The Braemar Gathering is a traditional Scottish event which has been going for hundreds of years. Since 1832 it has regularly been attended by the Chieftain of the Braemar Gathering, also known as the reigning Monarch, or a representative. Her Majesty The Queen undoubtedly loves this grand event at which athletes compete in track and field events. The event will also include competitions between top pipers, Highland dancers and even a team tug-o-war competition.
Another special event for September is the 40th Ryder Cup which is returning to Scotland, the Home of Golf, for only the second time in its history. Europe will be looking to retain the trophy they won so spectacularly in 2012. There will also be an opening concert in Glasgow featuring both Scottish and American stars, which is expected to be a fantastic evening out.
In Edinburgh, visit ‘Tumadh: Immersion’ by Dalziel & Scullion, part of Generation: 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. The work contrasts the Isle of Lewis with the city of Edinburgh (322 miles apart) and explores the geology, culture, weather, botany and wildlife of the Outer Hebrides (until 13 September).