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Article published 02/11/2022

As the clocks go back and we count down to the end of another year, there is still plenty of events taking place across the country to get out to and enjoy. From world class tennis and fashion festivals to dancing and singing in the streets of the capital as we ring in a new year. 

See the list of events below taking place throughout November and December that are being supported through EventScotland’s National and International Event Programmes, as well as events that forming part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022. 

Visit the Scotland’s Year of Stories page on visitscotland.com to find out more about the Themed Year and all the events that are part of it. 

Billie Jean King Cup Finals

In-person event from 8 until 13 November in Glasgow. 

Taking place at Emirates Arena, the women’s world cup of tennis sees 12 of the best teams in the world, and some of the sport’s biggest names, compete to be crowned world champions. In addition to the action on court, She Rallies, a public photo exhibition in partnerships with the LTA and Getty Images and with the support of Glasgow City Council, will bring iconic images of women’s tennis to Argyle Street from 1 until 13 November, providing a visual journey through the history of the women’s game.  

Visit the Billie Jean King Cup website for more information on the event.

Visit the Lawn Tennis Association website for more information on the She Rallies exhibition.

Tennis player runs to play a shot

Scotland’s Stories: Tales from the people of Scotland

Live event on 14 November in Glasgow. 

Join Sally Magnusson to celebrate stories from four vibrant Scottish communities as part of Book Week Scotland 2022. Whether it's the tales from childhood that captured our imagination, the larger than life figures that helped shape our communities, or stories about coming to Scotland for the very first time, these pieces highlight Scotland's rich tradition of storytelling. 

Visit the EventBrite website for more information on Scotland's Stories and to reserve a place at the event.

Scotland Re:Design

In-person event from 15 until 20 November in Dundee. 

Scotland Re:Design returns to showcase and promote the best of Scottish Fashion and Textiles with the annual Scottish Fashion Festival focussing on the core themes of Equality, Technology and Sustainability at the iconic V&A Dundee. The festival will welcome hundreds of talented designers and textile workers as part of their diverse and vibrant programme of events. 

Visit the Scotland Re:Design website for more information on the event.

Model walks the catwalk at a fashion event

Helensburgh Festivals of Lights and Christmas Lights Switch On

In-person event on 19 November in Helensburgh.

Helensburgh turns into a magical ‘Christmas Town’ every November to January as the ‘Helensburgh Elves’ light up the town with 160 festive lights, 16 sparkling trees and a magnificent Christmas tree in the town square. This year, Santa and the town’s Christmas friends will be joined by a very special visitor, Paddington, who is coming to join in the celebrations and watch the town light up.  

Visit the Helensburgh Festive Lighting website for more information on the event.

Tales from the Castle

Live event on 25 and 26 November in Stirling.

Experience Stirling Castle in the wake of sunset to unlock iconic tales and hidden truths as you explore ancient archways, rich courtyards and glorious halls. At this special event for Year of Stories 2022, you’ll encounter characters from the castle’s past and watch them bring the greatest castle tales to life.  

Visit the Stirling Castle website for more information on Tales from the Castle.

Figures of Speech

Live event on 30 November in Edinburgh.

The Figures of Speech series concludes on St Andrew's Day with a special discussion about some of the influential Big Ideas in Scottish literature, with a particular focus on tackling the climate crisis. Hosts David Farrier and Jessica Gaitán Johannesson take us on a tour through texts and writers which explore concepts which could have far reaching and vital impacts on our society.  

Visit the Scottish Storytelling Centre for more information on Figures of Speech.

Map of Stories Film Ceilidh: North East

Live event on 1 December in Aberdeen.

An evening of multimedia storytelling where a world of local Scottish stories unfolds through the live voices of traditional storytellers and site-specific film of the landscapes they emerge from. Hosted by Aberdeenshire-based storytellers Grace Banks and Jackie Ross, with film footage featuring Tony Robertson. 

Visit the Scottish International Storytelling Festival for more information on Map of Stories Film Ceilidh: North East.

Battle of the Brits

In-person event from 21 until 22 December in Aberdeen.

Jamie Murray brings live tennis to Aberdeen’s P&J Live this December in a sports and entertainment showcase. Together with his brother, Sir Andy Murray, and some of Great Britain’s top male tennis players, they will compete in one of sports oldest and most celebrated rivalries – Scotland versus England – in what promises to be two fun packed days of tennis and entertainment for all the family.   

Visit the Battle of the Brits website for more information on the event.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

In-person event from 30 December until 1 January in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebrations are returning this year for the first time since the pandemic with celebrations kicking off with the Night Afore Disco Party featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor with special guests Altered Images on Friday 30 December. The Street Party returns on Saturday 31 December with some 30,000 revellers expected alongside the showcase Concert in the Gardens headlined by Pet Shop Boys and the spectacular Midnight Moment to welcome in 2023. The Final Fling on Sunday 1 January 2023 will top off a day of free events and live performances headlined by Tide Lines taking place in attractions, venues, and pubs throughout the capitals Old and New Town areas. 

Visit the Edinburgh's Hogmanay website for more information on the event.

Fireworks above a castle at night

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