Ten Things You Cannae Miss… Aug 5 – 11

Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events in Scotland this weekend and in the coming week


Piping Live!

Glasgow International Piping Festival needs no introduction. This year its runs August 8 -15, and highlights include the Red Hot Chili Pipers, and a Summer Session in George Square with the Glasgow Gin Club.


Food, Fabulous Food

North Berwick’s first ever Fabulous Food Festival launches on Monday, August 8, for a week of culinary delights: top chefs, Ready, Steady Cook competitions, a cake-off and an array of local produce to sample.divider


This dark, funny show is inspired by the Lonely Hearts Killers whose story gripped post-war America. Expect acrobatics in the world premiere of this tale of love and murder at the Edinburgh Fringe this week.divider

Last Chance For Live 

The Aboyne and Deeside festival comes to a close this week, but it certainly goes out with a bang on Friday, August 5, with Breabach performing their thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music.divider

Ayr Flower Show

Does what it says on the tin – and more! The Flower Show is now a three-day family festival in which food and fun complement flowers and fruit. Catch it from Friday, August 5, – Sunday, August 7.divider

Kellie Castle Concert

It has a certain ring to it, doesn’t it? The Castle Concert Series provide music in truly unique settings, and this concert is no exception. Head to Pitenweem on August 10, for a stunning classical performance.


Foodies Fest!

We can’t get enough of the food festivals this week! If you missed our ticket giveaway for Edinburgh Foodies, don’t fret; tickets can still be purchased at the gate. Enjoy the tantalising menu from August 5 – 8.divider

Highland Games

It wouldn’t be a Scots Mag events list in August without a mention of Highland Games now, would it? This week there are hunners to choose from, but here are our top ones: Aboyne, North Berwick and Newtonmore.divider

Perth Farmers Market

King Edward Street & High Street, Perth, will come alive on Saturday, August 6, with stalls selling quality local produce and offering samples. It’s not just local food produce either – local arts and crafts are also on offer. divider

The Upbeat Beatles!

This energetic tribute band come to East Kilbride on Friday, August 5 – but this is no ordinary concert. Expect projection and narrative for a magical history tour through the careers of The Beatles.