Posts tagged Scotland


February 19, 2016


Aberdeen

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 10:00am — 12:00pm

Wildlife Wander

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us for a late winter wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for the first signs of spring- especially early wild flowers- and keeping an eye out for squirrels and other winter wildlife. Mostly easy walking on surfaced paths. Suitable for all.

Booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Cost Information

£5

£5 per person, under 12s free

 

 

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 12:00pm — 4:00pm

Fairytale Family Fun Day

Where:

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN , United Kingdom

 

Description

Come and join us on an adventure through the enchanted forest and get a chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters along the way. Activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, fancy dress photo booth, crafts… and lots more! Afternoon tea throughout the day. As well as, great prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. There is something for everyone! Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1515035548797467/

Cost Information

Free entry

Ticketing Information

Free entry

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

Secret Wildlife of Aberdeenshire

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Come and discover the secret wildlife of Haddo, and from around Aberdeenshire.

In the weeks up to the event we’ll be setting camera traps around the park to capture film of our local wildlife. We’ll be collecting them through the day so come along to see what we’ve discovered and find out what’s roaming the park when no one else is around…

You can also test out a trail camera for yourself, have a go at learning tracks and signs and see if you can follow our hidden wildlife trails.

We’ll also have footage recorded across Aberdeenshire by North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, and you can find out how to borrow, set up and use a camera trap to record your local wildlife.

Event organised as part of British Science Week and run in association with NESBReC

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Night Time Wildlife of Haddo

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Description

Join us after sunset for a night-time walk around Haddo. We’ll be listening out for owls as well as keeping an eye out for deer, fox and badger. Part of our Secret Wildlife at Haddo day for British Science Week.

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book. This walk may involve long periods of waiting quietly for wildlife to appear so may not be suitable for younger children. No dogs please

Cost Information

£5 £5

£5 per person

Ticketing Information

Booking essential, call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com to book

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 7:00pm

AK HOP Feast

 

Where:

Adelphi Kitchen, 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

For all you craft beer, cider, gin and food lovers out there feast your eyes on this mouthwatering food and drink pairing menu. This is North Hop meets Adelphi Kitchen and you will not be disappointed!

Hosted by North Hop Festival Organiser Michelle Russell and Beetroot Executive Chef Chris Tonner.

Call or email Adelphi Kitchen to book!

Contact details

01224 211414

hello@theadelphikitchen.co.uk

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 16-20 2016

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

 

Where: Several venues in the city

Description

 

he Festival ranges across jazz styles – from mainstream to cutting edge, and embraces a host of related music, including soul, r’n’b, blues, hip-hop, and salsa. There’ll be intense jazz excitement at The Blue Lamp, “the best jazz club in Scotland” (The Scotsman); cool sounds at Carmelite Hotel; and blues, funk, and Zydeco at The Lemon Tree; blues at the Tunnels and classic jazz at Queen’s Cross Church.

 

Contact details

0845 1110302

fiona@jazzscotland.com

agnese@jazzscotland.com

 

 

 

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 11:00am — 2:00pm

Go Wild In The Woods!

Where:

Haddo House & Country Park Methlick, Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

 

Description

Join us for some seasonal outdoor fun – learn basic skills and use them to make crafts and creations from natural materials. Some activities may involve use of hand tools and may not be suitable for very young children. Drop by to learn a few skills to help stay dry and comfortable when far from the nearest visitor centre!  Older children can learn how to tie the knots to enable them to put up a lightweight tarp without damaging the trees and have a go at whittling.

Drop-in event, booking not required.

