Our What’s On events Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Shetland Nature Festival
Shetland, various venues, July 6-14
Sit with puffins, watch killer whales or see otters close up. Whatever you want, this festival has it for you.
The Kelburn Garden Party
Fairlie Ayrshire, Kelburn Country Park, July 5-8
Music and arts festival in the beautiful grounds of Kelburn Castle, including poetry, live theatre and cabaret.
Stonehaven Folk Festival
Stonehaven, July 12-14
A full programme of workshops and sessions, plus the annual World Paper and Comb Championships. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Festival Of Youth Theatre
Ayr, Giaety Theatre, July 5-8
This lively event attracts around 250 participants aged 14 and over, representing up to 15 youth theatres from across Scotland and overseas.
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
Dirleton, July 8-14
The Renaissance Club hosts this event, which is one of the most keenly-contested on the European golf tour. It attracts some of the best players in the world.
Drumlanrig Castle, Hornhill, July 6
Charity event raising funds for Speyside Trust, where you can walk/cycle or run/cycle the tough 85km )52-mile) route. The challenge starts at Fort Augustus before taking in Laggan and Newtonmore, ending – via Feshiebridge – at the Badaguish centre outside Aviemore.
Summer At The Eden
Eden Court, Inverness, July 6-7
Art, craft and summer fair with a display of arts, crafts and food from across Scotland.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.
For more events around Scotland, pick up a copy of our July issue!