven

Stonehaven Midsummer Beer Happening

Home to the Six Degrees North craft brewery and several excellent real ale pubs, Stonehaven makes a great setting for this convivial three-day celebration of artisan beers.
Music in Stonehaven

Stonehaven Folk Festival

The town fills with musicians for this lively four-day folk festival.
Music in Dundee

Almost Blue

This weekend festival has free blues, boogie and roots music.