Evening events, Days out, Storytelling

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Fright Night

A night-time walk through the Palace to find out about the ghosts of Linlithgow. Not for young children.

Linlithgow Palace

Sat 25 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Fri 31 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Bow-Tow: A Newhaven Story

Storytelling, theatre and traditional music from Newhaven residents. Also featuring Jed Milroy, Hamish Moore and the new Newhaven Community Choir.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

Lorn McIntyre: Paranormal in the Highlands

In the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland, where the veil between reality and the supernatural is thinner than the width of a hair on a kelpie’s mane, there exists a long set of traditions and a wealth of folklore relating to the supernatural. Lorn considers ‘second sight’ through the paranormal experiences of his own…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Hallowe'en Lantern Walk

Join in – if you dare – on this family lantern walk through the woods, followed by a display from fire dancers. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and sturdy footwear and warm clothes are advised.

Provanhall House, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 287 6776

The Happy Hangman Ghost Walks

Fear, Fun and Frights for Boys and Ghouls of all ages! Join Jock Rankin, the ‘Happy Hangman’ on a tour of the strange sites and stranger tales told of Stirling’s Historic Old Town. An unique mix of comedy, drama and storytelling. Hallowe’en is a busy time for Stirling’s spooks, so be sure to book ahead… or suffer the…

Stirling Old Town Jail

Wed 29 Oct

£6 10% discount for Festival patrons (£4; Family £16) / 01786 450050

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Thu 30 Oct

£6 10% discount for Festival patrons (£4; Family £16) / 01786 450050

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Fri 31 Oct

£6 10% discount for Festival patrons (£4; Family £16) / 01786 450050

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Sat 1 Nov

£6 10% discount for Festival patrons (£4; Family £16) / 01786 450050

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Tue 25 Nov

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Christina Stewart: HAUNTING

Christina Stewart presents 'Haunting', a spine-tingling evening of selkies, fairies, spirits, enchantment and second sight. Captivating songs in Gaelic, Scots and English are set to sensitive acoustic accompaniment  and interwoven with tales and oral traditions spoken in English, including lore from her own family…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£10.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Necropolis –- London’s Journey of the Dead

Apocalypse Events present a horror storytelling tour underneath the tunnels of Waterloo station. Journey back in time to when the city’s graves were overflowing with corpses and city-dwellers were forced to take their dead on a one-way train on the Necropolis Railway.

London Waterloo Station, SE1

Thu 30 Oct

£12 in advance; £15 on the door / 0845 617 0685

Fri 31 Oct

£12 in advance; £15 on the door / 0845 617 0685

Sat 1 Nov

£12 in advance; £15 on the door / 0845 617 0685

Amerrycana Christmas

Akin to a Christmas gathering with friends around the fire, the Downright Homespun Radio Company performs music, songs and other festive fun.

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 13 Dec

£11 (Children £5) / 01721 725777

An Evening of Adventure with Explorers from the G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Club

Hear members of the Champagne G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Club tell anecdotes of adventure from around the world.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 29 Oct

£20 / 020 7591 3000

Online booking only – do not contact the venue for tickets.

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Bright Club: Glasgow

Bright Club features its usual intoxicating blend of comedy and academia as lecturers from the city's universities turn their studies into entertaining stories.

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Café Voices

A relaxed session of oral storytelling, poetry by memory, music and song.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Nov

£5 / 0131 556 9579

Today it's 'Stevenson Stories' with storyteller Peter Snow.

  • 19:00 – 21:00 Café Voices Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Dec

£5 / 0131 556 9579

'Midwinter Tales' with author Donald Smith.

  • 19:00 – 21:00 Café Voices Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Feed the Spirit

Three generations have come together to share their favourite recipes and tell the stories behind the food in a special Luminate programme as part of the third Portskerra International Storytelling Festival. Over two evenings, hosted by storyteller Alexandria Patience and on Friday 31st with Luminate special guest…

Melvich Village Hall, Thurso

Fri 31 Oct

£7 (£3–£5)

Part of Luminate.

Historical Ghost Tours

Scary stories have far more bite when they're based on true events. Meet some of the past residents of Traquair House on this guided tour, followed by a glass of mulled wine to steady your nerves. Ages 8+.

Traquair House, Innerleithen

Sat 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01896 830323

Fri 31 Oct

£7 (Children £4; Family £18) / 01896 830323

Sat 1 Nov

£7 (Children £4; Family £18) / 01896 830323

Home Game

An evening of poetry, prose and music in support of Falkirk's foodbank.

Behind The Wall, Falkirk

Thu 27 Nov

£5 / 01324 633338

  • 18:30 – 22:00 Home Game Behind The Wall, Falkirk
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Legends and Lore

Spinetingling tales of ghosts and vampires – for the brave-hearted only.

Lochmaben Castle, Lockerbie

Sat 25 Oct

£8.94–£11 / 07791 047835

An Orkney Tapestry: A Celebration of George Mackay Brown in Music, Story and Poem

Music, poetry and stories to celebrate the life of Orkney's Mackay Brown.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 9579

Shindig Present

A multi-disciplinary night of alternative music, spoken word and theatre curated by shindig.

The Centre At St Paul's, Cambridge

Fri 14 Nov

£5 in advance; £7 on the door / 01223 576 899

With Shield Patterns and The Wingless Heron

Leper Chapel, Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

£5 in advance; £7 on the door / 01223 241235

With The Doomed Bird of Providence and The Vodka Diaries.

Stories And Their Stories

A lecture on stories from Lawrence Tulloch and Tom Muir, organised by the Elphinstone Institute.

Linklater Rooms, Aberdeen

Tue 28 Oct

£3 / 01224 272000

A Winter's Night

Seasonal music, poetry and storytelling.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Sat 20 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Your Stories Our History: Show and Tell Evening

Share your family history, or just come along for a listen.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Wed 12 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 287 2999