The year-long programme of events will be celebrating the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage.
October 2014 Events
Events across Scotland in October 2014.
A Scottish Farmers market with a continental heart - quality local artisan crafts too!
Open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food.
Angus, the host venue of the Commonwealth Games in 2014 will celebrate the culture and history of the Commonwealth Games through Games for Angus.
School holiday festival that introduces children to animals with fun events & quizs
Torridon takes it ales seriously. Showcasing over 20 ales with tasting notes on each, a vote for Ale of the Festival, and some out of the ordinary flavours, seven handpumps work at any one time to keep the ale flowing.
Incorporating the Knockhill Horsepower BHS Scotland Hunter Trials championships. The event is cross country jump riding over fixed fences at three different levels, 80cms, 90cms and 1.00m.
Mobo Awards is the hottest urban music event that showcases the finest selection of established and up-and-coming national and international MOBO Music acts.
Rothesay Wrap up warm and enjoy the spectacle of rich autumnal colours by joining Graham Alcorn our deputy head gardener on a guided walk of the estate. On a crisp autumn day the colours of beech, maples, and oak trees turn the whole estate into vibrant shades of oranges, yellows and browns.
Set out on a ghostly candlelit tour of Traquair and listen to a few spooky tales along the way.
A host of magicians throughout the house and spooky activities for all ages.
Scotland Sings takes place throughout the year, giving visitors the chance to sing in public through a series of events around the country.
The stall holders from the Angus Farmers' Market will be looking out their tartan bonnets to take part in the Tartan Week festivities. This is a chance to celebrate Scottish people, heritage and culture and of course to sample all the market brings with first class local produce.
Explore a full range of whiskies and exclusive ale. Open seven days a week. Holidays: 25th and 26th of December and the 1st and 2nd of January.
Scotland's number 1 book festival in Scotland's book town. 10 days of readers and writers meeting and enjoying themselves.
Explore Scotland's ancient past, including walks, practical demonstrations, family events, self-guided trails in this festival that extends to a fortnight.
The Torridon Walking Festival aims to provide an enjoyable walking experience for seasoned walkers and those less used to the conditions: High level mountain walks Low level walks Nature guides
Blues, country and folk fest following in the footsteps of the fondly remembered Big Big Country festival.
Luminate, one of the recent entrants to the festival list of Scotland celebrates our creative lives as we age by offering a wide range of inspirational arts activities with and for older people.
2013 marks ten years of this local multi-arts festival. Mixing music, art, comedy, poetry and a popular carnival, the bill includes Les Mc Ewan's Legendary Bay City Rollers, Talon: The Best of the Eagles, Phil Collins and Koda.
A weekend of masterclasses, workshops, ceilidhs and concerts with some of the best acoustic guitarists in the world. Tickets include Evening Concerts, Blues Cruises, & Workshops.
A predominantly traditional music festival, with a roster of live bands, most of which have a local connection, workshops, a family dance and impromptu sessions in the pubs.
An event for guitar lovers that includes a combination of workshops, concerts, late night sessions and a trade fair with several top manufacturers of bespoke guitars.
A long weekend of jazz and blues music with specks of touch of soul and rock'n'roll to give a diverse musical experience, enjoy a jazz cruise on Loch Katrine or soak up the beautiful surroundings. If you can play or sing, the open mic jam session will surely be of interest to you.
A weekend extravaganza of jazz and blues in October by over thirty international, national and local bands at various venues in this eastern gateway town to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
A day of family filled activities celebrating Scotland's national dish with porridge enthusiasts competing to become World Porridge Making Champion.
The World Porridge Making Championships is followed with interest by fans of Scotland's traditional national dish across the globe. This celebration of Scottish culture includes a pipe band parade of judges and competitors, the official Toast to the Porridge, craft & produce stalls, live music, 3km & 5km Forest Run etc. World Porridge Day - oatmeal events across the globe in aid of Mary's Meals.
An intimate and friendly festival that caters to Scotland's love of crime thrillers as well as introducing quirky and challenging books in a programme with something for all ages.
Entertainment and information in equal measures- Midlothian science festival is for all age groups and tastes.
Cowalfest, Scotland's largest walking festival, is now also a major arts festival with a 10-day programme of walks, arts, cultural and social events
Shetland Wool Week comprises of masterclasses, workshops and events led by professionals from the textile and design industry, along with a makers market and exhibitions.
The highlight of this lively festival of concerts and dances, that take place throughout the islands, is the Grand Dance, where up to a dozen bands play virtually non-stop accordion and fiddle music.
Founded in 1993, with appearances by Sir Ian McKellen and Rhona Cameron, the Glasgay! festival celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2014.
Claimed to be 'the best rally in the world', the thrilling Tunnock's Tour of Mull sees cars compete against the clock over the island's often single-track public roads, with lots of hairpins, steep hills and big drops!
An eclectic programme of arts and music that extends over five-weeks. The events will be taking place at arts venues, public buildings, craft workshops, hotels, pubs, Cafes and theatres across East Dunbartonshire, taking the event through the villages and towns before the grand finale at Mugdock Country Park with the week-long music festival.