What's on this weekend
With temperatures on the rise, the only place to be is outdoors and nowhere does a backdrop better than Scotland. Here's our roundup of the best things to be found over the weekend...
For thrill seekers... Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup
On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June the Mercedes-Benz UCI Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup returns to the picturesque Navis Range ski area of Fort William. The action-packed weekend event will showcase the best of the sport with demonstrations, displays and entertainment from over 250 of the world's greatest downhill riders.
More information and tickets available at fortwilliamworldcup.co.uk
For families... Meadows Festival
Image credit: Niall McTaggart
Spanning three fields, over 170 stalls and with dedicated areas for performance, sports and kids, the Edinburgh Meadows Festival, 02 - 03 June, is the ultimate family event with tonnes of free activities over the whole weekend including live music and taster sessions to take part in. Lets just hope the weather holds!
Saturday 10am - 7pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm. For more information visit meadowsfestival.co.uk
...Or the Big Weekend
The Green Gallery celebrates the launch of its new summer art exhibition with an arts and lifestyle fair. A food village, artisan shopping tent, art gallery and acres of luscious green land come together to make the ‘Big Weekend’; a family-friendly festival weekend focuses on local and distinctive. The art exhibition A Scottish summer runs until 06 July. Pray for good weather, and a free gin tasting from The Gin Thing.
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Green Gallery, The Coachhouse, Ballamenoch, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire, FK8 3NX
For botanists... Scotland's Gardening Festival
Whether you're a green-fingered gardener, or window-box grower, Scotland's Gardening Festival at the Royal Highland Centre, 01 June - 03 June, brings an exciting schedule to the weekend with interactive exhibits, close encounters for the wee ones and a Secret Gin Garden for the (not so- wee) ones, plus tonnes more. For more information and tickets, visit gardeningscotland.com.
The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB, gardeningscotland.com