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Welcome to Festival Fever August!

For a whole month Edinburgh hosts the largest art festival in the world. Choose from thousands of performances. Don’t miss the Edinburgh Tattoo. 

  • Welcome to Festival Fever August!

    Welcome to Festival Fever August!

    For a whole month Edinburgh hosts the largest art festival in the world. Choose from thousands of performances. Don’t miss the Edinburgh Tattoo.

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  • What else to do in August

    What else to do in August?

    Learn a new skill and take to the seas with a sailing lesson along Scotland's stunning coastlines. Find out what else to do in August. Read More...

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Scotland by Month

January

Glasgow buzzes with Celtic Connections, Scotland’s premier celebration of Celtic Music. Over 300 events and 2000 artists will banish winter blues.

February

In February, cuddle up in a castle, stroll along a lonely beach, share freshly caught seafood and languish by a log fire.

March

Visit the castles and monuments that serve as a reminder of Scotland’s dramatic past.

April

Enjoy authentic, artisan food from Scotland’s delicious natural larder, and freshly caught seafood from our shores.

May

Whisky May celebrates “the water of life”, Scotland’s national drink. Discover Scotland’s whisky heritage and our hospitality at Whisky festivals across the country.

June

Summer is a great time to explore Scotland by foot, on wheels or on water. You will also see some amazing wildlife on your way!

July

See a different side of Scotland exploring our many islands. Enjoy the stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture.

August

For a whole month Edinburgh hosts the largest art festival in the world. Choose from thousands of performances. Don’t miss the Edinburgh Tattoo.

September

Experience Scotland’s music and dance at traditional music festivals across the country, as well as ceilidhs with the locals!

October

Keep a close eye on the loch waters, moors and mysterious castles during autumn. Sightings of beasties can’t be guaranteed - but it’s worth taking a look.

November

Cosy up in a snug wee guesthouse with fabulous views of the autumn landscape or find a traditional pub and chat to the friendly locals.

December

Enjoy romantic winter festivals and then dance in the New Year at our world famous Hogmanay celebrations. No-one does New Year’s Eve like the Scots!

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Year of Food and Drink 2015

Year of Food and Drink 2015

Packed with brilliant moments, the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 is a chance to celebrate Scotland’s fantastic natural larder and exceptional natural produce, as well as the landscapes, people and culture that make our food heritage so unique.

Find out more August

Sailing

What else to do in August?

Learn a new skill and take to the seas with a sailing lesson along Scotland's stunning coastlines. Find out what else to do in August.

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

Welcome to Edinburgh!

Edinburgh comes alive in the month of August with thousands of artists who come to perform in the city's many festivals. Watch our video to find out more about Scotland's historic capital city.

Scotland's Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Scotland is renowned for its unrivalled produce. Its unspoilt habitats and varied weather are perfect for producing a wide variety of high quality fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and meat and much more.

Highland Games

Highland Games

Featuring a unique combination of culture, sport and social entertainment from heavy athletics to Highland dance, Highland games are a must for any visitor to Scotland.

Faith's Tips

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Faith Liddell - Director, Edinburgh’s Festivals

I’m Faith, I’m the Director of Edinburgh’s Festivals. I love nothing better than the buzz of Scotland’s many cultural events and I have been working with the festivals in one way or another since my student days! What I love most about Scotland is the humour, the generosity, the open-mindedness of my fellow Scots and that I can wake up in the morning and feel like immersing myself in culture, walking along a stunning beach or hiking up a magnificent mountain and all of these are within easy reach.

Faith Liddell

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