Cost Information

£2 £2

£2 per child

 

Contact details

01651 851041

haddo@visithaddo.com

 

 

 

Fri, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Garden Party

Where:

Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Description

Trend Productions Ltd presents…

 

Always a fabulous affair Trend’s Afternoon Tea Garden Party has become an annual must! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy an elegant afternoon in a beautiful venue, wearing your finest attire. Enjoy a champagne and strawberry reception followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

 

Feast your eyes at out elegant fashion show where Aberdeenshire’s best fashionistas will showcase their Spring/Summer collections, along with entertainment and charity raffles for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

 

Prizes for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat of the Day’ will also be up for grabs. Not

Cost Information

£50.00

 

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.trendmagazine.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-garden-party/

 

 

Thu, Apr. 28 – May. 2, 2016

Discover Whisky Galore at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Where: Speyside, Mora

Description

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 400 different events.

The programme has a wide range of different activities for aficionados and novices alike, including exclusive behind-the-scenes distillery tours, tastings of rare and vintage whiskies and the chance to meet the people behind the production of some of the world’s leading brands. Many distilleries which are not usually open to the public will also be welcoming visitors and sharing their secrets during the Festival.

As Speyside is Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region with over 50 distilleries – more than half of all distilleries in the country – there is a huge focus on the water of life, however, there is plenty to do for non-whisky drinkers. With music, food, comedy, heritage and outdoor activities, it is possible to visit the Festival without touching a drop.

Cost Information

Every event is individually priced

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available to buy from www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, May. 14, 2016 7:30pm

Scottish Power Pipe Band and Bucksburn & District: Revolution

Where:

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, UK

 

Description

The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer.

ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section.

“We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.”

Cost Information

£20.90 inc bf, Concession £18.70 inc bf

 

Contact details

01224 641122

 

May. 19 – 21, 2016 3:00pm — 12:00am

 

 

Aberdeen 30th CAMRA Beer Festival

Where:

Richard Donald Stand, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH, United Kingdom

 

Description

The Aberdeen CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival is now in its 30th year, and is again set to have some of the UK’s finest ales. This years featured brewery will be Loch Ness.

Discerning drinkers will be able to sample a wide range of the best Real Ale that Britain has to offer with over 100 different Real Ales supplied by more than 70 different breweries. Styles range from the darker stouts and porters to delicate milds, robust barley wines to light pilsner style ales as well as fruit and wheat beers. In addition, due to overwhelming popular demand, there will be a wide range of ciders and perries available together with some of the world’s finest bottled beers. So with over 14,000 pints being dispensed in 3 days, there should be enough choice to satisfy everyone.

 

Open from 3pm-midnight Thurs 19th, 2pm-midnight Fri 20th and noon-11pm Sat 21st May 2016.

Cost Information

£6 door entry for non-CAMRA members incl. commermorative glass and the chance to win free beer plus free re-entry. Door package £20 incl £14 beer tokens

Contact details

07502008549

beerfest30@btinternet.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

aberdeencamra.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Jun. 11 – 12, 2016 10:00am — 5:00pm

Banchory River Festival

 

Where:

Bellfield Park, Banchory, AB31 5ST, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to create connections, creatively and physically, and we hope to draw in visitors from communities right along the Dee corridor to celebrate all aspects of our community life – creativity, nature, sport, outdoor activity, food and drink.

The event will take place over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, beginning with the Festival Village in Bellfield Park on Saturday. We are planning a lively community festival, with local and interactive stalls, come and try sports activities, food and drink stalls and entertainment throughout the day. The day will culminate in a fun and family friendly ceilidh in the Scout Hut.

 

On Sunday activities will focus on the river, with a duck race, canoeing for beginners, come and try casting and much more. Anyone who would like a stall in the Festival Village or has an idea for an event over the weekend should contact info@visitbanchory.com before 1 April 2016.

Cost Information

Many of the events are free or low cost

Contact details

07790 340001

info@visitbanchory.com

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.visitbanchory.com

 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

 

When

Aug. 2 – 6, 2016

Where

Various venues

Description

A world-class festival bursting at the seams with music, dance and theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city.

Beginning its life as an orchestral festival in the 1960s in Switzerland, the festival now represents local and international emerging talent. In 1973 it made its permanent home in Aberdeen, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment.

Forty two years later, and with more than 27,500 young artists travelling across the globe to take part, the prestigious festival has grown, modernised and includes a diverse range of performing arts.

