Hand-picked local events by the Lochend team, based on things we love!
2-24/6/17 @ 11am – 7pm, various days
Return to the Ridings
The “Return to the Ridings” is a celebration of the riding of the boundaries that has taken place for centuries with 11 towns in the Scottish Borders using horses for the traditional ride out. The Rough Guide says ‘One of Britains best kept secrets, an equestrian festival that combines the thrills of Pampalona..with the concentrated drinking of Munich’s Oktoberfest’!!! It’s a 2 hour plus drive to the Borders from here but then so is Fort William.
In 11 different towns, from Hawick to Peebles.
Potfest – celebrating ceramics
Potfest ceramic shows – putting public and potters together. Meet the potters, talk pots, and buy direct from the maker.
Scone Palace, Perth.
£5.50 includes access to the gardens
16-19/6/17 @ 7/8am-5pm-ish
BSB-MCE British Superbike Championship
Brings some of the best bike racers in the World back to Knockhill for three days of 180mph wheel-to-wheel action on 16/17/18 June 2017. Knockhill’s twists and turns always produce stunning elbow to elbow action for these 180mph Superbikes. Topher and Cooper will probably be in attendance.
Knockhill Racing circuit in Fife.
17.6.17 @ 10am-4pm
Classic Car Show in Milingavie
Music food and drink and about 80 vehicles so this is an intimate show rather than sprawling.
Milingavie near Glasgow
22-25/6/17 @ 9am to 7pm
Royal Highland Show
The Royal Highland Show is one of Scotlands most iconic events, showcasing the very best of farming, food and rural life. A great day out for all ages, get up close to the country’s top quality livestock, taste exceptional food and drink and experience rural life at its most vibrant in this is 177th year! Our insider info is if you go after 4pm you can get a reduced ticket on the door!
Ingilston next to Edinburgh Airport.
£19-27 under 15’s go free
28/6/17 @ 8pm
Yola Carter TOLLBOOTH
A force of nature and an incredibly talented singer-songwriter, Bristol-based Yola Carter was raised on gospel and is a greatly in-demand singer and writer on the dance scene. She sang in the past with 2 of my favourite collectives, Massive attack and with Chase and Status but less dancey and more Americana on this tour.