Family holidays can sometimes be a struggle in terms of keeping the children entertained. Softplay centres and swimming pools have their place, but it’s always great to find something with a bit more substance.
Eclectic line-up at Belladrum as films, talks, poetry sessions and one-to-one interviews to run alongside music
Excitement is mounting as the countdown to the sell-out Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival gets under way - but it’s not just music stars the fans will be able to enjoy.
The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is going to be out of this world – apart from a stunning line-up featuring some of the hottest acts around –Bella has a sci-fi theme this year and inviting people to don fancy dress and add to the fun atmosphere.
Ever looked at a building and wondered what it’s like inside?
Grab your new calendar and get ready to mark some of the biggest acts heading to the north-east this year.
Long before they were famous, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid – aka The Proclaimers – regularly played gigs in the upstairs bar of the Market Bar in Inverness.
Expect cheers, tears and lots of fond farewells as the last-ever Loopallu Festival takes place this weekend
The last couple of years have been something of an emotional roller coaster ride for music promoter Robert Hicks.
Boasting a name like No. 1 Bar & Grill means they have a lot to live up to – after all, a kitchen or service mishap can leave a proud reputation feeling like a deflated souffle or overcooked duck.
Funbox (formerly The Singing Kettle) were back in Aberdeen at the weekend with a super new show for their north-east fans.
You know you are ageing when you find yourself reminiscing about the good old days. And when you start believing things were much better in the past, you know you are getting on a bit.
For Reginald D Hunter, nothing beats the buzz of stand-up.
Last year I finally did something I’d promised myself I’d do for years – visit the outdoor sound and light spectacular The Enchanted Forest.
The weather has taken a turn for the worse and the dark nights are visibly starting to draw in.
Yeeehawww! Rootin’ tootin’ cowboys and gals should grab their 10-gallon hats, get their boots on and get ready for a hoedown with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo in Inverness.
For me, steakhouses can be a hit-or-miss affair.
The multiple-award-winning HebCelt festival is set to return and transform the Isle of Lewis into a musical hotspot
Over the next few days, thousands of people will make their way to Stornoway for the much-loved Hebridean Celtic Festival, fondly known as HebCelt.
They are the sort of likeable chaps that you’d like to invite round to your place for dinner.
It’s often said “first footing” is dying out in Scotland and that rarely do you have a neighbour ringing your doorbell at the stroke of midnight to help you welcome in the New Year.
In the same year President Reagan made a controversial visit to Britain, popular soap Crossroads aired for the last time and the first Red Nose Day took place, in the MacAulay household, big changes were also being made.
‘A voyage around my mind, I suppose you could say’: We speak to Bill Bailey ahead of his return to Aberdeen
In his 25 years on the UK comedy scene, Bill Bailey has gone through various incarnations.
The annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival gets underway today with more than 500 events taking place in the area over the next five days.
True North festival has music at its core and is aiming to put Aberdeen on the map as a destination for up-and-coming musicians.
This year, there’s a fantastic array of entertainment heading north, with everything from mystery whodunnits to one-day festivals and concerts starring household names taking place.
From brie to Buble, P&J Live is certainly showing what a versatile venue it can be.
Cast your mind back some 30 years to the spring of 1990.
Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer, Lee Larchford-Evans and Ian ‘H’ Watkins formed pop group Steps 20 years ago and went on to achieve phenomenal global success.
Susan Welsh takes a trip to Dundee and discovers how the V&A Museum has made the city a must-visit destination.
After months of rehearsals, lots of laughter and a huge helping of hard work, members of Inverness-based Starlight Musical Theatre can currently be found gracing the stage of the Empire Theatre in Eden Court where they are presenting Shrek the Musical.
Club Tropicana musical will transport you back to a world of 80s perms, OTT clothes and fantastic tunes
Having gone down a storm when it played Aberdeen earlier this year, it’s now the turn of Highland audiences to embrace the action-packed, fun musical, Club Tropicana.
People living in Aberdeen will once again be asked to become tourists in their own city when one of Scotland's leading visual art and design festivals returns later this month. The Look Again festival runs from April 27 - May 1, 2017.
The Scottish folk music scene is booming and Capercaillie can surely take some of the credit.
Scotland’s best-loved family-friendly festival gets under way today. Susan Welsh caught up with some of the biggest stars appearing this year, including Rosanne Cash, Paloma Faith and Lucy Spraggan.