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More details - University of Aberdeen May Festival
The May Festival offers a unique place in Aberdeen’s Festival calendar. The Festival offers over 100 events for adults, families and schools’ and spans popular themes including literature, music, film, science, sport, tours and the environment.
University of Aberdeen
Fri 25 May to Sun 27 May

More details - The Grand Tour Part 1: The Eternal City
A rare chance to see 18th century works by the artist and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s ’Vedute di Roma’ in the atmospheric Blairs Museum.
Blairs Museum, South Deeside Road
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Aberdeen City Centre Walking Tour with Scot Free Tours
Learn about Aberdeen’s history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free one and a half hour walking tour. Interested in learning more about Aberdeen? In this tour we cover Aberdeen’s social history, its quirky inhabitants and how it got to where it is today.
Mercat Cross, Castlegate, Aberdeen
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul

More details - FREE Later Life Planning: Keith
As we approach life’s later years, we inevitably need to plan ahead to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and to ensure our affairs are in order. Peterkins, as both a solicitor and independent financial advisor, are well placed to assist when it comes to personal and financial planning matters.
Keith North Church Hall 193 Mid Street Keith Aberdeenshire
Tue 29 May

More details - Shopping Affair
Union Square is hosting a circus-themed evening of exclusive offers and entertainment this May with its Shopping Affair event. The evening will provide the ultimate way to escape your daily routine and have an affair with your wardrobe, amongst a party circus vibe!
Union Square Shopping Centre
Thu 31 May

More details - History Mystery Dinner
Join the cast for a hysterical historical experience with the Castle characters. Meet the Earl of Mar, the Black Colonel, Princess Dolgorouki and try to make sense of the insoluble over a delicious 3-course dinner. Who did do it? Well – someone knows.
Braemar Castle Ballater AB35 5EY
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Cornhill Highland Games
Come and join us on Saturday 2nd June 2018 for the 21st year of the Cornhill Highland Games. Part of the Scottish Highland Games Association and Grampian Games Association, Cornhill Highland Games is one of the highlights on the calendar for the local community, as well as the numerous visitors who attend from...
Playing Field, Cornhill
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Stonehaven Feein Market
Stonehaven’s famous Feein Market invites you for a whole day of fun, frolics and banter for you, your friends and families. Its much more than a farmers market and offers something for everyone.
Stonehaven Market Square
Sat 2 Jun

More details - BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic Course - how to rescue whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals!
Learn how to rescue Whales, Dolphins & Seals. British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) is a UK based marine animal rescue organisation. We have around 3,500 active volunteer Marine Mammal Medics around the UK and we are the only such specialist organisation covering England, Wales and Scotland.
Sea Cadets Association, Pocra Quay, Footdee, Aberdeen
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Aberdeen Race for Life 5K
Race for Life brings thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer. Sign up or help us spread the word. This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.
Kings Links, Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Aberdeen Race for Life 10K
Race for Life brings thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer. 10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.
Kings Links, Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Castle Takeover @ Braemar Castle
Come join us for a tour led by our very own Braemar Primary School children! The local school have always been involved in Braemar Castle and regularly visit to see what’s changed.
Braemar Castle Ballater AB35 5EY
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Creag Choinnich
Distance 3.5km Climb 250m Registration/Start at Braemar Castle Light refreshments available post race. The history books have Creag Choinnich as the oldest recorded hill race dating back to 1064. Yes 1064!
Braemar Castle Ballater
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Balmoral Challenge 2018
The Balmoral Challenge 2018, presented by our good friends at Artemis, is a unique event for your team of four to meet, be inspired by and walk with our wounded beneficiaries from across Scotland over one of three beautifully challenging routes, starting and finishing in front of Her Majesty The Queen’s Scottish
Balmoral Castle Balmoral Estate Ballater
Fri 22 Jun and Sat 23 Jun

More details - The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
Nestled in the north east corner of Scotland, between Inverness and Aberdeen, Portsoy is a small former fishing port which boasts two beautiful harbours. The annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival provides something for everyone - a real family affair.
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Art, Craft and Food Festival - Summer at Crathes
The finest Arts Craft & Foods and this year music come to Crathes Castle for our Summer at Crathes Fair. Throughout the first two floors of the Castle, the Horsemill, and in the Courtyard this really is an event not to be missed.
Crathes Castle Banchory
Fri 6 Jul to Sun 8 Jul

