Scotland Events highlights for the month of October include the Edinburgh Cocktail Festival, Enchanted Forest, Callander Jazz & Blues Festival, and Royal National Mod.
Possible cancellations or postponements. Please check with the venue/event organiser for updates.
Scotland Events October 2022….
Wigtown Book Town Festival
23rd September – 2nd October, 2022
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
29th September – 30th October 2022, Pitlochry
Choreographic creation of dramatic light and sound performances. A night time spectacular set in Perthshire’s Big Tree Country.
Callander Jazz & Blues Festival
30th September – 2nd October 2022, 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.
Ayrshire Real Ale Festival
TBC, South Beach, Troon
Showcasing over 150 real ales from around the UK, plus a range of real ciders and perry from around the country.
Ness Book Fest
6th – 8th October 2022, Inverness
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.
Glasgow Gin Festival
TBC, Trade Halls, Glasgow
Competitive racing and sailing on the opens seas.
Halloween Pumpkin Trail
TBC, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Dumfries & Galloway
Tread through the crispy autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a delicious treat.
Edinburgh Coffee Festival
TBC, Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
We celebrate Scotland’s bustling and vibrant coffee scene, and it promises to be a must-see occasion for coffee enthusiasts from across the country.
Scotland’s Boat Show
TBC, Kip Marina, Inverkip
View new and pre-owned boats for sale, plus onshore attractions and restaurant.
Edinburgh Cocktail Week
7th – 16th October 2022, various venues
A week-long programme of events & parties across the city, including a Cocktail Village at Festival Square on Lothian Road.
Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival
8th – 9th October 2022, 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.
The Royal National Mod
14th – 22nd October 2022, Perth
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.
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
14th – 30th October 2022, Edinburgh
Enchanting performances, workshops, talks and events centred around traditional storytelling.
St Andrews Golf Week
16th – 22nd October 2022 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.
Men’s 10K Run
23rd October 2022, Edinburgh
Help to support The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. Start on the historic Royal Mile, and finish at the BT Murrayfield Stadium.
Paisley Halloween Festival
27th – 30th October 2022, Paisley
Street theatre and death-defying aerial performers, plus a spectacular carnival-style Dark Circus parade.
Samhuinn Fire Festival
31st October 2022, centre of Edinburgh
Takes place on top of Calton Hill. The story follows the ideas of the overthrowing of Summer by Winter, with a stand-off between the Summer and Winter Kings.
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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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