Scotland Events highlights for the month of October include the Edinburgh Cocktail Festival, Enchanted Forest, Callander Jazz & Blues Festival, and Royal National Mod.
Scotland Events October 2024….
Wigtown Book Town Festival
27th September – 6th October 2024
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.
Callander Jazz & Blues Festival
3rd – 6th October 2024, Callander
Live jazz, blues, soul and boogie. From solo artists to big bands, over 200 musicians ensure a long weekend of great music in the autumn splendour of the Trossachs.
The Enchanted Forest
3rd October – 3rd November 2024, Pitlochry
Choreographic creation of dramatic light and sound performances. A night time spectacular set in Perthshire’s Big Tree Country.
Ayrshire Real Ale Festival
TBC, Troon Concert Hall
Showcasing over 150 real ales from around the UK, plus a range of real ciders and perry from around the country.
Ness Book Fest
Events in Central Library, Town Hall, local schools, Waterstones Inverness, and more venues to be announced. Most events will be ticketed but free of charge to attend.
Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival
6th – 7th October 2024, Blairgowrie Community Campus
The aim of the festival is to foster and encourage a love of literature in all its forms by sharing our passion for reading and writing in a friendly environment.
Scotland’s Boat Show
TBC, Kip Marina, Inverkip
View new and pre-owned boats for sale, plus onshore attractions and restaurant.
The Royal National Mod
11th – 19th October 2024, Paisley
Ceud Mile Failte (One Hundred Thousand Welcomes)! 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.
Edinburgh Cocktail Week
11th – 20th October 2024, various venues
A week-long programme of events & parties across the city, including a Cocktail Village at Festival Square on Lothian Road.
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
11th – 27th October, 2024, Edinburgh
Enchanting performances, workshops, talks and events centred around traditional storytelling.
St Andrews Golf Week
13th – 19th October 2024 St Andrews
Follow in the footsteps of the great and play not only the legendary Old Course but also the other excellent St Andrews courses.
Paisley Halloween Festival
Street theatre and death-defying aerial performers, plus a spectacular carnival-style Dark Circus parade.
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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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