The best events happening across Scotland over the next fortnight – compiled by The List and The Sunday Times Scotland
EDINBURGH National Museum of Scotland, until Sun 25 Sep,nms.ac.uk/celts
A major exhibition reviewing what we know about the different people who, over the centuries, have been identified as ‘Celts’, with artefacts, manuscripts, weapons and stunning art objects. A special exhibition organised between the National Museum of Scotland and the British Museum in London.
EDINBURGH DOORS OPEN DAY
EDINBURGHVarious venues, until Sun 25 Sep, doorsopendays.org.uk
Edinburgh Doors Open Day is your annual chance to take a peek behind closed doors of the capital and visit some of the most fascinating buildings of architectural and historic interest in the city – all for free.
FOX STAR FESTIVAL
GLASGOW Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Sun 25 Sep
A non-profit family-friendly event, featuring a weekend of music, spoken word, visual art and kids activities galore.
POPPIES: WEEPING WINDOW
PERTH The Black Watch Castle and Museum, until Sun 25 Sep,1418now.org.uk
An installation to commemorate the dead of WWI.
SCOTTISH HOME SHOW
ABERDEENAberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC), until Sun 25 Sep, scottishhomeshow.com
More than 100 exhibitors all weekend give tips and advice on transforming your home, with displays from kitchen and bathroom designers, soft furnishings and furniture.
TASTE OF SCOTLAND EVENING
EDINBURGH Prestonfield, Sun 25 Sep–Thu 29 Sep, prestonfield.com
Tasting evening offering the best of Scotland’s meats, fish, cheese, chutneys, drinks and more.
FINDHORN BAY FESTIVAL
FORRESVarious venues Forres, until Mon 26 Sep,findhornbayarts.com
A six-day celebration of arts and culture taking place at the heart of Moray and showcasing artists of national and international renown.
SCOTTISH QUEER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
GLASGOW CCA, Thu 29 Sep–Sun 2 Oct, sqiff.org
The second SQIFF is a four-day event hosting features, short film screenings, workshops, discussions and nights out.
INVERNESS LOCH NESS INTERNATIONAL KNIT FESTIVAL
INVERNESS Various venues, Thu 29 Sep–Sun 2 Oct,lochnessknitfest.com
Four-day knitting festival, featuring workshops, talks, presentations, fashion shows and more.
KIDS BALMAHA’S BRAW WEEKEND
BALMAHA Oak Tree Inn, Fri 30 Sep–Sun 2 Oct,balmahasbrawweekend.co.uk
A festival of food, drink and entertainment on the banks of Loch Lomond. There are activities for families during the day and at night adults can enjoy real ale, whisky and music.
GLASGOW Glasgow Science Centre, Fri Sep 30,explorathon.co.uk/glasgow/extravaganza
Meet hundreds of researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and learn about their cutting-edge research through activities, talks and comedy.
WELLCOME IMAGE AWARDS
DUNDEEDundee Science Centre, until Fri 30 Sep,dundeesciencecentre.org.uk
See science from a new perspective with these 20 groundbreaking biomedical and clinical images including Alfred Anwander’s representation of pathways in the brain’s nerve fibres.
GLASGOWVarious venues: Glasgow, until Fri 30 Sep
Learn all about the wild creatures that live around us.
LUMINATE: SCOTLAND’S CREATIVE AGEING FESTIVAL
SCOTLAND-WIDEVarious venues, Sat 1 Oct–Mon 31 Oct,luminatescotland.org
Luminate celebrates our creative lives as we age by offering a wide range of inspirational arts activities with and for older people, as well as events for audiences and participants across the generations.
THE BRAW WEE FAIR
GLASGOW Barras Art & Design Centre, Sat 1 Oct, braw-wee-emporium.com
The Braw Wee Fair in association with BAaD brings artists, makers and unique products to the Barras Market. Items include beauty products, prints, jewellery, furniture and music.
THE MACKINTOSH FESTIVAL
GLASGOW Various venues, Sat 1 Oct–Mon 31 Oct,glasgowmackintosh.com/festival
Festival celebrating the creative genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The programme includes exhibitions and tours as well as the opportunity to unleash your own creativity through workshops and activities.
ADVENTURES IN SPACE
GLASGOW The Lighthouse, until Sun 2 Oct, foa2016.com
An exhibition curated by Jon Jardine all about the architecture of science fiction.
SCOTLAND RE:DESIGNED INTERIORS SHOWCASE
DUNDEE Various venues, Thu 6 Oct–Sun 9 Oct,scotlandredesigned.com
Fashion and design showcase featuring a catwalk, interiors exhibition and design display.
EDINBURGH Princes Street Gardens, Wed 5 Oct–Sun 9 Oct,edinburgh-oktoberfest.co.uk
Party like you’re in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There’s even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.
EDINBURGH RESTAURANT FESTIVAL
EDINBURGHVarious venues, Thu 6 Oct–Sun 16 Oct,edinevents.com/edinburgh-restaurant-festival
Now in its third year, the food festival brings award winning restaurants and neighbourhood bistros together to showcase the very best of Edinburgh’s dining scene.
COWALCowal Peninsula, Fri 7 Oct–Sun 16 Oct, cowalfest.org
Walking festival that takes place amid the natural splendour of the Cowal peninsula with walks focusing on heritage, wildlife or just a good work-out. As well as an extensive range of guided walks for all ages and abilities, there is cycling, canoeing and a range of musical and arts events.
EDINBURGH Corn Exchange, Fri 7 & Sat 8 Oct, ginfestival.com
A showcase of the UK’s finest gins, with masterclasses from industry experts and live music.
CORONATION STREET ON TOUR
GLASGOW SECC, until Sun 1 Jan 2017, coronationstreetontour.co.uk
Get behind the scenes of Corrie with this guided tour of the set.