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Must-See Festivals in Scotland This June


Jun 12, 2024 #Scotland Festivals

Scotland is known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant festival scene. June 2024 is no exception, with a variety of exciting events that cater to diverse interests. Here are some of the standout festivals taking place across Scotland this June.

1. Eden Festival (13th-16th June)

Held at Raehills Meadows near Moffat, Eden Festival is a lively, independent boutique festival. It features an eclectic mix of music, from folk to electronic, with performances by artists such as Leftfield, Mr. Scruff, and The Freestylers. This family-friendly festival also offers numerous attractions to keep children entertained​ (Scotland.com)​​ (Music Festival Wizard)​.

2. Glasgow International Jazz Festival (19th-23rd June)

Taking place in various venues around Glasgow, this festival showcases a range of jazz genres. Expect performances from local talents as well as international jazz artists. The festival has become a key event in Glasgow’s cultural calendar, offering both traditional and contemporary jazz experiences​ (Scotland.com)​.

3. Royal Highland Show (20th-23rd June)

This premier agricultural show, held at the Royal Highland Centre near Edinburgh, is a must-visit. It features over 4,000 livestock, along with demonstrations in cookery, crafts, and fashion. With more than 1,000 exhibitors, the show is a vibrant celebration of rural life and Scottish heritage​ (Scotland.com)​​ (VisitScotland)​.

4. Scottish Traditional Boat Festival (22nd-23rd June)

Located in Portsoy, Banff, this festival celebrates Scotland’s maritime heritage. It includes competitive racing and sailing, alongside onshore events like music, crafts, and food stalls. It’s a perfect event for maritime enthusiasts and families alike​ (Scotland.com)​.

5. Leith Festival (8th-16th June)

This community festival in Edinburgh’s Leith area offers a mix of concerts, exhibitions, live music events, comedy, and theatre. The festival also includes a gala day and parade, making it a lively celebration of local culture and talent​ (Scotland.com)​.

6. Heartland Festival (29th-30th June)

Held in Pitlochry, Perthshire, the Heartland Festival is a music lover’s paradise. It features performances from a variety of artists across different genres. The festival is family-friendly and includes attractions for all ages, making it an ideal weekend getaway​ (Heartland Festival)​.

These festivals provide a wonderful opportunity to experience the cultural richness and community spirit of Scotland. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a jazz lover, or simply looking for family-friendly activities, June 2024 in Scotland has something for everyone. Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar and immerse yourself in the festivities.

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