The Cannae Miss List: July 6 – 12

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


Highland Games Season!

The season of Highland Games has arrived, and what better way to enjoy the glorious weather we’ve been having? Bring your picnic blanket, get yourself an ice cream and sit down to watch the favourite challenges, Highland dancing and Tug-o-wars. Here are just a few of the Games that are on this weekend:

Luss Highland Games           Glengarry Highland Games

Forres Highland Games       Thornton Highland Games


Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, from July 7

This blockbuster exhibition will show works by the Dutch Master alongside some of the British artists he inspired, including John Bellany, Henry Raeburn and William Hogarth.

Tickets here


Celtic Food & Drink Festival

Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Sunday

Bring the Iron Age past to life at the Crannog Centre with traditional heritage foods including spit-roasted meats, clay-baked fish, foraged greens and heritage recipe brews.

More info here


Aberdeen Gin Festival

The Lemon Tree, July 7 – 8 

Share a room with gin producers, who will share their knowledge and enable you to taste the different varieties alongside a range of tonics and mixers.

Tickets here


Tacita Dean: Woman with a Red Hat

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, from July 7

The artist’s Edinburgh Art Festival show follows exhibitions this year at the Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery in London, and includes work made with Edinburgh Printmakers.

Info here


Art Car Boot Sale

SWG3, Glasgow, July 7 and 8

This event organised by Patricia Fleming Projects features more than 100 contemporary artists, from Turner Prize nominees to recent graduates, all selling their artwork from the boots of their cars – alongside DJs, music and cocktail bars.

Info here


Stonehaven Folk Festival

Stonehaven various venues, July 5 – 8

This Weekend Festival of Music brings Stonehaven to life – made extra special this year for their 30th anniversary.

Website here


Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.

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