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Sunday, 21 August 2016 13:46

Hockey Fest

Inspired by the GB Women's hockey team and their wonderful Olympic gold medal success? Now is your chance to have a go at the Greenock Morton Hockey Club's Hockey Fest on Sunday 28 August when they will have an inflatable hockey pitch located between the RNLI Station and the Viking Village on Largs Promenade.

Sunday, 21 August 2016 13:43

RAF Lancaster Displays

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have advised changes to the timings of the RAF Lancaster displays which were programmed for 4.30 pm on both 3rd and 4th September. The display on the 3rd will now be at 5.20 pm and on the 4th it will be at 2.10 pm both weather permitting.

Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:19

2016 Largs Viking Book Festival Programme

Our Largs Viking Book Festival programme now up

Thursday, 04 August 2016 07:07

2016 Final Festival Programme

The final programme for the Largs Viking Festival 2016 is ready!

Thursday, 30 June 2016 08:09

RAF Lancaster Displays

The timing of the RAF Lancaster Bomber displays on 3 and 4 September 2016 are shown as 4.30 pm but there is a likelihood of changes due to operational requirements including the need to refuel. The ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) will be advised here, on Facebook and on Twitter and announced over the public address system on the day.

Thursday, 30 June 2016 08:06

Hakon Hakonsson Lecture

Largs & District Historical Society will hold the Hakon Hakonsson Lecture at the Valhalladrome, Viking Experience Theatre, Barrfields, Largs on Thursday 1st September at 8.00 pm. Admission by Donation.


The Hakon Hakonsson Lecture has been part of the Largs Viking Festival since 1990, during which time many highly respected academics have taken part. This year is no exception as we are delighted to welcome Professor Stephen Harding, BA MA DSc (Oxon), Ridder Første (Norway), Professor of Applied Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Nottingham University, who will combine the specialist subjects of history and science to present ‘Science & the Vikings’. This is an excellent opportunity to hear of his latest research and findings and should give the audience a fresh insight into the Viking world. Seats available on a first come, first served basis.

The Festival Board are pleased to have engaged Pilot Jim McTaggart of the V10 Company Ltd. to perform aerobatic displays at this year's Festival. Jim has performed air displays for us before using the versatile Starduster Too and will use that aircraft on 27 August and 28 August. Please visit for the display programme.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:47

Oor Wullie at Largs Viking Festival

Oor Wullie has visited numerous places in Scotland including Hogmanay at Princes Street, The Braemar Gathering, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, The Commonwealth Games, etc. so it was really great to see him and his friends Soapy Souter, Fat Bob, PC Murdoch, Wee Eck and Jeemy the Moose enjoying their trip to our Viking Festival. Can you find them hidden in the picture along with two buckets and 12 ice cream cones?

Monday, 25 August 2014 22:34

Original Smokies from Arbroath

Arbroath Smokies produced by Arbroath based Iain Spink are nationally renowned and Iain is regularly seen at Food Shows and events around the country with his mobile Arbroath Smokie demonstrations. We are delighted that he will be here in Largs on Sunday 28 August. A well known promoter of the Arbroath Smokie, he has been featured on numerous TV programmes such as The BBC’s ‘Coast,’ ‘Jamie’s Great Britain,’ ‘ Great British Menu,’ ‘The Campervan Cook,’ ‘Rick Stein’s Food Heroes,’ ‘UKTV Food Local Food Heroes’ and many others.