Local farmers market held on 1st Saturday of every month between 9-1pm in St Andrews
October 2016 Events
Events across Scotland in October 2016.
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.
A mix of events including internationally renowned authors, local names, children's authors and the Comic Conference which features graphic novelists.
Since moving beyond the equinox to the cusp of winter and focusing on themes such as Second Sight, the Supernatural, Blood, Belief and Pilgrimage this festival has attracted major names. In October in Stornoway
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.
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.
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.
The focus is on the voice for this eclectic festival of voice-led music drawn from opera, Lieder, folk, jazz, early music and contemporary genres.
A host of magicians throughout the house and spooky activities for all ages.
A celebration of the rich woodland culture and ancient Hallowe'en rites of the Borders in a variety of locations around the beautiful Tweed Valley.
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!
Set out on a ghostly candlelit tour of Traquair and listen to a few spooky tales along the way.
A spooky night time adventure on the High Wire Adventure ropes courses, lit up by candles, glowsticks and torches.
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 day of family filled activities celebrating Scotland's national dish with porridge enthusiasts competing to become World Porridge Making Champion.
Set out on a ghostly candlelit tour of Traquair. Meet Traquair’s numerous ghosts and hear a few tall tales along the way.
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
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
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.
Scotland's international film festival for young audiences (3+) taking place annually over three weekends at Dundee Contemporary Arts.
Opening with a family ceilidh on the Friday evening, the weekend proceeds with a selection of workshops, sessions, open stage, family events and concerts, run by a folk club that's been in existence now for over 50 years
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.
A four-day programme of walks, talks, story sessions and workshops with renowned storytellers from Scotland and beyond. The events are held across mainland Orkney with a trip to at least one of the outer islands; the last night always includes an Open Mic session, to encourage new talent.
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 weekend of masterclasses, workshops, ceilidhs and concerts with some of the best acoustic guitarists in the world. Tickets include Evening Concerts, Blues Cruises, & Workshops.
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.
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.
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.
Held in the spooky Haddo House,this event attracts prospective detectives, crime writers, CSI aficionados and those who just like a good old fashioned mystery can enjoy writer talks, films and storytelling events.
An Annual international piping championship that brings together some of the finest piping bands and artists.
Famers Market in Montrose on the fiest Saturday of every month in Montrose and 2nd Saturday in Forfar
Skye's first Swing and Jazz festival in different locations around the Island. Looks like it will be great fun! The festival includes swing, big band, jitterbug and jive showcasing new and established stars in the Scottish jazz world. This years festival has a 1920's theme.
Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food. Every Friday from 25th March - 16th December
A Scottish Farmers market with a continental heart - quality local artisan crafts too! Open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Moffat, Scotland's first "Walkers are Welcome town" and the surrounding Moffat hills present a haven for walkers of all abilities, the clean Scottish air, stunning scenery and timeless beauty is awe inspiring. Whether for a day's hiking or a short stroll in unspoilt countryside, Moffat is the perfect place to experience a truly memorable walking holiday.