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October 2016 Events

Events across Scotland in October 2016.

Guided Autumn Walk

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.


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

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 Real Ale Festival

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.

St Andrews Voices

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.

Tunnock's Tour of Mull Rally

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!

Callander Jazz and Blues Festival

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.

Torridon Walking Festival

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

Islay Book Festival

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.

Dunfermline Folk Weekend

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

Feis na Mara

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.

Orkney Storytelling Festival

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.

Callander Jazz & Blues Festival

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.

World Porridge Making Championship

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.

Gleneagles Autumn Hunter Trials

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.

Unsolved Festival

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.

Skye Swing & Jazz Festival

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.

St Abbs Market

Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food. Every Friday from 25th March - 16th December

Moffat Ramblers' Walking Festival

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.

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