Land und Leute von Schottland

Hier zeigen wir Ihnen Informationen über das Land Schottland und seine Einwohner. Wir informieren wir über die verschiedenen Regionen in diesem Land von den Borders und Dumfries&Galloway im Süden bis in die Highlands im Norden und listen alle Veranstaltungen in Schottland auf. Das sind Highland Games, Homecoming Events, Festivals in Edinburgh und vieles mehr. Wir berichten über Tradition und Brauchtum in diesem Land von der Nationalspeise Haggis bis zum Kilt. Weiterhin zeigen die Tier- und Pflanzenwelt an Land und im Wasser und informieren Sie über die Verkehrsregeln in Schottland. Neben dem Linksverkehr gibt es besondere Regeln im Kreisverkehr. Selbst der Wintersport bleibt hier nicht unerwähnt. Hier zeigen wir Ihnen die verschiedenen Ski Regionen auf.

Homecoming Scotland - Veranstaltungen Juli bis Dezember 2014

Hier sehen Sie alle Termine in Schottland im Zeitraum Juli bis Dezember 2014 in der Veranstaltungsreihe Homecoming Scotland. Besuchen Sie die passenden Events während Ihrer Schottland Reise.

 

 

 

 

DATE EVENT INFORMATION AREA
04/07/201406/07/2014 The Global Migrations of theScottish People since c.1600 This event focuses on  key aspects of the great  emigrations  of the Scottish people over the last four centuries or so together with  their impact on societies worldwide and also  on the homeland itself.Never before have the best historians  in the field from across the globe been broughttogether to explore, describe and discuss Scotland's diaspora.The conference is specifically  designed to have broad  appeal to the general public.  It will be of special interest to members of the Diaspora, family historians, Scots with kinfolk overseas and anyone interested by this fascinating story. Edinburgh
05.07.2014 The W ickerman Festival Celebrate Homecoming Scotland 2014 by attending W ickerman – one of Scotland’s best loved independent music festivals.  Featuring an eclectic mix of leading artists, alternative acts and up and coming talent, this two day summer party is an unmissable event for music lovers. Dumfries and Galloway
05/07/2014 -06/07/2014 The Spirit of Glamis, International Festival of the Arts and Culture Immerse yourself in an International Festival of the Arts at the Spirit of Glamis 2014.  In theValley of Strathmore in the Angus Glens – the Birthplace of Scotland. Angus
05/07/2014      11/07/2014 Shetland Nature Festival Shetland Nature Festival is a week-long celebration of Shetland's unique natural heritage, with a range of events throughout the islands including nature walks, craft activities, family days, talks and much more.2014 will be the 7th annual festival, which will once again be teaming up with Geopark Shetland for European Geoparks Week, a Europe-wide festival aimed at raising public awareness of geo-conservation  and promoting geological heritage through a range of activities and events. Shetland
07/07/2014 -23/07/2014 Linlithgow Civic Festival The Civic Festival celebrations focus around the Linlithgow Marches and includes a wide calendar of events such as dances, ceilidhs, sport and musical sessions which will build up to the final concert. The additional Family Heritage event is to welcome and inform the returning “trades people” families and these families will be included in the Riding of the Marches. The festival also embraces the traditional Town Gala Day which is on the last Saturday of the festival. The festival accumulates with a headline evening concert and laser and light show. Linlithgow
10/07/2014 -12/07/2014 Commonwealth  Youth DanceFestival YDance presents 3 fantastic evenings of youth dance performances from dance companies from across the Commonwealth  – Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond. This once in a generation event for Scotland celebrates the Commonwealth  Games coming to Glasgow and is part of Homecoming Scotland 2014. Glasgow
12/07/2014 -13/07/2014 Bruce Festival 2014 Come and join us at the Bruce Festival 2014 and go on a journey through time linking Dunfermline, the Ancient Capital of Scotland, birthplace of Kings and Queens, Robert the Bruce and Bannockburn in an exciting series of events across Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter, the High Street and Pittencrieff Park. Dunfermline
16.07.2014 Scottish Clans Golf WorldChampionships The Scottish Clans Golf World Championships will take place at Gleneagles in July 2014 and is open to golfers from around the world who have ancestral links to Scotland through their past – immediate ex pats or 1st, 2nd, 3rd, generation Scots living abroad. Perth and Kinross
