WICKERMAN One of the best value-for-money music festivals with a rep for chilled times, multiple genre stages and eclectic entertainment, including the burning of giant wicker man. Dundrennan, Dumfries & Galloway, July. T IN THE PARK The behemoth of the Scottish festival scene now at its new home in Strathallan. Big-name headliners are guaranteed while the T Break stage showcases the best unsigned Scottish bands. Strathallan, Perthshire, July.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE Each August, the city hosts the largest arts festival in the world with masses of comedy, theatre, dance and music. See big names debut their latest show or catch new artists just starting out. Edinburgh, August. WEST END FESTIVAL Offering a great music line-up as well as i lm, exhibitions, dance, local gala days and a carnival-style street parade where Byres Road becomes a pedestrian hub with food stalls and outdoor bars. Glasgow, June.

PRIDE GLASGOW FESTIVAL Scotland’s largest LGBT Pride festival offers a weekend of live music, club nights, stalls, a dog show and a technicolour parade through the city. Glasgow, August. 3 Sep–5 Nov 2015 THE LIST 97