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Go wild... as the Orkney Nature Festival in Stromness celebrates all the wildlife and bird watching this small island has to offer. The event is organised by the local RSPB team and includes a number of events that includes talks, workshops and guided walks. On today and tomorrow, 9am-5pm. See orkneycommunities.co.uk for more information.

Tune into... Perth Festival of the Arts, a 10-day festival of music, dance and drama including opera, classical, blues, rock and much more. Van Morrison, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Roland Gift, Sir James Galway, English Touring Opera, English Chamber Orchestra, The Sixteen, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Martin Jarvis, Art on the River and more. Now on, runs until May 27, see www.perthfestival.co.uk

TODAY & TOMORROW Walk this way... for The Arran Mountain Festival, which offers walkers and more experienced climbers the chance to explore the amazing landscape in guide-led groups. Walks vary from fairly relaxed strolls, through to more serious ridge traverses and proper scrambling, all with epic mountain and sea views. Runs until 3pm on Monday, www.arranmountainfestival.co.uk

TODAY No time to paws... as you test your fitness and team-working skills to the max at Scotland's leading obstacle and mud trail run for runners with their dogs - Ruff Dugger at Traquair. You and your four-legged friend will run through technical trails, river crossings and, best of all, you will also have to navigate through Scotland's largest hedged maze. It's on at Innerleithen, today, 3pm-7pm, see traquair.co.uk for more information.

today& TOMORROW Watch the birdies... at Isle of Coll Bird Festival. The puffin trips to Lunga are back. Plus a new boat trip to Tiree, a hunt for sand lizards and/or shortnecked oil beetles, and chance to listen to the enchanting song of Coll at our dusk watch. Plus a ceilidh and beach clean with BBQ to finish the weekend. Visitors can book a package or individual events. Arinagour, Isle of Coll, see visitcoll.co.uk

TOMORROW Have a fling... at Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair, with everything from caber tossing to parkour athletes, highland dancing to Indian Runner Ducks. Entering its eighth year, the annual family event looks to welcome 10,000 national and international visitors to the one-day event in Fochabers, tomorrow, 10am-5pm, tel 01343 820244.

TODAY Discover animal magic... the Scottish Storytelling Centre's show ANIMALS, at Netherbow Theatre, Edinburgh. It's a show about animals and humans - big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. From the of delivering a new lamb, to the pain of losing your pet dog, and the confusion of discovering your favourite cow is in love with a tractor, it explores how animals help us figure stuff out. Today, 11am to 3.15pm, 0131 556 9579.

back in time..

Think you know what to expect from museums? Think again. Come and see what Scotland's museums have in store for you at Festival of Museums. From little ones to big kids, there's something for everyone in a packed programme of activities at venues all across Scotland over one exciting weekend. Make sure you visit festivalofmuseums.com to get involved at a location near you.

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Date:May 19, 2018
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