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Festival: Shetland Folk Festival 2011 28 Apr 2011 - 1 May 2011 Shetland Mainland Funded  

The 31st Festival will be held between 28th April and 1st May and as the UK's most northerly folk festival, it is regarded a prestigious event for performers, locals and visitors alike. Organised by a voluntary committee (and run by an even bigger pool of volunteers) the Festival prides itself in reaching out to even the most far flung areas of Shetland. Concerts are organised throughout the isles, consisting of some of the best International, British and Shetland music that the world has to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are regularly dumbfounded by the quantity and quality of local musicians that our remote isles have to offer.
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1 events feature in this festival

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Music

Festival: St Magnus Festival - The Isle is Full of Noises 17 - 22 Jun 2011 Orkney Mainland Funded  

As one of the leading festivals in the UK and now in its 35th year, the prestigious St Magnus Festival brings international orchestras, recitalists, theatre, dance and literature to the Orkney Islands for six days around Midsummer and is renowned for its unique blend of world-class performance and community participation. The Festival attracts capacity audiences from across the UK and beyond to events held in Kirkwall’s magnificent medieval St Magnus Cathedral, the Italian Chapel and other venues across the islands.
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8 events feature in this festival

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Arts and Crafts, Music, Performing Arts, Writing and Publishing

Festival: Sanday Soulka - Folk and Folklore 22 Apr 2011 - 4 Sep 2011 Sanday Funded  

Sanday is celebrating 2011 – year of Scotland’s Islands – by creating six special monthly long weekends. Each weekend has a theme, and while many of the events are related to that theme, there will be some others that are consistent throughout – Open Studios, informal music sessions, dances or concerts.
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2 events feature in this festival

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Food and Drink, Heritage, Music, Performing Arts, Sport and Outdoor

Festival: Arran2Unst 6 - 16 Jun 2011 Arran, Colonsay, North Uist, South Uist, Unst Funded  

Traditional music workshop and concert tour, in partnership with island schools.
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5 events feature in this festival

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Music

Festival: Cantilena Festival on Islay 3 - 8 Jul 2011  

A week of instrumental music played at different island locations by professional musicians of distinction.
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Food and Drink, Music

Festival: Wild West Beer Fest 20 - 22 Oct 2011  

The Wild West Beer Fest, the 1st Hebridean Beer Festival is being held on the 20th to the 22nd of October, 3pm to 11pm each day. At Tong Community Hall just outside Stornoway. We have up to 70 real ales from mainly Scottish Island based breweries and traditional ciders. A free shuttle bus is running from town to the venue throughout.
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Food and Drink

Event: Duirinish Media & Culture Club 14 Jul 2012  

Duirinish Media & Culture Club Present Skeletons “Winner of Best New British Film” “The Finest Cult Film to have come from Britain since Whitnail and I “ Saturday 14th July Dunvegan Hall Isle of Skye
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Other, Performing Arts

Event: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Burray 2 Dec 2011 Burray  

Come and join in the festive spirit as the colourful Christmas Lights are switched on!
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Other

Event: Christmas Party in the Crypt 18 Dec 2011 Bute  

The Original Bute Sunday Session presents Christmas Party in the Crypt with Andy White, Acousticrat and Rise. Join us for a fun evening of great music & entertainment in the atmospheric surrounds of the crypt.
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Music

Event: Carol Service by Candlelight 19 Dec 2011 Bute  

An atmospheric evening of Christmas Carols in Mount Stuart's Marble Chapel, a perfect way to celebrate the festive season!
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Food and Drink, Music, Other

Event: Whale and Dolphin Conservation Talk 18 Jan 2012 Bute  

Come along to hear Julia Hamilton give an interesting and enlightening talk about how we can protect whales and dolphins and their environment.
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Heritage, Other

Event: Felting Butterflies, Bugs and Beasties 21 Jan 2012 Bute  

Amy Neville returns to Kilmartin House Museum to help children have fun with felting while they learn about the Butterflies, Bugs and Beasties of Argyll.
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Arts and Crafts

Event: Botanically Inspired Silk Painting 22 Jan 2012 Bute  

Amy Neville will help you to take your own botanical inspiration and paint it on to silk. Bring along photos, sketches, paintings or even a real plant and Amy will help you, through the relaxing medium of painting on silk, to produce a ready to hang on the wall artwork.
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Arts and Crafts

Event: Musical Evening with Ken Campbell and Linsey Aitkin 4 Feb 2012 Bute  

Singer songwriter Ken Campbell is joined by cellist/vocalist Linsey Aitkin to provide an evening of unique entertainment in Kilmartin Museum cafe
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Food and Drink, Music

Event: Seafood Evening in Kilmartin Museum 17 Feb 2012 Bute  

A specialist seafood evening for those who love the fruits of the sea.
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Food and Drink

Event: Spooky Halloween Events at Mount Stuart! 31 Oct 2011 Bute  

There is some spooky Halloween fun for everyone at these events. Booking is essential so please have a look at the list below for more information and then contact Mount Stuart to book a place.
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Other

