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MacAulay and Co. Weekend Events Guide: 16 September 2011

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Simone Byrne Simone Byrne | 07:50 UK time, Friday, 16 September 2011

Take a wee look at the MacAulay and Co. Friday events guide, which features a small selection of festivals and galas happening in Scotland, over the weekend. To search for more events in your area, visit the BBC Things to Do website.

View: Loch Broom and Ullapool Harbour

View: Loch Broom and Ullapool Harbour

16 - 18 September
Loopallu music festival
Takes place in Ullapool, on the shores of Lochbroom in north west Scotland. The event features big name musical acts, including The Feeling, Kassidy and The Bluebells - plus sidelines of fringe shows, street entertainment, and local food and drink.

17 - 18 September
Best of the West Inverary Castle
Festival showcasing Loch Fyne Oysters; Food from Argyll;, Fyne Ales, a variety of the Best West Coast crafts; live music featuring of mix of traditional - contemporary - jazz; children's entertainments and much more. Something for all the family on the 17th and 18th September. Free entry to the festival, normal castle admission applies.

17 September
Demonstrations of Taoist Tai Chi in Falcon Square in Inverness. This starts a week of classes commencing the 19th September, in and around Inverness.

17 September
A Ginko - Haiku Nature Walk.
As part of Aberdeen's celebrations for Thomas Blake Glover; "The Scottish Samurai", Gean Tree Press will lead a Ginko - a Haiku nature walk.
A Ginko is a nature walk - used to gather inspiration for Haiku / Renga.

The Ginko will run from St Machar Cathedral through Seaton Park along the Don River and on to the Brig O' Balgownie past Glover's old home and then proceed through the Nature Reserve to the Murchar (Don Estuary). All abilities and ages are welcome to take part.

17 September
Scot Fest food and drink festival in Alva
Food festival and craft exhibition which celebrates Scottish based talent and traditions (new and old) to create a full family day out in the Ochils.

19 September
50th Year Celebrations of Braidhurst High Scool, Motherwell
An Evening with Tam Cowan. Former pupil and school captain Tam will entertain the audience and chair a question and answer session with a panel of well known football personalities including Motherwell Captain Stephen Craigan, former pupil and Scotland Captain Gary McAllister MBE, former Motherwell player Iain Ferguson and former Airdrie player and SFA coach Andy Smith.

pie and Bovril at the interval are available from the school with all proceeds going to St Andrew's Hospice.

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