Celebrating the power of the written word in Scotland's Book Town.
l Flavour Fortnight: August 25 - September 9. Festival of Dumfries and Galloway's locally produced cuisine.
l Royal National Mod: October 12-19. Inverness. Scotland's premier Gaelic event featuring a range of performances.
l Bloody Scotland: September 14-16. Stirling. Country's first international crime writers' festival.
l Loch Ness Marathon: September 30. Voted by Runner's World readers as one of the greatest runs.