16/07/2014 –19/07/2014 Hebridean Celtic Festival A truly magical experience awaits at HebCelt, an award winning music festival set against the rich cultural heritage of the Outer Hebrides.Known for its truly special atmosphere, generated by a loyal audience who travel home from across the world, it’s simply one of the most stunning festival locations in the world." Outer Hebrides
20/07/201426/07/2014 MacPhersons Rant Combining the best in Celtic roots music to create startling new versions of classic folk songs such as; Ye Jacobites, Twa Recruiting Sergeants, Ye Banks and Braes and The Roving Journeyman. The musical had its amateur premiere in October 2009 in as part of Scotland's Homecoming Year. Edinburgh
26/07/2014 -27/07/2014 10th International Clan MunroGathering This will be a traditional two day clan gathering focussing on the very best the Highlands can offer in food and entertainment, with new dimensions to reflect Scotland’s Year of Homecoming and to enable visitors from abroad to enjoy both the ancient and modern in the colourful history of Highland clans and culture. Highlands
Summer 2014, Date tbc Hopetoun Town and CountryFair The Hopetoun Town and Country Fair offers visitors international sporting excellence, live entertainment, Scottish fine foods and country pursuits all set in the stunning grounds of Hopetoun House and Estate near Edinburgh. Featuring the Hopetoun International Horse Trials and the Commonwealth  Cup, this event captures the very essence of contemporary Scotland alongside some of the country's finest international equestrian personalities. Hopetoun House
01/08/2014 -02/09/2014 Edinburgh Festivals Homecoming is working with some of Edinburgh’s major festivals supporting a programme of exciting and inspirational events, commissions and activity. The content is under wraps for the time being but it promises to be something very special indeed, the world’s greatest arts festival welcoming the world in its own inimitable style - set to be a once in a life time experience. Edinburgh
02.08.2014 Aboyne Highland Games To make our Traditional Highland Games, with over 90 events including Heavies, Track events, Piping and Dancing, even more special for Homecoming year we hope to attract north-east clansmen from across the globe back to their native land.  This coupled with a celebratory event to mark the significance of our native athlete and founder member Donald Dinnie. Aberdeenshire
02.08.2014 The PWF Callanish StonesMarathon A Hebridean experience - run, jog or walk the 26 miles 385 yards around Hebridean landmarks - The Callanish Stones, Gearrannan Blask House Village, the Carbray Broch and Tolsta Chaolais. Outer Hebrides
03.08.2014 163rd Bridge of Allan HighlandGames To follow Stirlingshire
03/08/2014-  09/08/2014 Shetland Fiddle Frenzy 2014 Fiddle Frenzy is Shetland Arts’ week long Fiddle School and celebration of traditional Shetland musical culture. An opportunity to learn the secrets of Shetland Fiddle from a range of experienced tutors, explore the thriving musical traditions of our unique and beautiful islands, or simply be part of our Festival Week which is packed with a range of Shetland
03/08/2014 -04/08/2014 Turriff Show As part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 and to celebrate Turriff Show’s 150th Anniversary a number, of special attractions will feature at Scotland’s largest two day agricultural show, including a homecoming hospitality marquee for overseas visitors, a pre-Show ceilidh and an action packed Show with first class ringside entertainment. Aberdeenshire
08/08/2014 -09/08/2014 Harris Tweed Hebrides Tattoo A Hebridean extravaganza of world class piping, dancing, singing and music over two days in August 2014. Don’t miss this - the last one in 2009 was stunning! Stornoway and Harris
08/08/201412/08/2014 Midlothian Walking Festival We offer a series of free guided walks, a cycle and a horse trail, taking in every corner of the county. All events are led by a knowledgeable and experienced local guide.Our excursions offer a fascinating insight into Midlothian's varied wildlife and rich cultural heritage. Routes take in landscapes as varied as the upland areas of the Pentland Hill and Midlothian
09/08/2014 -10/08/2014 Celebration of the Centuries Winner of the Best Cultural Event at the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards in 2012 the Celebration of the Centuries event returns to the magnificent setting of Fort George.  The flagship event of Historic Scotland’s event calendar celebrates over two thousand years of Scottish history in a colourful, vibrant and immersive way. Inverness
09/08/201410/08/2014 Routes to your North EastRoutes As part of Homecoming Scotland 2014, “Routes to Your North East Roots” invites you to come home to your ancestral roots, and the distinctive culture and heritage of the North East of Scotland. Celebrate your connection with Aberdeen City and Shire against the stunning backdrop of Haddo House. Aberdeenshire
