The Guide to Scotland's Festivals 2022
The List takes a detailed look in print and online at festivals and events happening in Scotland in 2022
Our coverage brings together round-ups and overviews of the festivals organised for 2022 with introductions to the year's particular themes and special events. Alongside this, you'll find comprehensive and detailed listings of all the events and festivals we have information on, constantly updated online and available on this page here
The year 2022 has been named Scotland's Year of Stories, encouraging us all to celebrate the wealth of stories inspired by, written or created in Scotland. This theme is a prominent part of events from storytelling and book festivals to community and cultural gatherings, and of course events and festivals are filled with the potential to create memories that will be cherished, told and retold for years to come. Scotland promotes itself as 'The Perfect Stage' with a reputation for hosting world-class festivals and events, and for its ability to deliver unrivalled variety and atmosphere. As well as major sporting and cultural happenings in 2022, many old favourites are making a return to the festival calendar alongside established regulars and energetic newcomers.
Some of the most intriguing special events developed for the year are part of the UNBOXED programme, a celebration of creativity and innovation right across the UK. Six very different commissions will be delivered at multiple locations across Scotland including Dandelion, Scotland's special contribution to the programme, with its unique approach to community growing, music-making and harvest gatherings.
- Discover what the Year of Stories will bring to Scotland in 2022
- Find out what's happening in the UNBOXED programme of creative events
- Explore the Dandelion project's celebration of culture, arts, community and food
- Take a peek at some of Scotland's small and boutique festivals and events
- Get the lowdown on all that the various Edinburgh Festivals will bring to Scotland's capital in August
Add a new festival or update an existing listing by emailing [email protected]
Datathistle.com maintains the Scottish Festival listings on a year round basis.
As well as listings for festivals themselves, we welcome programme information which can be added via the online process, or if you have 30 or more events within the festival you can supply them via a spreadsheet. Contact [email protected]
Distribution of the guide:
Copies of the guide are distributed as a supplement with the first edition of The List magazine each year and others are made available across London. The guide is also distributed by VisitScotland and Creative Scotland to key cultural and visitor hotspots across Scotland, ranging from museums to shopping centres. They are also made available at a number of events.
The Guide to Scotland's Festivals 2022 was published by The List in March 2022.
In publishing this guide, as well as constantly updating information about what's on all over Scotland at list.co.uk, The List thanks and acknowledges the support of EventScotland, VisitScotland and Creative Scotland in recognising the important role festivals play in the country's cultural life.
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