What: A huge weekend of events aimed at bringing Scots together from all over the world. There’s Scottish food, drink and music, a huge parade, and the bizarre, unique athletic events of the Highland Games.

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland.

When: July 25-26.

Why: It’s part of Homecoming Scotland – the year-long celebrations of all things Scottish, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of the nation’s much-loved poet Robert Burns.

Do it because: There’s far more to Scotland than haggis and whisky.

How much: From £15.

See clangathering.org