A selection of events in Scotland
Wigtown Book Festival
22 September - 1 October 2017, Dumfries & Galloway
The Lowlands have their own romance, giving birth to many of the writers, thinkers, warriors, explorers and inventors who have helped to shape the modern world. Hear their stories and explore the link between Galloway's stunning Lowland landscape and its people; drop in for a dram at Scotland's most southerly distillery and discover the lands where Robert the Bruce earned his spurs.
Loopallu Music Festival
29 - 30 September 2017, Ullapool, Ross-shire
An intimate weekend music festival in a remote village on the west coast 60 miles from the nearest city and now in its 13th year.
The Enchanted Forest
tbc end September to end October 2017, Pitlochry, Perthshire
Scotland’s premier light and sound event uses the autumnal splendour of Faskally Wood as a natural backdrop to a glittering and original experience that is simply spectacular.
Callander Jazz and Blues Festival
tbc end September to early October 2017
The largest rural Jazz & Blues festival in Scotland.
Torridon Mountain and Sea Festival
tbc October 2017, Wester Ross, north west Highlands
Variety of events including guided walks, kayaking, mountain scrambling and also an Ale Festival
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
5 - 8 October 2017
168 professionals and 168 amateurs playing in teams of two. The teams play at 3 different courses for the first 3 days with the final round played at the Old Course at St Andrews.
5 - 8 October 2017
Inverness book festival
Ullapool Guitar Festival
6 - 8 October 2017
Annual music festival which started in 2000. This informal festival is a mix of music old and new, of electric and acoustic, of steel and nylon, of seasoned performers and those just starting out on their careers.
World Porridge Making Championship
7 October 2017, Carrbridge, Cairngorms
Keen amateur and professional chefs compete for the title of world porridge making champion.
Royal National Mod
13 - 21 October 2017
Annual Gaelic competitions. For 2017 this will be held in various venues around Fort William, West Highlands.
Dundee Literary Festival
tbc October 2017
Aviemore half marathon
tbc 15 October 2017, Aviemore
Biggar Little Festival
tbc 19 - 29 October 2017, Lanarkshire
A festival of the five arts, music, drama, dance, visual arts and literature. Add a smattering of comedy, food and crafts, and a fireworks finale and for 10 days in October little Biggar is the place to be.
Kirkcudbright Food Festival
21 October 2017, Dumfries & Galloway
Food and drink from local producers.
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
21 - 31 October 2017, Edinburgh