9 Things To Do In Scotland This Weekend

Are you ready to make the most of all this good weather? Grab your family and your friends and head out across Scotland this weekend. Whether you’re on the hunt for some new food, good music or an active weekend, take a look at our list of the top 9 things to do in Scotland this weekend.

Things To Do In Scotland This Weekend
6th – 8th July 2018

TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
Friday 6th & Sunday 8th July

This Friday and Sunday get yourself down to Glasgow Green for a day full of music. With headliners over the two days including Queen + Adam Lambert, The Killers and Franz Ferdinand, you can be sure you’re going to experience something spectacular. Whether you’re going for the day or a full weekend of music, there are a range of ticket options available to suit your needs. Make the most of this weather while you watch some of your favourite bands in action.

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Things to do in Scotland: food festival

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Bowhouse Food Weekend, Fife
Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th July

For you food lovers, there’s something special on this weekend. Make your way to Balcaskie in Fife for a weekend of food made from the raw ingredients of the East Neuk. Come along to eat, drink and talk to the farmers and makers. Free to attend, Bowhouse offers seasonal vegetables, shellfish, meats and sweet treats. There’ll be something to suit you whatever your taste.

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Justin Timberlake, Glasgow
Saturday 7th July

The Man of the Woods Tour starts off its second leg with a show at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow this Saturday. The reviews are in for the American shows, and we’re really in for a treat. Watch as Timberlake performs heavily choreographed dance routines, or as he and his band, The Tennessee Kids, perform well-known songs around an actual campfire. Tickets are selling fast but you can still treat yourself to a VIP Experience with a ticket to the “Party Pit” around the stage bar and a disco dance floor where Timberlake performs during the show.

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Things to do in Scotland: vegan festival

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V in the Park, Kirkcowan
Friday 6th – Monday 9th July

Another one for you foodies, this weekend Scotland’s first ever vegan festival is taking place in Kirkcowan. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or simply looking to try something new and cruelty-free, make your way down for a full weekend of delicious food. Along with the food you’ll find educational stalls about the benefits of veganism to your health and the environment, workshops for businesses and activism, and live music. Sample hot dogs, burgers, pies and cakes from a selection of local vegan caterers and work it all off with a Zumba class. Bring your family, your dog and pitch a tent – you’re in for a fun, inspiring and educational weekend.

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Things to do in Scotland: highland games

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Luss Highland Games, Argyll & Bute
Saturday 7th July

Try something new this weekend while celebrating Scotland’s rich history. This Saturday sees annual return of the Luss Highland Games. Not much has changed since the first gathering in 1875, the games will feature highland dancing, solo piping, and the more traditional events of tossing the caber, throwing the hammer and hill races. Bring the family for a full day of activities celebrating the area’s Scottish heritage.

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Things to do in Scotland: Mendelssohn on Mull

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Mendelssohn on Mull, Tobermory
Monday 2nd – Saturday 7th July

If you love classical music, then this one’s for you. The Mendelssohn on Mull Festival returns this week, bringing young professionals in the field of string chamber together for a week of performances and skill development. Whether you’re looking to hear some of your favourite compositions, or introduce yourself and your family to the world of classical music, get yourself to Tobermory this weekend.

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How to be a Psychic Conman, Edinburgh
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July

Looking to learn something new this weekend? Wow your friends with the tricks you pick up at Ash Pryce’s How to be a Psychic Conman show. The show features demonstrations and explanations of telekinesis tricks, metal bending and more. You’re even in for a bit of a history lesson as you cover the Zener Card experiments of the 1930s and look into the government funded research into psychic phenomena.

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Hands-On History Station | Heroic Highlanders, Balhousie
Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th July

For those interested in history, Black Watch Castle is hosting an educational and interactive workshop this Friday. Discover the types of weapons and equipment used by The Black Watch in their earliest years. Suitable for all ages, bring the family for an exciting day of handling some of the artefacts on display.

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Things to do in Scotland: Tradfest

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Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival, Newton Stewart
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July

Returning this weekend for its fourth year, the Trad Festival brings together artists from all across the country for a weekend of traditional music, workshops and more. This year you can watch the Scottish Highland Dancing Competitions, take part in a Gaelic singing workshop, learn Scottish Stepdance, or just enjoy all the live music on offer. The festival boasts some of the most well known in traditional music, including BBC Radio’s Young Musician of the Year and Best Duo. There are a variety of stalls from local artists, gardeners, traders and produce makers for those looking for a souvenir or a bite to eat. The festival itself promotes activities, businesses and events in and around Newton Stewart — you’re sure to find something to keep you busy this weekend.

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Written by: Emma Arthurs

Eve MacDonald

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