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10 Must-Attend Celtic Festivals in Scotland

By Mairi

2nd May, 2023

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Discover Scotland's Vibrant Celtic Festivals

Scotland is home to many fascinating Celtic festivals that celebrate the country's rich culture and heritage.

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10. Beltane Fire Festival

Join thousands of revelers in Edinburgh to celebrate Beltane, a traditional Gaelic festival that marks the beginning of summer.

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09. Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival: A Celebration of Arts and Culture

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08. Royal National Mòd

The Royal National Mòd is Scotland's premier Gaelic festival, featuring competitions, performances, and cultural events.

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07. Highland Games

The Highland Games are a highlight of the Scottish calendar, featuring traditional sports, music, and dancing.

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06. Tiree Music Festival

The Tiree Music Festival is a celebration of Scottish music, with a lineup of top local and international acts.

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05. Oban Winter Festival

The Oban Winter Festival is a family-friendly event that features Christmas markets, live music, and festive fun.

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04. Cowal Highland Gathering

The Cowal Highland Gathering is the largest Highland Games in the world, featuring traditional events like caber tossing and pipe band competitions.

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03. Shetland Folk Festival

The Shetland Folk Festival is a four-day celebration of traditional music and dance, featuring performances by musicians from Scotland and beyond.

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02. Hebridean Celtic Festival

The Hebridean Celtic Festival is a popular event that showcases the best in traditional and contemporary Celtic music.

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01. Burns Night Supper

Burns Night is a celebration of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, featuring haggis, whisky, and recitations of his famous works.

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