July 2018

A selection of summer events in Scotland

Ask your B&B hosts about local events and Highland Games that might be taking place when you are staying

Summer Festival
18 June - 7 July 2018, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Two weeks of events, workshops, performances, food and artist’s projects in the house and gardens, launching with a Children’s Procession on Monday 18 June and continuing with a new music commission on 23 June.

Edinburgh International Film Festival
20 June - 1 July 2018

East Neuk Festival
27 June - 1 July 2018
Artists of many nations come to this beautiful coastal spot bringing music family activities, writing and ideas, opera and installations.

Scottish Hydro Challenge
tbc 29 June - 2 July 2018, Aviemore
One of the premier golfing events on the Challenge Tour. This event is free to attend.

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
30 June - 1 July 2018
A colourful celebration of Scotland's great maritime heritage in picturesque Portsoy, Aberdeenshire.

The Scottish Game Fair
29 June - 1 July 2018
Set in the grounds of Scone Palace (Perthshire) with displays, stands, demonstrations. Organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.

West End Festival Fiesta
30 June - 1 July 2018, Glasgow

Kenmore Highland Games, Perthshire
4 July 2018

Stonehaven Folk Festival
5 - 8 July 2018
Traditional and contemporary folk music in the north east of Scotland

Weave Festival
6 - 8 July, Paisley
Weave multi-arts festival including the historic Sma' Shot day.

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional & Acoustic Music Festival
6 - 8 July 2018, Dumfries & Galloway

Beer and Berries
7 July 2018, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
A celebration of the gardens, growing and local produce at this historic arts venue in Angus. Part of Scotland's Gardens scheme. Visit the Walled Gardens, hear about the plans for renovating the gardens and fernery, listen to a talk and visit the Garden Cafe.

Scottish Transport Extravaganza
7 - 8 July 2018, Glamis Castle, Angus
Now in its 44th year. The Vintage Vehicle Rally, with ring entertainment and stalls, is regarded as the premier vintage motoring event in Scotland and one of the largest in Britain. 1000 vehicles of all ages, shapes and size plus 150 stands dealing in auto-jumble, motor trade, antiques, fund raising and crafts

Luss Highland Gathering
7 July 2018, Loch Lomond

Glengarry Highland Games
7 July 2018, Invergarry, Loch Ness

Aberdeen Highland Games
7 July 2018

Doune and Dunblane Show
7 July 2018
Annual agricultural show in Perthshire

Forres Highland Games
7 July 2018, Moray

Cantilena Music Festival
8 - 13 July 2018
Annual chamber music festival on the Isle of Islay

Scottish Open
11 - 15 July 2018, East Lothian
Annual international golf tournament this year being held for at Gullane Golf Club.

Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival
13 - 22 July 2018
Internationally acclaimed festival with over 100 events across Edinburgh - from major concert halls to parks, churches, and small clubs.

Harley Davidson in the City Festival
13 - 15 July 2018, Brechin
The fifth year of this popular motorcycle festival in this Angus town.

Kirriemuir Agricultural Show
14 July 2018, Kirriemuir, Angus

The Famous Alva Games
14 July 2018
Traditional Highland games near Stirling

Tain Highland Gathering
14 July 2018, north Highlands

Loch Lomond Highland Games
14 July 2018 at Balloch, Loch Lomond

Jedburgh Border Games
tbc 14 July 2018

Kirkcudbright Country Fair
14 - 15 July 2018, Dumfries & Galloway
Spectacular programme of events with guest performers and display teams at one of the region's major annual events.

St Ronan's Border Games
14 - 21 July 2018, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
St Ronan's Border Games and Cleikum Ceremonies week.

Stonehaven Highland Games
15 July 2018, Aberdeenshire

Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering
15 July 2018, near Faslane, Argyll

Kinlochard Highland Gathering
tbc 15 July 2018
The Gathering is an annual community gala day and mini Highland Games for the village of Kinlochard in the heart of the Trossachs

Braemar Junior Highland Games
14 July 2018
Enabling children from 5 to 18 to participate in games events normally reserved for adults. Family Ceilidh in the Village Hall in the evening.

Riding of the Marches
A host of annual events in Kirkcudbright (Dumfries & Galloway) including The Riding of the Marches when the boundaries of the old Royal Burgh are marked are out as tradition requires.

Inverness Highland Games
21 July 2018
Annual Highland Games in the Highland capital, preceded by Gala Night.

Lochcarron Highland Games
21 July 2018, Wester Ross

Tomintoul Highland Games
21 July 2018, Tomintoul, Moray

Callander & Trossachs Summerfest
tbc 14 - 29 July 2018
Lots of activities including music, art and craft displays and workshops, with a craft fair and ceilidh on the last weekend.

Inveraray Highland Games
17 July 2018, Argyll

Isle of Mull Highland Games
19 July 2018, Tobermory

The Open
19 - 22 July 2018
This year the 147th Open will at Carnoustie where the world's best players will strive to become the Champion Golfer of the Year.

Sutherland County Show
21 July 2018, Dornoch, Scottish Highlands

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games
21 July 2018, Lochearnhead, Perthshire

Taynuilt Highland Games
tbc 21 July 2018, Taynuilt (11 miles from Oban)

Arisaig Highland Games and Clan Ranald Gathering
25 July 2018, West Highlands

Stranraer Show
25 July 2018
Annual agricultural show.

Scottish Ladies Open Golf
26 - 29 July 2018, Gullane, East Lothian
This year Gullane Golf Club hosts the 2018 ladies’ Scottish Open golf tournament.

Edinburgh Art Festival
26 July - 26 August 2018
A celebration of the capital's visual art community involving galleries and museums, smaller independent spaces, and artist-led organisations across the city.

Durness Highland Games
27 July 2018, Sutherland, north-west Highlands

Aberdeen International Youth Festival
27 July - 4 August 2018
This huge annual multi-arts event includes dance, theatre, opera and contemporary, jazz, classical and traditional music.

Scottish Pipe Band Championships
28 July 2018, Dumbarton

Airth Highland Games
28 July 2018, near Falkirk

Dufftown Highland Games
28 July 2018, Speyside

Nairn Show
28 July 2018
Livestock exhibitions, craft fair, food stalls and amusements is held at Kinnudie Farm, Auldearn, near Nairn.

Halkirk Highland Games
28 July 2018, Caithness

St Andrews Highland Games
29 July 2018

Fort William Marathon
29 July 2018

Aberdeen Mela, One World Day
29 July 2018
Multi cultural festival in Aberdeen


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