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Find the most popular, unique and fascinating events Scotland has to offer

Scotland is awash with all sorts of events throughout the year. Delve into Scottish tradition at the Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

There’s a range of music festivals in Scotland, and the country is also renowned for its New Year’s Eve celebrations. Hogmanay offers a multitude of events across Scotland, from fire festivals to candlelit parades and street parties.

Take a look at our travel guide for information regarding what’s on in Scotland throughout the year.


Photo of Edinburgh Fringe Festival by Shadowgate

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    Cowal Highland Gathering

    With its assortment of dancing, athletics, wrestling and children’s entertainment, this event is an annual August celebration in the Scottish town of Dunoon.

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  • Cowal Festival

    Cowal Walking Festival

    A three-day walking festival around the Cowal Peninsula. Guided, friendly, Dunoon based walks offered for all levels. Wonderful scenery and wildlife.

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  • Edinburgh Fringe

    Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    This festival takes over Scotland every August, and sees many performers grace stages all over the city, bringing you the best of comedy, dance, music and cabaret. Exhibitions and shows appropriate for children ensure everyone is kept entertained.

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  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Celebrating skills and talents of military teams throughout the world, this event brings together a selection of audiences. Visitors here might also get to witness a firework display, which lights up the sky and cascades over the castle.

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  • Hogmanay Festival

    This famous New Year’s celebration with a Scottish flair takes place on the 31st December annually, boasting live music, dancing, DJs and outdoor bars, all set amongst the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

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  • Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival

    Held annually, usually over the first weekend of May, this festival boasts a variety of whisky-inspired events, including tastings and trips out to distilleries as an exclusive offering.

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