11/08/2014 -18/08/2014 Piping Live! During Homecoming Scotland 2014 Piping Live! will feature a new series of events entitled Music of the Clans. Come down to the Homecoming Tent in Glasgow and discover your clan’s heritage, music and traditions. W ith daily talks, exhibitions and demonstrations Music of the Clans is a great day out. Glasgow
14/08/2014 -17/08/2014 Dare Protoplay 2014 Dare ProtoPlay, Scotland’s biggest computer games festival, joins Homecoming 2014 to celebrate digital talent. On 14-17 August, Dare ProtoPlay will once again fire up Dundee, the epic centre of Scotland’s computer games development, with lots of games, learning and more new exciting programmes for the public to enjoy. Dundee
16/08/2014 –17/08/2014 Scotland’s Festival of History Take a step back in time and explore more than 2000 years of history at the largest re- enactment event staged in Scotland. The sights, sounds and smells of the past come alive through more than 500 costumed specialists. Meet your ancestors – this is as authentic as it gets. South Lanarkshire
25/08/201430/09/2014 East Dunbartonshire HeritageFestival Step back in time to discover the area's built and natural heritage. Explore the Antonine Wall (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Trek the Volcanic Campsies, Cruise the Forth & Clyde Canal, Visit our Ancient Monuments and historic buildings. A great example of Scotland's heritage! East Dunbartonshire
25/08/201431/08/2014 Kirkintilloch Canal Festival The area's largest annual community festival attracting around 30,000 visitors each year. Enjoy a wide range of land and water based activity including canoeing, cruising, fishing, street theatre, live stage performances, walking, cycling and much, much more. East Dunbartonshire
Dates tbc The Edinburgh Mela The Edinburgh Mela Festival is Scotland’s leading Multicultural performing arts festival, an annual celebration of the rich cultural heritage, held and cherished by all the communities who have chosen to call Scotland home. W ith two music stages, The Mela World Dance Fest, The kids Mela and our global food village the event attracts in excess of 27,000 people over the weekend from across the City's cultural landscape. Edinburgh
30/08/2014 -14/09/2014 Flavour Fortnight 2014 Wild food forages, steak nights, chocolate making workshops, chef demonstrations, artisan bread making, cheese creation, brewery tours and much, much more!  Sweeping across Dumfries & Galloway in late summer, Flavour Fortnight has more than 100 unique foodie events and experiences to help you enjoy the real flavours of Scotland. Dumfries and Galloway
03/09/2014 -06/09/2014 World Sheepdog Trials As part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 the World Sheepdog Trials, featuring 240 competitors from twenty four nations world wide, will be staged in Scotland for the very first time.  This sheepdog trial is about showing the care, skill and dedication of a man or woman working with their dog on a flock of sheep as has been done for hundreds of years. Highlands
04/09/2014 -07/09/2014 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress 2014 The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is a global, non-political, professional association with members in 31-countries. The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists has made a successful bid to host the prestigious IFAJ World Congress, based in Aberdeen for the first time, in September 2014. Aberdeen
04/09/2014 -13/09/2014 Forth Bridges Festival An exciting new programme of events for 2014, come and join us in this international celebration in honour of the unique and distinct, lasting impression of the Forth Bridges. The Festival will bring spectacular events to the areas surrounding the iconic Forth Bridges in order to celebrate the 50th Birthday of the Road Bridge. Forth Bridges
05/09/2014 -07/09/2014 Dundee Flower and FoodFestival The Dundee Flower & Food Festival is the region's top lifestyle event, taking place over 3 days.  The Festival offers the best in food, horticulture and live entertainment, with a packed weekend programme including free cookery and gardening demonstrations,children's activities, a craft fair, live music and TV celebrities. The Garden Fair provides the opportunity to purchase an amazing range of plants and bulbs, and the inspirational garden displays are not to be missed. Dundee
06/09/2014 -28/09/2014 Doors Open Days Every September, throughout Scotland, Doors Open Days gives free access to places normally closed to the public.  During Homecoming Scotland 2014, visitors will be given the keys to unlock some very special homes including private castles, idyllic cottages and ultra- modern eco-houses. Multiple
