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

Cowal Games, Dunoon

Cowal Highland Gathering

Enjoy one of the most lively Highland games on the calendarand see marvellous spectacles of tradition, held 28 - 30 August

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

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

A vegetable stall at the Dundee Flower and Food Festival

Dundee Flower and Food Festival

Discover a packed weekend of tasty food and beautiful horticulture in Dundee on 5 - 7 September

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

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

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