What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
Sunday 1st - Sunday 29th June
West End Festival, Glasgow
Having started off as a small local festival centred around Byres Road, this has now grown to become one of the biggest cultural events in Glasgow's calendar.
Saturday 7th June
Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games
The Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games are one of the first games of the year and this year they will be held at Helensburgh Rugby Club, Rhu Road Higher, Helensburgh G84 8JZ
Saturday 7th June
Bobath Scotland Dragon Boat Challenge, Balloch Country Park
Dragon boating is a fun filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports event where teams race their dragons in a series of timed races. Ideal for experienced crews and complete beginners alike – from age 12 upwards – boats and full training are provided. All you need is fifteen colleagues, friends or relatives, a desire to help a great cause with fancy dress optional!
The day is all about team building and competition, with each team getting a guaranteed three timed races in the qualifying rounds. Music, running commentary and leader board updates throughout the day add to the excitement and amazing atmosphere, which culminates in a grand final and awards ceremony.
Saturday 7th June
Popular athletics event with multi-terrain surfaces - tarmac, forest path, farm track and open grassland. Begins at 11am from the Buchanan Monument
Saturday 7th - Saturday 14th June
The Killearn Hoolie
The Killearn Hoolie is a week-long, bi-annual village event – or rather a series of events. Its main aims are to bring all ages and generations together, to engender community spirit and - most importantly – to have lots of fun!
Sunday 8th June
Polaroid 10k Race, Vale of Leven
Start 10 am at Loch Lomond Shores
Biggest and best road race series in the UK.
Saturday 14 June - CANCELLED
Bearsden & Milngavie Highland Games
Saturday 14th June
Come along & join us for some summer fun with live music playing in the pub from 10pm onwards.
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June
Route follows the Great Glen Way and the West Highland Way from Gairlochy to Strathfillan - 54 miles in 24 hours. The walk of your life!
Wednesday 18th to Sunday 29th June
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema, and for heralding and debating changes in global film making. Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history.
Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd June
Royal Highland Show
Royal Highland Centre, Islington, Edinburgh
We’ve been trying to capture what people love most about the Show and haven’t managed it! That's because no one single thing makes it special. What does is that it offers an eclectic mix of the expected and unexpected that keeps the thousands who flock here each year coming back year after year. For those who think it’s just cows and combine harvesters, then what can we say? Be prepared for an experience like no other. We guarantee that if you come you'll be back year after year.
Saturday 21st June
Luss Open Water Swim Festival
Set in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond is the largest body of freshwater in mainland Britain. The scenery is unrivalled and an excellent location to enjoy open water swimming. This event will include 750m, 1k & 2k swims.
Saturday 21st June
Sunshine & Sombreros
This is Nacho normal party!! You are invited to shake your maracas at Ardlui's Mexican themed party. You better hold on to your sombrero though because we have mexican themed food, games, music & much more! 10 pm onwards.
Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th June
Glasgow International Jazz Festival
Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th June
Walk With Wallace
Wallace National Monument, Stirling
See how Stirling came to be the scene of the William Wallace’s victorious encounter with the army of King Edward I – and meet Scotland’s national hero in person! Join a 45-minute guided walk with costumed actors to enjoy a different view of The Battle of Stirling Bridge. Walks commence each day at 11 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 3 pm.
Sunday 29th June
Walk for Whales
A 5 mile, family friendly walk from Sea Life Centre, Loch Lomond
Milton Inn Dumbarton
Sing and Dance the night away!
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 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
Aberfoyle - 08707 200604 (Open April-October)
Balloch - 08707 200607 (Open April-October)
Callander - 08707 200628 (Open March-December)
Drymen - 08707 200611 (Open May to September)
Dumbarton - 08707 200612 (Open all year)
Helensburgh - 08707 200615 (Open April-October)
Killin - 08707 200627 (Open March-October)
Stirling - 08707 200621 (Open all year)
Tarbet - 08707 200623 (Open April-October)
Tyndrum - 08707 200626 (Open April-October)