AIYF prides itself on its unique offering of intimate classical and chamber music performances through its series ‘Up Close and Musical,’ and also delivers an ‘Extended Festival’ programme of events, where artists take their shows out to communities across Aberdeenshire.

In 2015, AIYF will produce over 80 performances in nine days of top class entertainment across 50 venues in the North-east of Scotland.

Contact details

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.aiyf.org

 

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 11:30am — 3:30pm

AllFord

Where:

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, AB33 8AE, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

A day for all Fordie fans to enjoy – celebrating the famous blue oval with vehicles from 1908 to the present day. You can now enter online at www.gtm.org.uk or simply download and return your completed AllFord entry form.

2015 saw over 200 Fords descend on the village and AllFord 2016 will be even bigger and better

Cost Information

Entry £5 children under 16 are admitted free.

Contact details

019755 62292

info@gtm.org.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.gtm.org.uk

 

 

 

Sep. 3 – 18, 2016

TechFest

 

Description

TechFest is Aberdeen and North East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

2015 will mark the festivals 22nd Anniversary and TechFest are planning an ambitious programme of activities for the estimated 22,000 participants. This year TechFest will also extend their Silver Science, Cerebral and Discovery Series as well as introducing new strands of events for younger audiences.

Over the years TechFest has engaged the public’s interest with topics from Algebra to Zoology and as diverse as Genetics to the Science behind brewing. Speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau and Professor Sue Black have been welcomed, while for younger audiences there have been visits from Dr Bunhead and Simon Mayo

Where

Map (approx.)

Contact details

techfestsetpoint@abdn.ac.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk

 

 

 

Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 6:00pm

ILLUMINATOR – Night Trail Half Marathon+

 

Where:

Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description

Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest!

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Please find more details here www.illuminatorrun.co.uk.

Cost Information

Please see website for pricing details www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Ticketing Information

Ticket available on website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Contact details

0330 321 1148

enquiries@firetrailevents.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

 

 

Nov. 1 – 6, 2016

sound Festival

Description

sound is an innovative festival of new music. From contemporary classical to electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music, the festival brings together a wide range of musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks across North East Scotland. sound encourages audiences to discover new sounds and expect the unexpected.

The 2015 festival showcased cross art-form collaborations in Scotland. This included new commissions for new music and dance, theatre, and visual art.

sound also featured a conference run in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, ‘New music, Beauty and the Sublime’.

Artists and composers featured at the 2015 festival included; The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Red Note Ensemble, Ensemble Alternance (France), Ian Pace, Ian Wilson (Ireland), Brian Irvine, Orphaned Limbs Collective and many more.

The festival will run from 20 October to 6 November 2016 (Please note that this is to be confirmed)

 

Contact details

01330 826526

info@sound-scotland.co.uk

For more information and/or to book online visit:

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inverness Music Festival

27 February – 9 March 2016 11 Kenneth Street, Inverness, IV3 5NR

http://invernessmusicfestival.org/

Inverness Music Festival is a competitive music festival open to all ages and abilities.

The Festival Syllabus is the defining document and offers a wide range of competitions in the performing arts through speech, drama, dance music and song. Please feel free to make sure its contents are known throughout the Highland region’s educational establishments, as the Festival relies heavily upon individual teachers encouraging their students to participate in public performance.

 

 

Annual Inverness Fiddlers’ Rally

19 March 2016 Bishops Road, Inverness, Inverness, IV3 5SA

http://www.invernessfiddlers.org/index.asp?pageid=294186

Over 100 musicians on stage for this spectacular Scottish event

Special guests will again be joining the Inverness Fiddlers on this occasion.

Opening Times

Start Date: 19 March 2016 18:00
End Date: 19 March 2016 23:00

 

 

 

Nip Scotland

29 March – 2 April 2016 By Drumossie, Inverness, IV1 5BD

http://www.thenip.scot/

NIP is Scotland’s annual festival of great whiskies, craft gins, and a splash of craic for good measure.

