Scotland events highlights for the month of September include the Braemar Gathering, the Pitlochry Highland Games, and the Scottish Book Town Festival.
Largs Viking Festival
27th August – 4th September 2016, 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.
Spring Garden Show
2nd – 4th Sept 2016, Dundee
Leap into spring with fabulous displays of floral art with the Spring Garden Show. Nurseries and garden centres will be there, and a craft fair.
The Braemar Gathering
3rd Sept 2016, Braemar
Possibly the most popular of all the Highland Games in the world, and the only one which guarantees the presence of a member of the royal family. Track events and displays, pipers and dancers.
Perthshire Open Studios
3rd – 11th Sept 2016, Perthshire
This annual 9 day event, now in its 8th year, involves 240 artists and craft makers across Perthshire and Kinross-Shire opening up their work spaces: studios, garages, kitchens, etc., to the public.
Pedal For Scotland
11th Sept 2016, Various
Pedal for Scotland and help a worthwhile charity. Choose from cycling events of 4 miles to 110 miles, to suit your level of stamina. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen.
Scottish Cities Cycle Challenge
Cover 340 miles starting in Inverness and cycling through Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Stirling and Glasgow before finishing in Edinburgh. The main aim of the event is to raise funds for cancer research and it is being supported by Cancer Research UK.
Pitlochry Highland Games
10th September, 2016, Pitlochry.
Everthing you would expect at a Highland games event. Highland dancing, pipers, track and field events, grand pipe band contest for grades 1 to 4 and novice juvenile, and a grand finale of massed pipe bands.
Scottish Book Town Festival
23rd Sept – 2nd October 2016, Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway.
Known as Scotland’s national book town, Wigtown hosts the festival with over 250,000 books. a great chance to meet some of the country’s renowned writers.
Findhorn Bay Culture Day
24th September 2016, Forres.
A carnivalesque celebration of arts and culture will see the streets, cafes, shops and civic buildings of Forres come alive with a brilliant mix of street theatre, performance, art, music and dance, plus lots of ‘have a go’ activities and much, much more.
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon
25th Sept 2016, Fort Augustus to Inverness
10K and 5K runs in one of the leading marathons in the UK, amidst breathtaking scenery. Along the shores of Loch Ness and finish in Inverness Queens Park stadium.
The Enchanted Forest
30th September – 30th October 2016, Pitlochry.
Choreographic creation of dramatic light and sound performances. A night time spectacular set in perthshire’s Big Tree Country.
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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.
Year after year the Hogmanay street party brings something new: Torchlight Procession, Carnival, Street Theatre and more.