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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. 


Featured event

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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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Colonsay Festival of Spring
Every day between 01 May 2024 and 12 May 2024

Learn more about the rich natural heritage of the island through a whole host of guided walks, activities and events.

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Please Leave A Light On
Every day between 01 May 2024 and 05 May 2024

Please Leave a Light On is an exciting Pan European exhibition of work and workshops and a celebration of Scotland’s ties with Europe giving meaning to our s...

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Whisky Tasting
Every day between 01 May 2024 and 31 May 2024

Experience the rich and complex flavours of Scotland's most beloved whiskies. Our expert host will guide you through the history and stories behind each dram...

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Adventures in Featherland
23 dates between 01 May 2024 and 31 May 2024

Mary Craig, originally from East Lothian, and now living in Berwickshire, was trained at Edinburgh College of Art.

Her work uses gesso on paper or board wit...

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Ardkinglas in May
02 May 2024

Ardkinglas House Garden &

Woodland Garden

Rhododendrons, Azaleas & Bluebells

£8 per person for both gardens

House Garden open 10am-5pm

Thursday 2nd - Tue...

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Ahmed Dickinson & Eduardo Martin
02 May 2024

Ahmed and Grammy-nominated former mentor Eduardo, both amazing Cuban acoustic guitarists, perform their mix of jazz, flamenco and Cuban!

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Scottish Ceilidh Nights
9 dates between 02 May 2024 and 30 May 2024

We run regular ceilidh dancing, giving our dancers a true insight to the fascinating music and culture of Scotland. Our expert guides will talk you through t...

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Shō and the Demons of the Deep
03 May 2024

Independent Arts Projects (IAP) in association with National Theatre of Scotland present Shō and the Demons of the Deep by Zoë Bullock, adapted from the work...

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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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