Our team have swept the length and breadth of Scotland to find you the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events on offer this weekend, and in the coming week . . .
Watch as dinosaurs are brought to life in an interactive and imaginative live show. The audience can eve meet the dinosaurs after the show, so its the perfect family outing for kids big and small. At Edinburgh Festival Theatre Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20.
The Big Beach Clean
The annual Great British Beach Clean is this weekend (September, 18 – 21) with events right across the country. Take pride in our beautiful coastline by helping to look after it for just an hour or two, then admiring your handiwork with an ice cream! The different beaches taking part can all be found here.
Doors Open Dundee
As part of Scotland’s Doors Open Days throughout September, over 50 historic buildings in Dundee will be open to the public on September 19 and 20. Don’t miss the chance to climb the Old Steeple in the city centre for great views and forgotten Dundee architecture.
Palace Chilli Fest
Thing’s are hotting up at Scone Palace for their Scottish Food & Drink Festival! Over Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, 20, some of the country’s finest food producers and artisans will tempt visitors with tasty creations and live cookery demonstrations – including the now-famous Chilli Eating Competition!
An Octonaut-themed training academy for pre-schoolers is running at Loch Lomond Sea Life Acquarium until September 29 with hands-on activities in the rockpool area. Kids can even meet the TV characters before recieving a very special Octonauts certificate.
The 5th annual Eastern Promise brings eclectic, essential live music to Platform Glasgow. Aidan Moffat, of Arab Strap fame headlines the opening night with Bill Wells on Friday, September 18, with more great music on Saturday. Tickets are £10 for one night, or £15 for two.
Master Cooper Tour
Thursday, September 24, sees the opening night of Dufftown’s Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival! You can expect whisky tours, tastings, ceilidhs and craft fayres and a great atmosphere from Thursday onwards. Don’t miss the Master Cooper Tour of the Speyside Cooperage – exclusive to the festival!
Last of the Summer Festivals
The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, are hosting the EH1 Music Festival this weekend from September 18 – 19. It’s forecasted to be sunny this weekend, too, so what better way to round off the summer than two days of music, sun and festival madness just outside Edinburgh. Tickets, here.
Blue Rose Code
American swing meets British folk music in this concert by Blue Rose Code, aka Ross Wilson. The crossover artists effortlessly blends the two genres, and appears at the Stirling Tollbooth on September 19.
Don’t Forget the Fringe!
For one night only in the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, a selection of award-winning comedians from Edinburgh’s Fringe are brought to one stage for an evening of comedy and entertainment at Pick of the Fringe. Book table reservations quick – it’s only on Wednesday, September 23.