Our What’s On Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Design A Dinosaur
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. Oct 13 – 29
One of big and little kinds alike! Dynamic Earth is bringing dinosaurs into the digital age, allowing users to create their own dinosaur and see it brought to life before their eyes.
Biggar Little Festival
Throughout Biggar, October 18-28
A multi-faceted festival celebrating the arts, with events ranging from belly-dancing to jazz, and from author talks with the likes of Val McDermid to craft workshops.
Dufftown, October 20
Full and half marathons, 10k and relay – plus the chance to sample a well-deserved malt at the end of the race!
Theatre Royal, Dumfries, October 23
Scottish Opera’s musical mix of operatic treasures – perfect for any opera lover or beginner. Backstage blog here from the cast and crew.
BBC Good Food Show Scotland
SECC, October 19-21
A fantastic day out for all the family, with tasting, sampling and shopping! Celebrity chefs in the demonstration area include Paul Hollywood.
Braemar Creative Arts Festival
Braemar, October 24
Try your hand at a new skill and head along for workshops in everything from music, dance and drama to crafts and cooking.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.