u m mer i v als t s There used to be a time when ‘summer festival’
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meant drinking warm beer in a muddy ﬁ eld. Not any more. Today in Scotland you can spend the sunnier
months on a Hebridean island, in the grounds of a grafﬁ tied castle, or on the banks of Loch Fyne, accompanied by tantalising cultural acts and tasty
local food and drink. This summer, look out for festivals that explore Scottish independence, that bring acrobats to the rooftops of Glasgow for the
Commonwealth Games and one that even offers a trip
to the top of the Forth Road Bridge.
To help you navigate your way through the events
taking place over the next few months, we’ve chosen the very best festivals to suit whatever vibe you are after. Turn the page to ﬁ nd the ideal celebrations for families; for party animals looking to let off steam; for foodies and drink connoisseurs; for culture lovers; as well as the festivals set in the most beautiful locations. Grab your shades and a picnic rug, it’s time to start
planning your summer.