The Cannae Miss List: Oct 27 – Nov 2

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

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Spirits of Hallowe’en

Discover Edinburgh’s ghoulish past with a new Hallowe’en programme from Mercat Tours. Gory Stories is a family-friendly tour on the history of guising, while Spirits of Hallowe’en lead visitors into the city’s darker past. Available until Tuesday, October 31.

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Galloway Hoard

If you haven’t made it down to the National Museum of Scotland to see the hoard of Viking-age treasures, don’t fret – the exhibition has been extended until Sunday, October 29! More than 100 rare and unique items from across Europe and beyond are on display, and viewing is free.

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Mackintosh Festival

The sixth annual celebration of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh takes place in Glasgow until Tuesday, October 31. A collection of exhibitions, walks and tours will be on show around the city for the year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

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Dundee Science Festival

This city-wide festival of science is back from Saturday, October 28 for a fortnight of interactive live shows, science busking and maker workshops, story-time and open chat sessions. Click here for more information.

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Samhuinn Fire Fest

On Saturday, October 21, join a torchlight procession along the Royal Mile with wild drumming, acrobatics and fire-dancing from the Beltance Fire Society to celebrate the end of summer and welcome the onset of winter.

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Spirits of Scone

Another great winter illumination event, but this time with a Hallowe’en twist! Enjoy a tour through the grounds and graveyard of Scone Palace, meeting gruesome figures from Scotland’s past along the way. Every night until Tuesday, October 31.