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Dunoon Calendar

Are you looking to see what’s happening that can tempt you out of your cozy armchair, then you are in the right place. Just sit tight for a short while and watch this page. If you are organizing a local event then why not tell us about it you can send us an email and we print the details in the Dunoon Calendar as well as mentioning it on the radio. We shall even be visiting some events with the infamous roving mike reporting for Community News. It could be a fund raiser, coffee morning, car boot sale or even a public awareness meeting. If you want folk to know – this is the place to go! Some weekly events are also listed under the Clubs and Organisations page




Every Friday April to October

Ardkinglas House Tours  which include access to the house garden at 2.00 pm. Please contact us to ensure the tour is going ahead. £7.50 per person, £3.50 primary school children, younger ones free. It is possible to book a private house tour all the year round (minimum charge applies). Booking is essential for all house tours. Please phone 01499 600261 or email

 Woodland Garden & The Gruffalo Trail Open dawn to dusk every day (including the winter months).  Admission by donation £5 per person, £15 per family. All donations go towards the ongoing conservation and upkeep of this historic garden.


30th April 2017 – Sunday

SCOTTISH CROSS COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKING ROUND 2  The Scottish Country Mountain biking championship Round 2, returns to Dunoon for a second year after the success of the event at the inaugural round in 2016.  This is a family friendly sport with classifications across many age groups from age 8 up to veterans class.  Bishop’s Glen in Dunoon will be filled with mountain bikers all weekend enjoying the fantastic natural trails that the area has to offer.  Visit the SXC website for entries :    Visit for further information.



22nd and 23rd July 2017  - Saturday and Sunday


The Dunoon Sportives are  part of the “West’s Best” Cycle Festival to be held in Dunoon over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of July 2017. Visit :  for entries and further information.  There are four stunning  rides to choose from all starting from towns iconc pier in Dunnon, Dunoon is the main resort on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula and the maritime gateway to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.  Visit for further information.


 5th August 2017

DUNOON HALF MARATHON & 10K  The ‘Toward for a Tenner’ half marathon race is a classic, fast and flat route on the beautiful coastal road south of Dunoon, passing through the idyllic west coast village of Innellan.The route is officially measured by a Scottish Athletics Federation accredited measurer. Come and join us for a wonderful day of running plus some great family entertainment.

Visit for further information.

 11th August 2017 –  - 12th August 2017

DUNOON REVIVAL WEEKENDER, MOD, SKA & NORTHERN SOUL Get the date of the Dunoon Revival Big Weekender in your diary! It’s going to be another fantastic weekend of Northern Soul, Mod and Ska tunes in Dunoon. We can’t wait to see some of the country’s best Northern Soul, Mod and Ska bands live. Not to mention the stunning Vespa and Lambretta scooters that will be in town!  Visit for further information.

23rd August 2017 – Wednesday

Kirn Gala Live music, entertainment and a variety of stalls in the village of Kirn

24th August 2017 – Thursday

Sunset Ceremony A fabulous free celebration of Scottish music, culture and sport in Argyll Gardens from 6pm till 10pm. 

24th – 26th August 2017

Cowal Highland Gathering   Renowned for its unique atmosphere, world-class competitors from the world of Highland Dancing, piping and heavy athletica, beautiful Highland location as well as a wide range of family entertainment.  Visit to see what 2017 has in store

25th – 28th August 2017

Artmap Open Studios showcasing 48 artistes in Argyll.  See for further information


15th – 17th September 2017

DUNOON BOOK AND LITERARY FESTIVAL   This September will see the 2017  Dunoon Book and Literary Festival take place in the beautiful surroundings of the newly refurbished Dunoon Burgh Hall and the iconic Victorian Dunoon Pier building….15/16/17 September 2017.  More details about this year’s exciting line up will be announced very soon !    Visit for further information.



7th October 2017 – Saturday

DUNOON PRESENTS ULTRA MARATHON  A quite stunning route, starting at Benmore Gardens (bus transfer from Dunoon Pier) and finishing back at the iconic Victorian Dunoon pier through a mix of hill, trail and coastal views that are breathtaking from start to finish.
Sign up at :   Visit for further information

All information is given in good faith, unfortunately we are unable to accept responsibility for any errors, please contact individual organisers to check details.


  1. Wednesday 22nd April Gardeners Question Time at Cowal Camera Club, Seating is Limited, Tickets £5 includes Tea,Coffee and home baking,
    There will also be a raffle on the night with some fantastic Gardening related prizes, For Tickets Call 07765500851 or though our Facebook Page

  2. Susan watling says:

    Holy Trinity Church, Dunoon are having a Ceilidh 7.30 at St Mun’s Hall. Live music from the ‘Old Bores’. Light supper in interval. Bring your own drink
    More details from Mary Swift 702444 or Pauline Revill 704731

  3. Barry says:

    Happy Birthday DCR glad it went well looking forward to the next year

  4. Mary likes the Quilt says:

    Hello What a beautiful Quilt any details please -to far for me to attend

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  6. Alison Duncan says:

    Great to see that groups are beginning to use this calendar – I think it will be of benefit to organisers and the community when events are being planned – it is such a shame when similar fundraisers etc. clash! Ally

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