Scotland events highlights for the month of September include the Braemar Gathering, the Nairn Book & Arts Festival, and Perthshire Open Studios.
Possible cancellations or postponements. Please check with the venue/event organiser for updates.
Scotland Events September 2021….
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.
Distilled Food & Drink
3rd – 4th September 2021, Speyside
Spirit of Speyside hosts award-winning brewers, gin crafters, food producers and more.
3rd – 5th September 2021, Glasgow
Bank holiday weekend of music, Glasgow.
The Braemar Gathering
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.
The Dog Lover Show
4th -5th September 2021, SEC, Glasgow
Brilliant performances and displays from some of the most talented dogs in the UK.
Perthshire Open Studios
4th – 12th September 2021, Perthshire
This event involves artists and craft makers across Perthshire and Kinross-Shire opening up their work spaces: studios, garages, kitchens, etc., to the public.
Nairn Book & Arts Festival
4th – 12th September 2021, 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.
Stranraer Oyster Festival
10th – 12th September 2021, Stranraer
Top chefs, inspiring speakers, amazing entertainers and some of the world’s leading oyster experts come together for the Stranraer Oyster Festival, a seafood celebration on the shores of Loch Ryan.
10th – 12 September 2021, Glasgow Green
Music Festival from the T in the Park organisers.
Race For Life
11th September 2021, Edinburgh
5K race (Pretty Muddy Kids) for Cancer Research UK.
Pitlochry Highland Games
11th September 2021, 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.
Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp
11th – 12th September 2021, Cairngorm Mountains
Raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity with a 54 mile walk in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains. Walkers of all abilities can take part in bronze (22 miles), silver (36.5 miles) or gold (54 miles) routes.
Race For Life
12th September 2021, Dundee
5K race (adults and children) for Cancer Research UK.
Disney On Ice
TBC, Intu Braehead, Glasgow
High-flying jumps, breath-taking skating and lovable Disney friends.
Newmilns Arts & Crafts Festival
Returns 2022, Jamieson Park, Newmilns
Over 80 stalls of arts & crafts vendors and community groups, a demonstration area, a 400 capacity Tearoom serving Afternoon Tea and a licensed Bar.
It’s a Knockout
17th – 19th September 2021, Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell
Teams of 10 work together to complete highly-amusing games which involve a variety of weird and wonderful tasks.
Memory Walks In Scotland
18th – 19th September, 2021
Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Arbroath, The Borders, Forth Valley, Ayrshire, and more. Find a memory walk near you.
Wigtown Book Town Festival
23rd September – 3rd October, 2021
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.
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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.
Edinburgh Hogmanay: Year after year the Hogmanay street party brings something new: Torchlight Procession, Carnival, Street Theatre and more.
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