Our What’s On Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Byre Theatre, St Andrews, October 27
Last chance to discover the passion and power of opera with the talented cast and crew of Scottish Opera’s Opera Highlights tour!
Scottish Alternative Music Awards
St Luke’s, Glasgow, October 25
A celebration of underground Scottish music, with seven awards and live performances.
Spirits of Scone
Scone Palace, October 25 – 31
Seven nights of terrifying frights! Discover some of Perthshire’s scariest folk tales on this night-time tour of the Palace grounds.
Aberdeen, October 24 – Nov 3
A chance to explore new music in a broad range of genres from jazz to electroacoustic. Innovative events and performances throughout the day and across the city.
Accordion and Fiddle Fest
Salutation Hotel, Perth, October 27
Fiercely contested competitions and performances from some of Scotland’s top musicians, with opening ceilidh and grand finale.
National Museum, Edinburgh, 26 Oct 2018
This free exhibition showcases an extraordinary collection of Scottish needlework from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.