The best day and night activities in Glasgow and Edinburgh – Oct / Nov 2014

Including the Good Food Show Scotland, Gordon Buchanan, Samhuinn Fire Festival and Close Fest

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This article is from 2014.

The Best Days and Nights Out

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Good Food Show Scotland

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.

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

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.

Night in the Garden

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.

Samhuinn

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.

Close Fest

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.

Unplugged Games Club

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.

This article is from 2014.

BBC Good Food Show Scotland

The food and drink extravaganza heads north of the border again for another serving of celebrity chefs and star culinary attractions.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 20 Oct 2017

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Sat 21 Oct 2017

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Sun 22 Oct 2017

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Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. It takes the form of a stunning torchlit performance along the Royal Mile to West Parliament Square, with acrobatics, fireworks, beautiful costumes and breathtaking…

Close Fest

The Real Mary King's Close hosts this week-long spooky festival which covers music, tours, talks and more for brave-hearted folks all over.

Unplugged Games Club

Kick it old school with a night of non-electrified game play at these monthly meet-ups for board game enthusiasts.

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Night in the Garden

As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Some of the Garden's favourite features, like the Pond and the Victorian Palm House, will be used as the backdrop for extraordinary light effects.

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