The Cannae Miss List: September 8 – 14

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


Garnock Valley Carves

Beth, September 8

An international line-up of carvers will compete in this, the first event of its kind in Beith. Locally-sourced produce and food stalls and family activities also available.

Website here


Nairn Book And Arts Festival

Nairn, Sept 11 – 16

Headlining this year’s festival, which celebrates its 15gth anniversary, is TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham

Programme here


Orkney International Science Festival

Various, Sept 6 – 12

Music from Ireland, astronomy from Uzbekistan, and newly created art and design,mingles together in this year’s science festival.

Website here


Art Walk Porty: Pleasure Ground

Portobello, near Edinburgh, until September 9

Events including performance art, live music and film screenings. Look out for Greig Burgoyne’s Pier to Pier project, and public participatory walks over the weekend.

Info and bookings here 


Best of the West

Inverary Castle, Sept 7 – 9

Experience the best of the west coast’s music food and drink in one of Scotland’s finest boutique festivals.

Line-up here


Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.

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