The Cannae Miss List: Oct 21 – 27

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


Snow White

The new fairytale production from dance theatre company balletLORENT comes to the Dundee Rep on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. The professional dancers will be joined by local schoolchildren found through open auditions.divider

A Sipsmith Dinner

New Edinburgh bar and restaurant, The Voyage of Buck, is hosting a Sipsmith Dinner on Tuesday, October 25, with 3 courses and a few delicious Sipsmith Gin drinks. A great opportunity to check out this fab new bar in style.divider

The Man Who…

…followed his Legs (and kept on walking) is a funny, entertaining and moving performance from Wee Stories, following the story of two young Scottish coal miners in World War 1. Catch it at art centres and theatres across Scotland from Friday, October 21.


Bigger Little

The Biggar Little Festival runs from Thursday, October 20, until Sunday, October 30, with all kinds of music and arts events to enjoy. From contemporary jazz and belly-dancing to fireside storytelling, exhibitions and craft workshops, there’s bound to be something you fancy in Biggar!


St Andrews Voices

The Dunhill buzz has quietened and now a new strain is in the air – from St Andrews Voices, the music festival that places the voice, and all its diverse musical incarnations, at the centre of its programme. Events of all different genres October 20 – 23.divider

The Tay Descent

The Scottish Canoeing Association is running the  seventh Tay Descent on Saturday, October 22, with paddlers from all disciplines making their way down the Tay from Dunkeld. Head down to spectate from 9am – it’s quite a sight to see!divider

Fireworks Against Cancer

At the New Deer Showground, Aberdeen, is a day not-to-miss on Saturday, October 22 and all in aid of charity. Fairground rides, a bake off and stalls culminate in a fantastic firework display with Aberdeen fire spinners! Email for tickets.

Tall Tales

From Friday, October 21, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival runs in Edinburgh for a ten-day extravaganza entitled the “Festival of Dreams”. Head down for musicians, tellers and performers, who will transport you to another world.divider

Literary Dundee

Dundee’s festival of literature is back from Thursday, October 19, until Sunday, October 23. With guest stars like Alan Cumming and Liz Lochhead, you’d be mad to miss this celebration of the written word.