July 2019

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

Kenmore Highland Games, Perthshire
3 July 2019

Electric Fields Festival
4 - 6 July 2019, Drumlanrig Castle
Music festival in Dumfries & Galloway

The Scottish Game Fair
5 - 7 July 2019
Set in the grounds of Scone Palace (Perthshire) with displays, stands, demonstrations. Organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Tomintoul Motorcycle Gathering
5 - 6 July 2019
Entertainment all weekend including stalls, games, rock bands, etc.

Aberdeen Gin Fest
5 - 6 July 2019
Now in its third year

The Scottish Real Ale Festival
tbc July 2019,Edinburgh

Weave Festival
6 July 2019, Paisley
Weave multi-arts festival including the historic Sma' Shot day.

Scottish Transport Extravaganza
tbc 6 - 7 July 2019, Glamis Castle, Angus
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
6 July 2019, Loch Lomond

Thornton Highland Games
6 July 2019, Thornton, Kirkcaldy, Fife

Glengarry Highland Games
6 July 2019, Invergarry, Loch Ness

Doune and Dunblane Show
6 July 2019
Annual agricultural show in Perthshire

Forres Highland Games
6 July 2019, Moray

Cantilena Music Festival
7 - 12 July 2019
Annual chamber music festival on the Isle of Islay

Scottish Open
8 - 14 July 2019, East Lothian
Annual international golf tournament this year being held for at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick.

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional & Acoustic Music Festival
12 - 14 July 2019, Dumfries & Galloway
Includes Scottish Highland dancing competitions on Saturday 13 July.

Stonehaven Folk Festival
12 - 14 July 2019
Traditional and contemporary folk music in the north east of Scotland

Kinlochard Highland Gathering
12 - 14 July 2019
The Gathering is an annual community gala day and mini Highland Games for the village of Kinlochard in the heart of the Trossachs

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
12 - 21 July 2019, Edinburgh
Jazz and blues musicians from all over the world gather for this 10-day festival.

Harley Davidson in the City Festival
tbc mid July 2019, Brechin
The fifth year of this popular motorcycle festival in this Angus town.

Kirriemuir Agricultural Show
13 July 2019, Kirriemuir, Angus

The Famous Alva Games
13 July 2019
Traditional Highland games near Stirling

Tain Highland Gathering
13 July 2019, north Highlands

Loch Lomond Highland Games
13 July 2019 at Balloch, Loch Lomond

Jedburgh Border Games
tbc 13 July 2019

Braemar Junior Highland Games
13 July 2019
Enabling children from 5 to 18 to participate in games events normally reserved for adults. Family Ceilidh in the Village Hall in the evening.

Callander & Trossachs Summerfest
tbc 13 - 28 July 2019
Lots of activities including music, art and craft displays and workshops, with a craft fair and ceilidh on the last weekend.

Kirkcudbright Country Fair
tbc 13 - 14 July 2019, 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
13 - 20 July 2019, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
St Ronan's Border Games and Cleikum Ceremonies week.

Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering
14 July 2019, 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

Burntisland Highland Gathering
15 July 2019, Burntisland, Fife

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.

Inveraray Highland Games
16 July 2019, Argyll

Isle of Mull Highland Games
18 July 2019, Tobermory

Inverness Highland Games
20 July 2019
Annual Highland Games in the Highland capital, preceded by Gala Night.

Lochcarron Highland Games
20 July 2019, Wester Ross

Tomintoul Highland Games
20 July 2019, Tomintoul, Moray

Stonehaven Highland Games
21 July 2019, Aberdeenshire

Sutherland County Show
20 July 2019, Dornoch, Scottish Highlands

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games
20 July 2019, Lochearnhead, Perthshire

Taynuilt Highland Games
tbc 20 July 2019, Taynuilt (11 miles from Oban)

Edinburgh Art Festival
25 July - 25 August 2019
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
26 July 2019, Sutherland, north-west Highlands

Airth Highland Games
27 July 2019, near Falkirk

Border Union Show
27 July 2019, Kelso
Annual agricultural show and equestrian event in the Borders

Scottish Pipe Band Championships
27 July 2019, Dumbarton

Dufftown Highland Games
27 July 2019, Speyside

Nairn Show
tbc 27 July 2019
Livestock exhibitions, craft fair, food stalls and amusements is held at Kinnudie Farm, Auldearn, near Nairn.

Halkirk Highland Games
27 July 2019, Caithness

St Andrews Highland Games
28 July 2019

Fort William Marathon
28 July 2019

Aberdeen Mela, One World Day
tbc 28 July 2019
Multi cultural festival in Aberdeen

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

Arisaig Highland Games and Clan Ranald Gathering
31 July 2019, West Highlands

Stranraer Show
tbc 31 July 2019
Annual agricultural show.

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