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Must See Places and Events in East Scotland

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What's On in East Scotland

Our pick of the must-see events in East Scotland this summer. 

 

August

Edinburgh International/Fringe Festivals | Friday 2 August - Monday 26 August

Rockore Festival | Saturday 17 August

City of Perth Salute | Sunday 18 August

Culross Farmers Market and Gala | Sunday 18 August

Sense Scotland Festival of Fun | Saturday 24 August

Burntisland Beer & Gin Festival | Friday 30 August - Saturday 31 August

 

September

Outwith Festival | Tuesday 3 September - Sunday 8 September

Kirriemuir Festival of Music and Song | Friday 6 September - Sunday 8 September

Solheim Cup | Monday 9 September - Sunday 15 September

Our suggestions for things to do in East Scotland

If you’re in need of inspiration for your weekend, or for things to see and do during the school holidays – look no further!

 

1. St Andrews West Sands, St Andrews, Fife | An award-winning beach for over 30 consecutive years, St Andrews West Sands is best known as the location for a famous scene in the film Chariots of Fire.

 

2. Dunnottar Castle/Stonehaven Coastal path, Aberdeenshire | After a stroll around the picturesque harbour, walk along the coastal path to see the imposing ruins of Dunottar Castle, perched on the edge of a cliff. 

 

3. UNESCO Forth Rail Bridge, North Queensferry, Fife | Explore North Queensferry, for unmissable views of the Forth Bridge, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

 

4. V&A Dundee, Dundee | If you haven't visited V&A Dundee yet, you're missing out! Did you know that it has been nominated for Museum of the Year 2019?

 

5. Deil’s Cauldron, Comrie, Perthshire | Explore the leafy woodland to find the Deil's Cauldron waterfall and then continue on upwards to the Melville Monument for some epic views of Perthshire.

 

6. Dunfermline Heritage Quarter, Dunfermline, Fife | Dunfermline's Heritage Quarter is one of East Scotland's hidden gems. Visit Dunfermline Abbey, the ruins of Dunfermline Palace and the historic buildings on Abbot Street.

 

Take a look at our full list of itineraries