Scotland's arts and culture offering is so much more than just bagpipes, tartan and thistles. Don't get us wrong, we are mighty proud of our cultural icons, but when you consider that Scotland is home to the world's festival capital, outstanding summer music festivals, blockbuster movie locations, breathtaking art and architecture and a captivating literary festival, you'll realise that those aspects of our cultural landscape are only just the tip of the iceberg.

Fear not - arts and culture in Scotland isn't necessarily high-brow, and it is certainly never yawn-inducing. Our cultural attractions are bold, engaging and often completely unique. Whether you’re looking for arty things to do in Edinburgh, or dipping into the Scottish theatre scene, we’ve got you covered.

Festivals & Theatre in Scotland

The buzz is back! Theatres in Scotland are open for business and Scottish festivals are ready to welcome you in. Scottish theatre is as diverse as it is exciting, and a trip to a Scotland music, art or book festival will make any trip extra special.

Visual Arts in Scotland

Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor art, Scotland has plenty to choose from. Our galleries are second to none and there is a thriving street art culture. If you love visual art, Scotland is for you!