A great day out for all the family with many entertainment and activities.
August 2016 Events
Events across Scotland in August 2016.
An interesting event that brings together literature, thought and the outdoors in the Borders.
The Edinburgh Book Fringe takes place in Word Power Books and brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily events of readings and discussions, all of which are free.
The only cross-platform multi-arts festival in the Borders. Some of the events include music by local performers, visual art representing the local area, author readings, newly-commissioned theatre performances, film, a crafts fair and tours with historical, humorous, musical, landscape and literary themes.
A chance for the whole family to enjoy entertainment and activities to get closer to nature.
A market with a wide range of local produce and crafts, featuring over 20 stalls. Last Saturday of every month in Haddington in East Lothian
Loch Lomond Youth Soccer Festival is now in its 13th year of providing exciting international soccer for young teams from around the world and is recognised as Scotland's finest Youth Soccer Festival.
Muchty festival is unique program of Music and culture!
A Scottish Farmers market with a continental heart - quality local artisan crafts too! Open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
the 47th Marymass folk festival features concerts, sessions, an open stage competition, events in schools, community concerts and not forgetting two World Championships.
Golf competition for Ladies and Gentlemen over four majestic courses with prizes for each round and for the whole event.
A top class Scottish road riding event along a beautiful route over seven hills and four valleys on bike-friendly Borders roads.
The Great Scottish Swim is part of a series of 5 outdoor swim events throughout the UK. It is the biggest swimming event in Scotland with regard to the number of participants. In 2011 a total of 1624 participants participated.
When London won the 2012 Olympic bid two of the UK's leading adventure race organisers, Nick Gracie and James Thurlow decided to create a large expedition style Adventure Race in the UK, which led to the birth of TERREX Adventure Race Scotland. It will be a five day race that will start and finish in Stirling covering a distance of 500 km. Designed to suit both the experts and the novices this event will offer ample fun and excitement for everyone.
Largest of the Farmers' markets in the North of Scotland. held every FIRST saturday of the month between 08:30 till 3pm in centre of Inverness
Local farmers market held on 1st Saturday of every month between 9-1pm in St Andrews
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.
A celebration of emerging Scottish writing talent across all genres, inspired by the late great playwright Robert McLellan (1907-1985).
A charitable event for the advancement of Agriculture, the improvement of Stock, the encouragement of those arts with which Agriculture, Industry and the rearing of stock are connected.
The Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Competition, or Carve Carrbridge as it is known, sees competitors from across the UK carve incredibly detailed sculptures from logs using only chainsaws. There will be a grand auction of finished works. Stalls, sideshows and a host of entertainment for all the family starts at 10.30 am with the Strathspey Pipe Band and local bands playing all day.
So where will you begin with this year’s Fringe By the Sea Festival in August in North Berwick? - the best of British blues music? Fringe First winners? Laugh ‘til you wheeze? American beauties? Maybe it will be the authors that catch your eye – or some of the wildlife and history events celebrating this Year of Natural Scotland. By concentrating our efforts on the two Spiegeltents at North Berwick harbour – we are creating a festival village that will be exciting, vibrant and FUN!
Famers Market in Montrose on the fiest Saturday of every month in Montrose and 2nd Saturday in Forfar
Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food. Every Friday from 25th March - 16th December
This event has been growing in popularity ever since it started in the year 2000. This year's festival offers live music and family entertainment followed by a street parade, boat trips, exhibits, arts and crafts fairs and more.
Starting at the Harbour, the three mile circular route runs through the Lodge grounds and climbs 200ft to the top of North Berwick Law. The event attracts competitors of all ages and abilities, from international hill runners to local children.
26th anniversary of international horse trials are being held at Blair Castle. It is Scotland's leading equestrian event, running over four days in August each year and attracting in excess of 37,000 visitors.
This huge annual Street Fair offers a wide variety live entertainment including music, singing, dancing, Birds of Prey display, juggling and more!
Large local market held on first and last Saturday every month between 9-5 in Belmont Street
Local farmer's market held every Saturday in Wick between 09:30 till about 4pm. Arrive early for best produce. In Market Square
Small festival started in 2015 on Unst in the Shetland courtesy of Shetland Reel Gin Company. In August.