What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
01 Dec 2012 - 28 Feb 2013
The Masterclass at Glengoyne Distillery
This specialised tour includes a visit to the Glengoyne warehouses which are not normally open to the public and explores the key areas of whisky-making in some depth. The experience includes tastings of Glengoyne 12 and 17-year-old Highland single malt, three Glengoyne single cask whiskies and six sherry samples. Guests have the opportunity to create their own blend in the whisky sample room. A light lunch is provided. At the end of the visit, guests are presented with a 200ml bottle of their created blend, a masterclass certificate and a Glengoyne commemorative book. The Masterclass offers the most in-depth and comprehensive distillery tour in Scotland.
Daily 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Cost £125.00
Thursday 17th January - Sunday 3rd February
Celtic Connections 2013
Europe's premier winter music festival with a fantastic line-up of some of the world's finest musicians.
Saturday 2nd February - Sunday 17th March
Scottish Snowdrop Festival
Enjoy the Scottish Snowdrop Festival and find time to head outdoors and marvel at these beautiful little plants, set against the backdrop of some of Scotland's most captivating castles, gardens and stately homes in this area.
Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd February
Balloch Country Park 5k
Starts 9.30am at Parks main gate on Balloch Road.
There is no registration, no fee and no official recording of times. Just turn up for a Run in the Park.
The route will take in some iconic views of Loch Lomond as well as the Walled Garden and of course Balloch Castle. The event caters for everyone, from the seasoned runner to beginners, and children are welcome too. Children under 11 should be accompanied throughout the run by a parent or guardian.
There is a Hotline Number that you can call to check to see if the run has been cancelled due to severe weather etc. - Hotline - 07534365271
For enquiries contact Maurice Donohue email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01389 756384.
Thursday 7th- Sunday 10th February
The Scottish Caravan and Outdoor Leisure Show
Thursday 14th February - St Valentines Day
Enjoy a Valentines dinner in one of our Loch Lomond restaurants
or check out our Valentine Breaks on Loch Lomond
Tuesday 12th February
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
Friday 22nd Feb
February Friday Night Jazz !
Poppies Hotel Callander
Quality Dinner.....Quality Jazz?. Only £22.50 per person.
Accommodation Package Available
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).
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
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)