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.
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.
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.
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.
Sruighlea Stirling Summer Festival
Borrowmeadow Farm Road, August 17
Weekend festival showcasing Scottish food and drink, highland games and live music from Dougie MacLean.
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.
The Merry Widow
Concert Hall, Perth, August 16
Opera Bohemia perform Lehar’s well-known operetta.
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!