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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 events

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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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Gate of Kagoshima Book Launch
08 Jun 2024

Join us for the launch of Gate to Kagoshima. A brilliant new time-slip adventure set between the Scottish Highlands and 18th century Japan.

Perfect for fan...

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The Shiverin’ Sheiks
08 Jun 2024

Back by Popular Demand! Bombastic 50’s pop, Country Gospel, Dancefloor Rock n’ Roll and Doo Wop from this Glaswegian 4 piece who went down a storm when they...

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No Horizons
17 dates between 08 Jun 2024 and 30 Jun 2024

An exhibition of work by Andrew Mortley.

Andrew lives on Mull and his work is imbued with the place. He says 'through working on various materials and surfa...

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Saturday Evening Show
08 Jun 2024

Welcome along to our annual showcase, we are delighted to have you join us.

Be prepared for an amazing evening of entertainment.

Doors open at 6.30pm and t...

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Barbara Dickson, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham - "Up Close and Personable!"
12 Jun 2024, 12 Jun 2024

Join broadcasting legend Iain Anderson as he hosts an evening of songs, tunes and memories with Barbara Dickson, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, three of Scotl...

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Adam Holmes
14 Jun 2024

Having made his name with his original songs and memorable voice (which has been described as the best of his generation) - warm and deeply heartfelt - over...

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Dunoon Players present The Duke of Horton’s Birthday Party
15 Jun 2024, 16 Jun 2024

Dunoon Players present a murder mystery play for radio – ‘The Duke of Horton’s Birthday Party’ by Susan Locke. 90 mins

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Pokemon Swap Shop at Waterstones
16 Jun 2024

Join us for our monthly Pokemon Swap Shop. An event to trade your duplicate and unwanted Pokemon cards. Tickets include a booster pack of your choice.


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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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