Another weekend approaches, and Linked Magazine has trawled the internet to bring together an up-to-date selection of the best of local (and not-so-local) events that might pique your interest. Thankfully we’ve missed World Naked Hiking Day, 21st June, so you should be safe enough from unpleasant dangling surprises while out and about in the countryside. Please do drop us an email with any upcoming events if you’d like them included in future.


Royal Highland Show, 22-25th June, Ingliston, Edinburgh

A big event in the Scottish rural calender, with over 189,000 visitors last year, it is a family day out that is well worth a visit. There are approximately 6000 farmyard animals, equestrian events, food demonstrations, tractors and retail therapy opportunities to please most. Drive through nice and early to avoid the traffic.

Celebrating its 177th year, The Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland’s most iconic events, showcasing the very best of farming food and rural life. A great day out for everyone of all ages, get up close to the country’s top quality livestock, taste exceptional food & drink and experience rural living at its most vibrant.

Under 16’s get in FREE! Adult (aged 16-59) £22.00 (single entry to any one Show Day)

Concessions (registered students or pensioners 60+) £19.00 (single entry to any one Show Day)


Spirit of Duncarron, 24th-25th June 12-6pm, Duncarron Medieval Fort, Carron Valley

Saor Patrol and very special guests, The Dolmen, provide the music while volunteers from The Clanranald Trust for Scotland bring medieval Scotland to life! From Blacksmiths to warriors, medicine to weaving, kitchens to punishments – there’s something for everyone of all ages!

Hands on activities include:
Axe throwing
Schiltron training
Clay Workshop
Weaving & needle work
Story telling

Other activities/points of interest:
Weapons demos
Weapons stall
Medieval food
Medical medicine

Prices: Adult tickets (age 16 and over) £10, Kids tickets (ages 5-15) £5 and, as always, under 5s are FREE!

Ticketing: Buy online or pay ‘at the door’ – please note that there are facilities to take card payments

Note for dog folk…..Dogs MUST be on a leash at ALL times within Duncarron Medieval Village.
Poo bags MUST be used.
Bring water and food for your dog.
There will be the THUNDER OF SAOR PATROL and some shouting, etc, so the event may not be suitable for nervous dogs.

West Highland Way Ultra Race, 1am Saturday 24th June, Milngavie  – Fort William

The West Highland Way Race is one of the world’s longest established ultra-marathons with a worldwide reputation as one of the ‘classic’ ultra-marathon races, attracting runners to Scotland from all over the world.  Entry is limited to 265 runners each year, with the relatively small size of the field helping to preserve the friendly nature of the event. The West Highland Way Race starts at Milngavie Railway Station (7 miles north of Glasgow) at 1 a.m. on Saturday 24th June 2017. Competitors are required to complete the 95 miles and 14,760ft of ascent within a time limit of 35 hours.

It’s a tiny percentage of runners that ever manage to run distances like this, but Killearn and Balfron can certainly boast 3 local residents who have completed the race in the past. It’s a gruelling race, but the folk that take part are a friendly bunch and a big part of the ultra running ‘family’.

So, while you cannot pitch up and enter this event (a good bit of serious distance training might be a good idea), it passes you doorstep and the atmosphere is fantastic. Why not soak up the ultra vibe and the camaraderie by cheering runners on at the start of the race, or position yourself along the route to give the runners a boost as they start their journey?

It is an early morning start, and we dont want to wake the locals, so try to find a spot to shout that won’t cause a fight! Suggestions might be Gardabhan Woods, Drymen (runners times will vary hugely, but 3-4am ish), top of Conic Hill (4-6am ish) and anywhere along the rest of the WHW route during the day. Walk up the Devil’s Staircase at Glencoe later in the day to propel the tired runners onwards, or grap a spot of lunch at the Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum to see the runners pass the midway point. Support and encouragement is a great feature of races like this.

The Urban Folkers, Live @ The Slanj, Saturday 24th June, 8pm, Tarbet, G83 7DA Arrochar, Argyll and Bute

Some folk music with this lively 4-piece acoustic band from Greenock. They play a wide range of music inclusing pop, folk, country and reggae. Playing at The Slanj Pub & Grill, this looks to be a good wee alternative for a night out. The Argyll Rally is taking place in the same area that day, so some hearty grub, ale and fine tunes might prove to be an ideal finish to a great day out.

The Slanj, Tarbet, has new owners and they are doing a stellar job with their menu. Pop in earlier for a bite to eat and a few pints. They welcome campers and small motorhomes, and allow them to park up for the night in the car park to allow for a bit of serious partying. Reviews on their Facebook page – ‘lovely food, great staff, nice setting inside, so to jane, tom, amie and the staff at slanj, cheers.’


Argyll Rally Stage 5, 24th June, Starting in Dunoon and in the forestry tracks up in Argyll, heading to near The Slanj, Arrochar

For the first time in 14 years, the forests around Dunoon will echo to the sound of rally cars this weekend as the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship heads to the Dunoon. Now, there are lots of different rally stages that day, and they are all over the place, so I suggest you have a peek online to see where they are happening and the times.

