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What’s On in Scotland in February

What’s on in February 2018 in Scotland?

Well well, we’ve said to goodbye to January, I can imagine many of you and myself included are glad to see the back of it. The month just seems to drag on and on, especially those last few days, it feels almost like eternity. An eternal January sounds awful , don’t you think? Anyway enough of my rambling on we can now say a big hello to our friend February. This month brings us some exciting events and of course holidays! So with that being said I thought I would share with you some information about what’s going on in Scotland this month.
To begin, we have the Scottish Caravan and Motorhome Show at the SECC in Glasgow from the 8-11th February.  The is the ultimate place to begin your next or perhaps your first adventure. Here be able to you’ll find the latest models and wide range of caravans and motorhomes, from the country’s leading manufacturers and dealers all in one destination. A great opportunity for you to compare the model  before choosing which one’s just right for you. In addition to this there will also be a selection of holiday homes from luxury lodges to eco pods where you can view layouts and finishes.  But that’s not everything, also on show will be marine products, tents and awnings as well and of course the newest and essential ‘must have’ accessories. With so much on offer and discounts you won’t find anywhere else, the Scottish Caravan and Motorhome Show is the ideal place for all enthusiasts, both young and old or first time buyers. For more information and tickets see this link – http://www.caravanshowscotland.com/tickets

In Aberdeen, from  8-11th February 2018, is the  SPECTRA Festival of Light this has been a signature event in the Council’s event and cultural calendar since 2014. The vision for SPECTRA was to be a signature winter event for the region and beyond. The aim of the festival was for Aberdeen to be recognised as a contemporary city of design and technology with a strong cultural heritage. Beginning in February 2014 with an array of light installations, exhibitions and events in Aberdeen City Centre, it was experienced by 17,000 people and included school and community participation with a series of installations and projections by local, national and international artists. The festival was well praised and since then it has continued to see its levels of success grow. This year SPECTRA returns with the theme of ‘Play the Night’ – exploring innovation and creativity with young people and to also kick off the national Year of Young People.  Furthermore, in Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire on the 10th February, there is the North East Mountain Bike Race Series. Races are open to riders of all ages from 6-16 and 16 upwards. The Go-MTB Racing for Grown Ups race is XC format using both the existing trails and single track. This a great event for all abilities, so don’t be shy, be brave and believe in yourself! Just make yourself you’ve booked your place before you go.

This weekend is surely set to be a good one across Scotland, this might just make it even better, particularly if you’re passionate about the country of Scotland itself!. On the 10th and 11th February at the iconic Signet Library on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, there is an event on called the Scottish Fan Fest.  If you love all things Scottish then it would be wrong to miss out on. Here you can try the best of Scotland’s food and pair with a fine malt whisky or two!  You’ll also get the opportunity to speak to some of Scotland’s most well known craft designers and other professionals. And of course be treated to some excellent traditional Scottish entertainment!  All you have to do is book your ticket and you’ll be well on your way to having some fun, just make sure you’ve sorted your travel arrangements beforehand!
Moving on from the city, to Fort William and a celebration of the great outdoors. Commencing on the 21st -25th February is the Fort William Mountain Festival There’s really no better place for this event to be held other than the outdoor capital of the UK itself, Fort William. Here athletes, speakers, films, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts from a whole variety of backgrounds are brought together to encourage others to get out and explore the wilderness around them. This is perhaps the perfect event to take your mobile phone obsessed teenager to or indeed lover’s of the great outdoors. Just be sure to wrap up warm or bring a jacket as you never know what Scotland’s weather will be like!

Film lover? Then be sure to head to the Glasgow Film Festival starting on the 21st February until the 4th March. Glasgow Film Festival is one of the leading UK film festivals. Here the organisers really want their audience to see the best of the International Cinema genre  there is on offer . The programme features: new local and international film from all genres; mainstream crowd-pleasers to groundbreaking art-house experimentation; the return of well-loved classics alongside rare cult gems; with filmmaker guest appearances, interactive workshops and discussion panels to complete the mix! Certainly the best place to be if you’re studying a degree in film, media or if you’re anything like myself just love a great movie and everything that comes with it. For tickets check out this link, before they’re all gone – Glasgow Film Festival Tickets

Well folks that’s it from me, I hope I’ve helped you out a little bit.
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