Scotland events highlights for August include the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the fabulous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the ever popular Cowal Highland Games.
Possible cancellations or postponements. Please check with the venue/event organiser for updates.
Scotland Events August 2021….
Edinburgh Art Festival
29th July – 29th August 2021, 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
6th – 8th August 2021, Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
Feast at over 30 delicious street food stalls in the Street Food Avenue. Enjoy Prosecco and Parmesan masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre.
Fringe By The Sea
6th – 15th August 2021, 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
6th – 28th August 2021, 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
6th – 29th August 2021, 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
6th – 30th August 2021, 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.
The Gin & Rum Festival
13th – 14th August 2021, The Briggait, Glasgow
Discover new favourites with samples from our hand-picked guest distillers, treat yourself at our themed Gin and Rum bars, and let your hair down with friends.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
14th – 30th August 2021,
The world’s biggest book festival. Meet authors from around the world. Discussions, lectures, debates and workshops.
North Berwick International Highland Games
TBC, North Berwick
Traditional Highland Games and Highland dancing. Pipe Band Championships with over 70 bands. Concludes with a spectacular massed pipe band display.
World Pipe Band Championships
TBC, Glasgow Green
The World Pipe Band Championships are back with around 8000 pipers and drummers taking part.
The Kiltwalk Dundee
Take a walk for your chosen charity. Choose from the Mighty Stride, the Big Stroll, or the Wee Wander.
Lochaber Agricultural Show
TBC, Castle Farm, Happy Valley
This annual agricultural/horse/food/craft show is held beneath the spectacular backdrop of Ben Nevis at Inverlochy Castle Farm.
Pedal For Parkinson’s
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.
The Cowal Highland Gathering
26th – 28th August 2021, 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
26th – 29th August 2021, Atholl Estates
Four days of equestrian sports, plus over 200 trade stands offering something to suit every taste and budget.
Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought
Meet an author, watch a debate, view an exhibition, walk the grounds of Traquair house, or cycle the banks of the River Tweed.
Largs Viking Festival
28th August – 5th September 2021, 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.
Men’s 10K Run
29th August 2021, Glasgow
An event just for the men. Starting at the Riverside Transport Museum, the route heads east along the River Clyde.
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