August 2014 Events

Events across Scotland in August 2014.

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games after winning the competition against Nigerian capital Abuja for the right to host the games.

Edinburgh Art Festival

The Edinburgh Art Festival is Scotland’s largest visual arts festival,which includes various events and exhibitions throughout the city.

Homecoming Scotland 2014

The year-long programme of events will be celebrating the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage.

Stockbridge Market, Edinburgh

A Scottish Farmers market with a continental heart - quality local artisan crafts too!

Open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

St Abbs Market

Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food.

Duns Show

Agricultural show with stock judging, trade stands, children's entertainment, gymkhana, horse & pony and lots more. Open 8.00am - 6.00pm. Duns Castle, Duns.

Scotland Sings

Scotland Sings takes place throughout the year, giving visitors the chance to sing in public through a series of events around the country.

Angus Farmers' Market

The stall holders from the Angus Farmers' Market will be looking out their tartan bonnets to take part in the Tartan Week festivities. This is a chance to celebrate Scottish people, heritage and culture and of course to sample all the market brings with first class local produce.

Tour Auchentoshan Distillery

Explore a full range of whiskies and exclusive ale. Open seven days a week. Holidays: 25th and 26th of December and the 1st and 2nd of January.

The RICOH Women's Open

The 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open , one of the most exciting Majors in golf, takes place  at The Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Crail Festival

Crail festival offers music to suit all tastes, enthralling children's activities, family ceilidh, street market art exhibition, workshops, drama and much more!

Musical highlights include: Crail Festival Orchestra; Opera Bohemia-Madam Butterfly: Them Beatles: Richard Digance:John Watterson: 'Keep Smiling Through': and the last night Headline Event- DONNIE MUNRO!

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Northern festival with great line-up and fantastic super friendly atmosphere. The big family festival with a real focus on emerging musicians 

The Royal Deeside Golf Classic

Golf competition for Ladies and Gentlemen over four majestic courses with prizes for each round and for the whole event.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

A unique event that draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world celebrates the Year of Natural Scotland with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Dornoch Highland Gathering

Annual gathering, featuring piping, Highland dancing, heavy events, athletics, children's activities and amusements.

Auchinleck Alive and Kicking Festival

Ever since it was started in 2010,Auchinleck Alive and Kicking Festival, has become one of the most popular events in this small village in Ayrshire. Drawing scores of tourists and spectators, this festival offers diverse entertainment options.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

One of the world's largest arts events, the Festival stages more than 2,000 shows in hundreds of theatres, inspiring people to put on shows ranging from Shakespeare to modern works.

Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo

Experience the world-famous Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, set against the spectacular backdrop of Scotland's top tourist attraction, the Edinburgh Castle.

Kintyre Agricultural Show

Kintyre's annual show, featuring judging of sheep and cows, pipe band, dog show and a selection of rare breeds.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world, this annual event features a wide-ranging programme of theatre, music, comedy, dance and children's events. Various venues.

Glengarry Highland Games

Estimated to be one of the largest Highland Games in the world,Glengarry highland games attract close to a million visitors.

Aboyne Highland Games

Having run for over 140 years, the Aboyne Games have attracted thousands of visitors to witness the yearly show of Scottish culture in one of the most scenic parts of Aberdeenshire.

Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games

It is one of the Highland games with massed pipe bands, Highland dancing, heavy and light events, haggis hurling, tug of war, stalls, a beer tent and side stalls. Charges for an Adult £5 and for a Child £2.

Inverkeithing Highland Games

Traditional Highland Games featuring pipe bands, heavy events, wrestling, drum major contest, market stalls and charity event

Royal British Legion Mey Highland Games

With long links to royalty continuing to this day, Mey hosts its annual games on where HRH Prince Charles is Chieftain and regularly visits. For many the highlight of the afternoon is the tug o'war final which is usually umpired by Prince Charles.


Pittenweem Arts Festival

Pittenweem Arts Festival is a celebration of visual arts - taking place in galleries, homes, studios and public venues throughout Pittenweem.


Annual gathering of trucks and large vehicles, with arena entertainment, celebrity guests, trade stalls and much more.

Knockhill Racing Circuit

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Knockhill Racing Circuit, Scotland's National Motor Sport Centre. The 2014 Knockhill Racing Circuit will feature Formula Ford, Legends, Minis, Sports & Saloons, Classic Sports & Saloons, Fiesta XR2s and STs. There is always plenty of action to keep you entertained.