Event: Guided Heritage Walk: Churches of Rothesay (An Island Odyssey: Scottish International Storytelling Festival) 25 Oct 2011 Bute Funded  

Join in with this guided walk (suitable for all ages) to explore the history of the ancient and more modern churches of Rothesay and their importance in the growth of Bute. Be a modern pilgrim to these places of history and beauty.
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Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Island Night: From Malta to Bute (An Island Odyssey: Scottish International Storytelling Festival) 26 Oct 2011 Bute Funded  

Come along and enjoy an evening of island stories and songs, with the multi-talented storyteller and songwriter Ewan McVicar and the Maltese storyteller Marlene Mifsud-Chircop. Islands inspire stories and Bute and Malta are rich in history, scenery, castles and the dreams of holiday-makers past and present.
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Music, Other

Event: Heritage Walk: Rothesay Town Centre (An Island Odyssey: Scottish International Storytelling Festival) 27 Oct 2011 Bute Funded  

This tour is on twice ~ it will begin at Rothesay Castle and will meander through the historic seaside town centre to explore Bute’s medieval past, its historic shopfronts and Victorian seaside resort grandeur. This event is suitable for all ages.
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Night Time Tour of the Spectacular Mount Stuart 27 Oct 2011 Bute  

Mount Stuart is claimed to be Britain's most astounding Victorian gothic mansion. An opportunity to experience the house at its most peaceful. By candlelight and torchlight, your guide will lead you through the house on a specially devised route, taking in many private areas of the house. A glass of wine is included with the price.
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Heritage, Other

Event: Mount Stuart Contemporary Visual Arts Programme 2011 25 Jun 2011 - 31 Oct 2011 Bute  

Modernism has two faces......Works by contemporary artists Eva Berendes, Simon Bill, Enrico David, Karin Ruggaber and Sarah Staton.
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Arts and Crafts

Event: Mount Stuart Christmas Fair 3 - 4 Dec 2011 Bute  

Celebrate the festive season in traditional style at Mount Stuart's Christmas Fair. A food & craft market, festive entertainment, mulled wine and mince pies, Santa's grotto and much more!
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Food and Drink, Other

Event: 1st Bute International Guitar Festival (The Big F) 16 - 18 Sep 2011 Bute  

Presented by Transclyde Music, what promises to be a great festival is to be held at various venues in Rothesay and other locations on the Isle of Bute. There's a fantastic line-up, featuring Dick Gaughan, Henry McCullough, Nick Harper, Johnny Dickinson and Coustie plus many more! The programme for the Big F is now available as a PDF download on www.buteguitarfestival.co.uk.
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Music

Event: Bute Jazz Festival 29 Apr 2011 - 1 May 2011 Bute  

Classed as one of Europe's most popular Jazz weekends, this is the 24th Bute Jazz Festival offering an exciting array of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues music over the May holiday weekend. Check out the website to see the line-up against the backdrop of one of our beautiful Scottish islands.
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Music

Event: Baird of Bute Festival - Fly in and Parade of Planes (Part of Larger Event) 24 Sep 2011 Bute  

Last year saw the very successful celebration of the centenary of The First All Scottish Heavier-the-air powered Flight by Bute’s flying blacksmith Andrew Blain Baird. By popular demand, Baird of Bute is now an annual event at Baird Airstrip in Kingarth and over Ettrick Bay.
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Food and Drink, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Baird of Bute Festival - Fly Over & Flight (Part of Larger Event) 24 Sep 2011 Bute  

Last year saw the very successful celebration of the centenary of The First All Scottish Heavier-the-air powered Flight by Bute’s flying blacksmith Andrew Blain Baird. By popular demand, Baird of Bute is now an annual event at Baird Airstrip in Kingarth and over Ettrick Bay.
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Music, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Baird of Bute Festival - Balloon Festival, Ceilidh & Much More (Part of Larger Event) 24 Sep 2011 Bute  

Last year saw the very successful celebration of the centenary of The First All Scottish Heavier-the-air powered Flight by Bute’s flying blacksmith Andrew Blain Baird. By popular demand, Baird of Bute is now an annual event at Baird Airstrip in Kingarth and over Ettrick Bay.
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Food and Drink, Music, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: eatBute 10 - 11 Sep 2011 Bute  

Now in its 4th year the eatBute Festival is a celebration of the best produce that Scotland’s food & craft artisans have to offer, with a special emphasis on the products of Bute, Argyll and the surrounding region. Organised and promoted by Mount Stuart Trust eatBute is a key event in both the Isle of Bute and the Scottish Festival Calendar. This year is set to be our best event yet.
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Music, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Farm Shop Tasting with HEATHER HILLS HONEY 11 Aug 2012 Bute  

Heather Hills Honey, based in Perthshire started in 1945 with a single hive. This speciality company will be buzzing around our Farm Shop offering you the chance to adopt a bee hive and sample some award winning honey.
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Food and Drink, Other

Event: Scottish Sea Glass Jewellery Demonstration with Gaynor Hebden-Smith 4 - 5 Aug 2012 Bute  

