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.
Torridon Mountain and Sea Festival
tbc October 2018, Wester Ross, north west Highlands
Variety of events including guided walks, kayaking, mountain scrambling and also an Ale Festival
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.
tbc October 2018
Inverness book festival
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.
World Porridge Making Championship
6 October 2018, Carrbridge, Cairngorms
Keen amateur and professional chefs compete for the title of world porridge making champion.
tbc October 2018, Paisley
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
Dundee Literary Festival
tbc October 2018
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
St Andrews Voices
25 - 28 October 2018, St Andrews, Fife
Opera, choirs, vocal music in all its forms.
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.