Scotland events highlights for August include the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the fabulous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the ever popular Cowal Highland Games.
Scotland Events August 2023….
Edinburgh Art Festival
27th July – 27th August 2023, 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
4th – 6th August 2023, Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
Sample new wines, champagnes and cocktails in The Drinks Theatre. Eat delicious street food from around the world. Taste new flavours.
Fringe By The Sea
4th – 13th August 2023, 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
4th – 26th August 2023, 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 International Festival
4th – 27th August 2023, Edinburgh
More of the arts, with the Edinburgh International Festival offering live performances by internationally renowned artists, classical music, theatre, opera and dance.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
4th – 28th August 2023, 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
12th August 2023, 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 Book Festival
12th – 28th August 2023,
The world’s biggest book festival. Meet authors from around the world. Discussions, lectures, debates and workshops.
The Gin & Rum Festival
18th – 19th August 2023, The Briggait, Glasgow
With over 100 different rums, cocktails, food and music from around the globe we are The Rum Party!
World Pipe Band Championships
18th – 19th August 2023, Glasgow Green
The World Pipe Band Championships are back with around 8000 pipers and drummers taking part.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
18th – 23rd August 2023, 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 Kiltwalk Dundee
20th August 2023, Dundee
Raise money for charity.
The Cowal Highland Gathering
24th – 27th August 2023, 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
24th – 27th August 2023, Atholl Estates
Four days of equestrian sports, plus over 200 trade stands offering something to suit every taste and budget.
Lochaber Agricultural Show
26th August 2023, Castle Farm, Happy Valley
This annual agricultural/horse/food/craft show is held beneath the spectacular backdrop of Ben Nevis at Inverlochy Castle Farm.
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
31st August – 3rd September 2023, 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.
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