The Cannae Miss List: Dec 16 – 22

Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events in Scotland this weekend and in the coming week


Christmas Songbook

This event has become a festive tradition in Perth, as Phil Cunningham calls his musical pals together and re-opens his Christmas songbook. Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker will join him for an evening of seasonal music on Sunday, Dec 18 at the Gannochy Auditorium.


Disnae Panto

A panto with a difference is coming to St Luke’s in Glasgow from Sunday, December 18! Ye Olde Toy Storey is a Glesga retelling of the Disney classic, featuring Woody McHoody, Fuzz Brightyear and Lil’ No Peeps. If you’re up for a laugh then this is the place to be!divider

Winter Wonderland

As part of the Inverness Winter Festival, wee ones can meet Santa and his reindeer amid a series of spectacular illuminations at Whin Park. Join the fun from December 16 to 19, and see the full festival line-up, heredivider

Irn Bru Carnival

Once again Europe’s largest indoor funfair is back at the SECC with traditional fairground rides and games stalls, alongside catering outlets, bingo games and arcade machines. Catch it from December 21.

Christmas Gothic

Find an alternative Christmas spirit in Eden Court, Inverness, from December 18, with Christmas Gothic – One Touch Theatre’s performance of three haunting tales of the festive season. divider

Birnam Soul

One of the UK’s leading Soul bands, Stax of Motown, are playing at Birnam Arts Centre on Saturday, December 17, for a night of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Jackson 5 and more.divider

Highland Moors

The Highland Moors Photography Exhibition is on at Dundee’s Discovery Point from Saturday, December 17, too, showcasing dramatic photographs by Davie Hudson of foreboding hillsides and brooding skies.