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Argyll & the Isles - Scotland's Adventure Coast

The atmospheric landscapes and picture-perfect backdrops of Argyll & the Isles, are the perfect stage for our diverse range of music, cultural, sporting events, and festivals.

All year round you can explore what's on for foodies, whisky aficionados, music enthusiasts, history buffs, cultural admirers, adventurous souls, sport fanatics and everyone in between.

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Go Wild About Argyll's Events & Festivals

Argyll & the Isles has a vibrant cultural heritage, sports and music and food & drink scenes, so it offers the perfect stage for many events, concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

Our annual programme includes many world-class events & festivals that attract visitors and audiences from all over the UK and beyond.  Here are some of our top events, festivals and Highland Games. 

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
12th - 21st July 2024

For the first time in its 27-year history, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will be making its penultimate stop in Scotland when it arrives in Oban on 12th July 2024.

The Clipper Race is renowned as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet, welcoming adventurers from all walks of life to take on the exceptional challenge of racing across the world’s oceans on board a 70ft yacht. This unique event sees teams battle extreme conditions on its eleven-month circumnavigation. The Clipper 2023-24 Race sees nine Scottish crew taking part over the eight legs of the sailing event, by the time teams arrive in Oban they will have sailed almost 40,000nm and crossed six oceans.

Check back here for how to get involved.

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The Royal National Mòd
11th -19th October 2024

The Royal National Mòd – Scotland’s premiere celebration of Gaelic language, culture and heritage – returns to Oban and Argyll in 2024.

Thousands of competitors and attendees will be welcomed to the town to take part in over 200 planned competitions and a diverse fringe programme of concerts, exhibitions, children’s activities, talks and more from 11-19 October 2024.

The Mòd an Òbain Local Organising Committee, alongside BID4Oban, The Rockfield Centre and An Comunn Gàidhealach will be working throughout the year to prepare a Mòd fringe programme that showcases the very best of what Oban, Argyll and the wider Gaelic community has to offer.

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Oban International Shanty Festival
Every day between 21 Jun 2024 and 23 Jun 2024

A night of great music from the cream of shanty singing:

Muldoon’s Picnic, LocTup Together, Steve Turner, Shona Cowie, The Jolly Grogsters, Brise-Glace

as p...

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Friday Night Concert
21 Jun 2024

A night of great music from the cream of shanty singing:

Trim Rig & Doxy, LocTup Together, Muldoon’s Picnic, Steve Turner, The Jolly Grogsters, Les Souilés d...

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Sound of Iona Music Festival
21 Jun 2024, 22 Jun 2024
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Bute Arts Society: Presents Octave - Music Theatre
21 Jun 2024

Returning to Bute after the June 2022 concert, are Octave who are 8 singers experienced in musical theatre, performing under the guidance of David Fisher, Pi...

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Bute Arts Society: Presents Sorelle
21 Jun 2024

Women in opera are so often brushed off as lovesick, weak, or sidekicks. Three sopranos want to change that. Sorelle, or 'sisters, is an innovative all-femal...

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Argyll Rally
21 Jun 2024, 22 Jun 2024

June will once again see the UK's top rally crews return to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula to tackle the 2024 Argyll Rally. The event will return to it's fam...

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How To Play The Bones with Hans Weehuizen
22 Jun 2024, 23 Jun 2024

The Dutchman, Hans Weehuizen’s workshop on “How To Play The Bones” offers the chance to learn one of the oldest rhythmic instruments. A favourite of whalerme...

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Stories of the Sea with Shona Cowie
22 Jun 2024, 23 Jun 2024

Beware the Beasts (Family Safety Performances)

Reports say, during lockdown magical beasts became braver and ventured out of hiding. For your protection, s...

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Your destination for a magical wedding

Tie the knot in Argyll & the Isles

Whether you're dreaming of a romantic beach ceremony on a secluded island or a traditional Scottish wedding in a historic castle, there are plenty of venues to choose from.

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