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A spooky tale – The Grim Reaper

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In time for Halloween our own Adam Zawadzki has written (and recited) a poem. This horror tale is designed to exorcise his disquiet and anger about the Panama, Paradise and now Pandora papers, and...

Letter from Scotland

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Halloween is to be a very private affair this year.  Nae guising allowed. And by All Saints Day we will be preparing for another long round of Covid-19 restrictions, based on our local council...

Letter from Scotland

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It’s tempting to throw everything onto the bonfire this weekend – elections, referendums, Brexit deals, ghastly effigies of our politicians - and then throw in some heavy duty media fireworks and see the whole...

Big Halloween celebrations at Opium this week

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'Halloween is bigger than Hogmanay for us'City nightclub Opium is in the midst of its biggest-ever celebration of Halloween, a week-long programme of special events.The Cowgate venue kicked off its schedule on Monday night...

Rocky Horror at SKYbar for Halloween

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Cult classic sing-along - Grab your suspenders and feather boas for a night of Rocky Horror in the SKYbarThis Halloween sing and dance-a-long at a party when the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show...

Spooktacular events at Edinburgh Leisure this Halloween

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Little monsters can actively enjoy Halloween this year and have a frightfully good fun at Edinburgh Leisure’s three soft-play centres across the city.Where: Clambers at Royal Commonwealth Pool, 21 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BBWhen:...

Popular CAJUN Combo Turns NASTY for Halloween

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Poetry Circus and The Jennifer Ewan Band join forces at Woodland Creatures in Leith, with a brand new Halloween cabaret that takes music and spoken word into darker places than they have previously dared...

Spooktacular events at Edinburgh Leisure this Halloween

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Little monsters can actively enjoy Halloween this year and have a frightfully good fun at Edinburgh Leisure’s three soft-play centres across the city. Here are the details you need : Where:      Clambers at Royal Commonwealth Pool,...

Halloween at Traquair House

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They had a lot of Halloween fun at Traquair House in Peebles last weekend. Take a look at this for dressing up!Photos courtesy of WWW.IANGEORGESONPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK

Macabre Grassmarket Ghoulies go a Halloween a-haunting

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Crypt-tucked between the hallowed grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard and the looming Castle rock precipice - dusk descends. Where not so long ago public executions took place, public exhibitions of myriad costume mischief and gruesome...

Halloween at The Georgian House

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Explore Edinburgh’s gory Georgian past The National Trust for Scotland’s Georgian House is the venue for some spooky Mercat Tours over 27 – 29 October.Explore the spooky stories of the New Town and the tragic...

Pumpkin Challenge Launches Edinburgh Zoo’s Hallowe’en Programme

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You may not associate them with ghosts and spirits but Edinburgh Zoo is challenging families across the country to celebrate Hallowe’en by carving creepy-crawly pumpkins as part of a spook-tacular Hallowe’en programme and exclusive...

Witch way to Glasgow?

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With Halloween fast approaching ScotRail Alliance has launched some specially branded trains.The ScotRail logos have been altered and they now feature ghouls, pumpkins, bats and witches. These trains will be in service on the...

Halloween weekend event plans in Grassmarket

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The home of Halloween and all things Harry Potter – Greater Grassmarket offers free family-friendly events The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) in association with Edinburgh World Heritage Trust is hosting a free family-friendly Halloween event on Saturday 28th...

At the Traverse – The Miss Annabel Sings Show: Horrific Blind Date

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Dive Queer Party in association with Traverse Theatre presents: The Miss Annabel Sings Show: Horrific Blind Date Sunday 29 October 2017, 4-8pm, Traverse Bar CaféIf you like your lazy Sunday afternoons spiked with some outrageous, contagious,...

Halloween in Edinburgh – our top suggestions!

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The Samhuinn Fire Festival in the Old Town takes place on 31 October 2017. It is run by the Beltane Fire Society and will take you back to the pagan celebrations marking the end...

Letter from Scotland 

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Trust us Celts to have invented Halloween.  It’s said to have grown out of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, the end of summer, when the wall between the real world and the spirit...

Are you brave enough this Halloween?

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The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) would like to invite you to Scotland's Georgian House in Charlotte Square to scare you out of your wits this Halloween! The conservation charity has teamed up with Mercat Tours...

Letter from Scotland

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’Tis the season to be wary of ghosts and spectres. And not just if you are on your way to a Halloween party or you are a 007 secret agent. It is also useful...

Hallowe’en in Edinburgh: Ten Frightful Suggestions

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Hallowe'en... a night loved by the under-10s and loathed by many others. But fear not (actually no - fear lots...) - there are ways to enjoy it that don't involve handing over a year's...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Save the Elephants Halloween Party: two bands, nibbles, mini-auction, raffle. All funds will go to Kuki Gallmann Conservancy in Kenya, which works with wildlife conservation, especially elephants. Come in your scariest fancy dress!  7pm-midnight, Function...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 March of the Daschund: children's craft event. 3pm, McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road. Free: no booking required. Part of From Poland With Love: Scottish-Polish Cultural Week.Haunted Tales of Old Edinburgh: Royal Mile storyteller Calum Lykan captures some gruesome...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Magazine Showcase: Far Off Places. Far Off Places, the magazine of written whimsy, was launched in November 2013. Since then five issues have been released, apps developed and podcasts recorded. Dressed in Halloween costumes for...

Scare yourself at The Edinburgh Dungeon this Halloween

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As Halloween approaches, join The Edinburgh Dungeon as they extend their opening hours to ensure visitors don’t miss out on a night full of tricks and treats at Scotland’s top attraction for scary fun. Warning...

Get your Halloween pumpkin from Apeeling fruit bouquets

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So it's Halloween on Friday and you need the perfect pumpkin for your window at home or to display in your shop. We have the answer!Allison Thornton at Apeeling fruit bouquets will carve your...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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What's On is truly international this week, with Poland, Italy, Spain, Afghanistan, Palestine, Denmark, China, France, the USA, Canada, Japan and the entire African continent all being involved in events in Scotland's capital. Closer...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Feed the Birds Weekend: the last weekend in October is the RSPB Feed the Birds Weekend. Gorgie City Farm is giving you a head start today - pop in and find out what you can do...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Family Arts Festival Activity Day: a fun-filled BFG themed activity day for all the family. Make and create things at a range of drop-in activities and bookable-on-the-day drama and movement workshops.  You can also make a...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2014The Key Material is Time: Art and Music in Glasgow since the 1970s. Writer, curator and lecturer Dr Sarah Lowndes traces the development of Glasgow's unique and largely self-initiated arts scene...

Hallowe’en fun awaits at The Edinburgh Dungeon

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SCOTLAND’S ATTRACTION FOR SCARY FUN LAUNCH DINNER FOR THE DEAD SHOW IN CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN The Edinburgh Dungeon revisits the authentic roots of All Hallows’ Eve with festival of Samhuinn-inspired new show   Forget the clichéd...

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