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Issue 83 - What's On

Scotland Magazine Issue 83
October 2015

 

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What's On

Am Mod Naiseanta Rioghail – The Royal National Mod

Gaeldom in full swing. With HM the Queen as Patron, this is the primary festival of Scotland's Gaelic language and culture organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach (The Gaelic Association). Events include the Mod Shinty Cup Final and Mod Football; a Fiddlers' Rally; Literature Awards, a Clàrsach Concert; Highland Dancing and Massed Choirs.
Tel: +44 (0) 1463 709 705, www.ancomunn.co.uk
9 – 17 October Oban (various venues)


Biggar Little Festival
This is an annual family friendly event held to celebrate music,dance, arts and crafts, literature and drama. There are workshops, exhibitions, events for children, and a craft and food fair.
Tel: +44 (0) 1899 220 980, www.biggar-little-festival.com
15 – 25 October Biggar, Lanarkshire


St Andrews Golf Week
This is an invitation to golfers of all standards, expert or amateur, to enjoy the ‘Home of Golf.’ Competitions throughout the week include scramble, am-am, medal play, nearest the hole and longest drive.
Tel: +44 (0) 1334 478 639 www.standrewsgolfweek.com
18 – 24 October St Andrews, Fife


Glenfiddich Piping Championships
24 October The Ballroom, Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Now in its 42nd year, the Glenfiddich Piping Championship features ten invited competitors all of whom have taken part in one of the year's senior piping events. There are two panels of three judges for each section: (1) Piobaireachd and (2) March, Strathspey & Reel.
Tel: +44 (0) 8456 021 974 www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Glenfiddich Fiddle Championships
25 October The Ball Room, Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
The Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship was added on to the existing Glenfiddich Piping Championships in 1989 to reward, encourage and perpetuate the art of fiddle playing throughout the world. Eight finalists are selected to compete following successes throughout the year, with each finalist giving a recital incorporating all the various styles of composition including a set of tunes by a specific composer.
www.glenfiddich.com

Dundee Science Festival
31 October – 1 November Dundee Science Centre, Dundee
The festival returns in its sixth year for a two week programme.
Tel: +44 (0) 1382 228 800 www.dundeesciencefestival.org.uk

Edinburgh Art Fair
13th – 15th November Edinburgh Corn Exchange
The 11th annual Edinburgh Art Fair with over 60 galleries showcasing local, national and international talent.
Tel: +44 (0) 1875 819 595 www.artedinburgh.com

Fiddle 2015
24 – 25 November 54 George Street, Edinburgh
A weekend of non-stop traditional fiddle music, talks, concerts, workshops and masterclasses.
Tel: +44 (0) 1315 557 669 www.scotsfiddlefestival.com

Winter Craft & Gift Fayre
28 – 29 November 2015 Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Christmas is coming! Handmade gifts, art, crafts and food, activities for children, Christmas card competitions and a Santa's Grotto.
Tel: +44 (0) 773 328 443 www.walkaboutcrafts.com.