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Events diary

Diary of Major Scottish Events for 2022

You may like to incorporate these events into your visit!

The first section has general events for 2022,
Scroll below that for dates of Highland Games in 2022.

This year is very different, as many events have been postponed or cancelled due to the aftermath of the Covid pandemic. However there is still a lot happening over the country and you may consider including them to enhance your visit to Scotland. For further details on any event and others not included in this list

Events for 2022


  • 27th-2nd May Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
  • 27th -4th June Whisky & Jazz Festival Islay
  • 28th-1st May Shetland Folk Festival


  • 16th-19th Borders Book Festival, Melrose
  • 17th-24th St Magnus Festival, Orkney
  • 22nd-23rd Mountain Bike World Championships, Fort William
  • 23rd-26th Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, near Edinburgh


  • 1st-3rd Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace, Perth
  • 6th-10th Scottish Open Golf , The Renaissance, North Berwick
  • 13th-16th Hebridean Celtic Festival, Outer Hebrides


  • 5th-27th Tattoo, Edinburgh
  • 5th 29th Fringe, Edinburgh
  • 6th-28th Book Festival, Edinburgh
  • 6th-28th International Festival, Edinburgh
  • 12th-20th International Film Festival Edinburgh
  • 25th-28th International Horse Trials, Blair Castle, Blair Atholl


  • 23rd-2nd October Book Festival, Wigtown


  • 8th-14th Wave Classic, Tiree


  • 31st St Andrew’s Day, Throughout Scotland


  • 31st – 1st Jan,2023 Hogmanay and New Year Celebrations throughout Scotland

Braemar Royal Highland Gathering.

Braemar; Tossing the caber

Tossing the Caber at Braemar Royal Highland Gathering.

Highland Games in 2022

You may like to include a visit to a traditional Highland Games into your tour itinerary.The Games feature the heavy events, eg; tossing the caber, putting the shot, throwing the hammer, tug of war and also highland dancing, athletics and piping amongst many other events.The Games often also have stalls selling Scottish crafts, knitwear, kilts and local produce.


  • 15th Gordon Castle
  • 28th Blackford
  • 29th Atholl Gathering & Highland Games


  • 4th Cornhill
  • 4th Helensburgh & Lomond
  • 5th Markinch
  • 11th Bearsden & Milngavie
  • 12th Strathmore
  • 18th Old Meldrum
  • 19th Aberdeen
  • 19th Cupar
  • 25th Ceres
  • 25th Drumtochty


  • 2nd Luss
  • 2nd Thornton
  • 6th Kenmore
  • 9th Alva
  • 9th Tain
  • 16th Loch Lomond
  • 16th Lochcarron
  • 16th Roseneath
  • 16th Tomintoul
  • 17th Stonehaven
  • 18th Burntisland
  • 19th Inverary
  • 21st Mull
  • 23rd Airth
  • 23rd Braemar Junior
  • 29th Durness
  • 30th Dufftown
  • 30th Halkirk


  • 3rd Isle of Skye
  • 3rd Killin
  • 5th Dornoch
  • 6th Inverkeithing
  • 6th Aberlour Strathspey
  • 6th Newtonmore
  • 6th Strathpeffer
  • 6th Aboyne
  • 6th North Berwick
  • 6th Mey
  • 7th Bridge of Allan
  • 11th Ballater
  • 12th Assynt
  • 13th Atholl & Breadalbane
  • 14th Perth
  • 20th Helsmdale
  • 20th Stirling
  • 21st Crieff
  • 25th Argyllshire, Oban
  • 27th Birnam
  • 27th Lonach
  • 27th Strathardle
  • 27th Glenurqhuart


  • 3rd Braemar
  • 4th Blairgowrie & Rattray
  • 10th Pitlochry
  • 11th Bowhill

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