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Illuminating Links A day of community activity commemorating the rebirth of Glasgow’s historic canal quarter. As well as kayaking, local bands and boat rides, the day culminates in a parade of spectacular floating lanterns by Scottish artist Graeme Gilmour at 6.30pm. Firhill Basin, Glasgow, Sat 6 Oct.
Rebiya Kadeer Human rights campaigner Rebiya Kadeer, a businesswoman and philanthropist from the Muslim Uighur region of China, talks about her struggle to gain rights for her people. Playfair Library, Edinburgh, Thu 4 Oct.
Edinburgh Castle Urban Downhill Watch yourself! Edinburgh’s landmarks come under siege from some of the UK’s best mountain biking talent, who’ve swapped the bumpy forest floor for the Old Town cobbles. Starts at Edinburgh Castle, Sat 6 Oct.
Shoe Swing Hey hep cats! Wrap your mittens around your kittens and get ready to rock and roll, at this long-running series of swing dance classes run by some of the dapper gents behind Vegas! (pictured). Counting House, Edinburgh, Wednesdays.