Gaynor Hebden-Smith from Scottish Sea Glass will be with us all weekend demonstrating her unique craft. Commission your own necklace, bracelet or earrings on the day by handpicking your own piece of Sea Glass provided by Gaynor and she will transform it into your own original treasure whilst you explore Mount Stuart.
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Arts and Crafts, Other

Event: Gardening Clinic 10 Aug 2012 Bute  

Whatever your age, ability or preference, drop into our Plant Centre where Dot, an experienced member of the garden team, horticulturalist and gardening guru will be hosting our first gardening clinic.
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Other

Event: Baking Barn 8 Sep 2012 Bute  

Join Elaine from the Baking Barn and let your children transform a freshly baked cupcake into a treat for their grandparents or somebody special with pretty frosting, sparkling sugar, small handmade flowers and fondant flourishes.
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Other

Event: Roddy Woomble in Concert 23 Aug 2012 Bute  

Roddy Woomble, lead singer of Scottish Rock band Idelwild will perform his solo material, in a live concert in the magnificent surroundings of Mount Stuart.
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Music

Event: Pottery Artist Demonstration 19 Aug 2012 Bute  

Come along and watch Jessica Herriot, a local ceramic artist bring her porcelain jugs, bowls and plates to life with the delicate stroke of a brush.
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Arts and Crafts, Other

Event: Clay Craft 12 Aug 2012 Bute  

Hunt around the grounds and gardens to find your perfect leaf. Gill Brandon-Turner from Beautiful Baboon will then be on hand to preserve it in clay as a treasure for you to keep forever.
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Arts and Crafts, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: It's All About the Chocolate! 18 Aug 2012 Bute  

Calling all Chocoholics! Mount Stuart plays host to innovative chocolatiers Lauden Chocolates. Whatever your choice or preference - smooth, dark or fruity their ambition is to produce the best tasting chocolate in the world! Come along and try them for yourself.
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Food and Drink, Other

Event: Seed Harvesting 24 Aug 2012 Bute  

Why collect seeds? Nature will ensure that plants self-sow in order to perpetuate the species, but much more reliable results can be gained by collecting and sowing them yourself.
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Other

Event: Farm Shop Tasting Session with Love Leaf Tea 25 Aug 2012 Bute  

The team at Love Leaf Tea have years of experience in the art of tea, from Green Tea to Oolong and Flowering Tea. They will be on hand to guide you through their range and help you choose your favourite!
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Food and Drink, Other

Event: Spice Fusion 26 Aug 2012 Bute  

Nino Khan the creator of Nino’s authentic, versatile and home-made Masala sauce will be making the journey from Aberdeen to turn up the heat in our Farm Shop.
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Food and Drink, Other

Event: Cress Company - Tasting Day in the Farm Shop 27 Aug 2012 Bute  

The Cress Company have spent many hours sourcing an original and diverse range of high quality products from some of the finest food producers across Scotland and the UK They are committed to small producers many have won 'great taste' awards. Join them in the Mount Stuart Farm Shop to sample a plethora of products some new to the Farm Shop from 3 of their ranges.
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Food and Drink, Other

Event: Young Explorers 20 Jul 2012 - 31 Oct 2012 Bute  

Let your children follow our map and join in the scavenger hunt around our gardens. Finish the trail and become an official Mount Stuart Young Explorer!
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Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Bute Agricultural Society Annual Summer Show 8 Aug 2012 Bute  

Agricultural show featuring all classes, from cattle, sheep, dogs to poultry and pigeons. Horse show classes, children's entertainment, trade stands and pets competition. Lots of fun for everyone!
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Heritage, Music, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: 25th Anniversary Bute Jazz Festival 4 - 6 May 2012 Bute  

There's a fantastic range of artists booked for the 2012 Bute Jazz Festival so come along and enjoy something different!
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Music, Other

Event: Baird of Bute Festival 22 Sep 2012 Bute  

Bute's very own pioneer of aviation, Andrew Baird, will be celebrated in September in a series of events, designed to commemorate the first all-Scottish, heavier-than-air powered flight, which took place at Ettrick Bay in September, 1910.
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Heritage, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Sally Spring 9 Jun 2012 Bute  

From North Carolina, USA, singer/songwriter Sally Spring has been touring and recording for close to thirty years. Her sound embraces a mixture of pop, country and folk.
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Music

Event: Pop-Up Tour 2 Mar 2012 Iona  

Two comedy dramas about guys, friendship and camping…'Waterproof' and 'From Paisley to Paulo'.
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Other, Performing Arts

Event: STARBIRD by Mara Menzies (Toto Tales, in association with Mull Theatre) 2 Apr 2013 Iona  

The Starbird is a most beautiful bird, with sparkling wings that touch the sky. And when the sun sets, she flies way up high, and magically lights up the stars until they sing, giggle and glow. What happens when a wicked hunter appears in the Starbird's forest...can she escape him and save her family?
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Arts and Crafts, Other, Performing Arts

