Events Scotland: The Cannae Miss List, August 16-22

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


Midlothian Outdoor Festival

Various venues, Midlothian, August 10-18

Guided walks, talks, wildlife watching, snow sports on the artificial ski slopes, and cycling through the area’s towns and countryside.

More info here


Galloway Country Fair

Galloway, August 17-18

A weekend of country pursuits and family events with stalls selling local food, drink and crafts, and various activities including clay pigeon shooting and archery.

More info here


World Pipe Band Championships

Glasgow Green, Glasgow, August 16-17

Showcasing the talents of pipe bands from around the world, as 8000 pipers and drummers compete for the much-coveted World Champions’ crown.

More info here


Ayr and District Flower Show

Racecourse, Whittlets Road, Ayr, August 16-17

A family show with exhibits and trade stands. Show schedules can be downloaded from the website.

More info here


Sruighlea Stirling Summer Festival

Borrowmeadow Farm Road, August 17

Weekend festival showcasing Scottish food and drink, highland games and live music from Dougie MacLean.

More info here


City Of Perth Salute

Perth, August 18

A parade through the streets of Perth with live music, culminating in a performance on the North inch.

More info here


The Merry Widow

Concert Hall, Perth, August 16

Opera Bohemia perform Lehar’s well-known operetta.

More info here



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

For more events around Scotland, pick up a copy of our September issue!

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