Scotland Events highlights for the month of October include the Scottish Book Town Festival, the Enchanted Forest, Skye Swing Jazz Festival, and the Royal National Mod.
Scotland Events October 2017….
Scottish Book Town Festival
22nd Sept – 1st October 2017, Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway
Known as Scotland’s national book town, Wigtown hosts the festival with over 250,000 books. a great chance to meet some of the country’s renowned writers.
The Enchanted Forest
28th September – 29th October 2017, Pitlochry
Choreographic creation of dramatic light and sound performances. A night time spectacular set in perthshire’s Big Tree Country.
6th – 15 October, Cowal
Arts Festival and also the largest walking festival in Scotland. Cultural events, arts & walking to celebrate the natural world, mountains, lochs and woodland.
The Drovers Tryst Walking Festival
7th – 14th October, Crieff and Strathearn
Walks vary in difficulty but all are enriched by wildlife, plants, trees and history. Evening social events help make it an even more unforgettable and enjoyable week.
The Royal National Mod
13th – 21st October, Lochaber
Ceud Mile Failte (One Hundred Thousand Welcomes) from Paisley! The Royal National MOD, Scotland’s premier celebration of its Gaelic language. Relax with a ceilidh, concert, exhibition and a showcase of all things Gaelic.
21st – 22nd October, Leith, Edinburgh
Over 150 bands in more than 10 different venues, with a massive variety of music from House to Gaelic. Plus, craft stalls, art exhibitions, food from all over the world, a beer market, children’s entertainment and more.
Skye Swing Jazz Festival
27th – 29th October, In the south, Isle of Skye
FOTS Records and SEALL present three days of spectacular music, dance and fun in the south of Skye at the end of October each year. Featuring some of Scotland’s best jazz musicians, the Skye Swing Jazz Festival offers a great weekend.
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MAJOR EVENTS IN SCOTLAND ….
Edinburgh Military Tattoo: You’ll have to book your Edinburgh Military Tattoo tickets early if you want to see this magnificent spectacle, and internationally acclaimed event, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: One of the world’s largest arts events, the Festival stages more than 2,000 shows in hundreds of theatres, and a lot more.
Edinburgh Hogmanay: Year after year the Hogmanay street party brings something new: Torchlight Procession, Carnival, Street Theatre and more.
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