Here's what you can get up to in Scotland next week...

1 ONE of my favourite weeks of the year is upon us – the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival. Scotland’s largest celebration of craft beer returns to Edinburgh this month with a special foodie focus, top-class music acts with DJ Yoda, Belle and Sebastian, hip-hop karaoke and Gentleman’s Dub Club all confirmed. There’s a huge selection of craft beers from some of the world’s most innovative brewers. It’s taking place on Friday and Saturday at the Biscuit Factory. The festival is teaming up with chefs from Aizle and Harajuku Kitchen and there will be yummy food galore, keeping beer lovers well-fed all weekend. More details at

2 ARE you the fit bunny type? Or wish you were? Or trying to be? Well, this is for you: The giants of Glasgow’s health and fitness sector will come together today for a packed day full of unmissable exercise classes and an abundance of nutritious food and products. Taking place at Argyle Street Arches, this one-day event will support a host of Glasgow businesses as it builds a community of fitness enthusiasts who can access unlimited classes, expand their knowledge of topics such as nutrition and sports physiology and meet like-minded individuals in a fun, feel-good environment. £25.

3 IT’S bingo but not as we know it – a classic game of bingo with a twist takes place at the mighty cool SWG3 (where everything fab happens tbh). Bingo reinvented with added mayhem, dance anthems and class prizes, singalongs and false calls, escapism, nostalgia and one of the best parties around. Dabbers at the ready...

4 THE team at Drumlanrig Castle and country estate near Dumfries have a fantastic line-up of family friendly events throughout May and June for all to enjoy – but one that really appeals to me is a Teddy Bear Picnic where parents, little ones and their favourite teddies are invited to a fun afternoon on Sunday (May 26) at 1pm. After the picnic, families can wander in the fab nature-filled grounds before taking home tired little teddy bears.

5 STRANDED at the drive-in in Dundee with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga? Don’t mind if I do, actually! Fancy doing something a little different of a Sunday? How about an open-air screening of A Star Is Born next Sunday (May 26) at Taypark House? The car park will be transformed into a giant open air cinema with huge screens and tables and chairs along with picnic rugs on the hill and all with the stunning backdrop of the botanical gardens and River Tay. Ticket price of £12 includes a glass of Prosecco or soft drink on arrival. There will be refreshments available throughout the screening. More details available at

6 THE mighty Goodbye Mr Mackenzie are off to Aberdeen this week. Get on your good rags and maybe think about a dirty deed... The Lemon Tree welcomes this incredible band on Thursday on their 30th anniversary tour. Rattle along gang. It’s a steal at £20, tickets at

7 I DRANK too much last night, got bills to pay, my head just feels in pain
I missed the bus and there’ll be hell today, I’m late for work again
And even if I’m there, they’ll all imply that I might not last the day
And then you call me and it’s not so bad, it’s not so bad ... and then I realise Dido is doing her first tour in 15 years.

Get tickets for the gig at the concert hall in Glasgow on Sunday (May 26), 7pm before they sell out. They cost £35.