A selection of events in Scotland in the summer
Please be advised that due to the current Covid-19 situation, many events for 2020 will now be cancelled or rescheduled. Please check with individual event organisers.
4 - 12 June 2020, Largs
A fleet of famous 'Fife Yachts' from around the globe will return to where they were made on the Clyde for this magnificent sailing regatta.
Glasgow Science Festival
4 - 14 June 2020
5 - 8 June 2020, Loch Fyne, Argyll
Beer, food and music - what more could you ask for!
Linlithgow Civic Festival
tbc early June 2020
Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games
6 June 2020
Edinburgh Whisky Festival
6 June 2020
6 June 2020 at Brechin.
Annual agricultural show with livestock, dog show, trade stands, craft marquee, vintage vehicles and truck show, plus Highland dancing displays, pipe band and lots more. The Ardblair Stones competition is to try and lift nine stones of increasing weight (18kg-152kg) sequentially onto barrels (132 cm in height). Trophies are awarded to the top three men and top three women. This is one of a series of qualifiers for the International Highland Games Federation Stones of Strength Scottish Final which will take place at the Blairgowrie and Rattray Highland Games on Sunday September 6th.
Taste of Grampian
6 June 2020, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Food and drink family-friendly festival in the north east of Scotland with the emphasis on local produce.
Mountain Bike World Cup
6 - 7 June 2020 at Fort William
7 - 13 June 2020 with the main Lanimer Parade in Lanark on Thursday 11 June
Eat & Drink Festival
11 - 14 June 2020, Glasgow
Scotland's favourite food festival at the SEC Glasgow.
The Eden Festival
11 - 14 June 2020, Dumfries & Galloway
This is an independent festival showcasing fresh music set in the Raehills Meadows near Moffat. Family friendly event featuring a variety of performers, local artworks, local produce and much, much more.
Borders Book Festival
11 - 14 June 2020 in Melrose in the Scottish Borders
A wonderful 4 days of talks, discussions, food & drink, live music, comedy and more for all the family.
Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
11 - 14 June 2020
Various venues featuring traditional jazz bands.
Moray Walking Festival
12 - 21 June 2020
A midsummer walking festival based on the Moray Way and surrounding towns/villages.
tbc June 2020
2 days of mountain bike racing around Peebles and the Tweed Valley.
Glasgow Festival of Wine
13 June 2020
Hosted by Tom Cannavan, broadcaster and award-winning wine writer.
13 June 2020, Brechin, Angus.
Celebrating the 800th birthday of Brechin Cathedral.
Ballantrae Festival of Food & Drink
13 - 14 June 2020, Ayrshire
Including a mini gin festival on Saturday 8th to help celebrate World Gin Day!
13 - 21 June 2020, Edinburgh
Concerts, exhibitions, live music, comedy, theatre, tours and more. Including Gala Day and Pageant (Saturday) and the Leith Festival Tattoo (Sunday).
Isle Of Skye Half Marathon
13 June 2020
Crail Food Festival
13 - 14 June 2020, Fife
A highlight on Scotland’s foodie calendar now in its 9th year with local produce, demonstrations, stalls, etc.
Cupar Arts Festival
13 - 20 June 2020, Fife
Contemporary art in a rural setting. Making the most of the market town of Cupar’s public buildings and outdoor spaces.
Ardrossan Highland Games
14 June 2020, North Ayrshire
14 - 20 June 2020
A week of events to commemorate this Border town‘s history.
Peebles March Riding & Beltane Queen Festival
15 - 21 June 2020, 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.
Scottish Senior Men’s Open Championship
17 - 19 June 2020, Banff, Aberdeenshire
Golfers compete at Duff House Royal for the championship trophy.
Drumlanrig Off-Road Motorsport Festival
18 - 21 June 2020, Drumlanrig Castle
Family-friendly event set in the picturesque grounds of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway. Motor sport events including flat-field motocross and off-road bike trials, plus entertainment, food village, mini quad bike rides, static vehicle displays, disco and ceilidh.
Cupar Highland Games
21 June 2020, Fife
Edinburgh International Film Festival
17 - 28 June 2020
Glasgow International Jazz Festival
17 - 21 June 2020
Royal Highland Show
18 - 21 June 2020 at Ingliston, Edinburgh.
Annual agricultural show with arena attractions, Scottish food exhibition, pedigree livestock, flower show, show jumping, craft fair and much more.
The Midsummer Beer Happening
18 - 20 June 2020, Stonehaven
Hundreds of craft beers and real ales, plus a cycle sportive event.
Glasgow Real Ale Festival
tbc 18 - 20 June 2020
Organised by CAMRA at The Briggait in the city's Merchant City area.
Doune Hill Climb Car Competition
20 June 2020, Perthshire
Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
20 - 21 June 2020
A colourful celebration of Scotland's great maritime heritage in picturesque Portsoy, Aberdeenshire.
Aberdeen Highland Games
21 June 2020
Drumtochty Highland Games
27 June 2020 at Drumtochty Castle, Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire
European Pipe Band Championships
27 June 2020, Inverness
The biggest piping event in the Highlands
Ceres Highland Games
27 June 2020, Ceres village, Cupar, Kingdom of Fife
The oldest free games in Scotland, always held on the last Saturday of the month of June.