Focus on the Forum - April 2021

Spring cityscape in Euan's Guide colours.

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and managing to get outside bit more. What did everyone do over Easter? Did you have an Easter egg hunt in the garden or in your local park?

In the April Focus on the Forum blog, we have lots of exciting things to share with you as venues and events gradually open again.


This month from the beginning of April the National Trust will be reopening most of its properties throughout the UK. For a full list of opening times and venues near you head over to the other things to do section of the forum. Do not forget that all outdoor venues such as outdoor paths and garden spaces are open all year round. To go straight to the section of the forum just follow this link National Trust Opening times. We would love to hear about any visits to outdoor venues so why not write a review.

Staying on an outdoor activity theme Scotland's virtual Kiltwalk takes place this year on the weekend of the 23rd to the 25th of April. This event is happening virtually this year which means that you can walk any distance that you would like within your local area. You can either walk by yourself or as part of a family team. This is a great opportunity to raise vital funds for your favourite charity and any money that you raise will be matched by 50% in the Hunter foundation. To find out more about this event and how to take part just follow the link below.

Scotland's Virtual Kiltwalk

With brighter Spring and Summer days ahead the UKs National Garden Scheme is in full bloom! All private garden owners are happy to discuss access requirements. So why not take a look on the website and see if you can find a garden that is open near you. Many gardens also open with the proceeds of any donations going to charities. To find out more information just follow the link Open Garden Scheme.


In our what to read action we have details of a digital children's book festival being held by the Wigton book festival. This event is taking place online this year so you can sit back and relax and enjoy some of your favourite books from the comfort of your own home! To find out more about this event just follow the link to go straight to the section. Wigton virtual book festival, also within the what to read section are some fantastic recommendations for books to read the spring so why not go and check them out and let us know what you think!

Image of a book sitting on a wooden surface and a pair of glasses sitting on top of the book.

Image of: a book and a pair of glasses

In our virtual events section, there are some details of some dementia friendly events that are being hosted by capital theatres in Edinburgh. These events are also online events and include things like a virtual book club, virtual afternoon tea events and online theatre events for people and their families who are affected by dementia. To find out more about these events head over to our virtual events section by following this link Capital Theatre Dementia Friendly events.


Also in the virtual events section, Shape Arts have released a virtual reality art exhibition showing the work of different artists in different virtual rooms. To find out more about this project click on the link below.

Virtual Reality Art Exhibition

Unlimited Connects Scotland is hosting a free virtual event which displays the work of disabled actors and producers from across Scotland. This event takes place on the 19th April, for more information head over to the virtual events section of the forum by clicking on the link below.

Theatre event featuring disabled artists

Also, in the music section we have details of the coming Glastonbury festival which will be live streamed this year from Worthy farm. To find out more about some of the acts that will be featuring this year and how you can get tickets for the event you can follow this link Glastonbury Livestream.

If you are the owner of a venue which has recently had to close due to the pandemic, as things start to reopen why not take this opportunity to either list your venue on Euan’s Guide or tell us about your upcoming events so we can list them on the Forum. To create a venue listing click here or you can contact us via

If you are new to Euan’s Guide and would like to start re-viewing some of your favourite venues or outdoor walks, then click here to start writing your review.

I hope you have enjoyed this month’s Focus on the Forum blog, tune in again next month for more forum highlights!

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Written by Zoe Maclean, Reviewer Engagement & Outreach Coordinator

Tags: forum, things to do in lockdown, covid


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