The countdown is on for the action-packed Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup - as more than 20,000 fans are set to descend on the Highlands next week.
Entertainment has been promised for almost every street corner in Aberdeen as scores of world-class fiddlers prepare to descend upon the north-east.
More than 100 concerts and workshops will be held in the north east next month as part of a world-renowned traditional music festival.
A world premiere stage production of a 15th Century Scots poem will be one of the main attractions at a Moray arts extravaganza.
Events celebrating Scotland’s clan history are to be given more than £48,000 this year in an effort to attract international tourists to the country.
Tickets for an extravaganza to celebrate whisky from Speyside have been selling in record time.