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Issue 81 - What's On

Scotland Magazine Issue 81
June 2015

 

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What's On

The Open Championship

The Open at the Home of Golf, part of 10-year investment by EventScotland to have the Championship played here every second year until 2019.
www.theopen.com
16 – 19 July St Andrews, Fife

Piping at Forres
Over 105 pipe bands from around the world with family friendly entertainment, highland dancers and produce stalls. Sponsored by Benromach Speyside Single Malt. Chieftain Mark Laing of Dunphail Estate whose great grandfather Sir Alexander Grant gifted Grant Park to the town.
www.pipingatforres.com
27 June Forres, Morayshire

Wickerman Festival
With ten stages featuring an eclectic and exciting mix of artists including Dizzee Rascal and Del Amitri, alternative acts and up-and-coming talent, this summer party caters for all musical tastes. A wonderland with entertainment for adults and children alike. High quality yurts, tipis and cloud houses complete the experience culminating when a 40ft Wickerman will be set alight.
www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk
24 – 25 July Dundrennan, Dumfries & Galloway


Borders Book Festival
11 – 14 June, Melrose, Roxburghshire
A series of literary events with Booker Prize winners, biographers, historians and authors from all over the world. To celebrate the Year of Food and Drink, there will be a dedicated foodie area featuring delicious locally-sourced Scottish produce.
www.bordersbookfestival.org

FyneFest
12 – 14 June, Argyll
Over 2000 people attended last year and enjoyed over 150 of the best craft beers. This year, there will be the Walkers’ Bar, and a large covered area full of activities. Enjoy an amazing selection of food, from local venison to wood-fired pizzas.
www.fynefest.com

Crail Food Festival
13 – 14 June, Crail, East Neuk of Fife
Demonstrations, educational workshops, tastings, chef talks, foraging walks, food trails, and entertainment.
www.crailfoodfest.co.uk

Edinburgh International Film Festival
17 – 28 June, Edinburgh
68 years on, a feast of the very best of international film making.
www.edfilmfest.org.uk

Cake Festival Edinburgh
21 June, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
On Midsummer Day, 50 teams of amateur and professional bakers will create Edinburgh buildings and locations out of cake.
www.edinburgh.cakefest.org.uk

The Gillespie Macandrew Hopetoun Horse Trials
25 – 28 June, Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Shetland Grand National, Pony Club Games and Jumping, British Show Jumping Competitions and Lurcher Racing.
www.hopetoun.co.uk/events

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
3 – 5 July, Portsoy, Banffshire
Sailing, fishing, history, crafts, theatre, music, literature and language, food and drink.
www.stbportsoy.com

St Ronans Games
9 – 18 July, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire
This is now part of a ten day festival incorporating the Cleikum Ceremonies and the town’s association with St. Ronan.
http://stronansgames.org