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