Make a song and dance in the highlands!

We’ve been preparing for an evening of Eurovision fun this Saturday and it made us think about Scottish singers who have had a shot at the competition over the years. Kenneth McKellar, born in Paisley, was a Scottish tenor and was the Eurovision entry in 1966 with a song called ‘A Man Without Love’, but didn’t get many votes. The fiery Glaswegian Lulu blew away the European audience and won the contest with the song ‘Boom Bang-a-Bang’ in 1969. Scott Fitzgerald was the last Scottish singer to represent the UK at the 1988 Eurovision contest with the song ‘Go’ and lost out by just one point to Celine Dion.

Eurovision aside, there are lots of live events showcasing some amazing talent in the Cairngorms National Park in 2015. We just love to make a song and dance of things here in the Highlands!

Gentlemen of the Road are holding a mini festival on the 31st July in Aviemore…only 20 minutes from Strathallan B&B in Grantown. For two days you can listen to a variety of music including Lianne La Havas, Primal Scream and Mumford & Sons to name but a few. We’re just hoping that some of them will sport a little bit of tartan!

If music isn’t your thing and you want a bit of drama in your life, then why not check out the open air theatre at Logie Steading, only 30 minutes from Strathallan. This year performances includes The Taming of the Shrew, Iolanthe and The Three Musketers. Check out performance dates and times on their website at

And if you are worried about the weather…don’t be. Just wear a jumper, some wellies and bring a smile with you!