Event: Phil & Aly ~ Iona (& Other Locations) 11 Aug 2011 Iona  

Aly Bain is Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler. His playing is unique - driving, impassioned and pure - with vibrant, unmistakable tone that has earned him a following of ardent fans throughout the world along with Phil Cunningham superb, innovative instrumentalist, with not simply the fastest fingers in the West but some of the most sensitive one's too!
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Music

Event: Wildflower Wander 30 Jun 2011 Iona  

A gentle walk, learning about some of the wildflowers of this beautiful island.
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Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Marvel at the Marble 7 Sep 2011 Iona  

A guided walk to one of Iona’s most intriguing and best-hidden, scheduled, ancient monuments.
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Heritage, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Fun in the Sun! 14 Jul 2011 Iona  

If you are Primary School age, please come along and join Mull and Iona Ranger Service for outdoor fun, games and art on the beach!
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Arts and Crafts, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Singing Far into the Night - A New Play by Hamish MacDonald (Isle of Iona Community Hall & Other Venues) 14 Sep 2011 Iona  

A new play by Hamish MacDonald, commissioned by Mull Theatre. The scene is Glasgow 1931 ~ civil unrest, rioting and a society in turmoil as an impoverished working class feels disconnected from the roots of authority. Power is in the hands of the powerful: job losses, pay cuts and fear of poverty bring angry protests to the streets.
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Other, Performing Arts

Event: INCH KENNETH Exhibition by Artists Collective 6°WEST 15 - 22 Oct 2011 Iona Funded  

The island of Inch Kenneth and its extraordinary house welcomed 6°WEST in June 2011 for a unique artists’ residency. An exhibition of a suite of prints from this residency will be shown at St. Oran’s Chapel, Iona. Opening Event is to be held from 2pm to 3pm on Saturday 15th October.
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Arts and Crafts

Event: Hogmanay Ceilidh 31 Dec 2011 Eigg  

Dance in the New Year with Wee Malaysian Kenny and his 6' Ginger Ceilidh Band! Special Guest is Damian Helliwell.
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Food and Drink, Music, Other

Event: Blas Festival - Eigg 14 Sep 2011 Eigg Funded  

Blas celebrates the Year of Scotland's Islands with a series of "Island Cèildhs" showcasing some of our best known Gaelic singers from the islands.
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Music

Event: Kathleen MacInnes & Band 27 Aug 2011 Eigg  

A very special event, offering the spine-tingling sound of the Kathleen MacInnes Band. Not to be missed!
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Music

Event: Singing Workshop on Eigg 31 Mar 2012 - 5 Apr 2012 Eigg  

This is the 6th annual event of five days on the Hebridean island for songs, voice work and improvisation. Hostel accommodation, all inclusive, fantastic vegetarian food/special diets catered for.
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Food and Drink, Music, Other

Event: SCOTA-LAND - Andy Cannon, Mull Theatre, Imaginate 27 Sep 2012 Muck  

A wonderful storytelling performance, by Andy Cannon touring Scotland this autumn.
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Other, Performing Arts

Event: Arran Comedy Fest 2012 22 Sep 2012 Arran  

Welcome to the first Comedy Fest organised by Arran Events in association with Philip Differ in Whiting Bay Hall.
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Other, Performing Arts

Event: Santa's Sparkle Christmas Fair 24 - 25 Nov 2012 Arran  

Arran's terrific, annual Christmas Fair takes place on Lamlash Green opposite the Glenisle Hotel. There will be great food provided by the kitchens of the Glenisle Bistro, live acts on stage throughout, and stalls selling the best of Arran.
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Music, Other

Event: Arran Mountain Festival 17 - 20 May 2013 Arran  

The Arran Mountain Festival is an exciting four day event with a huge variety of guided walks and scrambles offered throughout Arran’s stunning hills and mountains.
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Folk Festival 6 - 9 Jun 2013 Arran  

The 19th Arran Folk Festival will be held from Thursday 6th June until Sunday 9th June 2013 on the Isle of Arran, in Scotland.
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Music

Event: Santa's Sparkle Christmas Fair 30 Nov 2013 - 1 Dec 2013 Arran  

Arran's terrific, annual Christmas Fair takes place on Lamlash Green as well as in and around the Glenisle Hotel. Highlights will be Santa's Arrival, shows by Chipperfield's Circus in the Big Top and the spectacular light and firework show that celebrates the lighting of the mammoth Glenisle Christmas tree.
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Music, Other, Performing Arts

Event: Isle of Arran Mountain Festival 16 - 19 May 2014 Arran  

The Arran Mountain Festival is an exciting four day event with a huge variety of guided walks and scrambles offered throughout Arran’s stunning hills and mountains.
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Heritage, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Show 1 Aug 2012 Arran  

Great day out for the family - Arran Livestock, Dog Show, Chainsaw Woodcarving, Birds of Prey, Sheep Shearing & displays by the amazing "Chariots of Fire"!
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Food and Drink, Heritage, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Singer Joni Keen 11 Feb 2012 Arran  

A rare opportunity to hear Joni Keen sing some jazz, ably accompanied by Euan Stevenson on the piano.
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Music

