Highlight events

Throughout Homecoming 2014, enjoy a packed programme of cultural, active, food & drink, ancestral and natural events and festivals which perfectly showcase Scotland's distinct identity. We've picked out some highlights below and you can also use the search to find all Homecoming event listings.

Crowds go wild at the Wickerman Festival, Dumfries & Galloway

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Explore the Homecoming events listings and be inspired throughout 2014, as Scotland welcomes the world

A beautifully detailed panel from the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Admire the beautifully intricate tapestry created by Scots in 25 countries over the past two years through an events programme.

McLaren 2014 runs from April to August

McLaren 2014

From April to August, explore the life and work of animator and film maker Norman McLaren at specials events across Scotland

People hold up large letters which spell out 'GENERATION' against clear sky


This epic programme of events celebrates 25 years of contemporary arts in Scotland - from Orkney to the Scottish Borders

Riders returning from the Selkirk marches galloping at the Toll

Return to the Ridings

Head to the Scottish Borders and celebrate the riding of the boundaries, a tradition which has taken place for centuries

Aboyne Highland Games

Aboyne Highland Games

From piping to dancing and much more, experience the thrill of this popular traditional event in the north east

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Trace your ancestors at the world’s leading family history event, Who Do You Think You Are? Live, in Glasgow this August

The Forth Bridge Festival 2014 logo

Forth Bridges Festival 2014

The iconic Forth Road Bridge celebrates its 50th anniversary with a week-long programme of events

Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis performs her track for Brave

Ryder Cup Opening Concert

Join Scots stars from music, film and culture for a special opening concert to kick off The 2014 Ryder Cup

Runners cross the start line of the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Sign up to run one of Scotland's most picturesque marathon routes or cheer on the runners from the sidelines

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