09/09/2014 -31/10/2014 Highland Homecoming Highland Homecoming is a month- long celebration of contemporary Highland culture, beginning with the Inverness Highland Meeting and culminating with Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail - The Royal National Mòd, it will see a huge amount of activity take place in the Highland Capital, from the traditional to the cutting edge. Highlands
12/09/2014 -14/09/2014 Bloody Scotland Festival Bloody Scotland is an innovative festival celebrating crime writing, bringing together leadingScottish and international writers, showcasing debut voices, and encouraging new writers. Stirlingshire
12/09/2014 -14/09/2014 The Inverness HighlandMeeting Inverness celebrates the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world’s oldest Highland Games stadium, Northern Meeting Park, with a unique event. Everybody is welcome as the Highland Clans meet by the River Ness to witness an unforgettable Highland Games, the Masters World Championships featuring over 100 International Heavies. Inverness
12/09/2014-  21/09/2014 Lammermuir Festival 10 Day Festival of Classical Music of international quality.  Includes leading Scottish Ensembles such as BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Dunedin Consort and Hebrides Ensemble. The festival is presented under the banner of Beautiful Music, Beautiful places and has partnerships with many food and drink providers East Loth an
13.09.2014 Scotfest Scotfest is a showcase of talent within food and drink, design and music from around Scotland. To celebrate Homecoming Scotland 2014, the festival will for the first time welcome Nova Scotia, and will feature culinary talent from across the Atlantic, while celebrating the ancestral links between the two destinations. Clackmannanshire
14.09.2014 Edinburgh Riding of theMarches Annual re-enactment of the Ancient Edinburgh Common Riding.  300 horses ride the South boundary of the City before making their way into the City Centre for a spectacular mounted cavalcade up the Royal Mile. Edinburgh
19/09/2014-28/09/2014 Stirling Fringe Festival Now in its second year, this new annual festival will bring together a range of artists and performers from across the UK as well as showcase local talent. The Stirling Fringe will enhance Stirling’s reputation as a cultural destination as much as it is a historical one. Stirling
20.09.2014 City of Elgin Food & DrinkFestival The City of Elgin Food & Drink Festival is an exciting family friendly fun day out, now in its fourth year the festival which is located throughout the City of Elgin town centre will feature cookery demonstrations, childrens entertainment and an extensive food and craft market. Moray
24/09/2014 -28/09/2014 Findhorn Bay Arts Festival Findhorn Bay Arts Festival will be Bringing Home Macbeth as part of Homecoming Scotland. The Festival programme will celebrate both the myth and the reality and will feature a world premiere of Macbeth: the Red King, a stunning, 21st century site-specific, promenade performance in which the magic and mayhem of Shakespeare's Macbeth are brought to life within the grounds of Moray’s magnificent Brodie Castle. Situated around one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines the inaugural Findhorn Bay Arts Festival will present a dynamic programme of arts and cultural events. Moray
25/09/2015 -05/10/2014 Wigtown Book Festival Take the low road to W igtown Book Festival in 2014: as part of Homecoming, join us in Scotland’s National Book Town to celebrate the dynamic culture of Scotland’s Lowlands – home to so many of the writers, thinkers, explorers and inventors who forged  the world as we know it. No kilt required. Dumfries and Galloway
25.09.2014 Ryder Cup Opening Concert A once in a lifetime concert which will celebrate the very best in Scotland’s music, film, fashion and culture on a global stage, a fitting opening to one of the world’s biggest sporting events, the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles which will feature a host of stars from both sides ofthe pond. Glasgow
27/09/2014 -28/09/2014 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running As part of Homecoming Scotland 2014, the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, which is now in its 12th year, will feature an exciting enhanced programme of activity alongside the popular Loch Ness Marathon, 10K, 5K and Wee Nessie races and Baxters Food & Drink Fayre. This will include the Run Home Tartan Challenges and a Run Home Whisky Festival. Inverness