Event: Arran Mountain Festival 2012 18 - 21 May 2012 Arran  

In 2012 the annual Isle of Arran Mountain Festival moves to the long, light days of May. Arran is a small island with mountains that appear impressively high and which offer steep, exciting routes with breathtaking views to Jura, Mull, mainland Scotland and even Northern Ireland.
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Heritage, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Brodick Highland Games 4 Aug 2012 Arran  

Traditional Highland Games including children's races, heavy events, pipe bands and Highland dancing. Everyone welcome!
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Heritage, Music, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: The Nova Scotia Jazz Band 17 Mar 2012 Arran  

Featuring the world class cornet of Mike Daly, the banjo wizardry of Duncan Findlay, the elegantly swinging string bass of Ken MacDonald and the clarinet and saxophones of John Burgess this sweet and hot quartet are a fresh take on the classic jazz style.
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Music

Event: Kitty The Lion plus Support from Brown Bear & the Bandits 26 May 2012 Arran  

In the two short years since the release of Kitty the Lion's debut single, the band have gained considerable support and acclaim from the Scottish music scene and beyond, earning them coveted slots at Rockness and T in the Park, and the chance to play to thousands at Edinburgh's Hogmanay festivities at the turn of 2011. In the last year, the band have played several dates with Communion Record's Ben Howard, and had their music featured in BBC drama series 'Lip Service.
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Music

Event: Isle of Arran Mountain Festival 16 - 19 Sep 2011 Arran  

The Isle of Arran Mountain Festival is an exciting four day event of guided walking and scrambling in the island’s hills and mountains. A wide choice of routes spans wildlife-watching walks along the island’s coastline to airy scrambles on towering granite ridges.
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Flower Festival 1 - 3 Jul 2011 Arran  

A free event, this stunning display of flowers can be viewed from 11am - 4pm during each day of the festival.
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Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Brodick Highland Games 6 Aug 2011 Arran  

Brodick Highland Games is usually held on the 1st Saturday of each August at Ormidale Park. It hosts Heavy events, track and field, solo piping and highland dancing competitions. There are lots of authentic highland traditions, including excellent displays by pipe bands. Held from 11am to 5pm, it offers a day full of relaxed fun for all the family.
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Heritage, Music, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran on Film and Mike Alexander Films 2 - 10 Sep 2011 Arran Funded  

This is part of the McLellan Art's Festival which runs from the 2nd to 10th September 2011. Arran on Film will take place on the evening of Thursday 8th September.
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Music, Other, Performing Arts

Event: Arran2Unst 13 Jun 2011 Arran Funded  

Traditional music workshop and concert tour, in partnership with island schools.
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Music

Event: Bad Girls ~ The Musical 30 May 2011 - 4 Jun 2011 Arran  

Welcome to HMP Larkhall (fictional). There are bad girls, and then there are the girls of Larkhall women's prison. This highly acclaimed, original and controversial drama explores the never-ending drama that occurs between the prisoners and the men and women who are paid to look after them.
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Music, Performing Arts

Event: Live Music Featuring LAU, with Support by 'ODi' 20 May 2011 Arran  

'LAU' are a formidable trio of three of the finest and most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Britain today. Their now infamous live shows are a must-see experience with an energy and musicianship which is spellbinding. Support will be provided by ODi. ODi is an Irish singer-songwriter who manages to blend elements of Joan Armatrading's pathos, Beth Orten's eye for the quirky and deep, with a touch of Dido's bed-sit romance.
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Music

Event: Concert Featuring Neave and Irvine 14 Jan 2012 Arran  

This afternoon treat promises to be excellent, featuring the unusual combination of guitar and cello, played respectively by Allan Neave and Robert Irvine covering Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Albeniz, Bloch and more!
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Music

Event: Lamlash Burns Club Annual Burns Supper 21 Jan 2012 Arran  

Come and join in with this traditional Burns Supper - a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns.
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Food and Drink

Event: Arran Folk Festival 14 - 17 Jun 2012 Arran  

The island known for being Scotland in miniature presents a fun weekend of folk, with sessions, concerts and ceilidhs scattered over its villages.
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Music

Event: Corrie Film Club - "It Happened One Night" 8 Jan 2012 Arran  

Come along on this winter's night and enjoy "It Happened One Night" - U.S.A. 1934. Film duration - 105 minutes.
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Other

Event: Christmas Wreath Workshop 17 Dec 2011 Arran  

Making your own Christmas decorations is a great way to get into the festive spirit! Learn how to weave your own wreath and decorate it with lots of natural materials collected from the castle grounds.
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Event: Lamlash - Boxing Day Dook! (Raising Funds for Charity). 26 Dec 2011 Arran  

Brave the chilly waters of lamlash bay in the is annual event which attracts swimmers from all over!
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Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 24 Nov 2011 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 1 Dec 2011 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 8 Dec 2011 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride! 15 Dec 2011 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride! 29 Dec 2011 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride! 19 Jan 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride! 5 Jan 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 26 Jan 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 2 Feb 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 9 Feb 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 16 Feb 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 23 Feb 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 1 Mar 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 8 Mar 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 15 Mar 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 22 Mar 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 29 Mar 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Arran Bike Club Night Ride 12 Jan 2012 Arran  

