What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
Saturday 2nd July
Luss Highland Gathering
Luss Games Field, Luss G83 8NX
Highland games featuring pipe band, caber tossing, Highland dancing, running, hill race, tug o’ war, children’s races, craft & food stalls. The first Luss Highland Gathering was held in 1875 and has been held annually since, except for a break during the two World Wars.
Sunday 3rd July
Plays in the Park: Hansel & Gretel
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
Book your tickets for another amazing Walking Theatre event with Plays in the Park presenting for the first time here, Hansel & Gretel. All tickets via www.itison.com
Saturday 9th July
Loch Venacher Swim Festival
Loch Venachar is a fresh water loch in Stirlingshire, located between Callander and Brig o' Turk. The loch is 3.7 miles long with its deepest point being 33 metres.
The event will be swum from the Venacher Lochside Café where full facilities will be available. For more information or to enter, visit www.vigourevents.com
Saturday 16th July
Loch Lomond Highland Games, Balloch
The Games are a traditional Highland Games and hosts the official SGA Heavyweight World Championship
(Ball, Hammer and Caber Weights) and the Scottish 80 metre Running Championship. The Games are held each year in Balloch Castle Country Park, situated close to Balloch Castle on the shores of Loch Lomond.
Sunday 17th July
Kinlochard Gathering 2016
Events include the Clanranald Jacobean re-enactment as the main event. Other events include pipe bands Highland dancers, search & rescue demos, storytelling by Paraig MacNeil. Starts 12 noon.
Sunday 17th July
Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering
Howie Park, Rosneath
The Gathering will take place at the Howie Park in Rosneath which is situated on the shores of the Gareloch near Helensburgh in Argyll & Bute, approximately 30 miles further up the River Clyde to north of Glasgow. Starts 1230.
Tuesday 19th July
Inveraray Highland Games
We look forward to welcoming you to the grounds of Inveraray Castle, the venue of the Inveraray Highland Games. The Games celebrate our rich culture and heritage with field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' including the world championships for tossing the caber. You will also find a good selection of local Scottish food and drink stands as well many trade and charity stalls. There is also children's entertainment. Admission: adults £8; seniors £5; children £3. Family Ticket £18.
Saturday 23rd July
Lochearnhead, Balquhidder& Strathyre Highland Games
Games Park, Lochearnhead
Here in the lands of MacGregor, MacLaren, MacNab, and Stewart of Strathern, you can experience all the thrills of traditional Highland games at Lochearnhead in a fabulous setting beside Loch Earn; the swing of the kilt, the bagpipes, highland dancing, tossing the caber and all the other elements of traditional Highland games. Starts 1200.
Saturday 30th July
Scottish Pipe Band Championships
Levengrove Park, Dumbarton
Pipe bands from across Scotland compete. Tel: 0141 221 5414
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 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