The best day and night activities in Glasgow and Edinburgh – Oct / Nov 2014
- Kirstyn Smith
- 15 October 2014
Including the Good Food Show Scotland, Gordon Buchanan, Samhuinn Fire Festival and Close Fest
The food and drink extravaganza heads north again for another serving of celebrity chefs and star culinary attractions. Special guests include Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, James Martin and Tom Kitchin.
SECC, Glasgow, Fri 17–Sun 19 Oct.
The wildlife cameraman and presenter of The Polar Bear Family and Me share tales of his global travels. Having spent more than 20 years having adventures, Buchanan's tour lets audiences into his world of weird, wild challenges.
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Mon 27 Oct; Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Tue 4 Nov.
The outdoor lighting festival to end them all, with the famous gardens made to look both lovely and spectacular for a month.
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Thu 30 Oct–Sun 23 Nov.
The folks of Beltane Fire Society host their annual Samhuinn Fire Festival, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter with a magnificent torchlit procession down the Royal Mile, and acrobatics, fireworks and drummers on Calton Hill.
Royal Mile and Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Fri 31 Oct.
The Real Mary King's Close hosts this spooky festival which covers music, tours, talks, murder mystery and comedy for brave-hearted folks. A chance to explore the Royal Mile like never before.
The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh, Fri 31 Oct–Fri 7 Nov.
Switch off your iPad and kick it old-school with an evening of fun and games. The Unplugged Games Club meets monthly to enjoy board, card, roleplay and miniatures games from the lo-fi and quirky to more complicated strategy stuff.
Govanhill Baths, Glasgow, Sun 9 Nov.