What’s On

See below for a variety of upcoming arts events and opportunities in rural areas of Scotland.

EVENT- Wasps Artists & Makers Summer Market – Inverness Creative Academy

Indoor market with free entry showcasing artists and makers from across Scotland.

6th and 7th of August

EVENT- HebCelt, Stornoway

The multi-award winning International music festival HebCelt set in Stornoway, Outer Hebrides celebrates their 25th anniversary this year.

13th – 16th July

EVENT- Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Highlands

Nairn Book and Arts Festival is the annual celebration of literature, art, music, drama and film in the Scottish Highlands.

27th August – 4th September

OPPORTUNITY- The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

The Pier Arts Centre is inviting Orkney-based practitioners to submit proposals to deliver collaborative, community arts projects in Orkney as part of the Culture Collective Creative Practitioner Grants Round 2

Deadline – 24th June

EVENT- Wasps Artists & Makers Summer Market – Perth Creative Exchange

Indoor market with free entry showcasing artists and makers from across Scotland.

30th and 31st of July

EVENT – Under Canvas, Inverness

Eden Court presents 42 days of live music, performance, and DJ sets on their lawn by the banks of the River Ness

1st July – 27th August

EVENT – St Magnus Internation Festival, Orkney

Orkney’s annual celebration of the Arts throws a midsummer spotlight on a magical part of Scotland and delivers a diverse cultural offering to visitors from far and wide and also those who live on the islands.

17th – 24th June

EVENT – Findhorn Bay Festival, Moray

The 4th Findhorn Bay Festival will present a journey of exploration and discovery for Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, offering glimpses into the past and hopes for the future, and experiences of nature, culture and adventure.

23rd September – 2nd October

DEVELOPMENT – Scottish Sculpture Workshop

Courses 2022 – 2023


OPPORTUNITY – Culture Collective Commission

An Lanntair is inviting artists and creative practitioners from the lsles of Lewis and Harris to submit proposals to deliver collaborative community arts projects in the Isles of Lewis and Harris as part of the Culture Collective Round 2.

Deadline – 10th July

EVENT – Wigtown Book Festival, Dumfries & Galloway

A ten day literary celebration in Scotland’s National Book Town.

23rd September – 2nd October

EVENT – Borders Book Festival, Melrose

Borders Book Festival presents four days of talks, comedy, live music, food & drink, and much more.

16th – 19th June

EVENTS – Lyth Arts Centre

Ongoing events


EVENTS – @culturefeedscotland

Instagram account promoting arts and culture in Scotland

All Scotland