What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd January
New Year at Loch Katrine - Sir Walter Scott Steamship Cruise
Enjoy our one hour New Year Celebration Cruise aboard the steamship Sir Walter Scott, taking in the magical scenery of Loch Katrine and the Trossachs while listening to live Scottish folk music.
Saturday 12th January
Sunrise Goose Walk
Thousands of geese spend the winter months feeding and roosting around the Loch Lomond area. Join the team for an early morning woodland walk along to one of their favourite roosting spots. As the sun comes up, watch as the geese move on to their daytime feeding areas. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring torches and binoculars if you have them. Some of this event will involve standing for periods of time so remember to wrap up well.
Thursday 17th January - Sunday 3rd February
Celtic Connections 2019
Celebrating 25 years, Celtic Connections is the largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music. Featuring 2,100 artists at 300 events at 20 venues, it makes one brilliant festival!
Friday 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 26th to Monday 28th 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.
Farmers' Markets in and near Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Why not look out for local produce from our farmers and artisans at Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch and at many other places.
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.
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