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June 2019

The Royal Highland Show

June 20 - June 23
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities. Celebrating its 179th year, The Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland's most iconic events, showcasing the very best of farming food and rural life. Info: www.royalhighlandshow.org

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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

June 22 - June 23
Portsoy, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

Engages the local region, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage. Info: www.stbfportsoy.org

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Piping Inverness

June 29
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

The European Pipe Band Championships will be held in Bught Park, with food and drink, traditional craft stalls and live entertainment, will make it a fun-filled family day out. Info: [email protected]

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July 2019

Kenmore Highland Games

July 3
Kenmore – Scotland Kenmore, Perthshire Scotland

Traditional Highland games with a heavy event unique to Kenmore, throwing the Tirnie Stones -an almost spherical stone found on Tirinie Farm, Kenmore. Info: www.kenmorehighlandgames.com

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John Paul Jones Birthday Celebration

July 6
Arbigland, Dumfries United Kingdom

John Paul Jones was one of the greatest Founding Fathers of America and The Father of the US Navy for his heroics in the American Revolutionary War. Come celebrate his birth (July 6, 1747) at the place of his birth and childhood, The John Paul Jones Birthplace Cottage and Museum located on Arbigland Estates just ... Read more

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The Ceòlas Summer School

July 7 - July 12
Isle of South Uist – Scotland Isle of South Uist, Scotland

Unbeatable tuition in Gaelic music, dance and language from the best traditional musicians in Scotland and Canada; guided walks, house cèilidhs and village-hall dances in the strongest Gaelic-speaking community in the world; authentic Hebridean culture alive in its heartland. Info: www.ceolas.co.uk

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Loch Lomond Highland Games

July 13
Balloch – Scotland Balloch, Scotland

Athletics, pipe bands and more at Moss o' Balloch Park, Loch Lomond. Info: www.llhgb.com

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HebCelt

July 17 - July 20
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

The Hebridean Celtic Festival is an international Celtic music festival, which takes place annually with a variety of performers and events. Info: www.hebceltfest.com

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The Battle Of Falkirk 1298 Commemoration 2019

July 20
Falkirk – Scotland Falkirk, Scotland

Commemoration The Battle Of Falkirk 1298. On the 22nd of July 1298 Sir William Wallace Guardian of Scotland and high protector of the Realm and his army of Scotsman stood in defiance of tyranny against King Edward I of England at Falkirk Trinity Church. Info: www.facebook.com/events/661098897603239

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Stonehaven Highland Games

July 21
Stonehaven – Scotland Stonehaven, Kincardineshire Scotland

Highland dancing, athletics and Pipe Band Competition at Mackie Academy Playing Fields. Info: www.stonehavenhighlandgames.com

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Langholm Common Riding

July 26
Langholm United Kingdom

A week of celebration culminate in a ceremonial procession. The procession is led by the cornet and his mounted supporters, accompanied by brass and pipe bands, horse-racing, athletics, Cumberland wrestling and Highland games; with an open air dance in the evening and a closing ceremony. Info: www,returntotheridings.co.uk/langholm-common-riding

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Alasdair Fraser’s Mammoth Fiddle Night

July 26
Isle of Skye United Kingdom

Prepare for a string spectacular and experience the sound of over 130 fiddles and cellos lifting the rafters of Sabhal Mr Ostaig. Info: www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/

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Scottish Pipe Band Championships

July 27
Dumbarton United Kingdom

Pipe band contest, all grades. Info: www.rspba.org

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Dufftown Highland Games

July 27
Dufftown United Kingdom

A full programme of Light and Heavy Events, Massed Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing and there is a chance to take part too with the Overseas Race. Info: www.dufftownhighlandgames.org

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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St. Andrews Highland Games

July 28
St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

One of the top Highland Games in Fife with a full traditional program at Station Park. Info: www.standrewshighlandgames.co.uk

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August 2019

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 2 - August 24
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The Edinburgh Tattoo is a spectacular like no other. A kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment. All set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. See your evening burst into life with a colourful blend of Scottish pipe and drum bands, highland dancers and performers from across the world. Info: www.edintattoo.co.uk

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The largest arts festival in the world featuring performers from across the globe at locations across Edinburgh. Info: www.edfringe.com

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The Edinburgh International Festival

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

For three weeks in August, Scotland’s capital becomes an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for people of all nations. Festival programmes featuring dance, opera, music and theatre at venues across Edinburgh. Info: www.eif.co.uk

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International Scottish Gin Day

August 3
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

International Scottish Gin Day aims to help a global audience discover the wonderful world of Scottish Gin and to create a special day established to raise the profile of Scottish Gin, which accounts for 70% of the UK's overall gin production.

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Clan Farquharson Gathering 2019

August 3 - August 10
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

Celebrate our Clan Chief’s 100th birthday and his 70th anniversary of becoming Clan Chief with a variety of Clan focused events. Info: www.farquharson-clan.co.uk

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Clan Baird Society General Meeting

August 5
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Clan Baird Society is hosting its General Meeting, St. Trinnean's Room, St. Leonard's Hall, 18 Holyrood Park Rd. A representative from the Office of the Lord Lyon is coming to hear the state of the Bairds and to explain processes for more organization of the family. All Bairds are invited to attend. You do not ... Read more

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Clan Munro Gathering

August 9 - August 11
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Clan Munro Clan event to commemorate the Battle of Glen Shiel in 1719 where the Munros took to the field for the last time as a clan. Info: www.clanmunro.org.uk

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Piping Live!

