Halloween traditions in Scotland date back hundreds of years
Halloween dates back over 2000 years to the Celtic Samhain Festival.
Celts believed the spirits of the dead could visit the world of the living in the transition period between the old and new year, October 31.
Glasgow and West Scotland are home to tales of ghosts, ghouls and haunted buildings.
Culzean Castle is reputedly home to seven ghosts including a servant girl and a piper.
Another ghostly piper is said to haunt Duntrune Castle, this particular musician is said to have no hands.
Culzean Castle is said to be home to a ghostly piper
Other haunted castles in the area allegedly include Brodick Castle on Arran, Craignethan Castle, said to be haunted by Mary Queen of Scots, and the ruins of Ardrossan Castle, said to be haunted by the spirit of William Wallace.
Inveraray Jail is thought to be home to ghosts of past prisoners. The jail closed in 1889 and is now a museum and tourist attraction as well as the site of paranormal investigations.
Frights of the Forest
at Glenbranter on 29 October. Take a stroll through the haunted wood and join in with Halloween games and fancy dress competition.
Gruesome tales, freaky science and creepy critters are part of the family fun for Halloween at the
Glasgow Science Centre
on 29 October.
Halloween activities are taking place across Glasgow and West Scotland
is hosting Halloween events at the Glasshouses, Queen's Park. Choose from an afternoon Halloween party suitable for children on 30 and 31 October or a Halloween glam rock night on 30 October.
Get crafty at the Great Halloween Puppet Making Workshop on the morning of 30 October.
The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre
in Glasgow is holding the event suitable for children.
Wander the grounds of
in a spooky walk for Halloween. A "Light into Dark" walk takes place as the clocks change on 30 and 31 October. Booking essential.
Take part in the
Glasgow Zombie Walk
on 31 October. Join the "undead" for a walk through Kelvingrove Park. A Halloween Ball follows at Sloans.
Are you brave enough to tackle the
Halloween zip slide
at Ayr Racecourse? If you have a head for heights and want to raise money for charity then fly high on 31 October. Enjoy spooky tales and refreshments.
Join the rangers at
Mugdock Country Park
for Halloween-themed activities suitable for childen aged eight to 12 on 31 October. Booking essential.
An overnight ghost hunt is taking place at
New Lanark Visitor Centre
on 30 and 31 October. Join the team as they search the historic buildings for some supernatural sightings. Halloween craft activities suitable for all the family are taking place on the afternoons of 30 and 31 October.
Send shivers down your spine by taking part in a ghost hunting night at
on 31 October. Discover how a paranormal investigation is carried out and explore the ghostly tales of the jail.
A Halloween firewalk is taking place at
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
in Alloway on 31 October. Scary stories and Halloween activities are on offer for those unwilling to brave the hot coals.
Join a spooky walk at
as the Greenock Players Youth Section introduce some Halloween drama to the estate on 31 October. Booking essential.
Tune in to BBC Radio Scotland on 31 October at 1030 to hear the tale of
the Gorbals Vampire.