01/10/201431/10/2014 Encounters Festival Encounters is a North Lanarkshire wide cultural festival with an eclectic programme that has something for everyone.  A month long feast of activity that includes authors, films, drama, dance, music, visual art and more, offered up through events, workshops, exhibitions and initiatives across the North Lanarkshire area. In 2012 the festival welcomed more than 10,000 people from children in nursery schools to the more mature members of our community. The festival will appeal to children, young people, families and adults. North Lanarkshire
01/10/2014 -31/12/2014 Deep Roots Set in the magnificent grounds of Dean Castle in Kilmarnock, Deep Roots is about self discovery, searching for your own history and tracing back through the story of the Boyd family. The Boyd’s are a famous Scottish family with deep roots linked to key moments in Scottish history, the very grounds of the event were gifted to the family by Robert the Bruce in 1316. Join the journey and discover more about the history of this fascinating Scottish family. East Ayrshire
07/10/201313/10/2013 Shetland Wool Week Seven days dedicated to celebrating the wool of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, and Shetland’s textile industries and rural farming communities. Join knitting master classes in Fair Isle and Shetland Fine Lace, workshops in hand-spinning, weaving and felting, attended by hand-knit designers and textile artists from all over the world. Shetland
10/10/14 -12/10/14 Scotland’s Boat Show 2014 Scotland’s largest boat show takes to the water and shore with an unrivalled selection of new and pre owned power and sailboats. Marine exhibitors from all over the UK, luxury cars & motorcycles, lifestyle exhibitions and farmers markets add to the special features being incorporated into the 2014 Year of Homecoming event. Inverclyde
10/10/201410/11/2014 East Dunbartonshire ArtsFestival Celebrating the area's community arts projects from exhibitions, theatre and music festivals spread over 4 weeks. East Dunbartonshire
11/10/2014 -19/10/2014 Race the Castles International orienteering is brought to the ancient streets of Edinburgh and Stirling and to the mighty forests of Deeside.  Based around the castles of Edinburgh, Stirling, Crathes and Balmoral, the international World Ranking Events, British and Commonwealth Championships will run alongside mass-participation  courses suitable for all ages. Multiple
11/10/2014 -26/10/2014 Creative Mackintosh 2014 The Creative Mackintosh Festival in 2014 will celebrate Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his architecture, design, arts and crafts in Glasgow.  The events programme showcases the Mackintosh buildings and legacy, as well as focusing on Glasgow and its creativity, through the work of contemporary artists, responding to the Mackintosh legacy and themes that fascinated the artist himself. Glasgow
23/10/2014 -16/11/2014 Sound Festival sound is Scotland’s most prominent annual festival of new music. In 2014 sound will focus new approaches to the riches of traditional and indigenous music from within Scotland and across the world. Aberdeenshire
24/10/2014 -02/11/2014 Perthshire Amber - TheDougie Maclean Festival "To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Perthshire Amber – the Dougie MacLean Festival, we’d like to welcome visitors from all over the world to experience stunning, autumnal Perthshire and enjoy our ten day festival of world-class music and specially curated Homecoming 2014 heritage events." Perth and Kinross
24/10/2014 -02/11/2014 Scottish internationalStorytelling Festival Scotland welcomes the world to a feast of traditional and contemporary storytelling for adults and young people. What does the future hold, and what can the past give us in wit, wisdom and love? For all storytelling lovers, with song and music, and everyone who wants to connect with Scotland. Multiple
25/10/14 -26/10/14 An Feis Mor - Scotland’sFestival of Paddlesport This event celebrates the diversity and breadth of Paddlesport. It includes the Canoe Show featuring all the latest equipment as well as talks and workshops. A Canoe Polo tournament, Pool Slalom competition and Tay Descent are all included. The national indoor kayak championships provide the opportunity to test your speed and stamina. Perth and Kinross
10/11/2014 -15/11/2014 Commonwealth  FencingChampionships The Commonwealth  Fencing Championships is a 6 day event featuring some of the world’s most talented fencers from 30 countries fighting for Commonwealth  glory.  As well as the competition, there will be opportunities to try fencing for yourself as well as a host of family friendly activities throughout the day. Inverclyde
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