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Issue 77 - What's On

Scotland Magazine Issue 77
October 2014


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What's On

The Creative Mackintosh Festival

A city-wide celebration of the Victorian/Edwardian Glasgow-born architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his buildings, design, arts and crafts. The events programme showcases the Mackintosh legacy, as well as focusing on Glasgow and its creativity through the work of contemporary artists, including Mackintosh's wife, and responding to the themes that fascinated the man himself.
1st – 31st October, Glasgow

The Royal National Mod

This is Scottish Gaeldom's great gathering and this year takes place in the Highland capital of Inverness. An Comunn Gàidhealach is the oldest and most respected Gaelic Language organisation. Founded in Oban in 1891, it has long been a leading light in the teaching, learning and use of the Gaelic language and the study and cultivation of Gaelic literature, history, music and art. Through the organisation and running of the Royal National Mòd and grass roots community development work, An Comunn Gaidhealach continues to further its aim of supporting and developing all aspects of the Gaelic language. 10th – 18th October

Dark Sky Star Party

The Isle of Skye is hosting the first ever Dark Skye Star Party, an evening of hands-on stargazing and astronomical amusement. Guests will meet Astronomer Royal of Scotland Prof. John C Brown, Astro photographer Sue Daly and Dark Sky’s Steve Owens, who will assist with star gazing, demonstrate how to capture galaxies on camera and indicate where the best opportunities are to be had. The Museum of the Isles will be open to see how sailors and explorers navigate by the stars.

25th October, Isle of Skye 5pm to Midnight, Clan Donald Centre, Armadale, Tickets: £12.50 include a themed buffet. Tel: +44 (0) 1470 532 640

The Scottish Paranormal Festival Stirling

21st October – 4th November Featuring a series of varied and parallel strands of close encounters, participants include local and international experts, and, of course, the curious, and a number of unbelievers and sceptics. Revelations will occur. •

Write By The Sea

East Lothian – 1st and 2nd November Two days of Fiction/Non-Fiction/ History/ Poetry and Children’s reading events in this elegant 17th century mansion house and garden on the Edinburgh Road at Port Seton.

The 2014 MTV European Music Awards

Glasgow - 9th November For the first time, the MTV EMA, one of the largest music shows on the planet, will be hosted in Glasgow. For updates on ticket information & opportunities open to the general public please follow @mtvema and @eventscotnews

Book Week Scotland

24th – 30th November Scots of all ages will be feeling the love for authors and libraries during Book Week Scotland 2014, the national celebration of books and reading. Free events, national book swaps, and book giveaways will be held across the country. Be part of the party and check out what’s happening at

St Andrews Day celebrations

30th November Events throughout Scotland

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