Breathe in the Culture! Upcoming Scottish Festivals of 2017

Breathe in the Culture! Upcoming Scottish Festivals of 2017

Scottish tradition is proud and longstanding. If you’re in Scotland, it would be a crime not to visit the festivals that they have. Today, we discuss some of the upcoming festivals for 2017.

Crieff Highland Gathering

If there was anything that Scotland was known for, it was festivals that showcased feats of strength. The first ever Creiff Highland Gathering was in 1870. It has occurred every year save for the odd years between 1914-18 and 1939-49. The life of actor Ewan McGregor was made more colorful because of this gathering. This year, the festival will be held on August 20, Sunday.

Not only are there competitions and performances, there are also attractions. This festival boasts of great music! The Glenturrent Music Tent promises a plethora of musical talent from local, national, and international artists. If you’re looking for food, the local businesses from Crieff and Strathern will be en masse! They’ll be bringing their goodies so you better bring your appetite!

The Braeman Gathering

This is an annual event that is held on the first Saturday of September. Normally held in The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, it has quite a bit of history to it. It started in 1832 and has continued on the proud tradition to this day. Mostly a feat of strength, this gathering places emphasis on physical excellence.

With events like tug-o-war, track, and hill races, it shall certainly delight those who appreciate physical exertion. There will also be competitions for the musical branch of excellence. There will be pipe bands so if you’ve ever wanted to see what the great and majestic appeal of bagpipes are, here’s your opportunity.

Pitlochry Highland Games

To be held on the 9th of September this year, this festival celebrates its deep history. Starting in 1852, it has always seen the likes of Highland dancing and heavy events. The local schools in the area have their student have their own events. This fosters a deep relationship with the community that surrounds it.

As you can see, Scotland has a lot more than just its majestic views. Plan your vacation around a festival and get to see what truly makes Scotland remarkable: its people.