Ten Things You Cannae Miss… July 3 – 9

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 . . .


Multi-sport Madness

Fancy testing your mettle at the Highland Warrior or Wee Battler? The triathlons take place on Sunday, July 5 at their new location on the hills and trails of Glencoe, Ballachulish and Kinlochleven.


Scottish Game Fair

From Friday July 3 – Sunday 5, the Scottish Game Fair returns to Scone, with an array of lively shows, participator events and competitions for all the family. Book online here to avoid the entry queues!


Deep Sea Exploration

Little kids and big kids can become LEGO® City DeepSea Explorers at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond this Summer and explore the secrets of the ocean. Help the LEGO® explorers find their missing equipment. Open 10 – 5 daily at £13.20 admission.


Almost Blue

Back for its fourth year, Almost Blue is a full weekend of live music in venues right across Dundee – and for the first time is extending to Broughty Ferry. Check the full programme for the variety of bands and venues, which kicks off at 5pm on Friday, July 3.


Jousting Spectacular

Linlithgow Palace is hosting a mediaeval jousting tournament on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, 5. Visitors can cheer their chosen knight to glory during the main clashes, and watch the fascinating foot combat and living history displays.



Mull’s first ever Summer festival is a celebration of all that is made, grown and sourced on the island. From Wednesday, July 8 onwards there will be workshops, performances, trade stalls and events to showcase the local talent. Click here for details.


Take To The Water

Pinkston Panthers is Glasgow’s new canoe slalom club, established by 12-times Scottish Champion, Stewart Pitt. From Monday, July 6 they’re offering great kayaking summer classes for complete beginners – and also for those with a little more paddle power.



The biggest bike race meeting of the year, the MCE British Superbike Championship, is making its annual journey north to Knockhill for July 3 – 5. Trade stands, merchandise and on-site camping make this a cracking weekend full of live action.


Weighing Anchor

Traditional wooden boats will flock to Portsoy’s 17th century harbour to take part in the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, July 4 – 5. Visitors can try restoring traditional vessels, learning how to sail a coracle and watch the exciting open seas regatta.


Gala Day

The annual Broughty Ferry Gala sees a week-long summer festival, starting with the Gala Fête on Sunday, July 5 at the Castle Green. Pop along 1pm – 5pm for games, stalls and hotdogs from Scott Bros, as well as other treats!

Katrina Patrick