A selection of events in Scotland in the summer
Exhibition: Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland
18 May - 1 July 2018, New Lanark World Heritage Site
Islay Festival Of Music And Malt
25 May - 2 June 2018
Enjoy traditional music, ceilidhs, whisky tasting and more.
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
25 May - 3 June 2018
Established as the region’s premier calendar entertainments event since 1979, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland’s largest rural multi-artform festival, with more than 170 artists performing at 82 events in 42 venues across the full breadth of the region.
Angus Glens Walking Festival
31 May - 3 June 2018
Spectacular guided walks over 4 days
1 - 3 June 2018
Annual event at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston near Edinburgh. Scotland's National Gardening Show featuring floral displays, gardening experts, arts, crafts and entertainment.
1 - 3 June 2018, Loch Fyne, Argyll
Beer, food and music - what more could you ask for!
Pageant in the City
2 June, Brechin, Angus
Fun for all the family.
Linlithgow Civic Festival
tbc early June 2018
Taste of Grampian
2 June 2018, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Food and drink family-friendly festival in the north east of Scotland with the emphasis on local produce.
Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games
2 June 2018
Argyll Festival of Performance
2 - 3 June 2018, Inveraray
Unique motorsport show set in the grounds of Inveraray Castle. Theme: Formula One.
Mountain Bike World Cup
2 - 3 June 2018 at Fort William
3 - 9 June 2018 with the main Lanimer Parade in Lanark on Thursday 7 June
8 - 9 June 2018
This special 2-day event in Oban features concerts by Skerryvore, KT Tunstall, Wolfstone, plus Hunter and the Bear.
Tweedlove bike festival
10 June 2018
Whyte British Enduro Championship 2018 - Mountain biking around Peebles and the Tweed Valley
Glasgow Science Festival
7 - 17 June 2018
9 - 17 June 2018, Edinburgh
Concerts, exhibitions, live music, comedy, theatre, tours and more. Including Gala Day and Pageant (Saturday 9th June) and the Leith Festival Tattoo (Sunday 17th June).
Road to the Isles Agricultural Show
9 June 2018, West Highlands
Popular annual event for all the family by the famous Camusdarach beach ('Local Hero' movie) near Arisaig and Mallaig.
9 June 2018 at Brechin.
Annual agricultural show with live stock, fun fair, trade stands, craft marquee, horse and hound, tractor pulling, dancing displays, pipe bands and lots more.
Isle Of Skye Half Marathon
9 June 2018
Ardrossan Highland Games
10 June 2018, North Ayrshire
Crail Food Festival
10 - 11 June 2018, Fife
A highlight on Scotland’s foodie calendar with local produce, demonstrations, stalls, etc.
Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
14 - 17 June 2018
Various venues featuring traditional jazz bands.
Borders Book Festival
13 - 16 June 2019 in Melrose in the Scottish Borders
A wonderful 4 days of talks, discussions, food & drink, live music, comedy and more for all the family.
Moray Walking Festival
15 - 24 June 2018
A new midsummer walking festival based on the Moray Way and surrounding towns/villages.
Cupar Arts Festival
15 - 24 June 2018, Fife
Contemporary art in a rural setting. Making the most of the market town of Cupar’s public buildings and outdoor spaces.
Peebles March Riding & Beltane Queen Festival
tbc 17 - 24 June 2018, Peebles
A week long festival where the houses in the town are decked with red and white ribbons. It kicks off with the inaugural service at the Cross Kirk on the Sunday, followed by the Cornet Installation and the Riding the Marchs (Wednesday), Fancy dress parades (Friday) and Crowning Ceremony and Grade Procession (Saturday). Sunday rounds off the week with the Beating of the Retreat.
Cupar Highland Games
17 June 2018, Fife
17 - 23 June 2018
A week of events to commemorate this Border town‘s history.
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
Glasgow International Jazz Festival
tbc 20 - 24 June 2018
Glasgow Real Ale Festival
tbc 21 - 23 June 2018
Organised by CAMRA at The Briggait in the city's Merchant City area.
Scottish Hydro Challenge
21 - 24 June 2018, Aviemore
One of the premier golfing events on the Challenge Tour. This event is free to attend.
Royal Highland Show
21 - 24 June 2018 at Ingliston, Edinburgh.
Annual agricultural show with arena attractions, Scottish food exhibition, pedigree livestock, flower show, show jumping, craft fair and much more.
Drumtochty Highland Games
23 June 2018 at Drumtochty Castle, Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire
Doune Hill Climb Car Competition
23 - 24 June 2018, Perthshire
Lorne Highland Games
24 June 2018, Oban
Known as the People's Games at Mossfield Park, Oban.
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.
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.
Gairloch Highland Gathering
30 June 2018, Wester Ross
European Pipe Band Championships
30 June 2018, Forres
The biggest piping event in the Highlands
Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
30 June - 1 July 2018
A colourful celebration of Scotland's great maritime heritage in picturesque Portsoy, Aberdeenshire.
Ceres Highland Games
30 June 2018, Ceres village, Cupar, Kingdom of Fife
The oldest free games in Scotland, always held on the last Saturday of the month of June.
West End Festival Fiesta
30 June - 1 July 2018, Glasgow