Our Mountain Bike runs are off-road as much as possible, using forest tracks and single-track. Anyone is welcome to join us, young or old, fit or not so fit - nobody gets left behind!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Ladies Arran Golf Challenge 30 Sep 2011 - 16 Oct 2011 Arran  

Compete in the Ladies Arran Golf Challenge or just come along and admire the stunning scenery!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Autumn Art Attack! 20 Oct 2011 Arran  

This is a chance for you to let loose your creative skills! Come and create art inspired by the autumn colours, using natural materials found within the grounds of Brodick Country Park.
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Arts and Crafts

Event: Gents Arran Golf Challenge 21 Oct 2011 - 6 Nov 2011 Arran  

Following on from the ladies' event (running from the 30th September to the 16th of October), come along and support the gents in this challenge or join in yourself!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Halloween Horror Walk! 29 Oct 2011 Arran  

Join this horror walk and get spooked at Brodick Castle!
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Other

Event: Arran Farmer's Market 29 Oct 2011 Arran  

Come along and support this sale of excellent local produce and crafts.
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Other

Event: Brodick Castle Victorian Christmas 11 Dec 2011 Arran  

The halls are decked, Santa's ready with his Christmas book, and the smell of mulled wine and mince pies wafts up from the kitchen - join us for this Yuletide celebration!
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Other

Event: Santa's Sparkle on the Shore 26 - 27 Nov 2011 Arran  

Anyone who saw last year's Christmas Tree Spectacular will not want to miss it this year. Lights on at 6pm on Saturday 26th November. The event celebrates the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree in the Glenisle Gardens. With over 7000 individual lights the entire garden will look spectacular and the tree lighting will be accompanied by rockets, huge showers of sparks and a firework display.
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Food and Drink, Music, Other

Event: Corrie Film Club - Wages of Fear 13 Nov 2011 Arran  

Part road movie, part suspense thriller and hailed as one of the best action films ever made, this film continues to serve as the benchmark for Clouzot's magnificent career.
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Other

Event: Arran Brass in Concert with the Jazz Café Band 16 Nov 2011 Arran  

Come along and hear Arran Brass in Concert with the Jazz Café Band!
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Music

Event: Classic Rythym 17 Sep 2011 Arran  

Classic Rhythm is a unique and exciting chamber group with a difference. Formed in 1992, this trio for flute, keyboards and percussion has met with astonishing success, playing to sell-out audiences all over the UK as well as broadcasting on Classic FM and BBC Radio.
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Music

Event: T in the Hall - 6 Live Bands for a Tenner! 24 Sep 2011 Arran  

The evening will feature live performances from six different bands playing a lot of great original material plus some well known covers of familiar tunes to ensure that there will be something to appeal to most musical tastes.
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Music

Event: Halloween Party - THE USUAL SUSPECTS band and DJs from the X-FACTORY! 29 Oct 2011 Arran  

Halloween party with live music from local band THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1st Anniversary Gig!) and DJs from the X-FACTORY. Fancy Dress is a must!
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Music, Other

Event: Island Nights: from Cyprus to the Clyde (An Island Odyssey: Scottish International Storytelling Festival) 27 Oct 2011 Great Cumbrae Funded  

This live storytelling event is aimed towards adults and is a celebration of island culture from the Mediterranean to the Cumbraes. With stories, songs and some sun-drenched images from Aphrodite’s island. Saints, heros, goddessess and rogues rub shoulders in an informal evening hosted by David Campbell with Cypriot guests Heleni Achilleos and Hambis Tsangaris.
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Other

Event: Cumbrae Swim ~ Fundraising to Support Victims of Cancer 17 Sep 2011 Great Cumbrae  

This is an open-water swim from Cumbrae to Largs which will be approximately 1.6 miles. Hot soup and party afterwards!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Around Cumbrae 10.25 Mile Road Race 11 Sep 2011 Great Cumbrae  

The race is on the road that goes round the island,the B896,and goes in an anti-clockwise direction. It is very flat apart from a slope very near the end!
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: Raft Race! 14 Aug 2011 Great Cumbrae  

Lots of fun ahead at this year's raft race which will be followed by a disco once everyone has dried off!
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Music, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: 17th Millport Country & Western Festival 2 - 4 Sep 2011 Great Cumbrae  

The 17th Millport Country & Western Festival is just around the corner ~ No matter what your taste in country music, they have something for y'all!
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Music, Other

Event: Sail & Oar Festival 13 - 14 Aug 2011 Great Cumbrae  

There is so much more to this festival than you would imagine with a fantastic range of fun events for all ages!
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Music, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Millport Scooter Rally, Stalls & Music! 26 - 28 Aug 2011 Great Cumbrae  

The Isle of Cumbrae will reverberate to the sounds of Vespas, Lambrettas and scooters when scooter enthusiasts hold their rally this August!
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Arts and Crafts, Music, Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Elsa Jean Mactaggart Tour ~ Orkney (& Other Locations) 9 Jul 2011 Hoy  

Elsa Jean McTaggart is currently undertaking a tour around Scotland. Elsa is an accomplished Scottish singer song writer.  Elsa plays guitar and also writes and performs tunes for the fiddle and whistle and has frequently been likened vocally to Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.


