Upcoming Events & Places to Visit
The Lodge Forest Visitor Center, Aberfoyle.
Check out their website for upcoming events…
West Highland Yachting Week
Unlike many other events, West Highland Week encourages competitors to enter for individual races if they do not want to take part in the whole Series. Some choose to enter only for the passage races, or just one race – or even a feeder race before going off on a cruise. The regatta moves from place to place during the week, a week which will see yachts passing many miles of different coastline. They will see great numbers of islands, mountains, lochs, castles and wildlife, all providing a spectacular backdrop to the close and varied racing. The week will see yachts passing many miles of different coastline. They will see great numbers of islands, mountains, lochs, castles and wildlife, all providing a spectacular backdrop to the close and varied racing.
Cowal Highland Gathering
Cowal Highland Gathering is the world’s most spectacular Highland gathering. Every year around 23,000 people come to the event to soak up the unique, friendly atmosphere and enjoy the spectacle.
Cowal Highand Gathering is home to the World Highland Dancing Championships and competitors travel from all four corners of the globe to compete for the titles of Junior, Juvenile and Adult World Champion.
And if that isn’t enough there’s the Ceilidh Tent, Top Field entertainment and lots and lots of children’s entertainment. Friday night is party night at Cowal Highland Gathering with the Gig at the Gathering – four hours fabulous traditional music.
Other Highland Games for this region…
Taynuilt Highland Games
Location: Taynuilt Sports Field
Events: Highland Dancing, Piping Events, Track and Field Events, Tossing the Caber, Stalls
Inveraray Highland Games
Location: Castle Grounds, Inveraray
Events: Running, Cycling, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Wrestling, Light Field, Highland Dance
Mull Highland Games
Location: Erray Park, Mull
Events: Heavy Weights, Light Field, Highland Dance
Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games
Events: Heavy Weights, Running, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance
Argyllshire Gathering (Oban)
Location: Mossfield Park, Argyllshire
Events: Running, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance
Glen Finglas Wood
Sitting at the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Glen Finglas is a great expanse of ancient woodland, lochs and open heathland, and home to one of the best examples of upland wood pasture in Scotland. They have many wildlife events throughout the year, but 2018 dates have yet to be confirmed. We shall keep you updated!
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
Enjoy iconic views of sparkling lochs, wooded hills and rugged mountains, or take to the trails on foot, by bike or on horseback and discover the Forest Park’s magical atmosphere and wonderful wildlife.The Forest Park encompasses some of Scotland’s best-loved locations, from magnificent Loch Lomond, the rolling Trossachs hills and Loch Katrine to the craggy tops of Strathyre. It’s a feast for the eyes whatever the season and there’s so much to see and do – whether you want to just soak up the view, stroll or swing through the trees or take a steamship on a legendary loch.
Loch Lomond National Park
The National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breath-taking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of the Lochs there is lots to see and do here. Stroll on the loch shore at sunset. Hike up a Munro before sunrise or why not cycle over the Duke’s Pass. Spend an afternoon fishing, bouldering, or horse riding – whatever your style, you’ll find something brilliant to do here. Visit their website for full information…
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Open year round excluding Christmas & New Year
OVER 700 YEARS AGO……tyranny and terror were the tools being used by England to rule Scotland. Occupied and oppressed, the Scottish nation sought a hero to challenge the cruelty of King Edward I. Someone to take the campaign for freedom into battle, and on to victory. When the two countries faced each other at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, Scotland was led to victory by a figure destined to become a national hero – William Wallace.
The Wallace monument is a national landmark, where visitors discover the life and legacy of the patriot and martyr Sir William Wallace. See Wallace’s legendary battle-sword – the center piece of the magnificent Hall of Heroes, and enjoy panoramic views from the Crown. A great day out whatever the weather.