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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 - Oban
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.

Follow the yachts progress here.

See the programme of events here.

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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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Islay Book Festival
01 Sep 2024

Founded in 2006, Islay Book Festival grew out of a small book club in the village of Port Ellen into the thriving, volunteer-run event we know today. Set aga...

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Clive Myrie - Everything is Everything
01 Sep 2024

Join award-winning British journalist, news anchor and presenter Clive Myrie talking about his honest and engrossing memoir, Everything is Everything. First...

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Ronald Black & David Caldwell: Island Stories and Histories
01 Sep 2024

When Ronald Black last appeared at our festival in 2019, he mentioned the Dewar project, which consisted of transcribing, organising and publishing the manus...

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Victoria Bennett & Tracey Hunter: A conversation on grief, nature and healing
01 Sep 2024

In her memoir, All My Wild Mothers: Motherhood, Loss and an Apothecary Garden, Victoria Bennett writes in very moving terms about grieving for her older sist...

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Poetry Walk with Alycia Pirmohamed
01 Sep 2024

Nature is at the centre of Alycia Pirmohamed’s writing, so what could be better than listening to her reading from her poetry while immersing yourself in our...

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CowalFest
Every day between 01 Sep 2024 and 16 Sep 2024

Cowalfest, one of Scotland’s most popular walking festivals prior to the pandemic, makes a welcome return in October 2023 (12th to 16th) with a five-day form...

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Whisky Tasting
Every day between 01 Sep 2024 and 30 Sep 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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Charity Garden Opening - James Street Community Garden Plant Sale
01 Sep 2024

Developed from a derelict children's playground, the Community Garden is a relaxed area for contemplation with mixed herbaceous beds, maze and young trees. T...

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