August 10 - August 16
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Piping Live! brings together musicians from across the globe, who come to Glasgow with pipe bands and music groups from many different countries to take part. With Pipe Idol, The Piping Live! Big Band, The Masters, Evening Concerts, the festival club, Street Café and more, the festival  has something for everyone. Info: www.pipinglive.co.uk

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The World Pipe Band Championships

August 16 - August 17
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Two days of competition showcases the extraordinary ability of 8000 pipers and drummers taking part. Defending champions Inveraray and District will face bands from around the World as they compete to hang on to their crown at Glasgow Green. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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Cowal Highland Gathering

August 29 - August 31
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

Celebrating 125 years and renowned for the quality of its Highland dancing, drawing in the best performers from around the globe as they compete in the Scottish and World Championships. Info:  www.cowalgathering.com or 01369 703206.

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September 2019

2019 Clan MacAulay Gathering

September 5 - September 8
Aviemore United Kingdom

MacAulays (of all spellings) will gather in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park at the Hilton Coylumbridge. It will be a time to connect with our fellow MacAulays, make new friends and reacquaint with friends you’ve made at previous Gatherings. Info: www.clanmacaulay.org.uk

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The Stewart Gathering 2019

September 6 - September 8
Elgin, Moray United Kingdom

The Stewart Society (of Edinburgh) will hold its Annual General Meeting, hosted by the Royal Hotel with trips to Duffus Castle, Spynie Palace, Burghead, Darnaway Castle, Holy Trinity Church, and Dunkeld Cathedral to visit the tomb of the Wolf of Badenoch. Info: www.stewartsociety.org

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Perth Festival of Yarn

September 7 - September 8
Perth – Scotland Perth , Scotland

The festival brings together independent dyers, farmers, small-holders, knitters, spinners, felters and weavers for a weekend. You can also take part in a class programme with professional tutors across a range of textile disciplines. Info: www.perthfestivalofyarn.uk

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Scottish Borders Walking Festival

September 7 - September 14
Selkirk United Kingdom

This year’s festival will see a total of 28 guided countryside walks of varied lengths and challenge, taking in routes across the Selkirk, Ettrick and Yarrow Valley areas - from the Southern Upland Way, the Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall and the Ring o’ the Loch to the famous Three Brethren and many more. Info: www.borderswalking.com

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Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games

September 8
Blairgowrie – Scotland Blairgowrie, Scotland

Traditional Highland Games, with an exciting mix of piping, dancing, track and field events. Also featuring a dog show and a wide range of stands. Info: www.blairgowriehighlandgames.co.uk

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Jura Music Festival

September 27 - September 29
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

Now in its 25th year, The Isle of Jura Musical Festival is a well-established favourite for lovers of the traditional music scene. From the locals Friday night ceilidh right through to the Sunday night concert in the distillery co-operage, enjoy a weekend packed with fantastic performances, stimulating workshops, spontaneous sessions and great craic. Info: www.juramusicfestival.com

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Paranormal Investigation in Mains Castle

September 28
Dundee – Scotland Dundee, Scotland

Join in Dundee for a night of paranormal activity. Sleepover is optional. Info: www.mainscastle.co.uk

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Highland Archaeology Festival

September 28 - October 18
Highlands United Kingdom

A fortnight of investigations into Scotland's ancient past, including walks, practical demonstrations, family events, self-guided trails, insights into recent research, historical talks, and plenty of chances for visitors to get their hands dirty exploring what lies beneath this famous landscape. Info: www.highland.gov.uk/archaeology

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Highland Golf Links Pro Am

September 30 - October 2
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Three-day, 54-hole annual event, will be one of the richest on the PGA in Scotland Tour and will be limited to 60 teams. The winning professional will pick up a unique prize of a bottle of 50-Year-Old Tomatin single malt which has been bottled exclusively for the event with an estimated value of £10,000. Info: ... Read more

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October 2019

Royal National Mòd

October 11 - October 19
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

The Royal National Mòd is Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival and is famous for celebrating our Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage. Info: www.ancomunn.co.uk

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The 31st Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 18 - October 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Celebrates old traditions and new connections, building bridges between artists, regions and communities in a feast of storytelling, music and dance. SISF 2019 will have a special focus between Scotland and Canada, aimed at developing new creative work, collaborations and exchanges between Scottish and Canadian artists and festivals. Info: www.sisf.org.uk

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Paisley Halloween Festival

October 25 - October 26
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

Festivals Paisley RenfrewshirBeware the witching hour, when supernatural creatures and ghostly figures gather their powers to scare even the bravest of souls at Halloween. Info: www.whatsonrenfrewshire.co.uk

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Scottish and European Vintage Ploughing Championships

October 26 - October 27
East Neuk of Fife – Scotland East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

The 57th Scottish Ploughing Championships will also be hosting the 22nd European Vintage Ploughing Championships. Over 200 competitors will battle it out in horse, vintage, modern and classic categories over the two day event, culminating in the crowning of European Vintage and Scottish Champions. Info: www.scotplough.co.uk

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November 2019

The Perthshire Amber Festival

November 2 - November 4
Perthshire United Kingdom

A variety of music events across Perthshire with Dougie Maclean and friends including; music sessions, a triple Cabaret Amber, a big Dougie concert at Perth Concert Hall, and a Farewell Concert/Event. Info: www.perthshireamber.com

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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