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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. shet­landac­cor­dio­nand­fid­

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.thes­

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.stan­drews­ 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-fes­ti­

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-fes­ti­

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.east­wood­park­the­ 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.the­dra­

Braemar Cre­ative Arts Fes­ti­val, var­i­ous venues, Oc­to­ber 24. This event of­fers work­shops in any­thing from mu­sic dance and drama to crafts and cook­ing. www. brae­mar­cre­ativearts­fes­ti­

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.tiree­wave­clas­

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