Ten Things To Do This Week 12-18 Jan

Patsy Reid performs at the Horsecross Sessions, Perth


Remember the Lives Of WW1

Discover the human stories behind the history with the Next of Kin exhibition. Treasured First World War objects – passed down through generations – will display at The National War Museum, until Feb 8.  The exhibit will then tour around eight venues across Scotland, where each respective local area will develop additional content using their own objects.


Listen In On A Dark Tale

On Jan 13, North-east’s very own tartan Noir author Stuart MacBride will speak about the release of his ninth murder mystery novel, The Missing and the Dead, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, Aberdeen. Stuart will reveal why the novel is set in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire amongst other revelations as a best-selling author.


See The Stars

See the moon, stars, the planets and other astronomical wonders as you’ve never seen them before at the Coates Observatory, Paisley. Throughout winter, visitors will be able to witness the night sky through the powerful lens of the in-house telescope.


Revisit A Classic

Scottish Ballet’s dream-making production of The Nutcracker is at His Majesty’s Aberdeen from Jan 14-17. Be sure to pick up a copy of our December Scots Magazine for a full feature with leading cast members Sophie Martin and Chris Harrison. You can also click here to see our behind the scenes gallery.


Set Sail For Treasure Island

If you thought panto season was over, oh no it isn’t!  Until the 18 January, you can catch Michelle McManus, Cat Harvey and Johnny Mac in the classic swashbuckling adventure at the Pavillon Theatre, Glasgow.


Enjoy a Night of Celtic Music

2,100 musicians from around the globe will perform in over 300 events at UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music from Jan 15- Feb 1.  This year’s highlights include an opening night tribute to Scottish musician Martyn Bennett, as well as appearances from Craig Armstrong, Eddi Reader and Fairport Convention.


Be Transported To Another Place

The music of Beethoven, Mozart and Stravinsky will come alive across Scotland this January. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra explores the sounds of four cities from Paris to Hollywood at venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen from the 15-17 Jan. Book your tickets now.


Learn Something New

Scotland’s finest science communicators will battle it out for a place at the FameLab National Final on Jan 17 at the National Museum of Scotland. Get ready to be amazed by the answers to everyday questions as contestants aim to explain a scientific concept in just three minutes! Entry is free.


Unearth A World of Wine

The award-winning wine tasting event comes to the Radisson Blu, Glasgow on Jan 17. £79 buys you a full wine-tasting experience – tasting, learning and talking about wine – plus a three-course food and wine-matching lunch.


Have a Good Old “Knees Up!”

Have a drink and enjoy some great music at the Greyfriar’s Bar, Perth, on Jan 18. Some of the finest traditional musicians around will take to the stage, while players are cordially invited to join in an informal session.


For lots more ideas about things to do and places to go, pick up a copy of this month’s Scot’s Magazine. On sale in newsagents and supermarkets now or subscribe by clicking here.