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Scottish festivals, events and celebrations

Young woman performing at a music festival

Logiealmond Estate is the perfect place to base yourself for some of Scotland’s best known cultural festivals and celebrations! In fact there’s a whole calendar of events for you to enjoy throughout the year...

The world-renowned Glasgow festival Celtic Connections lights up stages and venues through the dark winter nights running from 18 January until 4 February with over 300 events in 25 venues across the city. Throughout its 30 year history, Europe’s premier folk, roots and world music festival has been the home of spectacular musical showcases and collaborations.

haggis, neeps and tatties

Scots the world over celebrate the life and works on Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet on, or around, 25th January. Typically Burns celebrations include a dinner with haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (mashed potatoes) often accompanied by a dram of whisky! There may also be speeches, poetry readings, traditional Scottish music and dancing.

The Soutar Festival of Words is a celebration of Scots language and culture inspired by Perth writer William Soutar. Taking place from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 April, the festival brings together an exciting line-up of authors, playwrights, musicians, poets and performers at over 30 events. This year events take place at Perth and Kinross libraries and museums across the region.

Perth Festival of the Arts, 22 May - 1 June, is a vibrant celebration of the visual and performing arts, connecting leading artists from around the world with the rich cultural life of Perth. With performances in Perth Theatre, Perth Concert Hall and other venues, the Festival features internationally renowned artists and showcases emerging talent.

Solas Festival, 14 - 16 June, is an annual music festival comprising elements of poetry, art, politics, dance, philosophy and literature. Described as a “wee Woodstock”, the festival is associated with Creative Scotland, Scottish Refugee Week and Christian Aid.

The Rewind Festival, 19 - 21 July is an annual music festival held at Scone Palace, Perthshire celebrating everything 80s! The festival weekend includes live acts on the main stage, a silent disco, funfair, kid-zone, shops, stalls and food & drink.

Audience at an outdoor music festival

The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, 25 - 27 July is a music and arts festival, held on the Belladrum Estate in Kiltarlity near Inverness. Scottish band Deacon Blue will headline in July 2024 along with Sugababes, James Arthur and Ocean Colour Scene.

One of Scotland’s most popular cultural events, and one of the world's largest arts festivals, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, attracts visitors and performers from all over the globe during August. Festival goers gather to see a wide range of performances including theatre, comedy, music and dance.

The Birnam Book Festival, 26-27 October, showcases Scottish literature and explores legends and lore with themes around the Scottish Witch trials. Explore the real stories of Birnam Wood and Macbeth’s Tayside locations with authors and storytellers blended with music and creativity.

Coloured lights illuminate the Enchanted Forrest in Pitlochry

The multi-award winning Enchanted Forest, 3 October - 3 November, has welcomed over 650,000 visitors to Faskally Wood, Pitlochry over the last two decades. Families flock to see the stunning sound and light show with dazzling visuals and innovative design, choreographed to an original music score with a magnificent woodland setting.

Located in Edinburgh’s historic city centre, the Edinburgh Christmas marketsrun for seven weeks from mid November to early January. Festive fun for the whole family including traditional market stalls, funfair rides, live outdoor events, ice skating, and delicious food and drink. 

Edinburgh’s Christmas market

Book luxury accommodation for your festival calendar

Logiealmond Estate is conveniently located at the gateway to the Highlands in stunning Perthshire while also allowing easy access to Scotland’s cities, including historic Edinburgh and vibrant Glasgow.

You’ll find our bespoke five-star lodges, cottages, and farmhouses spread throughout the estate in stunning locations, each designed with luxury, comfort, and convenience in mind.

You can check property availability on our website or contact our team, who will be happy to provide more information about our properties and the many activities to enjoy on and near the estate.


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