Remembrance Sunday Concert

Join the Bearsden Choir at City Halls in Glasgow for a remembrance concert, supported by professional musicians from the McOpera. They have been making music together for over 50 years, and the choir is raising money for Erskine – a charity which supports Scottish veterans and their families. The performance has been selected by musical director Andrew Nunn to honour those who served in two world wars.

Today, 4pm

Tickets from £17.50

Glasgow City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Lines from Scotland

Yesterday marked the beginning of a three-month run of the Lines from Scotland exhibition in St Andrews museum. This exhibition is the first to be dedicated to exploring the different ways that drawing in Scotland has shaped the work of some of the country’s most celebrated artists. Some of the works on show include rarely seen works from the likes of Elizabeth Blackadder and Inge Thompson. After its run in St Andrews, the exhibition will be touring the rest of Scotland over the spring and summer. The exhibition demonstrates the fundamental human need to make marks to work out and express ideas and how this idea has withstood the test of time.

Until February 22, 2020, 10.30am-4pm


St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DP

French Film Festival

Officially kicking off in Edinburgh this week, the French Film Festival will make its way across Scotland, showcasing a variety of French films. Some of the year’s hottest titles from the Cannes film festival will be on show featuring big names in French cinema including Jean Dujardin and Catherine Deneuve. As part of their collaboration with the Paris-based Mobile Film Festival, each film with be preceded by a short film on the theme of human rights, shot on a phone or tablet. Almost three decades since its beginning, the festival now takes place in more than 35 locations around the UK. Next week, check out Freak and Chic – a documentary following the life and work of Jean-Paul Gaultier – on Wednesday, November 13 at the Edinburgh Filmhouse.

Until November 21

Ticket prices vary and can be booked online

Edinburgh Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ

Castle of Light

Kickstart the festive season at Edinburgh Castle as it is transformed into a spectacle of colour throughout November and December. State of the art lighting installations and stunning visuals make this a magical experience for all of the family.

November 14-December 22, 5.30pm-10pm

Tickets start at £13.50

Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

FOCUS Craft Fair

Local crafters and artisans will have an extensive range of handcrafted products on offer at the FOCUS fair. The Festival of Crafts Unique to Scotland (FOCUS) fair does exactly what it says on the tin – provides shoppers with unusual crafts from across the country. The event also supports local charities and makers and is run by the longest established craft group in the North East of Scotland. It's run by crafters, for crafters, so you can be sure they know what they’re doing.

November 16, 10am-4pm


Town Hall, High Street, Banchory, AB31 5RP


An ice skating show may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for something to do, but Montreal-based company Le Patin Libre brings you a show unlike any other. If you want to see how you’d fare, you can join the skaters on the ice for the after-show party and give it a go. In their show Threshold, the ensemble defy every convention of figure skating, experimenting with a variety of choreographic styles. The group returns to Inverness for the first time in four years next week to wow audiences with their skating skills.

November 16, at 3pm and 7pm

Tickets start at £10

Inverness Ice Centre, Bught Park, Inverness, IV3 5SR

Scouting for Girls

When Scouting for Girls released She’s So Lovely 12 years ago, it's doubtful the London indie band had any idea the kind of success it would generate. From playing pubs in Harrow and Ruislip to headlining Wembley Arena and Albert Hall, earning three top ten albums along the way, Scouting for Girls are back on tour. With the release of a new album, The Trouble with Boys, they are playing The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on Monday.

November 11, 8pm

Tickets from £23

The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT

Yes Chef!

The Argyle Street Arches in Glasgow is playing host to a night of street food, music and entertainment while raising money for a good cause – Action for Children. Comedian Gary Faulds, who has already sold out the city's Armadillo later this year, will be hosting the evening which will feature live music, magic and street performers. The ticket includes an arrival drink of your choice before you sample the globally influenced street food.

November 14, 7pm-11pm

Tickets from £59

Argyle Street Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL

Freya Ridings

The singer-songwriter is taking the musical world by storm. After a stint on tour supporting Hozier this year, Freya returns with her own, almost completely sold out, tour. Her recent single Lost Without You has already surpassed 4 million streams and her debut album is also racking up streams. Her popularity was demonstrated after selling out her first London headline shows. Join her for her second time in Glasgow and let her soothing melodies and passionate lyrics show you what she can really do.

November 12 at 7pm

Tickets start from £21.10

O2 Academy Glasgow, 121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, G5 9NT

The Snowman

Whether you know it from the much-loved book, or the even more much-loved Irn Bru advert, The Snowman comes to the Theatre Royal in Glasgow this month. The stage show is based upon the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and features music from Howard Blake – including the classic song Walking in the Air. Since first appearing on stage over 20 years ago, the live show has thrilled audiences.

November 13-17

Tickets from £13

Theatre Royal Glasgow, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow City Centre, G2 3QA