Beacon Events Programme

The Beacon Events Programme complements the existing National and International Programmes. The Programme 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 2017 events supported through the Beacon Programme will also be expected to support the objectives of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and demonstrate in their applications ways in which their event will support this themed year.

Event organisers wishing to apply for funding through the Beacon Events Programme should review the application guidelines then complete and return the pre-application template to the EventScotland team prior to submitting an application. Pre-application templates should be returned ahead of the following dates relevant to the individual event;

Events taking place between 1 January – 30 June 2017 should submit pre-application templates before 7 October 2016. 

Events taking place between 1 July – 31 December 2017 should submit pre-application templates before 3 February 2017.

For more information or to discuss a potential 2017 event please contact the EventScotland team on 0131 472 2313 or

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