Scotland Events August 2013
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Highlights of the month include the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the fabulous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Cowal Highland Games.
Edinburgh Art Festival
Now in its' fifth year, the Edinburgh Art Festival returns with exhibitions of the works of Picasso, Andy Warhol, William Blake and Turner shortlist nominee Nathan Coley.
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
2nd - 24th Aug 2013, Edinburgh
Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2nd - 26th August 2013, Edinburgh.
The world's biggest celebration of the arts. Runs for three weeks with a spectacular mix of culture and art, theatre, music and dance, exhibitions, children's shows and events.
3rd August 2013, Forres.
Epic outdoor adventure, Forres to Cairngorm Mountain. Take on the full 45 mile WolfTrek, relay it as a team in 15 mile chunks, or tackle the 17 mile Midnight March.
North Berwick International Highland Games
10th August 2013, North Berwick.
Traditional Highland Games and Highland dancing competitions. Pipe Band Championships with over 70 bands. Concludes with a spectacular massed pipe band display.
Edinburgh International Festival
Another great celebrations of the arts, the Edinburgh International Festival offers live performances by internationally renowned artists, classical music, theatre, opera and dance.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
10th - 26th Aug 2013, Edinburgh.
The world's biggest book festival. Meet authors from around the world. Discussions, lectures, debates and workshops.
The Cowal Highland Gathering
29th - 31st Aug 2013, Dunoon.
The world's largest Highland Games. Competitors are attracted from all over the world for dancing, piping, heavy events, athletics and shinty.
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Major Events in Scotland : Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Book your Edinburgh Military Tattoo tickets now for this magnificent spectacle, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. An event not to be missed.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
One of the world's largest arts events, the Festival stages more than 2,000 shows in hundreds of theatres, inspiring people to put on shows ranging from Shakespeare to modern works.
Year after year the Hogmanay street party brings something new to the crowds: with a Torchlight Procession, Carnival, Street Theatre and a host of indoor & outdoor events.
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