What’s on in Scotland: June Edition

Spring has officially sprung in Scotland and what a month June is set to be.

Whether it is film festivals, agricultural shows, marathons or highland games, the sun is sure to be shining for some of Scotland’s best events.

This month kicks off with a creative multi-cultural carnival in Glasgow, The West End Festival from 3-26 June. Now 21 years old, the festival brings over 100 organisations, arts groups and both local and international performers together across 80 venues in the West End of Glasgow.


For film buffs, Edinburgh International Film Festival is back for another year from 15-26 June. Boasting an impressive line-up of Hollywood blockbusters and independent indie flicks, the festival also celebrates home-grown talent both on opening and closing night with Tommy’s Honour, a film about golfing legend Old Tom Morris and Whisky Galore!, a remake of the classic 1949 film.

Further north in malt whisky country, Moray holds its annual walking festival from the 16-26 June with guided walks along the world renowned golden coasts, whisky coloured rivers and enchanting hills and forests full of hidden flora and fauna.

People can indulge their love of all things cartoon at Glasgow’s Comic Festival from 28 June – 3 July, get on their bikes for Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 9-12 June or get arty at Cupar Arts Festival 18-25 June.

June also sees the revival of the Highland Games season with games taking place in places including Shotts (4 June), Helensburgh and Lomond (4 June), Cornhill (4 June), Markinch (5 June) Oldmeldrum (18 June), Aberdeen (19 June), Drumtochty (25 June) and Ceres (25 June).

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Last updated 3 Jun 2016