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What's On Loch Lomond July

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

July 2017

Saturday 1st 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.

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.

Saturday 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.

Saturday 15th 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 16th July
Kinlochard Gathering 2017

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 16th 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 18th 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 22nd 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.

28th - 30th July 2017
Lomond Folk Festival

The Lomond Folk Festival is relaunched after a break of 4 years!

Saturday 29th 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 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

Broken clouds
  • Broken clouds
  • Temperature: 14 °C
  • Wind: South-Southwest, 35.7 mph, gusts up to 52.9 mph
  • Pressure: 993 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 82 %
  • Visibility: 6.2 mi
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