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In pictures: Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running

Image copyright Paul Campbell Image caption Happy runners in the sunshine between the showers during the Loch Ness Marathon The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival Running was held in and around Inverness on Sunday….

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First minister reveals favourite book at Wigton festival

Image copyright Colin Hattersley Image caption Nicola Sturgeon said it was children’s author Enid Blyton who first showed her how to get lost in stories Nicola Sturgeon named Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon as…


Wigtown book festival kicks off 20th edition

Image copyright Colin Hattersley Image caption Wigtown author Mike Morley is part of the celebrations The 20th edition of Scotland’s national book town’s annual festival is getting started. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is a special…


In pictures: Stranraer Oyster Festival

Image copyright Peter Robinson Image caption Visitors consumed half a tonne of oysters over the weekend of the festival The second Stranraer Oyster Festival has been hailed a “phenomenal success” by organisers. Ticketed events were…


Abergavenny Food Festival: Thousands set for 20th anniversary

Image copyright Artur Tixiliski/Abergavenny Food Festival Image caption The Abergavenny Food Festival was attended by 30,000 people in 2017 TV chefs Jack Stein and José Pizarro will join food critic Grace Dent as Abergavenny Food…


Stranraer oyster festival second edition starts

Image copyright Kim Ayres Image caption The Scottish oyster shucking championships are part of the festival again this year A three-day celebration of seafood has started in the south west of Scotland. It is the…


Thousands to attend V&A Dundee 3D Festival

Image copyright Hufton+Crow Image caption The museum opens to the general public on Saturday V&A Dundee’s opening weekend will launch later with a sold-out festival headlined by Primal Scream. About 10,000 people are expected at…


Merthyr Tydfil festival ‘fitting tribute’ to Lewis Popp

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Lewis Popp “adored his family and adored his friends” The dream of a music lover who died after being hit by a car will come true with a festival…


Toronto Film Festival: Bradley Cooper salutes ‘magical’ Glastonbury

Image copyright TIFF Image caption Bradley Cooper (pictured with Lady Gaga) makes his directional debut with A Star is Born Bradley Cooper has paid tribute to the UK’s “magical” Glastonbury music festival, where part of…


Reminisce Festival: Overdoses lead to MDMA warning

Image copyright Fiona Measham/The Loop Image caption Several people were taken to hospital from the Reminisce Festival in St Helens Two people are in a critical condition in hospital after suspected MDMA overdoses at a…


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