August 2017

A selection of summer-time events in Scotland

Summer is here and Scotland is abuzz with Festivals, Games and Shows.  Check here or with your host to see what you can see during your visit

Edinburgh Art Festival
27 July - 27 August 2017
A celebration of the capital's visual art community involving galleries and museums, smaller independent spaces, and artist-led organisations across the city.

Killin Highland Games
2 August 2017, Perthshire

Wigtown Agricultural Show
2 August 2017, Bladnoch Park, Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway

Ricoh Women’s British Open
3 - 6 August 2017, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Fife
One of five major tournaments in women's professional golf.

Black Isle Show
3 August 2017 near Muir of Ord, just north of Inverness.
This is the largest agricultural show in the North of Scotland. It attracts over 2,000 cattle, horse and sheep entries, more than 300 trade stands and over 25,000 visitors to the show each year. There is plenty to see and do, craft fair, food fair, 'On the Farm' exhibition for the kids, agricultural stands, vintage rally and sheep shearing.

Belladrum - Tartan Heart Festival
3 - 5 August 2017
Annual music festival near Inverness

Dornoch Highland Gathering
4 August 2017, Sutherland, north Highlands

Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail
4 - 7 August 2017, Dumfries & Galloway
Winner of Epic Awards 2015 and 2015/2016 Scottish Thistle Awards.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo
4 - 26 August 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival
4 - 28 August 2017
One of the most exciting, innovative and accessible festivals of the performing arts in the world.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
4 - 28 August 2017

Dumfries & Lockerbie Show
5 August 2017
Annual agricultural show.

Aviemore Triathlon
6 August 2017, Aviemore
There are 2 courses to suit all abilities based around Loch Morlich and Glenmore Forest in the heart of the spectacular Cairngorm National Park.

Portree Highland Games
9 August 2017, Isle of Skye

The Mey Games
tbc 5 August 2017
The Royal British Legion Mey Games take place near the Castle of Mey (former home to HM The Queen Mother) every August with the patronage of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay

Aboyne Highland Games
5 August 2017, Aberdeenshire
Join with clansmen and women who will be heading to the north east from across the globe to the village green in the centre of Aboyne where the games have been held since 1867. The games have been noted worldwide for being a centre of excellence for the traditional disciplines of Highland Games. Not only is Aboyne recognised for this, but also as a gathering venue for a dozen clans indigenous to the North East of Scotland

Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games
5 August 2017

Brodick Highland Games
5 August 2017, Isle of Arran

North Berwick Highland Games
5 August 2017, East Lothian

Newtonmore Highland Games
5 August 2017, Newtonmore, Cairngorms, Highlands

Arbroath SeaFest
5 - 6 August 2017

Bridge of Allan Highland Games
6 August 2017, near Stirling

Mallaig & Morar Highland Games
6 August 2017, West Highlands

Piping Live!
7 - 13 August 2017
Competitions and events at various venues in Glasgow

Ballater Highland Games
10 August 2017, Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire

Grantown Show
10 August 2017, Grantown-on-Spey
An agricultural show with livestock (including Highland Cows), food stands, farmers’ market, tractors and much more. A great day out for all the family.

Assynt Highland Games
11 August 2017, Lochinver, north Highlands

World Pipe Band Championships
11 - 12 August 2017, Glasgow

Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering
11 - 12 August 2017 at Aberfeldy
Highland games and agricultural show with cattle, horse, sheep and pet show.

Strathpeffer Highland Gathering
13 August 2017, Strathpeffer, Highlands
Enjoy this traditional Highland Gathering in the sylvan setting of the grounds of Castle Leod on the edge of the village of Strathpeffer.

Abernethy Highland Games & Clan Grant Gathering
12 August 2017, Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire

Morebattle Highland Games
12 August 2017, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Edinburgh International Book Festival
12 - 28 August 2017

Perth Highland Games
13 August 2017

Nairn Highland Games
19 August 2017

Stirling Highland Games
19 August 2017

Helmsdale Highland Games
19 August 2017, north Highlands

Isle of Bute Highland Ggames
19 August 2017

Glenfinnan Highland Gathering
19 August 2017, Lochaber, west Highlands

Galloway Country Fair
19 - 20 August 2017 at Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Open Champs Enduro
19 - 20 August 2017, Scottish Borders
Endurance mountain bike race around the Tweed Valley to crown the King and Queen of the Hill.

Crieff Highland Games
20 August 2017, Perthshire

Argyllshire Gathering (Oban Highland Games)
24 August 2017

Cowal Highland Gathering
24 - 26 August 2017
The world's largest Highland Games at Dunoon

Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
24 - 27 August 2017, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Scotland’s premier equestrian event is held annually in one of Scotland’s most scenic locations. Four days of International Eventing takes centre stage while the Bruar Country Fair offers something the non-horsey visitor.

Strathaven Balloon Festival
26 - 27 August 2017, Lanarkshire

Glenurquhart Highland Games
26 August 2017 at Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness

Moffat Show
26 August 2017
Annual agricultural show.

The Edinburgh Mela
26 - 27 August 2017
International cultural extravaganza in Edinburgh

Lochaber Agricultural Show & Family Fun Day
26 August 2017, Inverlochy Castle Farm, near Fort William

Lonach Highland Games
26 August 2017, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire

Birnam Highland Games
26 August 2017, Little Dunkeld, Perthshire

Great Scottish Swim
26 August 2017, Loch Lomond

Kirkcudbright Floodlit Tattoo and Fireworks
26 August 2017, Dumfries & Galloway

Thunder in the Glens
25 - 28 August 2017, Grantown-on-Spey & Aviemore
The largest Harley Davidson motor bike rally in the UK with around 5000 bikes to see and hear!

Grantown Highland Games
27 August 2017, Cairngorms

Coming up in 2018, Glasgow will be hosting the European Championships - a new multi-sport event between 2 August and 12 August 2018.

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