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Date 4 ur diary 27 May Glentress Seven Peebles, EH45 8NB TweedLove’s flagship endurance mountain bike event, and now firmly established as one of Scotland’s most popular MTB events. It’s a great day’s riding and racing for everyone, with the emphasis on great trails and a friendly, fun atmosphere. http://tweedlove.com/events/2016-event-info/glentressseven-2016 27 May Highland and Moray Food & Drink Festival Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA Up to 50 wonderful exhibitors showcasing the best of Highland and Moray food and drink. Sample lots of local treats or take home a treat or two! 27 May Blackford Highland Games Blackford, Perthshire, PH4 1QF Blackford Highland Games have been held since 1870. This traditional Highland games with heavy events, tug o’ war, Highland dancing, cycling and running. http://www.blackfordhighlandgames.co.uk 27 May West Lothian Highland Games Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK Borough Muir Park. Traditional family friendly event offering running, cycling, light field, heavy and track events, Highland dancing and pipe bands. http://www.westlothiangames.com 27 - 28 May Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon PO Box 9270, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, UK Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon Voted as the UK’s top race in Runner’s World magazine multiple times. The race has grown in popularity due to its picturesque location, fantastic atmosphere as well as the post-race celebrations of Danish pastries and ceilidh dancing! http://www.mokrun.com 27 - 28 May Traquair Medieval Fayre Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW Get transported back to ancient times with a Jacobite visitation! Medieval Tournament, deerhound drag coursing, falconry, archery, equestrian displays, living history, early music, jesters and children’s entertainment. http://www.traquair.co.uk/traquair-medieval-fayre

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If you have a future event you would like included in our diary please email details to news@scotlandcorrespondent.com 27 - 28 May Whisky Stramash Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW Whisky inspired fun and frivolity with high-jinx character and thought-provoking activities. Designed to appeal to consumers with an appetite for adventure,as well as whisky purists open to intrigue. http://www.thewhiskystramash.com/2017/

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4 - 7 May 25th Australian Celtic Festival Glen Innes, NSW Australia The Australian Celtic Festival attracts clans, cultural groups, dancers and performers from around the world. The four day Festival features entertainment that includes a street parade, kirking of the Tartan, massed pipe bands, strong man events, yard dog trials, children’s entertainment, a fun run, dancing, flag raising ceremonies, poet breakfasts, market stalls and Celtic foods. www.australiancelticfestival.com 19 - 21 May The Robert Burns Scottish Festival Camperdown, VIC Australia A fine weekend of music, dance and poetry celebrating Camperdown’s unique link to Robert Burns. www.camperdownburnsfestival.com 27 May Berry Celtic Festival Berry, NSW Australia The annual Berry Celtic Festival starts with the Grand Street Parade featuring distinctive colourful kilts, pipe bands, various Celtic Clans, Scottish Terrier dogs, vintage cars and hot rods. There’s full day of family entertainment, including Celtic fiddlers, highland dancing, enchanted singing, and lots of Celtic merchandise stalls to view. www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival 28 May - 4 June Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival Wingham, NSW Australia Lots of Scottish singing, dancing, Highland games, a genealogy fair, Braveheart Poet’s breakfast and much more. An ideal event for any homesick Scot or those who enjoy the spirit of Scotland. The Clan of Honour this year is Clan Cameron. www.manninghistorical.org

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