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Events diary

Diary of Major Scottish Events for 2020

You may like to incorporate these events into your visit!

The first section has general events for 2020,
the second section below has dates of Highland Games in 2020.

There are a huge number of events this year in Scotland. Listed below are just a selection of some you may enjoy. For further details on any event and others not included in this list www.visitscotland.co.uk/events

Events for 2020

January

  • 16th-2nd February Celtic Connections, Glasgow
  • 25th Burns Suppers, throughout Scotland
  • 31st Up Helly Aa, Shetland

March

  • 4th-8th Stanza Poetry Festival, St Andrews
  • 12th-29th International Comedy Festival, Glasgow

April

  • 10th Rugby Sevens, Melrose
  • 18th Scottish Grand National, Ayr

May

  • 28th-4th May Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
  • 30th-3rd May Shetland Folk Festival
  • 15th-18th Mountain Festival, Arran
  • 21st-30th Festival of the Arts, Perth
  • 22nd-30th Festival of Whisky and Jazz, Islay

June

  • 6th-7th Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William
  • 11th-14th Borders Book Festival, Melrose
  • 17th-28th International Film Festival, Edinburgh
  • 18th-21st Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh
  • 19th-25th St Magnus Festival, Orkney

July

  • 3rd-5th Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace, Perth
  • 9th-12th Scottish Open Golf, The Renaissance Club, Aberdeen
  • 15th-18th Hebridean Celtic Festival, Outer Hebrides

August

  • 7th-29th Military Tattoo, Edinburgh
  • 7th-31st Festival and Fringe, Edinburgh
  • 15th-31st International Book Festival, Edinburgh
  • 14th-15th World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow
  • 27th-30th Landrover Horse Trials, Blair Castle

September

  • 25th –4th October Book Festival, Wigtown

October

  • 14th-21st Tiree Wave Classic, Isle of Tiree

November

  • 31st St Andrew’s Day, throughout Scotland

December

  • 31st-January 2021 Hogmanay, New Year Celebrations throughout Scotland
Braemar

Braemar Royal Highland Gathering.

Braemar; Tossing the caber

Tossing the Caber at Braemar Royal Highland Gathering.

Highland Games in 2020

You may like to include a visit to a traditional Highland Games into your tour itinerary.The Games feature the heavy events eg tossing the caber, putting the shot, throwing the hammer, tug of war and also highland dancing, athletics and piping amongst many other events.The Games often also have stalls selling Scottish crafts, knitwear, kilts and local produce.

May

  • 17th Gordon Castle
  • 30th Blackford
  • 31st Atholl Gathering and Highland Games

June

  • 6th Cornhill
  • 6th Helensburgh and Lomond
  • 7th Markinch
  • 14th Ardrossan
  • 14th Strathmore
  • 20th Oldmeldrum
  • 21st Cupar
  • 21st Aberdeen
  • 27th Drumtochty
  • 27th Ceres

July

  • 4th Luss
  • 4th Thornton
  • 11th Tain
  • 11th Alva
  • 18th Tomintoul
  • 18th Lochcarron
  • 18th Inverness
  • 18th Loch Lomond
  • 19th Stonehaven
  • 19th Roseneath Peninsula
  • 24th Durness
  • 25th Balquhidder and Lochearnhead
  • 25th Airth
  • 25th Dufftown
  • 25th Halkirk
  • 26th St Andrews

August

  • 1st Newtonmore
  • 1st Aberlour and Strathspey
  • 1st Aboyne
  • 2nd Bridge of Allan
  • 5th Killin
  • 5th Isle of Skye
  • 8th Atholl and Breadalbane
  • 8th North Berwick
  • 9th Perth
  • 15th Helsdale
  • 15th Stirling
  • 16th Crieff
  • 27th Oban and Argyllshire
  • 22nd Lonach

September

  • 5th Peebles
  • 5th Braemar
  • 6th Blairgowrie and Rattray
  • 12th Pitlochry
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