What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
Saturday 1st December to Sunday 2nd of December
Enjoy a great two days of festive theme including food & craft, family event and fun to get us all into the seasonal spirit. The event is free to all. For more email www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk/makeabooking.html.
Saturday 1st December
Christmas Lights & Carols with Canapes, Knockderry House
Knockderry Country House Hotel is hosting an evening of Christmas Lights, carols, canapés and sparkling wine on Saturday the 1st of December. Please contact the hotel on 01436 842 283 for more information or to book price is £15 per person.
Saturday 1st of December
The Santa Dash is a charity race that aims to raise money fro the Deafblind Scotland charity. Adults will receive a Santa Suit and under 12’s reindeer antlers and flashing red nose. To register for the 5k or 1k run, please visit www.deafblindscotland.org/fundraising/santa-dash or call 0141 777 5820. Times are to be confirmed adults will cost £10 and under 16s £5.
Wednesday 5 December
Walk - Not quite Fort William, Gartness
Enjoy the fresh air and improve your health as you join this Ranger led walk heading west along a section of the West Highland Way from Dumgoyne. This walk will last an hour, on mainly level established footpaths. Minibus transport available from Lennoxtown 11am or meet at the walk start at 11.25am. All bookings are free and to register call 0141 956 6586 or email www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk/makeabookingranger.html
Stirling Hogmanay with Proclaimers
This year's event will start at 8:30pm and is headlined by The Proclaimers plus more artists to be announced. Tickets: Strling council £25 for adults and £12.50 anyone under 15 years old.
The Wallace Monument Stirling
From April to September the Wallace Monument by Stirling holds live performances by costumed actors – bringing Sir William Wallace and the characters of his time to life. Listen to the story of The Battle of Stirling Bridge, or even have your photograph taken with a Scottish warrior from the 14th Century! Presentations take place between 11.15am and 3.30pm each day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays (and at weekends only from October until December, and during February and March).
For events at the Wallace National Monument, click here
Scottish Farmers' Markets at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
1st and 3rd Sundays of each month
Perhaps the most panoramic situation of any market in Scotland. Featuring around 30 regular stallholders ranging from cheese and chocolate makers through to producers of organic eggs, beef, lamb, pork, home made soup, smoked foods, seafood, jams, confectionery and home baking. Entry to the Farmers’ Market is free. Open 10 am till 3.30 pm.
Live Music Loch Lomond
Regular Live Music at the Drovers Inn, Ardlui
Traditional Scottish music every Saturday at Ardlui Hotel Lomond Bar
Ardlui Hotel has teamed up with TMSA and Gaelic arts organisation Fèis Rois to deliver nine informal music sessions and ceilidhs throughout October, November and December. Sit back, relax and experience the very best of Scottish traditional music.
Scottish Castles : Historic Scotland
There are many famous Scottish Castles in central Scotland. Check out what special events they are hosting this season.
Mugdock Castle and Country Park
Local Tourist Information Centres
Aberfoyle - 08707 200604 (Open April-October)
Balloch - 08707 200607 (Open April-October)
Callander - 08707 200628 (Open March-December)
Drymen - 08707 200611 (Open May to September)
Dumbarton - 08707 200612 (Open all year)
Helensburgh - 08707 200615 (Open April-October)
Killin - 08707 200627 (Open March-October)
Stirling - 08707 200621 (Open all year)
Tarbet - 08707 200623 (Open April-October)
Tyndrum - 08707 200626 (Open April-October)