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dancers. Jousting, medieval dinners and the market. Aveiro : Festas da Ria / Estuary Festival Events include live music, exhibitions and food festivals, as well as a unique seaweed boat regatta down the river.
Porto Covo e Sines- Festival Músicas do Mundo The World Music Festival. Obidos : International Piano Week Young music students from all over the world to perfect their knowledge with great masters.
Silves : Medieval Fair, see how the Moors and Christians lived in the Middle Ages. A historical re- enactment of the Christian Re-conquest the city. It will be invaded by characters from the past,
30 – 01 June
07 - 08 06 - 08 19 - 22 27 - 29
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01 - 23 01 - 25 08 – 31
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Edinburgh : Gardening Scotland national celebration of gardening and outdoor living.
Fort William : UCI Mountain Bike World Cup a stunning celebration of 2 wheeled action! www. Arran : 20th Arran Folk Festival A week of concerts, ceilidhs and open pub sessions. www.
Edinburgh : Royal Highland Show -The highlight of the Scottish country calendar. Portsoy, Aberdeenshire: Scottish Traditional
Boat Festival Festival with a special emphasis on boat building, restoration and sailing and on associated traditional crafts, music and art. www.
Perthshire : Game Conservancy Scottish Fair at Scone Palace. Demonstrating the importance of game and other wildlife to the Scottish countryside.
Stornoway : 14th Hebridean Maritime Festival, Displays, sailing tuition and challenges to suit all tastes. Edinburgh : International Jazz and Blues Festival
Glasgow: Commonwealth Games www.glasgow2014. com Aberdeen : International Youth Festival 11 days of music, dance and theatre.
Edinburgh : Military Tattoo Military extravaganza with breath-taking displays. Edinburgh : Festival Fringe	The world’s largest Arts
Edinburgh : International Festival 3 weeks of the best opera, theatre, dance and classical music from around the world Edinburgh : International Book Festival www.
Blair Atholl: International Horse Trials & Country Fair held at Blair Castle
Jungfrau sunset
including jugglers, acrobats, dancers and snake charmers Gualterianas : Festas Experience historical parades, a battle fought with flowers, bullfighting, fireworks and lots of live music. www.
Olhão Seafood Festival, top class chefs create innovative seafood recipes using locally sourced ingredients for visitors to sample 2pm – 10pm www.
Funchal : Madeira Wine Festival the residents of Madeira celebrate the harvest of their world-famous wine. Castro Marim – Medieval Days Jousting tournaments, on foot and on horseback, street theatre performances, banquets accompanied by medieval music and a handicrafts and merchandise fair
Caramulo : Motorfestival Take a trip back in time where classic cars race down the roads of the Caramulo mountains. www.caramulo-motorfestival. com
Porto Santo, Madeira: Columbus Festival Music, exhibitions, street entertainment and a historical parade recreate the medieval atmosphere of Columbus’ disembarkation with his companions on the town’s quay.
Terceira : Azores - Angrajazz The line-up includes renowned North American and European jazz players, and national stars headlined the festival.
Lisbon : Marathon Golegã : National Horse Fair Portugal’s Lusitano
horses used in bullfights for centuries attract thousands of visitors to the festival. www.
Scotland welcomes the world in the Year of Homecoming 2014 providing a year-long programme of events.
04 - 14
06 18 - 20 23 – 28 26 – 05 Oct
10 – 17 25
The Highlands : Blas Festival Celebrating the culture of traditional music and gaelic in the Highlands. Braemar : Traditional Highland games and gathering.
Ayr : William Hill Gold Cup Festival Ayr Race Course Gleneagles Hotel: Ryder Cup 2014 www.rydercup. com
The WIgtown Book Festival Scotland’s National Book Town a haven for book lovers, over 1⁄4 million second hand books
Imverness: Royal National MOD Gaelic festival - famous for celebrating our Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage. Blair Atholl : Glenfiddich Piping Championships International competition. www.
01 – 04 01- 05 22 – 10 June
22 – 25
Highland Games
:Around 100 Highland games take place from Cowal to Tominfoul The most famous being the Braemar gathering attended
by the Royal Family. Each gathering has a mix of piping, athletic events, Highland dancing, tossing the caber and Tug of War. www.visitscotland. com Shetland:Folk Festival Presenting the best folk music from around the globe. Speyside : Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival - Festival with over 200 events.	Whisky, music food & fun Perth : 43rd	Festival of the Arts Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Sir James and Lady Galway l headline the Festival. Plus three operas, host a world-class choir and a big Russian Gala Concert www.perthfestival. Orkney : Folk Festival
Scotland’s largest inhabited castle.
Castle, grounds, restaurant, café, plant centre and more.
Open May - October 10am - 5pm. Contact: 01573 223333
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