What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
Saturday 1st September
Open Water Swimming Event
Night Swim at Bardowie
Have you ever wanted to swim in the serenity of the night sky ? Well now you can with our first night swim at Bardowie Loch. We will have a 500m, 750m & a 1k swim on the evening.
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September
Ben Lomond Clanscape
Visit our thatched cruck-framed building at Ardess, Rowardennan, to get a chance to try your hand at a variety of traditional skills.
Try the Green Woodworking techniques used in the building construction; help the wool spinners spin their yarns; try stone carving; lend a hand mowing the meadow by scythe; learn rope-making techniques; and enjoy tea and bannocks around the fire.
You can also make artists' willow charcoal to take home, all to the delightful sounds of live traditional music in the open air.
No booking is required; just drop by and join in at any time throughout the day. This is a free event, but donations are welcome to help it happen again!
Our partners for this event include the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and the Haddington Spinners.
To get there from Rowardennan car park, walk north for 300m to the entrance to the youth hostel, then follow the brown signs for Ben Lomond ranger service for another 300m.
Please note Forestry Commission Scotland charge £3 per car for parking at Rowardennan car park.
For further information and to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01360 870224.
Saturday 8th September
Open Water Swimming Event
End to End of Loch Earn
Loch Earn is a freshwater loch in the Central Highlands of Scotland, in the districts of Perth & Kinross and Stirling. The length of the swim in 10km.
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September
Loch Lomond Live
Set against the stunning backdrop of the 'bonnie banks', Loch Lomond Live is a brand new family-friendly festival promoting local culture, and featuring entertainment, attractions, live music, plus delicious food & drink produce.
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th September
Callander Jazz & Blues Festival
The annual Callander Jazz & 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.
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
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