There’s always lots to see and do in Scotland, and there are world-class events taking place throughout the year. Whenever your clients decide to visit, this page will help you provide them with the best information to make their Scottish experience extra special!
Clients can enjoy a range of events in Scotland, including arts and culture festivals, dance, theatre and opera, traditional and contemporary music festivals, Highland games and sports events.
View the events in Scotland on the Events Search Website
Highland Games combine sport, fun and culture in a uniquely Scottish style and take place from May to September. Visitors can enjoy one of over 80 Highland games taking place on islands and in towns, villages and cities across the country – some castle grounds host games too.
During autumn, Faskally Wood in Perthshire is transformed into The Enchanted Forest, with a light and music show, which illuminates the trees with beautiful bright colours. The 2017 show name Oir an Uisge, Scots Gaelic for “Edge of the Water”, has taken its inspiration from the magnificent Loch Dunmore that’s at the heart of Faskally Wood.
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Staged every year as part of Edinburgh’s world-famous summer festivals, the Edinburgh Tattoo is a unique and memorable celebration of music, dance and military pageantry. It takes place against the backdrop of the floodlit Edinburgh Castle where almost 1,000 musicians, pipers, drummers, singers and dancers perform on the Esplanade.
Watch team Europe competing against team USA in the biggest tournament in women’s golf. The 2019 Solheim Cup will be held in Scotland on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, the same venue as the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Highland Military Tattoo
A showcase of Highland and military culture and traditions, set against the backdrop of the largest 18th century military fort in the UK, Fort George. The programme features a mix of traditional and more contemporary acts, including Highland dancers, military bands, massed pipes and drums, competitions, flypasts, historical vignettes and a spectacular fireworks display.
The Glasgow Tattoo
The 2018 show will feature the Massed Pipes & Drums of the Glasgow Tattoo, plus the Glasgow Tattoo Highland Dance Troupe as well as some European groups: Drum & Showband Adeste Musica (Netherlands), The Band Of Liberation (Netherlands) and Historical Flag Wavers Of Contrada Di Cori (Italy). And there are even more acts to be announced!
With its unique and grandiose castles and breathtaking scenery, Scotland has provided an unparalleled backdrop for a number of Bollywood films during the years, including legendary movies such as Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or Dev Anand’s Main Solas Baras Ki featuring the world-famous Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe in the Highlands and Edinburgh’s Princes Street amongst others.