What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd January
New Year at Loch Katrine - Sir Walter Scott Steamship Cruise
Come along and enjoy our one hour New Year Celebration Cruise aboard the Steamship Sir Walter Scott. In addition to taking in the magical scenery of Loch Katrine and the Trossachs, we invite you to join us in a complimentary toast to the New Year with traditional, locally produced shortbread whilst listening to live Scottish folk music from Iain Barrie and Friends. Sailing times 1300 and 1430. Tel: 01877 376315/6 for further information
Thursday 19th January - Sunday 5th February
Celtic Connections 2017
Europe's premier winter music festival with a fantastic line-up of some of the world's finest musicians.
Wednesday 25th January
Loch Lomond Burns Nights
Burns Night is celebrated annually in Scotland on or around January 25th. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on 25th January 1759. The day also celebrates Burns' contribution to Scottish culture. Burns' best known works include Auld Lang Syne, Tam o' Shanter, A Man's A Man For A' That and To A Haggis.
Traditional Burns Night dinners and ceilidhs are held around the loch.
Saturday 28th to Monday 30th January
RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch
The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch is happening this month. More than half a million people from across the UK are set to take part by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend.
Scottish Farmers' Markets at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
1st and 3rd Sundays of each month
Perhaps the most panoramic situation of any market in Scotland. Featuring around 30 regular stallholders ranging from cheese and chocolate makers through to producers of organic eggs, beef, lamb, pork, home made soup, smoked foods, seafood, jams, confectionery and home baking. Entry to the Farmers’ Market is free. Open 10 am till 3.30 pm.
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 at Loch Lomond
Regular Live Music at the Drovers Inn, Ardlui
Scottish Castles : Historic Scotland
There are many famous Scottish Castles in central Scotland. Check out what special events they are hosting this season.
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