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Music

Event: Orkney Folk Festival 26 - 29 May 2011 Hoy Funded  

A fantastic range of artists is lined up for the 2011 Orkney Folk Festival! We're delighted to announce an expanded line-up for this year's event, including Danish, Scottish, English, Orcadian and Shetland acts. There's lots of fun planned with ceilidhs, concerts, pub sessions, workshops and music galore!
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Music, Performing Arts

Event: 25th Hoy Half Marathon 12 Jun 2011 Hoy  

This year's Hoy Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 12th June 2011. This will be the 25th race and to celebrate, in addition to all the normal awards on offer, each person who finishes the race will receive a medal as well as a certificate.
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: An evening of Illustrated Talks 19 Jan 2012 Hoy  

An evening of illustrated talks by Dan Lee, Kevin Heath and Gavin Lindsay.
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Other

Event: Guided Circular walk - Cantick 29 Jan 2012 Hoy  

Please join us for a stroll round the coast and blow away the winter blues!
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Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Fun Day of Yoga, Tai Chi and Storytelling! 17 Mar 2012 Hoy  

Enjoy a full fun day at the Town Hall with two experienced yoga and tai chi teachers and a skilled storyteller!
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Other

Event: Hoy Heather Trails RSPB 18 Aug 2012 Hoy  

Use your senses to explore the wonderful wild landscape of Hoy. Join the Warden to enjoy the wildflowers at their best. Family friendly and suitable for Nature Detectives.
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Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Hobbister Coastal Walk - Bird watching. 25 Jul 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Join the RSPB Warden on a walk across the moorland and along the Scapacoast. See displaying curlews, stonechats, fulmars and possibly short-earedowls and hen harriers.
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Other, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Concert Featuring Fiona Driver & Graham Simpson with support by Gemma & Dave 28 Jul 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Concert featuring Fiona Driver & Graham Simpson (fiddle and guitar) with support by Gemma & Dave (accordion, piano and flute).
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Music, Other

Event: Concert featuring Fiona Driver & Graham Simpson with support by Orkney Folk Festival Open Stage runners up Halina and Aidan 29 Jul 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Concert featuring Fiona Driver & Graham Simpson (fiddle and guitar) with support by Orkney Folk Festival Open Stage runners up Halina and Aidan.
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Music, Other

Event: THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK by Arthur Miller - Sell A Door Theatre & Mull Theatre 4 Oct 2012 Orkney Mainland  

The Man Who Had All the Luck follows the life of David Beeves, a motor mechanic in a small rural Midwest American town in the late 1930s, who day after day is blessed with good fortune. In contrast, his family and friends face difficult times: his father desperately trying to raise his under-performing brother to success on the baseball pitch, while his friend Shory, who is confined to a wheelchair, becomes more and more resentful of his misfortune.
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Other, Performing Arts

Event: BBC Radio Scotland, Brian Taylor's Big Debate 24 May 2013 Orkney Mainland  

So have you heard something in the news thats got you shouting at the radio? We want you to tell us about it and have your say live on BBC Radio Scotland!
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Other

Event: Scottish Opera present Verdi’s La Traviata 18 Oct 2012 Orkney Mainland  

This is a fresh look at Verdi’s deeply moving and ever-popular tale of a love denied, in a new production sung in English, which also celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. Director Annilese Miskimmon (newly-appointed Artistic Director of Danish National Opera) gets right to the heart of the story in a production that centres on the opera’s turbulent relationships.
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Music, Performing Arts

Event: Orkney Storytelling Festival 25 - 28 Oct 2012 Orkney Mainland  

The festival is organised by the Orcadian Story Trust, and is supported by the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, as one of their partner events.
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Other

Event: The Ba 25 Dec 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Traditional street rugby, played by the Uppies and Doonies with a much prized locally made leather Ba’ (ball).
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: The Ba' 1 Jan 2013 Orkney Mainland  

The Ba' is played every Christmas and New Year's Day in Kirkwall, Orkney. This traditional game of mass football is played in the streets of the town between the Uppies and the Doonies (with the teams decided by which part of the town the players come from).
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Sport and Outdoor

Event: A Time to Keep 8 Mar 2012 Orkney Mainland Funded  

'A Time to Keep' is an event showcasing songs by Lise Sinclair based on the short stories by writer, George Mackay Brown.
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Music, Other

Event: Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk 22 Mar 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar during a free guided walk with the WHS ranger and find out the special significance of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.
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Heritage, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Easter on the Gulden Leeuw Tall Ship 7 Apr 2012 Orkney Mainland  

