Six Nations Rugby
February 1 – March 16
The Six Nations Championship pits England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales against each other in a series of rugby matches. Can Scotland knock off current champions Ireland? Scotland’s first match is against Italy at Murrayfield Stadium, and while the game is sold out, there are plenty of Edinburgh venues to watch this match and all the others. Try The Three Sisters, Stramash, Pear Tree or The Globe.
Visit www.sixnationsrugby.com for more information and tickets to upcoming matches.
The Pitt Market
February 2, Pitt St Leith. 12-10pm
As if we needed any more convincing that Leith is the hub for all things arts culture and food in Edinburgh! The Pitt Market reopens this Saturday for your weekly dose of street food, live music and booze. Food vendors include Wanderers Kneaded, Lost Bothy, barnacles & bones, Rost Eats, The Buffalo Truck and Melted, while Barney’s Beer and Smith & Gertrude will be slinging your drinks. Oh and it’s doggo friendly.
Let them know you’re coming on the Facebook event.
February 1 – March 2, Glencoe
FebruaryFest is all about basic principles. Good beer, hearty food, great craic. What more do you need after a day out in the winter weather amidst the most breathtaking scenery? Head up to the Highlands for this month long festival in what is arguably the best looking bit of Scotland. From live music and pub quizzes to whisky and gin tastings, who said winter in the north was grim?
For all the FebruaryFest events, head to www.glencoescotland.com.
Fort William Mountain Festival
20 – 24 February, Fort William
The Fort William Mountain Festival is a celebration of all things adventurous and outdoors, and what better place to hold the festival than in the Outdoor Capital of the UK itself. By bringing together athletes, speakers, films, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts from a whole variety of backgrounds, the festival aims to encourage others to get out and explore the wilderness around them.
To check out all the events, visit www.mountainfestival.co.uk.
7 – 9 February, Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
If it’s a giggle you’re after, Jimeoin never fails to give you those big, belly-hurting laughs. The Irishman from Australia is one of the best in international comedy and he’s bringing his new show Result! to Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Find out if Jimmy’s your cup of tea and book tickets at www.jimeoin.com.
Chvrches Love is Dead Tour
16 February, SSE Hydro Glasgow
Praise be – our favourite heavenly Scottish synth-pop band is coming home. The Glaswegians are returning to their play their third album for their local fans as part of their Love is Dead tour of the UK.
Get your tickets here.