What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland.
Friday 30th September - Sunday 2nd October
Callander Jazz and Blues Festival
The annual Callander Jazz and Blues Festival is once again fast approaching and as always will offer a long weekend of superb music. We are looking forward to a very lively festival weekend.
Special offer available at the Poppies Hotel in Callander - click here for more details.
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October
Balmaha's Braw Weekend at The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha
Presenting a major food and drink festival in Balmaha on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, the weekend will feature live music, cookery demonstrations, crafts, family fun and a beer festival on the Saturday night. Free entry.
Friday 7th - Sunday 16th October
This annual walking and outdoors festival is one of the largest and most varied walking festivals in Scotland, with more than 60 walks led by expert and knowledgeable walk leaders. All ages and abilities are catered for and the walks cover interest areas of wildlife, bird watching, drama, photography, art, history, heritage, folklore, tai chi, great gardens, great houses and some great hill walks including the opportunity the complete over 6 days the long distance trail ‘The Cowal Way’. If you’ve got the time (and the energy!) you can also go canoeing or cycling and to a range of musical and arts events.
Friday 28th October
Loch Lomond Shores
Witchy Walk presented by The Walking Theatre Co. 5:00pm and 7:15pm.
The popular Witchy Walk returns to Loch Lomond Shores for two shows. Dress in your halloween best and join the Walking Thetare Co for an interactive walking theatre in the woods. Booking required; tickets available via itison.com.
Every Saturday throughout the summer
Loch Lomond Flea Market at Lomond Galleries
• Every Saturday - 10 am till 3 pm
• Up to 200 Stalls
• FREE to public
• Toilets on site
• Café on site
Traders, Antique & Vintage Sellers, and Car Booters are most welcome!
Deer Rut Weekend - David Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle - date TBC
Enjoy a minibus excursion into the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park with our Forest Ranger to experience the sights and sounds of the autumn rut. The event involves hill walking requiring a reasonable level of fitness, walking boots and waterproofs are essential. Refreshments will be available on return. Remember to bring binoculars. Booking essential, please call 01877 382258 Cost £12 per person, Concession/Children £10. Children must be aged over 10 and accompanied by an adult.
The Wallace Monument Stirling
From April to September the Wallace Monument by Stirling holds live performances by costumed actors – bringing Sir William Wallace and the characters of his time to life. Listen to the story of The Battle of Stirling Bridge, or even have your photograph taken with a Scottish warrior from the 14th Century! Presentations take place between 11.15am and 3.30pm each day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays (and at weekends only from October until December, and during February and March).
For events at the Wallace National Monument, click here
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
Lomond Park Hotel - Glenroy Bar
Live Bands every Saturday Evening 9.30pm - 1am. plus, Balloch's premier late Night Venue - opened every Friday & Saturday Night - 11.30pm - 3am + Bank Holiday Sundays.... Call 01389 752 494 for more details
Regular Live Music at the Drovers Inn, Ardlui
Traditional Scottish music every Saturday at Ardlui Hotel Lomond Bar
Ardlui Hotel has teamed up with TMSA and Gaelic arts organisation Fèis Rois to deliver nine informal music sessions and ceilidhs throughout October, November and December. Sit back, relax and experience the very best of Scottish traditional music.
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