October 2018

A selection of autumn events in Scotland

The Enchanted Forest
4 October - 4 November 2018, 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.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
4 - 7 October 2018
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.

4 - 7 October 2018
Inverness book festival

5 - 12 October 2018
This annual walking and outdoor festival is one of the largest and most varied in Scotland.

5 - 7 October 2018, Perthshire
Book festival in Blairgowrie, Rattray and The Glens of East Perthshire

Ullapool Guitar Festival
5 - 7 October 2018
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.

Kirkcudbright Festival of Light
5 - 14 October, Dumfries and Galloway,
Brand new arts festival including the opening of Kirkcudbright Galleries.

World Porridge Making Championship
6 October 2018, Carrbridge, Cairngorms
Keen amateur and professional chefs compete for the title of world porridge making champion.

Crieff & Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst Walking Festival
6 - 14 October 2018, Perthshire
Celebrating the people who made Crieff the cattle-droving crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s. Guided walks for all abilities to enjoy Perthshire's autumn colours and stunning scenery.

The Spree
12 - 20 October 2018, Paisley
Music festival.

Royal National Mod
12 - 20 October 2018
Annual Gaelic competitions. For 2018 this will be held in various venues around Dunoon in Argyll.

Aviemore half marathon
14 October 2018, Aviemore

Festival of the Future
17 - 21 October 2018
A brand new festival for Dundee combining dance, science, words, music, design, theatre and food through performances, talks, workshops, and more.

Biggar Little Festival
18 - 28 October 2018, 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.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
19 - 31 October 2018, Edinburgh

24 October - 18 November, Dean Castle Country Park, East Ayrshire
Stunning lights, sounds and installations in the country park.

Ullapool Beer Festival
25 - 27 October 2018
This Wester Ross festival is now in its 14th year offering a great celebration of real beers, food and music.

St Andrews Voices
25 - 28 October 2018, St Andrews, Fife
Opera, choirs, vocal music in all its forms.

Tarbert Book Festival
26 - 28 October 2018, Tarbert, Kintyre
Events for all ages at this local book festival.

Dornoch Whisky Festival
26 - 29 October 2018, Dornoch, Scottish Highlands

Kirkcudbright Food Festival
27 - 28 October 2018, Dumfries & Galloway
Food and drink from local producers.

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