Beacon Events Programme

The Beacon Events Programme complements the existing National and International Programmes and will support strategic development activity in line with the objectives of the National Events Strategy - Scotland the Perfect Stage.

The purpose of the Beacon Events Programme is to support uniquely Scottish events, which generate tourism benefits, contribute significantly to the Scotland the Perfect Stage impact areas and act as examples of best practice. 

In 2018, events supported through the Beacon Programme should consider relevant connections to support the objectives of  the Year of Young People. Please visit for more information about the year. 

Event organisers wishing to apply for funding through the Beacon Events Programme for 2018 are invited to review the application guidelines and submit pre-application templates ahead of the following dates relevant to the inidividual event. 

  • Events taking place between 1 January – 30 June 2018 should submit pre-application templates before 13 October 2017.
  • Events taking place between 1 July – 31 December 2018 should submit pre-application templates before 2 February 2018.

For more information or to discuss a potential 2018 event please contact the EventScotland team on 0131 472 2313 or

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Download the Pre-Application Template 

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