The best days out in Scotland for Autumn 2013
- Charlotte Runcie
- 19 September 2013
Glasgow Beer Week, The Great Tapestry of Scotland and Jack Vettriano retrospective
Make sure you catch one of two Evenings with Sir Roger Moore (Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Sun 10 Nov; Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Mon 11 Nov), as well as the Jack Vettriano retrospective at Kelvingrove Art Gallery (Sat 21 Sep-Sun 23 Feb 2014) and Glasgow Beer Week in the first week of November. Plenty of excuses to wrap up warm and head into town.
Edinburgh and Glasgow really put on the Ritz as the nights draw in, especially leading up to the Christmas party season. The Pet Shop Boys headline Edinburgh's Concert in the Gardens for Hogmanay, while Glasgow on Ice (skating, music, film screenings) is a gorgeous setting for first dates and family days out alike. There are plenty of Christmas markets in both cities beginning at the end of November too, worth keeping an eye on for food, vintage and unique crafty gifts.
Sights to see include the Exploring the Lion King exhibition at Edinburgh's City Art Centre (Sat 28 Sep-Sun 12 Jan 2014), letting you see behind the scenes of the live show's spectacular puppet work and learn how it was put together. Meanwhile, The Great Tapestry of Scotland is on display at the Scottish Parliament (until Sat 21 Sep) – see if you can spot your favourite Scots celebs in the stitching.’