Scotland offers a long list of festivals throughout the year, including arts, books, music, whisky, walking and film. If you are planning a Scottish campervan holiday, why not book your Open Road campervan or motorhome hire to coincide with a festival?

Some festivals provide areas for campervans and motorhomes to park, or you will be sure to find a great caravan and motorhome park nearby. You could choose to visit a festival for a day, a weekend, or make a longer trip of it.

Here we list five of our favourite Scottish festivals that will take place in 2019.

the book shop wigtown credit: Oliver Dixon
The Book Shop in Wigtown. Credit: Oliver Dixon

Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown, in Dumfries & Galloway, has become known as Scotland’s Book Town. It is the focus of an annual book festival from September 27 to October 6, 2019.

The town plays hosts to authors, writers, playwrights, as well as showcasing books, films theatre and art.

The beautiful countryside of Wigtownshire offers plenty more attractions and there are several caravan and camping sites located in the area.

See Wigtown Book Festival.

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The popular Spirit of Speyside Festival.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Speyside in the north-east of Scotland is acclaimed worldwide for producing many high quality whiskies. IN fact, the area is home to more than 50 distilleries and Speyside has the greatest concentration of malt whisky producers compared to any other whisky producing region of Scotland.

From May 1 to 6, 2019, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival takes place with a chance to visit distilleries, meet the whisky experts, join a whisky masterclass and taste a dram or two.

The festival also hosts a Whisky Awards.

There are a number of caravan and campsite options where you can hook up your campervan or motorhome.

Why not check out the North East 250 driving route while you are in he area?

See Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

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Take a walk to: Loch Brandy in he Angus Glens. Credit: Neil Williamson

Angus Glens Walking Festival

The four-day festival programme from May 30 to June 2 offers 20 walks, led by mountain leaders and countryside rangers, to suit many different levels of experience.

The Angus Glens is a stunning location with gorgeous scenery and plenty of historic towns and villages to visit, too.

A search on-line will reveal a number of great places to stay in Angus with your campervan or motorhome hire.

Also see how blog that lists 8 of the best walking festivals in Scotland.

See Angus Glens Walking Festival 2019.

One of the many beautiful places to see on Islay is Saligo Bay. Credit: G Laird

The Islay Festival of Music and Malt

What could be a more perfect combination if you like music and whisky? The festival, from May 24 to June 1 takes place on the Island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland.

You will also enjoy the adventure of traveling to a Scottish island.

It’s possible to reach Islay from Kennacraig Port, south of Tarbet, on the mainland by Calmac ferry.

Please read information about campervans and motorhomes on Islay.

See Islay Festival of Music and Malt.

Festival Fringe Society street act
One of the acts performed on the capital streets at the Fringe Festival. Credit: Fringe Society

Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe

A list of festivals in Scotland is not complete without the most famous of them all: The Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe.

The EIF is from August 2 to 26 and showcases a fantastic variety of the performing arts. Keep an eye on the website for details of this summer’s festival.

The Fringe, also from August 2 to 26, runs alongside the main festival and is billed as “the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom”. It features a long menu of exciting acts to see.

It is recommended that you book your place to stay with a campervan or motorhome early because demand for sites is always high during the festival period.

See Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Fringe.

Book a campervan hire early

Open Road Scotland has a range of campervans and motorhomes to hire in Scotland and conveniently located close to Glasgow Airport in Central Scotland. If you plan to attend one of the popular Scottish festivals it’s advisable that you book your hire as early as possible to avoid disappointment.