Events Scotland: The Cannae Miss List, August 23-29

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


Largs Regatta Festival

Various venues, Midlothian, August 23-25

A weekend of sailing and watersports, with yacht and dinghy races taking place each day, plus other events and activities for non-sailors. On water, the main event is the traditional Round Cumbraes Race, with the weekend kicking-off – on shore – with a fundraising ceilidh.

More info here


Thunder In The Glens

Aviemore, August 23-25

One of the biggest events in the Harley Davidson motorbike season, with demonstrations and trade stands. The weekend culminates in a massed bike ride to and from Grantown-on-Spey.

More info here


Real Ale Festival

Royal Tay Yacht Club, Dundee, 7pm-12am, August 23

Beer festival with live music showcasing more than 40 real ales, ciders and lagers from Scottish microbreweries.

More info here


The Northern Meeting Piping Contest

Eden Court, Inverness, August 29

International event with more than 100 pipers competing.

More info here


Much Ado About Nothing

Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns, August 28

See the well-known Shakespeare play performed outdoors by the HandleBards, the world’s first cycling theatre company.

More info here


Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair

Near Blair Atholl, Perthshire, August 22-25

A four-day event testing riders and horses from around the world.

More info here


Go Bats

Linlithgow Peel parkland, Linlithgow, 8-10pm, August 25

Join an informative chat about bats before heading on a night time wlak to find these fascinating animals. Booking essential. Phone 0131 528150.

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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