February Happenings Across Scotland

Emily Goetsch Student Services Officer


February 2, 2018

All of our students have arrived in Scotland and are settled in universities in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and Stirling.  Out extra-curricular events programme starts this month with a Day at the Races in Musselburgh, our trip to Berlin and our trip to the University of Edinburgh's Firbush Outdoor Centre. 

It's a busy month with all of our events, but we hope you also have time to check out events throughout Scotland on your own.  We've put together a list of some happenings to inspire your explorations this month, so check them out! 


SPECTRA: Aberdeen's festival of light

8-11 February, various venues and times

These light and music displays using a range of technologies will brighten up these winter days!

love is dead: the anti-valentine's tour

17 february, mercat cross, 5pm

Not feeling lovey-dovey?  This tour will take you through Aberdeen, telling you stories of over-eager suitors, unlucky marriages and quirky wedding tales.

the scottish warrior exhibition

2-28 february, king's museum

A student-curated exhibition, which explores representations of Scottish warriors.


manipulate visual theatre festival

2-3 february, various venues and times

Hosted by Puppet Animation Scotland, this festival brings together a range of animation, puppetry and performing arts.

Edinburgh Mountain Film festival

3-4 february, george square lecture theatre, varying times

Watch the beauty of mountains explode onto the big screen.

The international style of muriel spark

throughout february, national library of scotland

Journey through the manuscripts and artefacts of one of Scotland's favourite authors.


Glasgow international comedy festival's school of stand-up

Throughout february, various times and venues

Develop original material and learn about the craft of stand-up comedy!

Chinese new year

25 february, kelvingrove art gallery & museum, kelvin hall and the riverside museum, 12-6pm

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a range of activities and events at some of Glasgow's best museums.

colonel chris hadfield

16 february, glasgow royal concert hall, 7:30pm

A talk by the Bowie-loving astronaut.

St Andrews

Marine life tour

24 february, bell pettigrew museum of natural history, 11am

An exploration of sea life!

STEAM Snowdrop spectacular challenge workshop and parade

14-16 february, cambo house & Estate, 4pm

Create art, sculpture and props using natural elements from around Cambo.

Mackenzie caledonian pipe band & friends: Centennial concert

9-10 february, gardyne theatre, Dundee, 7:30pm

Enjoy the pipes and traditional Scottish music.



16-21 february, tolbooth

Explore this conceptual exhibition with work from emerging artists.

Ae fond kiss

10 february, macroberts art centre, 7:30pm

A musical exploration of the life of Robert Burns.

Scottish one act festival

23-24 february, cowane centre, 7:30pm

A competition between some of the country's best comedy acts.