Taking place throughout the historic city of Inverness, the NIP programme is a perfectly intimate mixture of innovative tastings, expert-led master-classes, guided gin & whisky tours, and an industry-renowned drinks exhibition.

Opening Times

Start Date: 29 March 2016 11:00
End Date: 02 April 2016 17:00

Pricing Details

Minimum Price: £33.25
Maximum Price: £40.00

 

 

Etape Loch Ness

24 April 2016 Inverness, IV6 7WZ

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness.

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness
offering the chance to cycle 66 miles / 106 km around the loch on traffic free roads.The 360° closed road route around the world famous loch,starting and finishing in the Highland capital of Inverness,offers a fantastic challenge with unrivaled scenery on closed roads so whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer looking for your first sportive, this could be the event for you.

Opening Times

Start Date: 24 April 2016 06:30
End Date: 24 April 2016 16:00

 

 

Inverness Highland Games

16 July 2016 Inverness, Scotland, UK

Annual Highland Games featuring a mix of track and field events, displays and family entertainment.

Opening Times

Start Date: 16 July 2016 11:00
End Date: 16 July 2016 18:00

City Centre Parade begins at 1pm.

 

 

Glengarry Highland Games

29 – 30 July 2016 Invergarry, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

The Glengarry Shinty Field, Invergarry, Inverness-shire

The Glengarry Shinty Field, Invergarry, Inverness-shire. A traditional Highland Games including heavy and track events, highland dancing and pipe band. Various side stalls & childrens activities.

Start Date: 29 July 2016 13:00
End Date: 30 July 2016 17:00

 

 

Belladrum Festival

4 – 6 August 2016 Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Inverness, Scotland, UK

An eagerly anticipated landmark in the Scottish festival calendar, this family-friendly events includes over 90 acts across 5 stages featuring local and internationally renowned artists.

Opening Times

Start Date: 04 August 2016 13:00
End Date: 06 August 2016 23:00

 

 

Highland Field Sports Fair

5 – 6 August 2016 Moy, Inverness-shire, IV13 7YQ

A great day out for all the family with many entertainment and activities, competitions in fly casting, gun dog handling, and clay pigeon shooting.
Pets parade and terrier races. Pipe bands.

Start Date: 05 August 2016 10:00
End Date: 06 August 2016 18:00

 

 

Northern Meeting Piping Competitions

1 – 2 September 2016 Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Solo piping contest with pipers from all over Northern Scotland. Open 8.30am.
Senior Competition – Thursday and Friday
Junior Competition – Saturday

Opening Times

Start Date: 01 September 2016 08:30
End Date: 02 September 2016 17:00

 

 

Highland Military Tattoo

9 – 11 September 2016 Ardersier, Inverness, IV1 7TD

Experience traditional and contemporary Highland Culture, music and dance at the largest military fort in the UK.

Opening Times

Start Date: 09 September 2016 09:00
End Date: 11 September 2016 12:00

Pricing Details

Minimum Price: £10
Maximum Price: £75

 

Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail / The Royal National Mod

14 – 22 October 2016 Inverness, Scotland, UK

Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival celebrates the Gaelic language and culture through music, dance, drama, arts and literature in this competition-based festival.

Opening Times

Start Date: 14 October 2016 10:00
End Date: 22 October 2016 18:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 27, 2016


EDINBURGH

Jan – Feb MANIPULATE FESTIVAL http://manipulatefestival.org/about/

Contemporary puppetry and animation and physical theatre

 

Feb EDINBURGH MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL http://www.edinburghmountainff.com/aboutus.htm

Promoting adventure through film, lectures and exhibitions

 

March GASTROFEST http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/gastrofest

Food festival

 

April BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL https://beltanefiresociety.wordpress.com/

Gaelic May Day festival half way between spring and summer

 

July SCOTTISH REAL ALE FESTIVAL http://www.sraf.camra.org.uk/

Scottish ale festival

 

August EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL https://www.edfringe.com/

