Celebrating Scotland

Scotland is renowned for its world-class sport events, live music, arts scene, and uniquely Scottish events that take place across the country all year-round. We have iconic venues which play host to events and stunning scenery that provides the perfect backdrop to make the event experience ever so special.

A stay in Scotland is not complete without attending one of our events and with so much choice, from small local events with plenty of spirit to large scale global events, covering everything from major golf and cycling events and renowned music and art festivals to celebrating local foods and performance groups, there is something for everyone.

Annual Events

Winter Festivals

Scotland's Winter Festivals celebrate our rich culture and heritage. So get out and about in Scotland this winter – there's so much going on!

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St Andrew's Day

St Andrew is Scotland's patron saint and on November 30th we celebrate St Andrew's Day with the rest of the world.

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Hogmanay is one of Scotland's best-known and best loved traditions. Whether it's fireworks, live music, street parties or cosy pubs for your New Year celebration - we have it all.

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Burns Night

On January 25th every year, Scots and Scots-at-heart come together to celebrate the life and works of our national poet, Robert Burns.

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Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh is Scotland's shining capital city: a place packed with history from its castle to its palace and every wynd and close in between.

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Highland Games

Highland Games are a mix of sports, culture and community. These unique events still take place around Scotland, and the world.

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COVID-19 Advice and Guidance

Visit Scotland have compiled all the necessary coronavirus guidance for event organisers in 2021.

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All coronavirus guidance for those visiting Scotland can be found on Visit Scotland.

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