Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games after winning the competition against Nigerian capital Abuja for the right to host the games.
August 2014 Events
Events across Scotland in August 2014.
The Edinburgh Art Festival is Scotland’s largest visual arts festival,which includes various events and exhibitions throughout the city.
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.
A Scottish Farmers market with a continental heart - quality local artisan crafts too!
Open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food.
School holiday festival that introduces children to animals with fun events & quizs
Agricultural show with stock judging, trade stands, children's entertainment, gymkhana, horse & pony and lots more. Open 8.00am - 6.00pm. Duns Castle, Duns.
Traditional Highland games in a beautiful setting below Dundonald Castle, with pipe bands, heavy events and side stalls. Open 12.00pm -5.00pm.
The 8th World Youth Netball Championships will be held in Glasgow in 2017
A wide range of guided walks to suit all abilities, from family-friendly, themed nature walks to strenuous hill-walking in the beautiful Galloway hills. All walks are led by both local experienced guides and East Ayrshire Countryside Rangers and include the likes of a night-time bat walk, pond-dipping and bird-spotting.
Scotland Sings takes place throughout the year, giving visitors the chance to sing in public through a series of events around the country.
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.
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 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open , one of the most exciting Majors in golf, takes place at The Royal Birkdale Golf Club
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!
Northern festival with great line-up and fantastic super friendly atmosphere. The big family festival with a real focus on emerging musicians
A week long festival of family events in July preceded by the crowning of that year's herring Queen.
Golf competition for Ladies and Gentlemen over four majestic courses with prizes for each round and for the whole event.
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.
Annual gathering, featuring piping, Highland dancing, heavy events, athletics, children's activities and amusements.
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.
Muchty festival is unique program of Music and culture!
Experience the world-famous Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, set against the spectacular backdrop of Scotland's top tourist attraction, the Edinburgh Castle.
A great day out for all the family with many entertainment and activities.
Kintyre's annual show, featuring judging of sheep and cows, pipe band, dog show and a selection of rare breeds.
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.
Estimated to be one of the largest Highland Games in the world,Glengarry highland games attract close to a million visitors.
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.
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 Â£5 and for a Child Â£2.
Epic 24 hour, 45 mile trek across the Cairngorms in teams
Traditional Highland Games featuring pipe bands, heavy events, wrestling, drum major contest, market stalls and charity event
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 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.