Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events in Scotland this weekend and in the coming week
Great Scottish Swim
Balloch, August 25
An expected 2000 participants will make this event the biggest open water sim in Scotland! Artisan craft market, live music, entertainment and street food for spectators.
Sax Appeal 2018
St Andrew’s and St George’s West Chruch, August 25
Enjoy a relaxing house away from the Fringe and Festival frenzy with a programme of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy-listening music.
The Art Of Glass
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, August 26
Browse the fascinating glass exhibits in the collection, then enjoy a creative etching and glass-painting workshop. Booking advisable!
Blair Castle Horse Trials
Blair Castle, near Blair Atholl, August 23 – 26
Dressage, cross-country and show jumping, plus a traditional country fair with stands, stalls and refreshments.
Beyond Borders Scotland
Innerleithen, August 25 – 26
A weekend of debate at Traquir House covering the most pressing issues of our time through literature, arts, film, politics and dialogue.
Glamis Castle, August 25
Picnic on the castle lawn, entertained by singing sensations Kerry Ellis, Tom Urie and Norman Bowman.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.