Scotland offers a huge variety of opportunities for seeing and participating in all sorts of events throughout the year.
Please be advised that due to the Covid-19 situation, many events for 2020 were cancelled. We don't know if large scale events will be taking place in 2021. Please check with individual event organisers.
2020 was designated as the Year of Scotland’s Coast and Waters with lots of special events on this theme but some of these may take place in 2021 instead.
Traditional Highland Games are usually held all over Scotland throughout the summer months from the small village events to the huge and historic Highland Games like the Lonach and Braemar Gatherings where famous celebrities watch the march of the Lonach men or the Queen and her family at Braemar. They all have opportunities for all the family to join in the fun.
We also have some specific pages on our web site giving you information about:
Golf tournaments abound across every area, as well as food fairs and farmers’ markets in many towns throughout the year. The Royal Highland Show near Edinburgh or the more local agricultural shows like Turriff in the North East are held during the summer months.
There is something for everyone with food and whisky festivals; music events; art exhibitions; walking festivals and the enjoyment of traditional languages like the Gaelic Mod every October.