Visit the Scotland Welcomes You website! Scotland events highlights for August include the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the fabulous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the ever popular Cowal Highland Games.
Fèis an Eilein: The Skye Festival
3rd July – 31st August 2019, Various venues, Isle of Skye
A diverse range of music, comedy, dance, ceilidhs and much more.
Edinburgh Art Festival
25th July – 25th August 2019, Edinburgh
Brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by established and emerging artists.
Merchant City Festival
Street arts, dance, live music, markets, fashion and design, comedy, family events, tours, heritage walks, talks, food and drink and much more.
2nd – 4th August 2019, Edinburgh
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
2nd – 11th August 2019, 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
2nd – 24th August 2019, 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
2nd – 26th August 2019, 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
2nd – 26th August 2019, Edinburgh
More of the arts, with the Edinburgh International Festival offering live performances by internationally renowned artists, classical music, theatre, opera and dance.
North Berwick International Highland Games
10th August 2019, North Berwick
Traditional Highland Games and Highland dancing. Pipe Band Championships with over 70 bands. Concludes with a spectacular massed pipe band display.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
10th – 26th August 2019, Edinburgh
The world’s biggest book festival. Meet authors from around the world. Discussions, lectures, debates and workshops.
Pedal For Parkinson’s
11th August 2019, 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.
11th – 12th August 2019, Keith, Banffshire
Massed pipe bands, vintage parade, highland dancing, fun fair, food fayre, crafts, pets parade, and so much more for a great family day.
World Pipe Band Championships
16th – 17th August 2019, Glasgow Green
The World Pipe Band Championships are back with around 8000 pipers and drummers taking part.
The Kiltwalk Dundee
18th August 2019, Dundee
Take a walk for your chosen charity. Choose from the Mighty Stride, the Big Stroll, or the Wee Wander.
Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
22nd – 25th August 2019, Atholl Estates
Four days of equestrian sports, plus over 200 trade stands offering something to suit every taste and budget.
MacMillan Art Show
The aim of the Show is to raise much-needed funds for the work of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought
24th – 25th August, 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
24th August 2019, Lochaber
Lochaber’s annual agricultural/horse/food/craft show is held beneath the spectacular backdrop of Ben Nevis at Inverlochy Castle Farm, Happy Valley.
Simply Health Great Run
25th August 2019, Aberdeen
Join thousands of runners, joggers and walkers on a half marathon or 10K.
The Cowal Highland Gathering
29th – 31st August 2019, Dunoon
The world’s largest Highland Games. Competitors are attracted from all over the world for dancing, piping, heavy events, athletics and shinty.
Largs Viking Festival
31st August – 8th September 2019, 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.