Halloween Spookiness 2016
Lots of scary fun coming up in Perthshire for Halloween 2016.
All Hallows Eve, All Souls Day, Samhain … Different terms for similar things: bonfires to ward off evil spirits, food and drink and sacrifices to appease the spirits.
All Hallows Eve: Scone Palace 28 – 30 October, Scone palace, Perth, 5 – 8pm.
Scone Palace is holding a Twilight illuminations sound and light tour around the gardens and graveyard. Adults £6.70 Kids £4.80.
29 and 30 Oct is the Daytime Spooktacular with puppet shows, fancy dress, and games, with the illuminations in the evening.
Family Halloween Night: Perth City Centre, 29 October, 5 – 8pm, King Edward Street & St Johns Street.
A fun Halloween evening for all the family. The Grand Halloween Parade starts at 5pm, from Thimble Row. After the parade the Main Stage will have Halloween Music and dance routines from Perth dance academies. There is also a fancy dress competition, witch’s scream contest, drop-in storytelling, face-painting, fun fair rides and apple dookin’. No cost and no booking required.
Night At The Museum, Black Watch Castle, Perth. 29 October, 6 – 9pm.
Explore The Black Watch Castle and Museum galleries by torchlight in a spooky night time experience. You can hear the stories of the the ghosts of the Black Watch. Tickets £6 and include hot chocolate and biscuit.
Spooks and Sacrifice: Celtic Samhain Festival at the Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore 31 Oct 7-9.30pm Tickets £9 and £5
Samhain, an ancient festival of the Celts marked the end of the Summer when it was believed that the dead could cross over to the land of the living. There will be flaming torches, storytelling around the fire, fire-juggling, burning of the sacrificial wicker ram, apple dookin’, hot soup and more. Go in ‘guise and take a jack-o-lantern to light the way into the spirit world.
Bats + Frogs + Mice + Magic, Blair Castle, 31 October 2016, 4.30-6pm
Spooky wildlife activities for children. Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre Cost: Children cost £2.