Our What’s On events Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Scottish Wild Food Festival
Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith, FK8 3JY, September 14
Set in the spectacular surroundings of Cardross Estate, Scotland’s first wild food festival will provide a feast of wild food and the opportunity to try hands-on foraging workshops, wild walks, plant folklore and long table dinners. Whether you are a foraging novice or have been enjoying nature’s wild harvest for many years, there will be something to delight you.
Culzean Castle, Firth of Clyde, near Maybole, Carrick, on the Ayrshire September 14-15
Culzean Castle’s popular Pirate Academy returns on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September for budding little pirates to enjoy a weekend of swashbuckling fun and challenges. Full release and images attached.
Murray Trophy Tennis Competition
SEC, Scotstoun Leisure Centre,Glasgow, September 16-22
The Murray Trophy gives audiences the chance to see some of the finest talent British tennis has to offer, as well as a host of world tour players – more announcements coming soon. The ATP Challenger event was re-named this year after the Murray family in tribute to their services to British tennis, and has been developed alongside Jamie Murray to deliver a world-class experience for fans.
Battle of Dunbar Re-Enactment Weekend
Dunbar, September 13-15
Dunbar will come alive with the thundering of hooves and crack of muskets, as the Scottish Battlefields Trust returns to re-enact the Battle of Dunbar 1650 as part of East Lothian’s Battle Weekend. Re-enactors from across the UK are expected put on an exhilarating display recreating a key part of the battle, amidst a series of informative family-friendly activities
St Monans Community Arts Festival
Various venues, St Monans, September 14-15
A range of events including historical walks, concerts, workshops and visual art displays.
Deeside Local Food Festival
Cults, Aberdeen, September 15
More than 50 food and drink producers will showcase and sell their produce.
National Whisky Festival
Music Hall, September 14
A chance to hone your tasting skills and sharpen your knowledge about uisge beatha.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.
For more events around Scotland, pick up a copy of our October issue!