Events & Festivals
Kintyre District Drama Festival (Feb 20th - 22nd 2020)
The local drama festival forms the first round in the Scottish Community Drama Association’s 1 Act Play regional competition with the winning team going forward to represent Argyll and Kintyre at the divisional competition.
The 2020 event will be held over 3 days in the Victoria Hall, Campbeltown.
Gintyre Festival of Scottish Gin (Apr 18th 2020)
Expect a weekend of gin-themed events – gin dinners, special cinema screenings and of course gin tasting! The main tasting event will once again take place in the magnificently restored Campbeltown Town Hall and will give festival-goers the chance to meet the producers and try gins from Beinn an Tuirc Distillers (Kintyre Gin) and William Cadenheads (Old Raj) as well as invited guest producers from around Scotland.
For full details, check the Gintyre website.
Kintyre Songwriters Festival (May 8th - 10th 2020)
The 13th annual Kintyre Songwriters Festival will be held in Campbeltown on the early May holiday weekend. The festival was set up to support local talent, give local audiences a chance to hear the music of local songwriters and the best performers from across Scotland and beyond.
The Kintyre Way Ultra (May 9th 2020)
The Kintyre Way is one of Scotland’s most scenic long-distance paths offering serious trail running in idyllic surroundings. With varied terrain from hill paths to beaches and seaside rocks, you’ll have stunning scenery with views across the sea to Arran, Islay, Jura and Gigha at various times.
In 2020 it will again offer the 32 mile northern part of the Kintyre Way, beginning at Tayinloan and finishing in Tarbert. There will, as always, be a three-stage relay option.
Campbeltown Malts Festival (May 19th - 22nd 2020)
The Campbeltown Malts Festival is a three-day celebration of Campbeltown's whiskies - Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia. Campbeltown was the Victorian whisky capital of the world, and this festival of malts celebrates the work of some of the distilleries.
Enjoy tours of the stills and tasting masterclasses, as well as an open golf tournament, live music, special bottlings and much much more in various venues around Campbeltown.
MOK Run (May 23rd & 24th 2020)
MOKRUN was established in 2006 in Campbeltown, located close to the beautiful Mull of Kintyre. It has been voted by Runners World as the UK’s top race for the last 4 years and sells out very quickly.
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! It was also voted the most scenic race in the whole of the UK last year.
Mach 1 Stages Rally (July 11th & 12th 2020)
The rally is organised by Dunfermline Car Club and event co-ordinator and committee member David Hatrick says his team is determined to ensure they build on the success of last year’s rally, which saw an astonishing 100+ entries, over the last 5 years we have managed to vary the route on each event and 2020 will be no different.
For more information please visit www.dunfermlinecarclub.co.uk
The Kintyre Agricultural Show (Aug 7th 2020)
The Kintyre Agricultural Show has been going for over 150 years and offers a superb day of entertainment for everyone. Taking place in Anderston Park, Campbeltown, it features judging of sheep and cows, a pipe band, tug-o-war, dog show and a selection of rare breeds.
MOK Music Festival (Aug 19th - 23rd 2020)
This annual music festival is an event for all the family which celebrates traditional and contemporary Scottish, Irish and Pan Celtic music. The event has a great mix of free outdoor events, concerts, ceilidh’s, music sessions, workshops, children’s entertainment, heritage trail walks, and parades in large venues to intimate halls.
Past bands to appear at the MOK Fest are The Fratellis, The View, The Time Frequency (TTF) & The Saw Doctors.
Springbank Invitational (Sept 19th 2020)
The 20th annual Springbank Invitational Solo Piping Competition is set for Saturday, September 19th, at the Seafield Hotel in Campbeltown, Argyllshire, the cradle of modern piping. Nine elite solo pipers will compete, each invited based on results from top competitions over the last 12 months.
Scottish Comedy Film Festival (Nov 15th 2020)
SCOFF celebrates the grand tradition of film comedy and making audiences laugh ever since the first public film screening held by the Lumière Brothers in 1895. The newly restored Campbeltown Picture House presents screenings, live events, free workshops and live performances over three packed days. A fabulous line up with something for everyone of all ages awaits!
Campbeltown’s Christmas Market (Nov 29th 2020)
Soak up the Festive atmosphere at Campbeltown’s annual Christmas Market. Shop for presents and stocking fillers at over 60 stalls featuring local producers, crafters and businesses then grab a bite to eat in the festive foodcourt. Santa’s grotto and facepainting will keep the little ones entertained too!
Wild About Argyll
Argyll and the Isles is a glorious coastal region of glittering sea lochs, islands, hills, forests and glens just waiting to be explored. It’s divided into eight areas, each with a distinctive character and offering a unique experience. From surfing to kayaking, quad-biking to mountain biking, Wild About Argyll helps you get off the beaten track and find your own adventure. And all of this is just a hop and a skip from Glasgow.
For more information please visit www.wildaboutargyll.co.uk