There are many great events happening in Scotland in 2018. With the second year of the highly successfully TRNSMT Festival returning to Glasgow Green for a second year, the upcoming Scotland v England Six Nations game at Murrayfield and of course, the world famed Edinburgh Fringe Festival, there really is something for everyone.
Feis Ile: Islay Festival of Malt & Music
The Isle of Islay is known as the centre of whisky tourism, with eight active distilleries on the island. Islay annually hosts Fèis Ìle – a “Festival of Malt and Music” held in the last week on May.
They host a diverse programme featuring traditional music, ceilidhs, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling and whisky tasting, and for the last number of years all the Islay distilleries have held open days throughout the week of the festival, adding to the mix!
The Royal Highland Show
The Royal Highland Show is Scotland’s annual farming and countryside showcase, which first began almost 200 years ago. The show is organised by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.
The show is held annually at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, over the second-last weekend in June. The event attracts over a thousand exhibiters
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle every August, as part of the Edinburgh Festival. It features a series of military tattoos performed by the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands, as well as artistic performance teams.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The world’s largest arts festival, last year The Fringe featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 show in 300 venues, meaning there is literally something for everyone’s taste and sense of humour. The Fringe was established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival and has become very popular with performers all over the world, especially within the comedy circuit.
With hundreds of performances running every day from 3rd to 27th August, this is a must for everyone, whether you’ve never been to the Fringe before or you go every year!
Glasgow Whisky Festival
The annual Glasgow Whisky Festival is a celebration of whiskies from Glasgow’s closest distilleries and its independent bottlers. As well as the focus on Glasgow whiskies, they also celebrate whiskies from all over Scotland and the rest of the world. The event will be held on 10th November at Hampden Park, Glasgow and runs in two sessions; 12pm-4pm and 5pm-9pm.
Members of Glasgow’s Whisky Club will be on hand on the day to answer questions and help where possible.
There will be more than 60 stands featuring whisky, gin, rum, other spirits and whisky gifts in Scotland’s National Stadium. There will be foodbank raffle we will run this again at the start of both sessions on the 10th of November.