9 Iconic Events & The History Behind Them

Looking for an event that’s uniquely Scottish? Or do you know one, but  always wondered how it became a part of Scottish culture?  We delve into the history of iconic Scottish events so that next time you visit Scotland you can enjoy them on an even deeper level.


Pipe band marching at Ballater Highland Games

Défilé de cornemuses aux Jeux des Highlands de Ballater, Aberdeenshire

© VisitScotland / David N Anderson

Burns Night

Le stade de Murrayfield, Édimbourg

Six Nations

St Andrews Day Celebrations

© Fife Council / Ryan Edy

St Andrew's Day

Le festival viking de Largs, North Ayrshire

© Ayrshire and Arran Tourism Group

Largs Viking Festival

Feux d’artifice lors de la Hogmanay Street Party, Édimbourg


Up Helly Aa, Lerwick, îles Shetland

Up Helly Aa

Pipe band marching, Ballater Highland Games.

© VisitScotland / David N Anderson

Highland Games

Dégustation de whisky à la distillerie de Cragganmore, Aberdeenshire

© Cragganmore Distillery / Jakub Iwanicki

World Whisky Day

Le Beltane Fire Festival, Édimbourg

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam


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