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 2020….
Fèis an Eilein: The Skye Festival
TBC, Various venues, Isle of Skye
A diverse range of music, comedy, dance, ceilidhs and much more.
Edinburgh Art Festival
30th July – 30th August 2020, Edinburgh
Brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by established and emerging artists.
Join some top chefs for great food, music and fun. Feast at over 30 delicious street food stalls in the Street Food Avenue.
Fringe By The Sea
7th – 16th August 2020, 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
7th – 29th August 2020, 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 Fringe Festival
7th – 31st August 2020, 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.
Edinburgh International Festival
7th – 31st August 2020, Edinburgh
More of the arts, with the Edinburgh International Festival offering live performances by internationally renowned artists, classical music, theatre, opera and dance.
Great Perthshire Tattie Run
8th August 2020, King Edward Street, Perth
Includes The Spud & Spoon race for the little ones.
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
14th – 15th August 2020, Glasgow Green
The World Pipe Band Championships are back with around 8000 pipers and drummers taking part.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
15th – 31st August 2020, Edinburgh
The world’s biggest book festival. Meet authors from around the world. Discussions, lectures, debates and workshops.
The Kiltwalk Dundee
16th August 2020, Dundee
Take a walk for your chosen charity. Choose from the Mighty Stride, the Big Stroll, or the Wee Wander.
The Gin & Rum Festival
21st – 22nd August 2020, 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.
Pedal For Parkinson’s
23rd August 2020, Stirling
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
27th – 29th August 2020, 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
27th – 30th August 2020, 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
29th – 30th August 2020, Innerleithen
Meet an author, watch a debate, view an exhibition, walk the grounds of Traquair house, or cycle the banks of the River Tweed.
Lochaber Agricultural Show
Lochaber’s annual agricultural/horse/food/craft show is held beneath the spectacular backdrop of Ben Nevis at Inverlochy Castle Farm, Happy Valley.
Men’s 10K Run
30th August 2020, Glasgow
An event just for the men. Starting at the Riverside Transport Museum, the route heads east along the River Clyde.
Largs Viking Festival
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.
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