August is a busy month for events, with the capital dominating proceedings.
Edinburgh is the main focus for events this month, with the three major and most popular events running for the next few weeks.
We have the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2nd – 26th) the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on from the 2nd to the 24th, and the Edinburgh International Festival from the 9th August – 1st September.
We also have the Art Festival, the Book Festival, and of course, some Highland Games events around the country. More information is available on the August Events page.
Although most visitors will be in the capital, as usual, there’s a lot going on with a good selection of music concerts and theatre around the country. Find out more here.
What A Month!
Most of the country enjoyed some glorious weather throughout July, with scorching hot days during the school holidays, just like it used to be in the seventies (Sigh).
But just as we were getting complacent and venturing out in our t-shirts and shorts, along came a few torrential downpours with flash flooding in places. Thankfully, they didn’t last long, and to be honest, you would think we would know better by now.
At the risk of offending kilt lovers, I have to restate my opinion that our “national dress” should be t-shirts, sunglasses, umbrellas and welly boots. (Snorkels optional)
Hot Deals For August
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