Ten Things You Cannae Miss… Sept 11 – 18

Our team have swept the length and breadth of Scotland to find you the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events on offer this weekend, and in the coming week . . .

Open Doors

September is the time of Scotland’s largest free annual architectural event, giving free access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across the country. Every weekend another fascinating historic building is opening up so have a look on the Historic Scotland website for something near you!

The Best of the West!

An exciting family-friendly foodie and music festival is taking place in Inveraray Castle between Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. Celebrate the very best the west coast of Scotland has to offer in the way of produce, beverages and musical talent…


The East Lothian music festival, Lammermuir, begins on Friday, September 11, with a host of beautiful concerts in stunning locations across the region. Don’t miss the Cantanas, Coffee and Cake performance on Sunday, September 13 for Bach and 18th-century nibbles.

Glasgow’s Vanished Industry

In a free and fascinating talk on Tuesday, September 15, expert John Hume will look at the enormous variety of industries which contributed to the prosperity of Glasgow since the early industrial revolution. Booking is essential, so click here for more information.


Fit for a King

On Saturday, September 12, Scone Palace is expecting an interesting arrival. A hand-crafted replica of the throne of King Robert the Bruce, who was crowned there in 1306, will be paraded in by its creators, the Strathleven Artisans. Expect period costume and a carnival atmosphere.

Food Fair

On 12th September, Kirkcaldy will be hosting a Food & Drink Fair with food stalls, kids’ cooking workshops and demonstrations from local chefs like Jamie Scott (Masterchef, The Professionals 2014 winner) and TV Chef Eadie Manson. The free event will kick off at 10 am in Fife College. 

A Theatrical Comeback

The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil, one of the most influential Scottish plays by John McGrath, is back onstage for the first time in 20 years. The play focuses on the plight of the Scottish working class through the years, told through ceilidh dance, and will be at the Dundee Rep until September 26.

Brass Masterclass

Richard Evans, one of the most respected musicians in the world of brass bands is to host this year’s Ruthven Festival Masterclass, at Alyth Parish Church on Saturday, September 12. The all-day event is selling out fast, so email or call 01250 876701 to book a place.

A Universal Vision

The Park Gallery in Callendar House is well worth a visit at any time of year, but especially from Sunday, September 13, when it houses an exhibition from Alan Davie, cited as one of the “most important post-war British painters”. Free admission.

Highland Games

The Pitlochry Highland Games has often been called one of the most interactive in Scotland! Pop along to be one of the expected 6,000 spectators cheering on the athletes, browsing the stalls and tucking into the offerings from the various food venues.

NOTE: There has been confusion over the date of the Games on various websites, but we can confirm that Saturday, September 12, is the right one!