SRC leader Euan Thorburn will run second on the road. Image credit Lindsay PhotoSport





First known as the Burmah Rally, the event originated from the early 1970’s where the British Rally Championship assembled in the region and saw classic battles in the local forests with names such as Roger Clark and Jimmy McRae.  Last run in 2003 by Lankarkshire Car Club, the event fell victim to the austerity measures of the era and without inclusion in the Scottish Rally Championship in 2004, ended an almost 40 year history.

In more recent times, Mull Car Club attempted to rejuvenate the concept around six years ago. But as the SRC continues to grow from strength to strength, the opportunity for a new round of the series was created. Thanks to the support of the locals and businesses in Dunoon, the Argyll Rally will be reborn in 2017.

You can keep up to date on the event via their social media feeds on FacebookTwitter or the website at




Moishe’s Bagel are appearing at Gartmore Village Hall this Saturday 24th June at 8.00pm ( doors open at 7.00pm ) BAR. Tickets £12.50 from Gartmore Shop and online at

‘Original cutting-edge klezmer and folk music from some of Scotland’s finest musicians. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe’s Bagel combines the energy and passion of world folk music with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer (Salsa Celtica, Camille O’Sullivan, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Eliza Carthy, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), they are equally at home jamming in a late night jazz den, grooving at a forest festival, or enthralling an upmarket concert hall.’

“exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff, often breath-takingly intricate but played with jubilation … the Bagel acquires the momentum of an express train”
The Herald

“this brilliantly accomplished and adventurous five-piece emphatically puts the “class” into “unclassifiable”.


Scottish Rugby, Saturday 24 June: Scotland v Fiji; ANZ Stadium, Suva, Fiji


We know Scotland fans are keen to follow the team’s progress, especially given the team has achieved its highest ever world ranking of 5th, and so I’m delighted BBC and Sky will be broadcasting the games live. The match in Fiji did present some challenges in relation to the time difference but fans can see the game live, via Scottish Rugby’s website and YouTube channel. (Scottish Rugby)


I, DANIEL BLAKE screening Sunday 25th June, 7.30pm, The Inn at Kippen

Free screening of  ‘I, Daniel Blake’
Book your ticket now (not too many left).



Glasgow Flea & Vintage Market, Sunday 25th June 12-4pm, 54 Calton Entry, G40 2SB Glasgow

Having only started back in February the Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market is now a must attend event for any savvy shopper in Glasgow, with crowd filling the courtyard and backyard at Barras Art and Design in the heart of the Barras hunting for a unique item to take home.

The event which runs from 10am – 4pm is free to attend, fun, open to all and its relaxed style of shopping for vintage and antiques has been a firm favourite with crowds of recent. Shoppers are treated to retro furniture, antique silver, vintage clothes and jewellery, salvage items, up cycled items, unique pieces of art, 20th Century furniture amongst others.

Kelly Conway who organises the event said ‘The market has gone from strength to strength and the feedback from both the stallholders and public has been amazing, we wanted to create the ultimate day out for anyone with an interest in antiques, vintage and design (or for those who just love a nosy!). There really is something for everyone with some items for £1 up to highly desirable furniture into the £1000s. Thank you so much Glasgow for your support!’

High above the Market sits the beautiful A’Challtain Fish Restaurant & Bar, a beautiful space for visitors to take a long, well earned break from the shopping, visitors can enjoy a coffee or cocktail or a lunch of fresh Scottish seafood dishes alongside a wide selection of wine and cocktails, including a cocktail created especially for the event.

Ricky Scoular and Brian Traynor, the team behind BAaD said ‘We are pleased to host this new regular market as another addition to the calendar of events showcasing the regeneration of the area whilst also complementing the remaining stalls at the Old Barras,.’

Butoh Dance Workshop 25-26th June, CCA, Glasgow


Butoh (舞踏 Butō) is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. Following World War II, butoh arose in 1959 through collaborations between its two key founders Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo. (thank you Wikipedia!)
This month we’ll focus on the notion of the Empty Body in butoh: what it is / isn’t, how to achieve it, and how to use Emptiness as a null point from which to receive images and information towards dancing.

As usual, no prior experience is necessary. ALL body types are welcome. There are no wrong movements. You are free. This is more difficult than it sounds…..

Tickets are £20 / £15 concession, and block bookings remain available.

Individual tickets are available at the CCA box office here:

Please email with any questions.





A Hero Remembered, 24th & 25th June, Wallace Monument, Stirling

How did William Wallace become Scotland’s first National Hero? And how has he been remembered over the years? Find out when William Wallace meets the Caretaker of the Monument built in his honour.

11:15am; 12pm; 12:45pm; 1:30pm; 2:30pm; 3:15pm; 4pm

Performances are held outside the Monument and are Free. Admission charges payable only for entering the Monument.









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