Scotland events highlights for August include the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the fabulous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the ever popular Cowal Highland Games.
Possible cancellations or postponements. Please check with the venue/event organiser for updates.
Scotland Events August 2022….
Edinburgh Art Festival
28th July – 28th August 2022, Edinburgh
Brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by established and emerging artists.
Edinburgh Foodies Festival
5th – 7th August 2022, Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
Feast at over 30 delicious street food stalls in the Street Food Avenue. Enjoy Prosecco and Parmesan masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre.
Fringe By The Sea
5th -14th August 2022, North Berwick
Music, comedy, family fun, literature, film, conversation, and all manner of curious delights – all served up with a healthy dose of Scottish sea air.
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
5th – 27th August 2022, Edinburgh
Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
5th – 29th August 2022, Edinburgh
The world’s biggest celebration of the arts. Runs for three weeks with a mix of culture and art, theatre, music and dance, exhibitions, children’s shows and events.
North Berwick International Highland Games
6th August 2022, North Berwick
Traditional Highland Games and Highland dancing. Pipe Band Championships with over 70 bands. Concludes with a spectacular massed pipe band display.
Edinburgh International Festival
6th – 28th August 2022, Edinburgh
More of the arts, with the Edinburgh International Festival offering live performances by internationally renowned artists, classical music, theatre, opera and dance.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
12th -20th August 2022, Edinburgh
The best in British and world cinema is celebrated, showing some of the latest new movies at The Edinburgh International Film Festival. You have the chance to meet some of the artists involved.
The Gin & Rum Festival
12th – 13th August 2022, The Briggait, Glasgow
With over 100 different rums, cocktails, food and music from around the globe we are The Rum Party!
Edinburgh International Book Festival
13th – 29th August 2022,
The world’s biggest book festival. Meet authors from around the world. Discussions, lectures, debates and workshops.
14th August 2022, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
World Pipe Band Championships
TBC, Glasgow Green
The World Pipe Band Championships are back with around 8000 pipers and drummers taking part.
Lochaber Agricultural Show
TBC, Castle Farm, Happy Valley
This annual agricultural/horse/food/craft show is held beneath the spectacular backdrop of Ben Nevis at Inverlochy Castle Farm.
The Kiltwalk Dundee
21st August 2022, Dundee
Raise money for charity.
The Cowal Highland Gathering
25th – 27th August 2022, Dunoon
The world’s largest Highland Games. Competitors are attracted from all over the world for dancing, piping, heavy events, athletics and shinty.
Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
25th – 28th August 2022, Atholl Estates
Four days of equestrian sports, plus over 200 trade stands offering something to suit every taste and budget.
Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought
TBC, Traquair House, Scottish Borders
Meet an author, watch a debate, view an exhibition, walk the grounds of Traquair house, or cycle the banks of the River Tweed.
Nairn Book & Arts Festival
27th August – 3rd September 2022, Nairn
Look out for our roving poet, who will pop up in unexpected places, alongside a raft of brilliant authors, exceptional musicians and a host of events to keep you entertained.
Largs Viking Festival
27th August – 4th September 2022, Largs
A great family event celebrating the Viking heritage in Largs, notably the Battle of Largs of 1263, which was the scene of the last Viking invasion in the UK.
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