Visit the Scotland Welcomes You website! Scotland Events highlights for the month of October include the Edinburgh Cocktail Festival, Enchanted Forest, Callander Jazz & Blues Festival, and Royal National Mod.
Findhorn Bay Festival
TBC 2019, Moray
A spectacular programme of arts and culture events showcasing artists of local, national and international renown.
Ayrshire Real Ale Festival
3rd – 5th October 2019, Troon Concert Hall, South Beach, Troon
Showcasing over 150 real ales from around the UK, plus a range of real ciders and perry from around the country.
The Enchanted Forest
3rd October – 3rd November 2019, Pitlochry
Choreographic creation of dramatic light and sound performances. A night time spectacular set in Perthshire’s Big Tree Country.
Callander Jazz & Blues Festival
4th – 6th October 2019, 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.
Crieff and Strathearn Drovers Tryst
5th – 12th October, 2019
Walking festival run by volunteers and built around a programme of guided walks in the stunning scenery and autumn colours of Strathearn & surrounding areas of Perthshire.
TBC 2019, Springwood Park, Kelso
Springwood Park will be transformed into a Bavarian wonderland offering a full range of beers. German food will be cooked on a traditional charcoal swing grill.
Ness Book Fest
TBC 2019, 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.
Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival
TBC 2019, 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.
Edinburgh Coffee Festival
5th October 2019, 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
11th – 13th October 2019, Kip Marina, Inverkip
View new and pre-owned boats for sale, plus onshore attractions and restaurant.
The Royal National Mod
11th – 19th October 2019, Glasgow
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 Festival
14th – 20th October 2019, Edinburgh
A week-long programme of events & parties across the city, including a Cocktail Village at Festival Square on Lothian Road.
Edinburgh Short Film Festival
TBC 2019, Edinburgh
We’re excited to bring a programme of outstanding short cinema, featuring 29 UK premieres & 32 award-winning short films!
Spirits of Scone Halloween
25th – 31st October 2019, Scone Palace, Perth
The nights are getting dark, and the grounds will be transformed into a truly terrifying playground for menacing ghouls and horror film freaks. They’re lurking in the woods and hiding in the maze; this is where your nightmares come to life!
Junior Halloween Howler
26th October 2019
A fun obstacle race for children (aged 6 – 12 years) in Perth City Centre. prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, fancy dress optional.
Edinburgh Horror Festival
26th October – 3rd November 2019, Edinburgh
Movie screenings, theatre, comedy, magic, spoken word, stalls and more.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap
28th October – 2nd November 2019, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre.
Samhuinn Fire Festival
31st October 2019, centre of Edinburgh
The Samhuinn celebration 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.