The celebrated Dutch class A Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw is returning to Orkney over Easter 2012 and is offering six, 3 hour day and evening sails from Stromness.
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Food and Drink, Music, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Orkney Jazz Festival 13 - 15 Apr 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Based at the Stromness Hotel, this is a weekend of mainly traditional jazz by visiting and local performers, which includes the now traditional Annual Jazz Festival Service of Praise at St. Magnus Church, Birsay, led by Bill Salmond’s Louisiana Ragtime Band.
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Event: The 30th Orkney Folk Festival - Winner of the MG Alba Scots Trad Awards 2011! 31 May 2012 - 3 Jun 2012 Orkney Mainland  

We’ve brought together fifteen acts from throughout the UK, as well as both sides of the Atlantic and North Sea, to help us celebrate our 30th year in style! These guests alongside the realms of Orcadian talent – some hardened veterans, some newcomers – will form the perfect line up for our anniversary.
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Music

Event: Stromness Shopping Week 15 - 23 Jul 2012 Orkney Mainland  

This is the 64th annual Stromness Shopping Week. The emphasis is on family fun, with lots of sporting and novelty competitions, music, sideshows, children’s entertainment and a firework celebration on the last night.
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Music, Other

Event: Orkney International Science Festival 6 - 12 Sep 2012 Orkney Mainland  

This international science festival features demonstrations, talks, field trips, visits, plus evening ceilidhs and concerts.
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Other

Event: Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk 1 Mar 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar during a free guided walk with the WHS ranger and find out the special significance of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.
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Heritage, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk 8 Mar 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar during a free guided walk with the WHS ranger and find out the special significance of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.
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Heritage, Sport and Outdoor

Event: RIng of Brodgar Guided Walk 15 Mar 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar during a free guided walk with the WHS ranger and find out the special significance of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.
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Heritage, Sport and Outdoor

Event: A Marvellous Spring Concert 31 Mar 2012 Orkney Mainland  

A nice start to spring with a concert featuring Fiddletime, The Heatherdale Fiddlers, Emily Bourn, Fiona Driver & Graham Simpson.
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Music

Event: 59.14N 3.34W - Brough of Birsay 21 Apr 2012 Orkney Mainland  

59.14 N 3.34 W presents the culmination of a curatorial residency undertaken by Laura Mansfield at The Erlend Williamson Art Fellowship with support from The Orkney Cultural Fund.
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Arts and Crafts, Music, Other, Performing Arts, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Handmade Gift Exhibition & Sale 26 Jun 2012 - 19 Jul 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Whether it’s a traditional item you are looking for, or something more contemporary, the range of products from our artists and crafters offers an excellent choice.
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Arts and Crafts

Event: The Orkney Inter-Island Join-Up Concert 17 Mar 2012 Orkney Mainland Funded  

The Inter-Island Join-Up concert will feature young musicians from the outer isles playing Orkney traditional music alongside Douglas Montgomery, Hadhirgaan, the Stronsay Siver Darlings, Reel Aak, and the Young Westray Band.
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Event: St. Magnus Festival 22 - 27 Jun 2012 Orkney Mainland  

St. Magnus International Festival is a midsummer celebration of the arts, taking place in Orkney in June. Each year a visiting national orchestra, ensembles and recitalists perform alongside theatre, cabaret and locally produced shows, all packed into six days.
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Arts and Crafts, Music, Other, Performing Arts

Event: Orkney County Show 11 Aug 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Agricultural show with all livestock, horses, trade stands and some children's attractions.
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Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink, Heritage, Music, Other

Event: Skara Brae Visit and Burn's Lunch 21 Jan 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Visit to Skara Brae and afterwards for a Burns lunch at the Barony Hotel, Birsay.
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Food and Drink, Other

Event: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Finstown 2 Dec 2011 Orkney Mainland  

Come and join in the festive spirit as the colourful Christmas Lights are switched on!
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Other

Event: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Dounby 2 Dec 2011 Orkney Mainland  

Come and join in the festive spirit as the colourful Christmas Lights are switched on!
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Other

Event: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Orphir 2 Dec 2011 Orkney Mainland  

Come and join in the festive spirit as the colourful Christmas Lights are switched on!
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Other

Event: Scapa Flow Tour on the MV Graemsay 16 Jan 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Enjoy this fascinating 3 hour tour on the MV Graemsay to see wintering seabirds and wildfowl.
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Other

Event: Burns Supper, Firth Community Hall 27 Jan 2012 Orkney Mainland  

Come along and celebrate Scotland's renowned poet, Robert Burns, with a tasty Burn's Supper.
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Food and Drink

Event: Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk 1 Dec 2011 Orkney Mainland  

Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar during a free guided walk with the WHS ranger.
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Heritage, Sport and Outdoor

Event: Music at The Royal 2 Dec 2011 Orkney Mainland  

Folk, blues, jazz... and beyond! Upstairs bar, The Royal Hotel, Stromness
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Music

Event: Arts Taster Session 3 Dec 2011 Orkney Mainland  

Wouldn't it be good to be able to try out art materials without having to buy them first? Well our Taster Sessions give you the opportunity to do just that. This session is all about exploring the Oil Pastels. All materials are supplied.
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Arts and Crafts

Event: Harvest Home Christmas Party 3 Dec 2011 Orkney Mainland