July 2014 Events

Events across Scotland in July 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.

Castle Fraser Jousting Tournament

Breath-taking jousting tournament, archery and falconry displays, sword fighting, medieval cookery demonstrations, try on chainmail, meet the Knight, go to Warrior School and much more!<br /

Banffshire History Festival

A jam-packed family weekend of Historic Fun & Frivolity, bringing More of Banff's Medieval Characters to Life Traditional skills, crafts and music will all be on display.

St Abbs Market

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


Kilmarnock Fair Festival

Now into the fourth year this music festival is featuring a range of events like the Scottish music scene stalwarts acoustic acts, stand-up comedy and Q&A sessions with performers.

Lochinch Castle Summer Art Festival

Top artists from Dumfries & Galloway showcase a wealth of professional talent in a wide selection of art including oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculpture, pottery, printing, woodturning and more. The Victorian stables and grounds host an accompanying series of workshops, talks and children’s activities.

The Big Tent

As Scotland’s green festival we are building a movement for change, welcoming leading edge thinkers from Scotland and beyond to consider what each of us can do in the face of climate change, green issues and other environmental challenges.

African Drum Festival, Kirriemuir

Five-day festival of African drumming and culture. As well as workshops in drumming, tuition will be given in singing, African languages, cookery and musical instruments for everyone from absolute beginners to more experienced players.

Dumfries Folk 'n Ale Festival

Celebrating the complementary pastimes of music and ale-drinking, this festival favours the traditional versions of both, and brings live music sessions to local pubs and open concerts on the High St on the Saturday afternoon.

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.

Arthur's Secrets

A moderate graded walk, led by Historic Scotland Rangers Service, to explore the geology, natural history, archaeology and cultural history of Holyrood Park. Find out about the rare wildlife that makes the park so special and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Yn Chruinnaght Interceltic Festival

Yn Chruinnaght literally means 'the gathering' and is a celebration of Manx culture and the relationship between the Isle of Man and the other five Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany).

Arran Folk Festival

The 20th Arran Folk Festival will be held  on the Isle of Arran, in Scotland.

Tomintoul Highland Games

This traditional Highland Games will be held in the Public Park, Tomintoul on 19th July 2014. The event will feature some of teh most popular highland games such as  Running, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Light Field and Highland Dance among many others. All competitors need to pay an entry fee.

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival brings up the old world charm of live magic shows and stage events that are fast disappearing.The viewers get a rare chance to rediscover the seldom experienced states of wonder and surprise.

Ceres Highland Games and Races

Ceres Games are the oldest free games in Scotland.Heavyweight Events, Track & Field, Scottish Backhold Wrestling, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Pipe Band, Local Races, Fun Fair, Side Stalls and Beer Tent etc

The Lady Boys of Bangkok Tour

The fabulous Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with a cabaret party show featuring 16 of the world’s most entrancing beauties.

Early Years Festival

A multi-arts festival dedicated to the kids, whcih includes various programmes of visual art, theatre, movement, sport, film and more.

Kenmore Highland Games

Held annually on the first Wednesday evening in July, Kenmore Highland Games is an evening Highland Games held in a unique and beautiful setting, from 5.30pm in the Recreation Park.


Kenmore Highland Games

Highland games bside the village overlooking Loch Tay. Charming and a very local, unfussy affair. Runs in the afternoon and early evening.