The lovely temperate weather begins and Scotland is just on the cusp of peak tourist season.  May can be a really good time to visit Scotland.  Travelling into the Highlands or heading to the coast will be wonderful as the landscape begins to resemble a colourful patchwork of purples, golds, browns and greens.

  • Music & Culture


    The annual celebration of “rock’s greatest front man” Bon Scott! The festival is held in Bon Scott’s home town of Kerriemuir and welcomes fans of the rock band AC/DC from around the world.


    Islay Festival of Music and Malt

    A week when Islay comes alive with traditional and contemporary gaelic and folk music; gaelic lessons; whisky tastings; golfing opportunities and more


    Arisaig Americana

    Roots, Blue Grass and Country aka Highland Country. Scotland salutes the Americana tradition.


    The Ullapool Book Festival

    A gathering of writers from the Highlands, the rest of Scotland and beyond.


    The Wigtown Book Festival

    A festival celebrating international writers as well as local as well as supporting a writer in residence programme and poetry.  This well established festival has become a ‘must’ for book lovers.


  • Sporting Events

    The Arran Mountain Festival

    A festival of climbing, walking and wildlife watching. Take to the mountains in small groups that are well supported and you will learn much about Scotland and what it has to offer.


    Jura Fell Race

    28km and 7 summits racing against visitors and locals