Tiree Wave Classic, Shetland Accordion And Fiddle Festival, various venues, October 11-15. Highlight of this festival is the Grand Dance which features up to a dozen bands playing non-stop accordion and fiddle music. www. shetlandaccordionandfiddle.com
The Spree, various venues, Paisley, October 12-20. The Renfrewshire town’s national arts festival is a mix of music, comedy and the arts that showcases the area’s talent. www.thespree.co.uk
St Andrews Golf Week, October 14-20. The twice-annual event for amateurs held in the home of golf. A chance to play on five different courses, plus tuition and competitions like “nearest the hole” and “longest drive”. www.standrewsgolfweek.com Biggar Little Festival, October 18-28. Multi-faceted festival with events ranging from belly-dancing to jazz, story-telling and craft workshops. www.biggar-little-festival.com
Tweed Valley Forest Festival, October 19-28. Come and celebrate the customs and culture of the forest, with events that include Carvefest, a conker championship and a wood market. www.forest-festival.com
Ae Fond Kiss, Eastwood Theatre, Giffnock, October 20. Nonsense Room Productions bring the story of Robert Burns to the stage. Rabbie is your guide with quirky commentary, audience interaction and renditions of famous poems and songs including Ae Fond Kiss, Red Red Rose, Auld Lang Syne and many more. www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk The Dramathon, Dufftown, October 20. Full and half-marathons, 10k and relay and a chance to sample a malt at the end of the race. www.thedramathon.com
Braemar Creative Arts Festival, various venues, October 24. This event offers workshops in anything from music dance and drama to crafts and cooking. www. braemarcreativeartsfestival.co.uk
Opera Highlights, Theatre Royal, Dumfries, October 23. Scottish Opera’s musical mix of operatic treasures, performed by four singers and one pianist.
St Andrews Voices, various venues, October 25-28. A festival that celebrates the voice in its many forms. Phone 01334 462226.
October 13-19. The longest-running windsurfing event in the world, showcasing the best of talent from Juniors to World Cup professionals. The Classic also provides an opportunity for spectators to get involved. Surfing, windsurfing and paddle-boarding are all available to try along with a range of other sports. Non-surfing events include a curry night. www.tireewaveclassic.co.uk