We may have been advised to stay at home again but thankfully, there’s a fantastic range of virtual events taking place throughout the winter. Whether you want to tour areas of Scotland or tune into a Scottish gig, you can still experience the magic of Scotland no matter where you are.
As Scotland’s national dance company, the Scottish Ballet would normally perform all across the country and beyond. Thankfully, the pandemic hasn’t stopped the dance troupe as they’ve been able to turn to digital. The Scottish Ballet is offering a whole host of events throughout winter, including short films and live streams of performances and fitness classes. Bring the magic of the theatre right into your home on 21st of December when the ballet will perform ‘The Secret Theatre’. Or, join in with their live fitness classes Monday to Friday at 11:30am.
Tune in to the Scottish Ballet here: https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/event/the-secret-theatre
Blas Festival is the Highlands’ premier Gaelic and traditional music festival that normally takes place in venues across the Highlands. This year, the festival will take place online from the 20th to 30th of November. The festival will deliver a fantastic programme of concerts, workshops and lectures across 11 days that will celebrate the music, songs, language and culture of the Highlands. This year is a perfect opportunity for everyone to join in!
Keep up to date here: https://www.blas.scot/
Internationally famed as Europe’s largest winter music festival, Celtic connections was set to celebrate its 28th incarnation in 2021. Celtic Connections 2021 will be hosted online this year from the 15th January to the 2nd of February. You’ll be able to watch some of the biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond from the comfort of your own home. The full programme is to be announced early December as well as details on how you can tune in.
Keep up to date here: https://www.celticconnections.com/
Exquisite Scotch Whisky & Scottish Chocolate Pairing: An online tasting
Join in with Scotland’s leading whisky expert and World Class Master Chocolatier on this exclusive online tasting event. A special selection of single malt whiskies recommended by whisky expert, Charles MacLean, will be delivered to you before the event, as well as a box of artisan gourmet chocolates by Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier. The tasting evening will be hosted on Friday 4th December on Zoom. This is a truly unique event that is selling out quickly!
Virtual Scotland – Orkney Adventure
Tour the magical island of Orkney on this free online event. The virtual tour begins in Kirkwall, the largest town on the island that once stood at the centre of the Viking world, before heading to the historical site of Skara Brae, Maeshowe and the Ring of Brodgar. The event even comes with a tour guide who you’ll have the opportunity to chat with and ask any questions. With travel so restricted at the moment, virtual tours like these are an ideal way to still see the world beyond your door, from behind your door.
Similar to Celtic Connections, Frontline Festival is a music festival that also celebrates Scottish artists. This is a completely new gig that will be taking place virtually on St Andrew’s Day, supported by over 30 Scottish artists including Bay City Rollers, Wet, Wet, Wet and Sandi Thom. Better yet, this is a charity event helping to raise funds for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, Scottish Police Benevolent Fund and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Watch here on 30th November: https://www.facebook.com/frontlinefestivalscotland