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May 2021

World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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British Pipe Band Championships

May 22
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

In line with national guidance from the Scottish Government, and after discussions with Renfrewshire Council, the RSPBA have agreed to cancel the British Pipe Band Championships for 2021. Info: www.rspba.org

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West Lothian Highland Games

May 29
West Lothian

The Games are looking to return for 2021. Info: www.westlothiangames.com

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Atholl Highlanders Parade and Gathering

May 29 - May 30
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

It is with sadness that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Atholl Highlanders’ Gathering and Highland Games, due to Government restrictions for outdoor events. Info: https://blair-castle.co.uk/scottish-highland-castle/atholl-highlanders-parade-gathering/

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Blackford Highland Games

May 29
Blackford – Scotland Blackford, Perthshire Scotland

Blackford Highland Games 2021 is cancelled and  will return on Saturday the 28th of May 2022.  Info: www.blackfordhighlandgames.co.uk

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June 2021

The Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games

June 5
Helensburgh – Scotland Helensburgh , Scotland

A spectacular event of traditional sport, dance & Scottish heritage. Info: www.facebook.com/HLHighlandGames

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The Royal Highland Show

June 17 - June 20
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The Royal Highland Show, Scotland's biggest annual Agricultural show, has been cancelled for the second year running due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Info: www.royalhighlandshow.org

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Cupar Highland Games

June 20
Cupar – Scotland Cupar, Scotland

The Committee of Cupar Highland Games wishes to announce that the Games of 2021, due to take place in June, are now cancelled. We will see you all in 2022. Info: www.cuparhighlandgames.org

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European Pipe Band Championships

June 26
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Due to uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions and following the latest Scottish Government guidance, the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA), in partnership with event organiser, LCC Live, has cancelled the annual event. Info: www.pipinginverness.com

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July 2021

East Neuk Festival

July 1 - July 4
East Neuk of Fife – Scotland East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

World class music & more in the beautiful, restful East Neuk o' Fife. Info: www.eastneukfestival.com

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HebCelt Festival

July 14 - July 17
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

Multi-award winning International music festival set in Stornoway, Outer Hebrides,celebrating 25 years-A "hybrid" festival featuring some live performances and "unique digital content" is now being planned instead as traditional event has been cancelled. Info: www.hebceltfest.com

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Tomintoul Highland Games

July 17

179th Games cancelled due to the current Covid-19 ongoing situation. Info: https://www.facebook.com/tomintoulhighlandgames

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Stonehaven Highland Games

July 18
Stonehaven – Scotland Stonehaven, Kincardineshire Scotland

It is with much disappointment that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Stonehaven Highland Games. We will be back bigger and better in 2022. Info: www.facebook.com/stonehavenhighlandgames

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Inveraray Highland Games

July 20
Inveraray – Scotland Inveraray, Scotland

It is with huge disappointment and regret that we confirm the cancellation of Inveraray Highland Games 2021, in-line with current guidelines surrounding the Covid-19 virus. Info: www.inveraray-games.co.uk

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August 2021

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 6 - August 28
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

An unforgettable event that combines military precision, live music, breath-taking lighting and special effects and fantastic entertainment.One of the greatest shows on earth at the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Info: www.edintattoo.co.uk or + 44 (0) 131 225 1188.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 6 - August 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Each year, thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for each and every taste. From big names to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, children's shows, music and cabaret. Info: www.edfringe.com

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Brodick Highland Games

August 7
Brodick, Isle of Arran United Kingdom

Cancelled and returning August 2022 . Info: www.facebook.com/BrodickHighlandGames

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Piping Live!

August 7 - August 15
Virtual event

This year’s Glasgow International Piping Festival will see the livestreaming and premiering of as many events as possible across the nine days of the festival. Info: https://pipinglive.co.uk

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Edinburgh International Festival

August 8 - August 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The International Festival present a programme featuring finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre. Info: www.eif.co.uk

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The World Pipe Band Championships

August 13 - August 14
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

The World Pipe Band Championships 2021, due to take place at Glasgow Green in August, has been cancelled. The event, which would normally attract around 200 bands from around the world to compete, is expected to return to Glasgow in 2022. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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Edinburgh Book Festival

August 14 - August 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Book Festival fans can expect a range of live online author talks, workshops and readings as well as, if circumstances permit, some events for live socially-distanced audiences. Info: www.edbookfest.co.uk

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Cowal Highland Games

August 26 - August 28
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

Due to Covid 19 this year's event has been cancelled, with Cowal Highland Gathering moving  into its virtual space with Cowal’s Virtual Gathering. Info: www.cowalgathering.com

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September 2021

The Gathering

September 4
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

A festival celebrating the very best of The Highlands and Scotland with a focus on folk and trad music alongside local food and drink. A one-day festival celebrating the very best of The Highlands and Scotland is set to return to The Northern Meeting Park. Info: www.thegatheringscotland.com

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Braemar Highland Gathering

September 4
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

Cancelled for 2021, returning September, 2022. Info: www.braemargathering.org

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Isle of Jura Musical Festival

September 24 - September 26
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

Island festival of Scottish traditional music which encourages local talent with concerts, workshops and sessions, and completes the bill with established acts to give them something to aspire to. Info: www.juramusicfestival.com

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The Enchanted Forest

September 30 - October 31
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

A stunning sound and light show that transforms Faskally Wood using dazzling visuals and innovative design set against an original music score. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

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October 2021

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 16 - October 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

An annual celebration of storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity. Info: www.sisf.org.uk

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November 2021

Perthshire Amber

November 5 - November 7
Dunkeld – Scotland Dunkeld, Perthshire Scotland

A traditional music festival taking place across autumnal Perthshire. Expect big names at the afternoon and evening concerts, plus plenty of other activities. Info: www.perthshireamber.com

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Glasgow’s Whisky Festival

November 20
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow's festival of the national tipple returns for 2021, with more than 60 stands featuring whisky, gin, rum, other spirits and whisky gifts in Scotland’s National Stadium-Hampden Park. Info: www.glasgowswhiskyfestival.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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