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Ocean Film Festival UK

Ocean lovers need to get along to this, as it’s the last Scottish date for the UK festival. With superb, inspiring films about the sea (whether under or on it), you will be inspired and thrilled at what is in store. See the trailer below for a taster…

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Bike for Bobath

This charity cycling event is part of the B Festival in aid of Bobath Scotland, a charity supporting children and adults with cerebral palsy. It’s a 20 mile ride starting at the Riverside Museum and finishing at Balloch Castle Country Park near Loch Lomond, where you’ll be part of the party that’s just started! You’ll need to raise a minimum of £30 sponsorship money.

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The Glasgow Kiltwalk 2016

Kilts, ginger wigs, tartan bunnets – that’s the dress code for this fun event. The event will be returning to Hampden Park this year, with registration capped at 10,000 participants. Walkers have a choice of distances – 26 and 14 miles – and sponsor money goes to Scotland’s children’s charities, causes and schools. The aim is to raise £2 million for the event’s charity partners so sign up soon to avoid missing out on a fantastic and fun opportunity!


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Red Bull Neptune Steps

Open water swimming not challenging enough? Factor in the Maryhill canal lock system, in Glasgow and you have the premise for uphill swimming. 200 swimmers will compete – climbing 18 metres over 420 metres of canal. It’s the UK’s toughest swim, and it sold out in 10 minutes. Get along to watch though as it is bound to be a fantastic day out.

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Glasgow University 5 Mile Road Race

See Glasgow from another perspective, by running this established road race with the Glasgow University Hares and Hounds Club.

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Cold Mountain

Climbers can be funny too – as Andy Kirkpatrick shows at this series of talks across Scotland. An author, stuntman and the UK’s only ‘stand-up’ climber, Andy will engage and entertain audiences with his tales from around the world.

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Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival

The Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival has returned, bringing with it a whole host of fun activities for the entire family.
Come try your hand at worm charming, planting wildflowers or canoeing on the River Kelvin.
RSPB Scotland has joined with over 40 different organisations and community groups to host a variety of events all over Glasgow.

To find out more about individual event times and dates, check out the Festival website.

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White water kayaking at Pinkston

Pinkston Watersports.

A new purpose-built white water course offers the opportunity for thrills – and spills – in the heart of Glasgow. Read more ›

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Encounter at The North Face


Chris Prescott at Hot Aches Productions

As an outdoor store in Glasgow re-opens after a re-fit, Neil Braidwood calls in to meet up with two renowned climbers. Read more ›

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World Class


Acclaimed mountain biker Lee Craigie is a serious contender at this year’s Commonwealth Games.
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