The Comrie Fortnight was originally started by Jack Elliot and Mrs Palmer, in the late 1960’s, to coincide with the traditional Glasgow Trades Fortnight. Scotland has local holidays at various times of the year, (eg September) and also trade fairs fortnight. Edinburgh’s is the first two weeks in July, Glasgow’s is the 3rd and 4th weeks in July.
The traditional has evolved over the years and the festival now runs a whole range of activities from competitions to outings, from dances to the parade ensuring that there is something to suit everybody.
The final day of the Fortnight consists of a float parade through the village to the Laggan Park where an afternoon of fun events takes place.
A schedule of events will be published nearer the time and details should be available on the website at https://www.facebook.com/comrie.fortnight
If you are planning a holiday here in central Scotland in one of our self-catering holiday cottages during the time of the Comrie fortnight why not check out the events and enjoy a good family day out in Comrie or the surrounding area.