Arts, culture and heritage

Easter Sunday Pancake Eggstravaganza

Celebrate Easter Iron Age style with pancakes cooked over an open fire; make your own bread rolls baked in our clay ovens and churn your own butter to spread on them. Hands-on fun and learning all in one go!

West Kilbride has won the Village category in this year's Great British High Street Awards.

Organisers of the awards said the Ayrshire village "showed that big does not mean better. In a tough category West Kilbride shone out for transforming itself as a craft village, for supporting local artists and for turning around the village with creativity and enthusiasm". 

Dornoch Hogmanay celebrations

Say farewell to 2015 and welcome in 2016 in style with Dornoch's Hogmanay celebrations! There are events throughout the day and night from 31 December until 2 January.

Thursday 31 December

Candle Making workshop, A 'moment's calm' in the Cathedral, five-course dinner with champagne and canapés at the Castle hotel, two amazing ceilidhs to choose from and of course, the main event, the Hogmanay Street Party!

Views are being sought on the future direction of the Cairngorm and Glenmore area of the Cairngorms National Park.

A 14-week public consultation has launched with the aim of developing a long-term strategy for the management of the publicly-owned land in this area.

Using visitor studies to inform better visitor experiences

Your time and money are in short supply! Use your resources effectively by understanding what your visitors really want.

This event will look at ways you can use visitor studies to provide better visitor experiences.

The event will address the best use of visitor studies from large to small scale projects.

Winter Talk: Walking the Pyrenees and The Forest Communities of Romania

Walking the Pyrenees and The Forest Communities of Romania - Talk by Chris Goodman

From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic and sustainable management of Romanian forests by local communities.

Part of Greener Borders - A Network of Borders Environmental Groups - Winter Talks 2015.

Talk promoted by John Muir Trust Borders Group

Fruit Futures Festive Fun

An evening celebrating all things fruitful this Christmas. A great way to meet other orchard related projects in your area as well as an opportunity to treat yourself and volunteers to mulled apple juice, apple related Christmas crafts and festive fruity food.

It would be wonderful if everyone could please bring along some food to share and discuss Christmas recipes to make with your fruit. If you are unable to we would still love you to come of course!

To book please email

Are you part of a cultural group that’s doing something new or interesting? Or do you know a creative group in your area that deserves recognition?

From singing to knitting, amateur dramatics to painting, across the UK and Republic of Ireland over 60,000 groups regularly get creative purely for the love of it. The Epic Awards shine a light on their achievements, and the opportunities for creative participation they bring to local communities.

Scottish Rural Action have announced that the first Scottish Rural Summit will take place on 24 November in East Lothian.

This event will bring together invited representatives from the public sector, rural communities and others to look at opportunities for rural Scotland to be empowered, connected and sustainable.