Here are seven things you can get up to in Scotland this week...

1 IT’S the most wonderful time of the year. Nope, not Christmas, the Glasgow Women’s Library summer programme launch. Chock-full of interesting events, stuff to do, walks, artistic endeavours, feminist fabulousness and of course books, books, books.

Head down to this most fabulous of libraries (if you haven’t been before they are super welcoming), get yourself a library ticket, check out the amazingness. This Tuesday at 1pm and it’s free!

All details on the website at

2 GLASGOW’S finest funny guy Big Gary Little is staying local. He’s on at Peckhams in Clarence Drive at their new comedy club. Hosted by Iain Pringle and supported by Kathleen Hughes, and Paul McDaniel, you are in for a belter of a night. This is one night that’s not to be missed. It’s on tonight and doors open from 6pm. Get your tickets at Peckhams. You can grab two for £10. You would be crazy to miss this. I’ll be there, front row.

3 A BRAND new mecca for lovers of all things sewing and knitting has opened in the leafy hipster haven of Glasgow’s West End.

Jenny Drew is the entrepreneur behind this fabulous Glasgow-born brand. They offer everything the crafter needs and classes to boot.

They opened with a party yesterday and are good to go for the public as of now.

Follow them on the socials @sewconfident and the shop address is 195 Great Western Road. website is

4 DUNDEE V&A is playing host to a new rebellious and immersive innovative performance piece entitled Cosmic Dancer. The show promises a blend of punk ballet and club culture and a revolution in electronic music and dance. Who are we to argue with that?

Allow 90 minutes to enjoy the full experience. From now until September, various times. For details and how to book head to

5 PITLOCHRY Festival Theatre is proud to host a foot-stomping new version of Sunshine on Leith, featuring, of course, all our favourite Proclaimers’ tunes and starring Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan. Catch it before June 2.

Tickets £16, book at

6 IT has been 95 years since the Glasgow University Student Nationalists Association started the independence movement as we know it. It is now time to celebrate that landmark and the association is doing so with an anniversary dinner and ceilidh at the debates chambers of the GUU.

There will be stovies and stories, drinking and dancing. Let’s be having you, roll up, roll up. Over 18s only. It costs £16 for students and £20 for waged. You know we Yessers love to party so get booked up for what promises to be a hell of a night. Get your tickets at or contact GUSNA on Facebook.

7 NOT this week, but you do need fair warning! The independence event of the year so far, the AIM Conference is happening on Sunday May 29 between 10am-5pm. Loads of your favourite speakers are appearing, and there will be representatives from The National, WFI, Bella Caledonia, RIC, Broadcasting Scotland, English Scots for YES and many, many more. Get your train tickets and rooms booked. National readers get £2 off. You can buy your tickets for the event at