Scott Skinner Square to host music festival

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Banchory town hub, Scott Skinner Square, is to play host to an interactive music festival as part of Scotland’s annual Festival of Museums.

Galleries and museums across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are preparing to take part in the national festival between May 15 and May 17.

Deesiders can enjoy performances from local bands and take part in a drumming workshop at Scott Skinner Square’s ‘ReSound Musical Heritage Festival’ on Saturday May 16 from 11am to 3pm.

As part of the Festival of Museums, a range of over 100 events will be taking place at cultural attractions throughout Scotland.

Alford’s Grampian Transport Museum is the venue for ‘Cycling to the Bicentenary’ on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17 from 10am to 5pm.

From Hobby Horses to Bone Shakers, Penny Farthings to state-of-the-art carbon fibre racing bikes, our love affair with two wheels has come a long way. Find out just how far by having a go on the Donside museum’s Penny Farthing - it’s a notoriously gymnastic skill!

Other local events include a family-friendly ‘Night at the Museum’ evening at the University of Aberdeen’s Zoology Museum where guests can learn all about the Egyptian Pharaohs and even interact with real life desert animals such as snakes and scorpions.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum will host ‘Murder on the High Seas’ on Friday May 15 from 6pm to 9pm.

The Festival is run by Museum Galleries Scotland, the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. The three-day long event will showcase Scotland’s extensive cultural offering.

The programme caters to all ages and interests.

For the full programme of events visit