Scotland's history of full of ghost stories, tales of horror and spooky occurrences. While you can investigate these dark and ghoulish aspects of the country all year long, they lend a particularly special dimension to the month of October and Halloween celebrations.
Whether you're interested in pagan traditions that mark the changing of the seasons or sinister stories of murder and intrigue, there are plenty of happenings around Scotland that will add a little jolt to your October. These are a few that might be worth checking out:
Celebrate the horrible histories of old Scotland on Halloween.
Learn about dark moments in Aberdeen's history with this free walking tour of some scary sites!
Anthony O'Neill wrote a follow-up to Robert Louis Stevenon's classic, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Hear him speak about his spooky sequel.
There are a number of ghost tours on offer in Edinburgh, but these are late-night tours for those wanting an extra thrill!
This fire parade, which ushers in winter, is a spectacle! Not to be missed!
If you enjoy a ghost story, this is for you!
Craft your own creepy creature!
Creepy and cooky, the Addams Family musical is an October must-see.
Enjoy this autumnal tradition!
Enjoy culinary delights of the season and a broomstick making class on the 28th!
Explore the dark side of Dundee's historic streets.
Explore the dark and bloody history of this historic Royal Burgh.
It might not be particularly scary, but this evening wander through Scottish woodland offers an atmospheric and autumnal experience!
Again, it's not necessarily a scary event, but go along and learn about skeletons and the body.