Today: The Braemar Gathering will see international athletes taking part in caber-tossing, stone-putting and hammer-throwing, accompanied by highland dancing and piping. One of the oldest and largest highland gatherings in
Scotland, it is regularly attended by members of the Royal Family ( braemargathering.org).
This week: The Languedoc Roussillon tourist board is setting up in St Pancras Station in London from Monday to Sunday. The stand will be handing out free information and advice on the region ( sunfrance.com). Also in the capital on Wednesday, the Royal Lancaster Hotel is changing its name to the Lancaster London. Log onto the new website lancasterlondon.com at 9.09am on the day to win prizes, including free stays, meals and champagne ( royallancaster.com).
In the diary: Etihad Airways is opening a new premium lounge on 30 September for first and business class passengers, to coincide with moving its flights from Heathrow Terminal Three to Four ( etihad.com).