What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
Friday 1st - Sunday 24th June
West End Festival, Glasgow
Having started off as a small local festival centred around Byres Road, this has now grown to become one of the biggest cultural events in Glasgow's calendar.
Saturday 2nd June
Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games
The Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games are one of the first games of the year and this year they will be held at Helensburgh Rugby Club, Rhu Road Higher, Helensburgh G84 8JZ
Bobath Scotland Dragon Boat Challenge, Balloch Country Park
Dragon boating is a fun filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports event where teams race their dragons in a series of timed races. Ideal for experienced crews and complete beginners alike – from age 12 upwards – boats and full training are provided. All you need is fifteen colleagues, friends or relatives, a desire to help a great cause with fancy dress optional!
The day is all about team building and competition, with each team getting a guaranteed three timed races in the qualifying rounds. Music, running commentary and leader board updates throughout the day add to the excitement and amazing atmosphere, which culminates in a grand final and awards ceremony.
Saturday 2nd June
Popular athletics event with multi-terrain surfaces - tarmac, forest path, farm track and open grassland. Begins at 11am from the Buchanan Monument
Saturday 9th June
Bearsden & Milngavie Highland Games
Saturday 9th June
Big Hospice Hike Loch Lomond
Starting in Balmaha on the east shore of Loch Lomond, the Big Hospice Hike proceeds along the West Highland Way to the village of Rowardennan. From here the hike then takes on the ascent up Ben Lomond, which boasts spectacular views of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. Once at the summit of 974m, the descent will commence and complete the hike by walking back to the finish line in Balmaha. If this gruelling 22 mile walk is not for you, then there is a shorter version which is just 7.5 miles starting and finishing in Rowardennan.
To take part in the 22 mile hike, there is a £30 registration fee and a minimum of £200 sponsorship and to take part in the 7.5 mile hike, there is a £20 registration fee and £150 sponsorship. All proceeds will go to the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice that will provide support for those and their families affected.
Saturday 9th June
RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Reserve, Gartocharn 11am-3pm
Join the team on an adventurous walk in search of the butterflies found at Loch Lomond.
Cost £8.00 (Members £6.50) Booking Required.
Tel:01389 830 670 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 17th June
Make Father's Day extra special and check out some great Loch Lomond Restaurants
Wednesday 20th June - Sunday 1st July
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema, and for heralding and debating changes in global film making. Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history.
Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th June
Royal Highland Show
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh
We’ve been trying to capture what people love most about the Show and haven’t managed it! That's because no one single thing makes it special. What does is that it offers an eclectic mix of the expected and unexpected that keeps the thousands who flock here each year coming back year after year. For those who think it’s just cows and combine harvesters, then what can we say? Be prepared for an experience like no other. We guarantee that if you come you'll be back year after year.
Saturday 30th June
Wild Food Foraging
RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Reserve, Gartocharn 2pm-4pm
Go and search for some great natural delights. Share recipes, foraging tips and try some tasty treats.
Cost £10.00 (Members £8.00) Booking Required.
T: 01389 830 670 E: email@example.com
Glasgow International Jazz Festival
Farmers' Markets in and near Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Why not look out for local produce from our farmers and artisans at Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch and at many other places.
Loch Lomond Car Boot Sales
If you are looking for a bargain and a good day out, why not visit a car boot sale at Loch Lomond and surrounding area. Car boot sales are a popular way of disposing of those unwanted items and a great way of bargain hunting.
Live Music Loch Lomond
Regular live music in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
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
Open all year unless stated
Aberfoyle Information Centre, Main Street, Aberfoyle FK8 3UQ 01877 382352
Balloch Information Centre, The Old Station Building, Balloch G83 8LQ 01389 753533
Callander Information Centre, 52-54 Main Street, Callander FK17 8BD 01877 330342
Dunoon Information Centre, 7 Alexandra Parade, Dunoon PA23 8AB 01369 703785
Falkirk Information Centre, The Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS 01324 620244
Glasgow Airport Information Centre, Domestic Arrivals, Glasgow International Airport PA23 2ST 0141 848 4440
Glasgow Information Centre, 220 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2FF 0845 859 1006
Inveraray Information Centre, Front Street, Inveraray PA32 8UY 01499 302063
Stirling Pirnhall Information Centre, M9 Motorway Services Area, Pirnhall Roundabout, Stirling FK7 8ET 01786 814111
Stirling Information Centre, Old Town Jail, St John Street, Stirling FK8 1EA 01786 475019
Tyndrum Information Centre (open Apr-Oct), Main Street, Tyndrum FK20 8RY 01838 400246