More details - The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Wonder Women
Uncork the champagne! Dress to kill! Party like there’s no tomorrow! Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, The Lady Boys of Bangkok ‘Wonder Women’ Tour will take the UK’s number one cabaret show to a new level.
The Sabai Pavilion, Beach links, Aberdeen
Fri 13 Jul to Sat 28 Jul

More details - The Moscow State Circus  GOSTINITSA
The world’s most famous circus will bring it’s latest & greats production GOSTINITSA - a show that promises to have all the spectacle and nerve-tingling, edge of your seat thrills for the whole family.
Queen Links, Beach Boulevard
Thu 19 Jul to Sun 5 Aug

More details - Forensic Research and Technology
"The Science of Criminology" We would like to invite you to speak at the “International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology” to be held during July 23-24, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The main theme of the conference is “Every contact leaves a trace”
Melbourne, Australia
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Turriff
HAYDN Cello Concerto No 1 in C major Hob VIIb:1 VERESS Transylvanian Dances BEETHOVEN Symphony No 7 Nicolas Altstaedt cello / conductor Love classical music or just an avid fan of the cello?
St Ninian’s Church
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Shake Hands with History - Meet the Characters
Where can you bow before Queen Victoria, discuss Long John Silver with the author of Treasure Island, rub shoulders with a redcoat? As the community of Braemar celebrate 10 years of operating the Castle as a Visitor Attraction and you are invited to meet the people who have created its story.
Braemar Castle Ballater AB35 5EY
Sun 5 Aug

More details - The Earl and Countess of Mar Entertain
Enjoy traditional Highland hospitality with a three-course dinner and entertainment in the company of the Earl and Countess. The year is 1714, the Earl and Countess of Mar are entertaining.
Braemar Castle Ballater
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Rumpelstiltskin
Award-winning dance company and Sadler’s Wells partner prepares for national tour Multi-award-winning dance theatre company balletLORENT is preparing for its 2018 national tour presenting an original adaptation of the classic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin.
His Majesty’s Theatre Rosemount Viaduct Aberdeen
Fri 28 Sep

More details - Drum Castle - Craft and Food Fair - Meet the Makers
Exclusively Highlands is at Drum Castle for Drum’s Food and Craft Festival and more exhibitors than ever before as we combine the festival within the Castle and in the courtyard together with the Brewhouse.
Drum Castle, Drumoak near Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Sat 6 Oct and Sun 7 Oct

More details - Environmental Conference 2018
For the benefit of the 2018 Environmental Science & Engineering Conference Organizing Committee, we anticipate inviting you to Budapest, Hungary! We are happy you are coming to Budapest to be with us at the gathering.
Mercure Budapest Buda Krisztina Körút 41-43., 1013 Budapest, Hungary
Mon 29 Oct

More details - Christmas Arts, Crafts & Food Fair at Castle Fraser
One of the grandest baronial castles in Scotland and one of the finest cafe/restaurants in the area Castle Fraser makes for a great weekend treat for Christmas shoppers.
Castle Fraser, Sauchen, Inverurie
Sat 24 Nov and Sun 25 Nov

More details - Christmas Art, Craft and Food Festival at Fyvie Castle
Our fabulous Christmas Festival is being held at the ‘fairy tale’ Fyvie Castle. Over three days Fyvie Castle will be transformed into a festive treat for all and will include the finest array of Art, Craft and Food together with a traditional wandering cool singer and festive (but non alcoholic) mulled wine in the...
Fyvie Castle, Turriff, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Fri 30 Nov to Sun 2 Dec

More details - Drum Castle Christmas Festival
Drum Christmas Festival is a new take on the previous Holly Fest.   Come and see the Castle transformed for the festive season, peruse Exclusively Highland’s Christmas Market, sample our sleigh-driver-friendly mulled wine and meet Father Christmas who will be there to collect your wish lists!
Drum Castle, Drumoak near Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
Sat 8 Dec and Sun 9 Dec

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