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.

Lilac light shining off tall leafy trees in the evening at the Enchanted Forest in Perthshire.

Enchanted Forest

See Faskally Wood near Pitlochry come to life in the evening through amazing installations of light and sound, 3 - 26 Oct

Dean Castle, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Deep Roots

Discover more about the history of the fascinating Scottish family, the Boyds, at their ancestral home, Dean Castle.

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.

Sound Festival, Banchory

Sound Festival

Celebrate traditional and indigenous music from Scotland and across the world at this annual music festival from 23 Oct - 10 Nov

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

The music room at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Creative Mackintosh Festival

Visit Glasgow's Mackintosh buildings this October for special exhibitions, performances and activities

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

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

© Race the Castles

Race the Castles Orienteering Tour

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

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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