Top 5 Events This Weekend: Scotland

Not sure about what to do this weekend? Well, we’ve already picked our top 5 options so look no further! From spooky tours to whisky and cheese tasting, there’s something for everyone.

EVENTS

1. Glasgow Alternative & Burlesque Fair

Photo By: Mark Turner

Photo By: Mark Turner

This fair is the biggest touring alternative shopping & entertainment event in the UK. You can find a wide range of exhibitors, selling a wonderful array of alternative, gothic, burlesque and vintage clothing, accessories and art work. Keep an eye out for the expertly produced burlesque shows!

Where: Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QN

When: Saturday 22nd October 2016

Price: £6

@AB_Fair

2. Calderglen - Haunted Hermitage Tour!

(via https://www.facebook.com/calderglenhistory/)

(via https://www.facebook.com/calderglenhistory/)

A tour which will pull you into a world of cursed cliffs, enchanted springs and horrid vice! This tour will explore the legend of Cleutit Heugh -  a witch commune. “Experience the fading light, that chill in the air, and haunting silhouette of the changing trees and gnarled thorn bushes which lurch over the paths”. Just what you need to get into the spirit of Halloween!

Where: Beginning at St Leonards Square, Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride, G74 2AT

When: Sunday 23rd October 2016

Price: £4.25 - £6.75

https://www.facebook.com/calderglenhistory/

3. Whisky and Cheese Tasting

Photo By: Phil Long

Photo By: Phil Long

Aiming to prove that whisky can be matched with many foods, much like wine - the Whiski Shop is hosting an hour long, fully guided, whisky and cheese tasting session. Fancy whisky paired with locally sourced cheese? Too good to miss!

Where: WHISKI Rooms Shop, 4 N Bank St, Edinburgh, EH1

When: Sunday 23rd October 2016

Price: £25.00

@whiskishop

ART

4. An Dà Shealladh/Second Sight

Painting by Kate Walters

Painting by Kate Walters

An evening screening of the acclaimed short film An Dà Shealladh/Second Sight - a poetic documentary, showcasing the stories of a group of community leaders across Scotland. There will also be a traditional ceilidh of stories, songs and music to help mark the thinning of the boundary between worlds, as we creep closer and closer to Halloween...

Where: The Glad Cafe C.I.C, 1006A Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG

When: Sunday 23rd October 2016

Price: £5.59

@thegladcafe

5. Poetry, Portraits, Sound, Place: Sarah Neely on Margaret Tait

Photo courtesy of Orkney Library and Archive (via Literary Dundee)

Photo courtesy of Orkney Library and Archive (via Literary Dundee)

Poet, painter and filmmaker, Margaret Tait (1918-1999) was one of Britain’s most unique film makers and most under-appreciated poets. In her new book, Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait - Poetry, Portraits, Sound and Place, Sarah Neely, Lecturer at the University of Stirling, reappraises Tait’s poetry and portraits, her sounds and vital place in both Scottish letters and cinematic history.

Where: Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee, DD1 1PB

When: Sunday 23rd October 2016

Price: £2-£3

@literarydundee

 

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