Scotland events highlights for August include the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the fabulous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Cowal Highland Games.
Scotland Events August 2017….
Fèis an Eilein: The Skye Festival
4th July – 25th August 2017, Various venues, Isle of Skye
A diverse range of music, comedy, dance, ceilidhs and much more.
Aberdeen Youth Festival
28th Jul – 5th August 2017, Aberdeen
Showcasing the best youth talent from all over the world, the festival has all sorts of entertainment including concerts, recitals, music, dancing, theatre and massed choirs.
Edinburgh Art Festival
27th Jul – 27th August 2017, Edinburgh
Outdoor concerts on the streets and all sorts of venues, with international artistes performing in the longest-running jazz festival in the UK.
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
4th – 26th Aug 2017, 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.
Ignition Festival of Motoring
4th – 6th Aug 2017, SECC, Glasgow
Displays of classic cars, supercars, rally cars, motorcycles and more, The Top Gear Live Stunt team will inject further thrills into IGNITION as they bring excitement and flair to the live action zone.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
4th – 28th August 2017, 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.
Edinburgh International Festival
4th – 28th Aug 2017, Edinburgh
More of the arts, with the Edinburgh International Festival offering live performances by internationally renowned artists, classical music, theatre, opera and dance.
North Berwick International Highland Games
5th August 2017, North Berwick
Traditional Highland Games and Highland dancing. Pipe Band Championships with over 70 bands. Concludes with a spectacular massed pipe band display.
Pedal For Parkinsons
6th August 2017, Stirling
A 25 or 60 mile cycle challenge around historic Stirling. Have an active day out with your friends and family, while supporting a worthwhile cause, Parkinson’s UK.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
12th – 28th Aug 2017, Edinburgh
The world’s biggest book festival. Meet authors from around the world. Discussions, lectures, debates and workshops.
The Cowal Highland Gathering
24th – 26th Aug 2017, Dunoon
The world’s largest Highland Games. Competitors are attracted from all over the world for dancing, piping, heavy events, athletics and shinty.
MacMillan Art Show
24th – 27th Aug 2017, Edinburgh
The aim of the Show is to raise much-needed funds for the work of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought
26th – 27th Aug 2017, Innerleithen
Meet an author, watch a debate, view an exhibition, walk the grounds of Traquair house, or cycle the banks of the River Tweed.
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MAJOR EVENTS IN SCOTLAND ….
Edinburgh Military Tattoo: You’ll have to book your Edinburgh Military Tattoo tickets early if you want to see this magnificent spectacle, and internationally acclaimed event, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: One of the world’s largest arts events, the Festival stages more than 2,000 shows in hundreds of theatres, and a lot more.
Edinburgh Hogmanay: Year after year the Hogmanay street party brings something new: Torchlight Procession, Carnival, Street Theatre and more.
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