Music in Islay

Fèis Ìle

A weeklong celebration of traditional Scottish music and whisky. Events include ceilidhs (evenings of traditional Scottish entertainment), pipe-band performances, distillery tours, barbecues and whisky tastings. The…
Music in Bute


Held at Ettrick Bay and Rothesay over a weekend, this recently inaugurated music festival brings an eclectic lineup of styles to the island of Bute. Numerous bands and a family-friendly atmosphere make it a winner.
Beer in Inveraray


Held over three days by the Fyne Ales brewery, this family-friendly festival has craft beer from around the world, quality food stalls and bands. What's not to like?
Cultural in Dunoon

Cowal Highland Gathering

One of the closest Highland Games to the southern cities, this Dunoon extravaganza is held in late August. The spectacular finale features more than 1000 bagpipers saluting the chieftain.
Sports in Jura

Isle of Jura Fell Race

This impressive feat of endurance tackles seven hill summits, including the Paps, over 17 miles of rough terrain. The race record is around three hours.
Music in Bute

Isle of Bute Jazz Festival

The island packs out for this popular, well-established jazz festival. The refurbishment of Rothesay Pavilion means it won't be held again until 2020.
Cultural in Cowal


A 10-day arts and walking festival featuring art exhibitions, film screenings, guided walks and bicycle rides throughout the Cowal Peninsula.
Music in Tarbert

Tarbert Music Festival

A festival of live folk, blues, jazz, rock, beer, ceilidhs (evenings of traditional Scottish entertainment), more beer…
Music in Islay

Islay Jazz Festival

This three-day festival features a varied line-up of international talent playing at various venues across the island.
Music in Campbeltown

Mull of Kintyre Music Festival

Held in various venues around Campbeltown, this is a popular event featuring traditional Scottish and Irish music.