Arts and culture in Scotland

It’s all happening in Scotland. So go on - explore our thriving theatre scene, hear local and global musical talent and experience dance in all its diversity from the Highland fling to ballet. And more!

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

As the world’s largest art festival, the Edinburgh Fringe is internationally renowned. But it’s certainly not the only show in town with food, film, music and literary festivals happening year round across the country.

And Scotland’s castles, landscapes and metropolises are the new film stars wowing people on the silver screen. Discover the distinct architecture of our towns and cities including Britain’s oldest building Skara Brae, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s radical designs and our Scottish Parliament, which impressively includes numerous sustainable design elements.

Kilts, bagpipes and tartan are only part of our rich Scottish culture, steeped in tradition and ever-evolving to embrace customs from around the globe. Be inspired by our artistic history and latest creations found at museums and galleries across the country – many of them free, making the perfect family day out.