Active Events

Scotland is the perfect stage for events. Nowhere in the world can fill a stadium, sell out a festival or pack a street party the way Scotland can. That's why Scotland is home to some of the world's biggest and best events.

We've got events for all ages, covering the length and breadth of the land. Whether you have a special interest or want to try something new, you'll find the spectacular, the flamboyant and the unexpected, from contemporary international events to the best of traditional culture.

Get active in 2013

 competitor at the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup makes a giant leap

2013 will see a variety of events on offer encouraging visitors and Scots alike to get active and enjoy Scotland's great outdoors.

Hundreds of world-class riders, together with more than 15,000 spectators, will descend upon the idyllic Highland setting of Fort William for the UCI Mounatin Bike World Cup, the most prestigious and the most extreme competition in the world's mountain biking calendar. Get your tickets now.

Discover Scotland's heritage and celebrate the 800-year-old tradition of the Common Ridings (when townsfolk would ride the boundaries to protect their lands) in 11 of Scotland's Border towns from June to August. Explore the beauty of this region further and enjoy ten days of superb mountain biking in the Tweed Valley at TweedLove from May to June.

Grab your hiking boots and get out and discover Scotland's breathtaking mountain scenery on one of this year's walking festivals. Discover the dramatic and rugged beauty of the western Highlands at the Torridon Walking Festival or why not get off the beaten track and discover the surprisingly wild landscape of Dumfries & Galloway at the Newton Stewart Walking Festival? Uncover the astonishingly mountainous landscape of the Angus Glens at the Angus Glens Walking Festival.

There's so much to choose from so come explore, enjoy and be entertained!

To find out more and to book your trip, visit Scotland's official tourism website.

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