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
30th August – 7th September 2014, 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
5th – 7th Sept 2014, 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.
Crossing Borders Art Trail
6th – 8th Sept 2014, The Borders
Artists and Craft makers from the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland showcase their work: painters, printmakers, ceramic and glass artists, sculptors, photographers, woodworkers and artists working creatively in textiles, jewellery, metal and leather work.
The Braemar Gathering
6th Sept 2014, 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.
Scottish Cities Cycle Challenge
12th – 15th Sept 2014, Inverness
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
13th September, 2014, 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
26th Sept – 5th October 2014, 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.
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon
28th Sept 2014, 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.
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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.