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What's On Loch Lomond August

What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland

August 2017

Every Saturday throughout summer
Loch Lomond Flea Market at Lomond Galleries

  •  Every Saturday - 10 am until 3 pm
  •  Up to 200 Stalls
  •  FREE to public
  •  Toilets on site
  •  Café on site
Traders, Antique & Vintage Sellers, and Car Booters are most welcome!

Saturday 8th July to Thursday 3rd August
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie
What the Ground Gets Up To - An exhibition by Frances Corr

Based on the strange landscape around Carbeth, both close up and far, the paintings and drawings of bogs and tussocks, funny round hillocks, damp patches and moss covered everything show some of the things that go on in the world of this particular ground.

Saturday 8th July to Thursday 3rd August
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie
Gongoozler - An exhibition by Lesley Banks

This work is a result of a residency at Scottish Canals funded by Creative Scotland and supported by Scottish Canals and Falkirk Community Trust. The project offers a reflexive journey along Scotland's 137 miles of canal from the perspective of the pedestrian on the towpath. Each canal has its own personality and suggested differing and challenging forms of representation. The exhibition aims to provide a narrative structure that brings each separate journey together in sequential form. It is a visual conversation that charts returning walks along the towpaths. The work pays attention to the changing seasons, the dramatic weather conditions, as much as to the hour of the day.

Sarturday 8th July to Thursday 3rd August
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie
Seasons Dancing - An exhibition by Marie Barbour

From her studio in Glasgow's East End the artist produces works on paper and oil paintings. The main subject is nature as this is the artist's inspiration whether it is found in the city or in the countryside. She explores the seasons and their impact on our environment while seeking out hidden places in the city where the natural world flourishes. The works strive to communicate the enduring qualities of the untouched physical world and the serenity to be found in its solitude.  The subjects evoke memories and recall events, people and places. Each painting has a story and elicits a personal reminiscence.

Wednesday 2nd August
Killin Highland Games
Breadalbane Park, Killin

Friday 4th to Monday 28th August
Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is one of the most exciting Arts Festivals in the world. Three weeks of outstanding performances from the world's greatest artists, orchestras and companies.

Friday 4th to Monday 28th August
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is one of the most exciting arts festivals in the world. Three weeks of outstanding performances from the world's greatest artists, orchestras and companies.

Sunday 6th August
Bridge Of Allan Highland Games

Games Park, Bridge of Allan
Highland games with running, cycling, heavy events, light field events, Highland dancing and wrestling. In excess of 50 pipe bands anticipated, with a Massed Pipe Band finale. Bridge of Allan is one of Scotland's premier Highland Games attracting crowds of between 10,000 and 15,000

Monday 7th to Sunday 13th August
Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

The Piping Live! festival began in 2004. It features some of the biggest names in Scottish and international piping, in outdoor spaces and venues throughout Glasgow.

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August
World Pipe Band Championships

Glasgow Green, Glasgow
The biggest event in any piping fan's calendar is certainly the annual World Pipe Band Championships, affectionately known as The Worlds. The event has had a long association with Glasgow, and for many years has been bringing top flight international piping competition and a wonderfully entertaining event to the city.

Saturday 12th August
The Glorious Twelfth sees the start of the grouse shooting season!

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August
Ardlui Highland Games, Ardlui Marina

A very casual Highland games (all just a bit of fun) where anyone can join in - kiddies, ladies and lads alike! BBQ & beer tent. Live music in the hotel till late. All are welcome! Please note, this is not a serious Highland games but a wee fun day with the locals!

Saturday 19th August
Stirling Highland Games

Stirling Games Field, Stirling 1030 - 1730
Games full of thrills, excitement and spectacle. There's pipe bands, solo piping and Highland dancing. There's competitions - heavyweights, tug o' war and backhold wrestling.

Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th August
Cowal Highland Gathering
Dunoon Stadium, Dunoon
Come to the Cowal Highland Gathering and be part of the biggest, most spectacular Highland games in the world. Around 23,000 people visit every year to soak up the unique, friendly atmosphere and stunning Highland location.

Cheer on the competitors as they battle it out for championship titles. Watch Highland dancing, pipe bands, wrestling, heavy athletics, solo piping and drum majors or enjoy ceilidh music, children’s entertainment, a fun run and local food. There’s something for all the family. And don’t miss the salute to the Chieftain. Tel: 01369 703206 Email: info@cowalgathering.com

Saturday 26th August
Great Scottish Swim

Europe's biggest open-water swimming series with over 2,000 participants expected comes to Loch Lomond!
Choose from ½ mile, 1 mile, 2 mile, 5 km or 10km courses

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August
Loch Lomond Wakeboard Cruise & BBQ, Ardlui Marina

Have your own boat? Why not join Loch Lomond Wakeboard's annual cruise & BBQ. For more information, contact Loch Lomond Wakeboard directly on 07545 561360.


The Wallace Monument Stirling
From April to September the Wallace Monument by Stirling holds live performances by costumed actors – bringing Sir William Wallace and the characters of his time to life. Listen to the story of The Battle of Stirling Bridge, or even have your photograph taken with a Scottish warrior from the 14th Century! Presentations take place between 11.15am and 3.30pm each day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays (and at weekends only from October until December, and during February and March).

For events at the Wallace National Monument, click here


Loch Lomond Farmers Markets
Popular farmers' markets at Loch Lomond Scotland - Farmers' markets and farm shops are becoming increasingly popular places to buy and try local produce. Farmers' markets are helping locals and visitors to the National Park to meet local farmers and producers. For better fresher Scottish produce, support local farmers and producers and visit Loch Lomond Farmers' Markets..


Loch Lomond Car Boot Sales
If you are looking for a bargain and a good day out, why not visit a car boot sale at Loch Lomond and surrounding area. Car boot sales are a popular way of disposing of those unwanted items and a great way of bargain hunting.


Live Music Loch Lomond
Regular live music in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.


Scottish Castles : Historic Scotland

There are many famous Scottish Castles in central Scotland. Check out what special events they are hosting this season.

Edinburgh Castle
Stirling Castle
Mugdock Castle and Country Park


Local Tourist Information Centres
Open all year unless stated

Aberfoyle Information Centre, Main Street, Aberfoyle FK8 3UQ  01877 382352
Balloch Information Centre, The Old Station Building, Balloch G83 8LQ  01389 753533
Callander Information Centre, 52-54 Main Street, Callander FK17 8BD  01877 330342
Dunoon Information Centre, 7 Alexandra Parade, Dunoon PA23 8AB  01369 703785
Falkirk Information Centre, The Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS  01324 620244
Glasgow Airport Information Centre, Domestic Arrivals, Glasgow International Airport PA23 2ST  0141 848 4440
Glasgow Information Centre, 220 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2FF  0845 859 1006
Inveraray Information Centre, Front Street, Inveraray PA32 8UY  01499 302063
Stirling Pirnhall Information Centre, M9 Motorway Services Area, Pirnhall Roundabout, Stirling FK7 8ET  01786 814111
Stirling Information Centre, Old Town Jail, St John Street, Stirling FK8 1EA  01786 475019
Tyndrum Information Centre (open Apr-Oct), Main Street, Tyndrum FK20 8RY  01838 400246

Current weather

Loch Lomond

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  • Temperature: 18 °C
  • Wind: South-Southeast, 13.8 mph
  • Pressure: 1014 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 73 %
  • Visibility: 6.2 mi
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