Hand-picked local events by the Lochend team, based on things we love!
The Highland Games start in Scotland in May and carry on into September, follow the link for all the listings. Because of our central location it is possible to day trip to a least one a month!!
4-15th May @ various times
‘Off the Page’
‘Off the Page’ A literary festival is now in its 12th year and there is a strong programme which gives everyone the opportunity to hear great authors of non-fiction, fiction and poetry in lots of local community libraries and also in the centre of Stirling. Free and ticketed events throughout. One I’ll definitely be attending is a reading, with music, of James Kelman’s new book ‘The Dirt Road’, at the Tolbooth, Stirling, 7.30pm, £10/8
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May @ Tuesday’s 6.30-8.30pm
‘Say it ain’t sew’
Cross-stitch craft with cool projects and added cocktails. Remember that knitting under the influence of mojitos can lead to serious abuse of wool.
FREE – with materials provided!
7 Baker Street, Stirling, FK8 1BJ
28th and 29th May @10am to 6pm
‘The Atholl Gathering’
This unrivalled spectacle gives locals and visitors alike a chance to participate in a unique Highland tradition that has persisted for generations. The 2 day event consists of the Highlanders parade on the Saturday followed by the Games on Sunday.
Free/£3/£5/£7. Parking free.
Throughout May From Mon-Fri @ 11am-3.30pm
Gargunnock House Walled Gardens.
Spectacular Azaleas and Rhododendrons in May in beautiful Victorian walled garden.
9th May @ 12noon-1pm
‘Dr Murray Cook, latest discoveries in Stirling archaeology’.
In this VisitScotland’s year of archaeology here is a local romp with Murray Cook who is constantly investigating archaeological sites in and around Stirling. This talk will feature his investigations and discoveries over the last year.
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum