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Issue 39 - Scotland events

Scotland Magazine Issue 39
June 2008


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Scotland events

Hydro Connect
29th-31st August 2008
Inveraray Castle, Argyll
Aboutique festival situated in one of the most beautiful locations
in the whole of the UK, playing host to 20,000 music fans over
three days. Also offers one of the most beautiful views in the whole
of the UK with the haunting Inveraray Castle and rolling hills
overshadowing the Main Stage looking down onto the banks of
Loch Fyne – the largest sea loch in Scotland

Piping Live!
11th-17th August 2008
Showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of the pipes by bringing
some of the world’s top international piping talent to perform with
Scotland’s finest home grown artists across some of Glasgow’s
world class venues and stunning outdoor spaces

The Edge
Throughout August 2008, Edinburgh
Formerly named T on the Fringe which ran for eight years, The Edge is the
music arm of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Concerts take place
throughout Edinburgh at various venues across the city including the
Meadowbank Stadium, Princes Street Gardens, Cabaret Voltaire and the
capacity Corn Exchange
Foodies at the festival
23rd-24th August 2008, Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Festival’s only dedicated food event. As well as the market and
masterclasses, many other food-related activities are planned including
demonstrations from top Scottish chefs in a purpose-built chefs’ theatre
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
1st-23rd August 2008, Edinburgh Castle
Scotland’s stunning annual outdoor military spectacular set against the
magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
3rd-25th August 2008, Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the
world and continues to be a unique celebration of the arts, providing the
best platform in the world for new work
Edinburgh International Festival
8th- 31st August 2008, Edinburgh
One of the greatest celebrations of the arts, the Edinburgh International
Festival offers a rich programme of classical music, theatre, opera and
dance is staged in major theatres and concert halls and smaller venues
around the city over a three-week period in late summer
The Braemar Gathering
6th September 2008, Braemar
Perhaps the most celebrated of all the Highland Games in the world, and
the only one which guarantees the presence of a member of the
Royal family.
International athletes will compete in heavy and track events, and there will
be displays and competitions featuring pipers and dancers
Blas Festival: Celebrating Highland Music
5th-13th September 2008, the Highlands
BLAS is rapidly establishing itself as the Highlands premier Gaelic and
traditional music festival. It takes place in venues across the Highlands and
includes an eclectic line-up of local, national and international artists
Angus & Dundee Roots Festival
6th-13th September 2008, Angus & Dundee
The Angus & Dundee Roots Festival will provide a focus for people whose
ancestors came from Angus & Dundee to visit the area to find out more
about their ancestral homeland whilst at the same time forging new
friendships with like-minded people from across the globe