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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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.

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

A discussion at Wigtown Book Festival 2012

Wigtown Book Festival

Get inspired by more than 150 author events as well as music, theatre, visual arts and food in Wigtown, Scotland's Book Town

A piper and two Highland dancers pose at the Royal Mòd

Highland Homecoming

Enjoy a two-month celebration of Highland culture, including a show bringing together the Gaelic speaking diaspora

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

Image credit: Sollen Collect © Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Be treated to a feast of contemporary storytelling, song and music for adults and children alike in venues around Edinburgh

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

© Race the Castles

Race the Castles Orienteering Tour

Get active on an orienteering tour based around the castles of Edinburgh, Stirling, Crathes and Balmoral

Findhorn Bay at sunset © Ian Cameron

Findhorn Bay Arts Festival

The Festival brings Macbeth home to Moray through a unique performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, plus a series of events.

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

The music room at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Creative Mackintosh Festival

Visit Mackintosh buildings across Glasgow to enjoy exhibitions, performances and activities inspired by the Scottish designer

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