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August 2016 Events

Events across Scotland in August 2016.

Edinburgh Book Fringe

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.

Peebles Arts Festival

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.

Loch Lomond Youth Soccer Festival

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.

Marymass folk festival

the 47th Marymass folk festival features concerts, sessions, an open stage competition, events in schools, community concerts and not forgetting two World Championships.

Great Scottish Swim

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.

TERREX Adventure Race Scotland

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.

Dalmellington Walking Weekend

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.

Stewartry Show

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.

Carve Carrbridge

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.

Fringe By The Sea, North Berwick

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!

St Abbs Market

Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food. Every Friday from 25th March - 16th December

Kirkintilloch Canal Festival

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.

North Berwick Law Race

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.

Victorian Fair

This huge annual Street Fair offers a wide variety live entertainment including music, singing, dancing, Birds of Prey display, juggling and more!

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