Edinburghs famous fringe festival. Performance, comedy, poetry and much more

 

August EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/

Miliatary tattoos performed by people from 48 different countries

 

September RIDING OF THE MARSHES http://www.edinburghridingthemarches.co.uk/

Over 250 horses culminate in riding from The Royal Mile to the Mercat Cross

 

October SAMHAIN FIRE FESTIVAL https://beltanefiresociety.wordpress.com/samhuinn-fire-festival-2014/

Traditional event celebration at the time that we now call Halloween

 

December HOGMANY http://www.edinburghshogmanay.com/

New years as the Scots do it!

 

GLASGOW

Feb GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL http://www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/gff_information

Film festival

March 2016- Jan 2017 MOMENTS IN HISTORY, BRITISH MEDALS http://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/exhibitions/exhibitionprogramme/momentsinhistory/

Exhibition of war medals

 

March 2016-17 AYE WRITE! GLASGOW BOOK FESTIVAL http://www.ayewrite.com/Pages/default.aspx

Celebrating Scottish authors, books and poetry

 

April GLASGOW RESTAURANT FESTIVAL http://glasgowrestaurantfestival.co.uk/

Celebrating Glasgows Restaurants

May GOUROCK HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.gourockhighlandgames.org.uk/

Traditional Highland Games

May CARMUNNOCK HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.carmunnockgames.org/

Traditional Highland Games

June BEARSDON AND MILNGAVIE GAMES http://www.bearsdenmilngaviehighlandgames.com/about-the-games/

Traditional Highland Games

June SHOTTS HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.shottshighlandgames.org.uk/

Traditional Highland Games

June LESMAHAGOW HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.lesmahagowhighlandgames.com/index.asp

Traditional Highland Games

June GLASGOW SCIENCE FESTIVAL http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/

Science Festival

 

July – August MERCHANT CITY FESTIVAL http://www.merchantcityfestival.com/Pages/default.aspx

Multi arts street based festival in Glasgows Merchant City

 

August WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS http://www.theworlds.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx

Pipe band championships hosted this year in Glasgow

 

November EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS http://www.worldcurling.org/european-curling-championships-2016

Olympic sport of curling comes to Glasgow for 2016 European championships

 

 

DUNDEE

All year CRAFT SUNDAYS @DCA http://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/workshops/craft-workshops

Selection of craft workshops each Sunday from screen printing to book binding to digital video editing

 

Jan – March SCOTTISH SNOWBELL FESTIVAL http://www.barnhillrockgarden.org.uk/

amongst other venues also close by

Enjoy the entering change of season with  selction of beautiful walks through idyllic Scottish surroundings

 

Feb DESTINATION SPACE SHOW http://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/local/events/event.php?eventgroupID=53&categoryID=9

Explore what life is like for a space crew

 

Feb – March DRY SLOPE SKI/SNOWBOARD LESSONS http://www.ancrum.com/activities/dry-slope-skiing

Dry slope snowboarding and skiiing lessons

 

Feb – April SKI TOURING http://www.ancrum.com/activities/ski-touring

Learn how to ski in the great outdoors in the Scottish mountains

 

Feb – April ALPINE SKIING http://www.ancrum.com/activities/alpine-skiing

Alpine skiing adventure in Scotland

 

May IGNITE DUNDEE http://www.ignitednd.co.uk/

Celebrating the creativity of Dundee through a programme of exhibitions, performances, workshops and more.

 

June STRATHMORE HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.strathmorehighlandgames.co.uk/

Highland games

 

June THE ANGUS SHOW http://www.theangusshow.com/index.php

Angus cattle and horse show

 

August ABROATH SEA FESTIVAL http://www.arbroathseafest.co.uk/

Celebration of fine food and the sea

October – November DUNDEE FILM FESTIVAL http://www.dca.org.uk/

Film festival

 

All Year INDOOR CLIMBING CENTRE http://www.averticalworld.co.uk/#_=_

Try climbing whatever the weather!

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