September is a really popular month to visit and often the weather can be better than August or maybe it is just that we have stopped hoping for ‘summer’!  The roads are a little quieter as school holidays are over and the peak tourist season has passed but still be prepared to book ferry travel in advance if you are island hopping!

  • Music & Culture


    A weekend festival that takes place on a site known as The Lump in Portree, the traditional site of the Skye Highland Games. This music festival brings together an eclectic mix of bands and music genres from traditional folk to rock and pop.


    Douglasdale Folk Festival

    A three night Hoolie that takes place in Lanarkshire, south west Scotland.


    The Jura Music Festival

    A wonderful festival of traditional folk music, concerts, ceilidhs and workshops on a beautiful island.


    The Nairn Book and Arts Festival

    A six day celebration of arts and culture in the Highlands including readings in the Gaelic language.


  • Sporting Events

    The Braemar Gathering

    Every year the Braemar Gathering starts on the first Saturday in September. Simply referred to as ‘The Games’, it is one of the most prestigious and renowned Highland Games and a favourite with the Royal Family. A festival of piping, highland dance and games all in historic surroundings


    Glencoe Marathon

    An off road marathon through the heart of the Glen and foothills of Ben Nevis


    The Rat Race Coast to Coast

    Run, cycle and kayak from coast to coast. Have your support team follow you in the campervan!