Our What’s On events Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
The Hill House Fright Night
The Hill House, Upper Colquhoun St, Helensburgh, October 26
The National Trust for Scotland is opening the doors of The Hill House after-dark for a haunting Halloween event. Visitors can explore the darker side of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural masterpiece under the shadow of its box on Saturday 26 October. Children must be over the age of 11 and booking is essential for the spooktacular night. Tickets are priced at £15 per person and the tours take place at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.
Craft Beer Experience
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh, October 31 – November 2
More than 20 breweries, local street vendors, cider makers and distillers.
Art Craft And Food Fair
House of Dun, Montrose, October 26-27
Arts and crafts and a bite to eat in this beautiful Georgian house, featuring crafts from textiles to candles.
Various venues, Aberdeen, October 31-November 3
North-east music initiative encouraging new music creation, discovery and discussion.
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, October 31-November 2
Fantastic revival of Anthony Besch’s 1980 production of Puccini’s marvellous opera.
Disney On Ice
P&J Live, Aberdeen, October 31
A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.
Wild and Majestic: An Evening with Scottish Opera
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, October 25
Three of Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists — Charlie Drummond, Arthur Bruce and Mark Nathan — are doing a recital in the National Museum of Scotland for World Opera Day. The event is in association with the National Museum’s exhibition called Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland. One of the objects in the exhibition is the manuscript score of Robert Burns’ Highland Harry, set to music by the hand of Ludwig Van Beethoven. It will form part of the recital, along with Schumann’s Burns settings, Schubert’s Ossian settings and, performed on the anniversary of his birth, Bizet’s Nous voilà seul (La jolie fille de Perth).
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.
For more events around Scotland, pick up a copy of our November issue!