Before 5pm, Days out, Traditional & heritage

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Carnegie Treasures

An exhibition charting Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 58 more dates until 30 Nov

Autumn Steam Gala

Weekend featuring a variety of steam locomotives and coaches.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Crossing Points

A workshop led by Kathleen MacInnes and Fiona Hunter who take participants on a journey to learn about the country's vocal traditions.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Afternoon Tea on the 14.05 Steam Train

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea on the 14.05 steam train from Bo’ness to Manuel. Tuck into sandwiches, cake and scones, washed down with tea or coffee. Booking is essential.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Sat 4 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sun 5 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 11 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sun 12 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Antiques Roadshow

Raid the attic and dust off your priceless heirlooms, the experts are in town to make you a millionaire! (Or just reveal that your great aunty Margaret was had by the antiques dealer back in 1932.)

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 09:30 – 16:30
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Chester Christmas Market

Seventy wooden chalets offering crafts, clothing, jewellery, giftware and local food and drink, plus a special Champagne Lanson White Label bar.

Town Hall Square, Chester

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 22 more dates until 14 Dec

Mackintosh Subway Tour

An architectural tour of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's works using the Glasgow Subway to shuttle between his key works including House for an Art Lover, the Lighthouse and Scotland Street School Museum.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 12 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

Adams Antiques Fair

More than 140 dealers in fine antiques all under one roof.

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Lindley Hall, London SW1P

Sun 12 Oct

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 9 Nov

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 7 Dec

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

An exhibition spanning several centuries, with contemporary fashion designers, inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace which seem to belong to other times; while renaissance art specialists explore ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Call of the Sea

An exhibition focusing on North Berwick harbour and the history of the fishing industry. Learn about the dangers of life at sea and the development of more sustainable fishing practices through real life stories, videos and artifacts. There's also the chance to meet Cap’n Salty Sea Dog, fisherman in residence, who hosts…

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Sat 4 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 5 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 6 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 41 more dates until 16 Nov

Cùil Lodair Wargames Fair

Learn about the tactics used in the Battle of Culloden, plus weapon demonstrations.

Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre, Inverness

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0844 493 2159

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Doon the Watter

Discover how families have enjoyed the river for the past 50 years.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 256 more dates until 17 Jun 2015

Dorothy Wordsworth: Wonders of the Everyday

Contemporary works and displays celebrating the life of Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of William.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Wed 1 Oct

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 2 Oct

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Fri 3 Oct

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 415 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 19 Oct

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sun 9 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sun 7 Dec

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30
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Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 2 Oct

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 3 Oct

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 209 more dates until 1 May 2015

Exploring Celtic Traditons with David Campbell

David Campbell leads a workshops in the Celtic storytelling traditions.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Exploring Celtic Traditons with George Macpherson

Seoras Macpherson leads a workshop on storytelling – including the north west Skye traditions – and Gaelic culture.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 16:00

First World War Centenary Exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring WWI and its impact on Chichester.

The Novium, Chichester

Wed 1 Oct

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 89 more dates until 31 Dec

Free Tour of London

Journey through British History on this 2.5 hour walking tour. Meet at the Churchill Statue – and look for the guide in an orange shirt.

Parliament Square, London SW1P

Wed 1 Oct

Free

  • 11:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 11:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 11:00
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Glasgow Style – City Walking Tour

A walking tour led by guides from the Glasgow School of Art taking you through the history of this most stylish city of art, architecture and design.

Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre and Shop, Glasgow

Wed 1 Oct

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:15

Thu 2 Oct

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:15

Fri 3 Oct

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:15
…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

The Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship

The hotly-contested battle for the highest accolade in the world of competitive porridge-making kicks off again with international fans of Scots cuisine battling it out for the golden spurtle. With pipes toasting the porridge, craft stalls, beer and whisky tastings.

Various Venues, Carrbridge

Sat 4 Oct

Free

  • 10:30

Guided Walks of Portsmouth

Explore over 800 years of Portsmouth's history and heritage in this guided walk.

Various venues: Portsmouth

Sun 5 Oct

£5

  • 09:00

Sun 12 Oct

£5

  • 09:00

Sun 19 Oct

£5

  • 09:00
…and 44 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

I Dig Dams to Darnley

Help the Countryside Rangers and expert archaeologist see what they can unearth in this all day drop-in dig. Sturdy footwear recommended, as are Indiana Jones hats.

World Buffet Restaurant Car Park, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 577 4053

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Introduction to Green Woodworking

A one-day course exploring the relaxing traditional craft of green woodworking, which uses sustainable timber. Choose a log, cleave it then make it into something useful like a mallet or spatula. Tea and coffee included, but bring your own lunch to cook over the campfire or on the BBQ with self-made sustainable charcoal.

Green Aspirations Scotland CIC, Balfron Station

Tue 14 Oct

£30 / 0141 342 4188

Workshop teaching kids how to whittle and use tools such as axes, froes, draw knives and mallets safely. Suitable for ages 8–12 though under 12s must have a guardian present.

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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