1 As hospitality opens up a little bit, please remember to support the good guys. Support your local independent bars and cafes. My go-to local joint is the Thornwood Bar, cool and quirky, great food and even better chat.

Follow them on their twitter @barthornwood for details, links, opening hours and excellent chat with the odd celebrity drop in...

2 Queen Kylie.. she knows just what we need in the dreich of winter with a lockdown looming – a worldwide spectacular global online gig! Infinite disco, with all the hits takes place on November 7 at 8pm.

For further details go to www.fb.me/e/7SrfToUdw

3 New Lanark World Heritage site is always a fun and informative family day out. This week they are hosting their makers’ market.

Meet local and independent traders from all over Scotland in a socially distanced way. A great chance to pick up a few wee bits and bobs for the weans ahead of Christmas? From 11am today.

More details at www.newlanark.org

4 A new event/exhibition by the wonderful, world-renowned Glasgow Women’s Library in Landressy starts on November 11 between 1 and 2pm. Making her Mark tells the story of how women’s lives are remembered or reflected upon.

This event will be your chance to visit the library, get involved and take part in a creative workshop.

For more information on this and all the great events at the library go to www.womenslibrary.org.uk

5 Stockbridge Market is back today, featuring artisan producers, both local and global. A great chance to get out and about in the fresh air, meet your neighbours, build community and, of course, help keep these small independent businesses ticking over. Have a hot chocolate or a coffee as you browse the dazzling variety of goods on offer. You know it’s a no-brainer. Today 10-5 Saunders Street, Stockbridge.

6 It’s Aberdeen restaurant week! That means over 50 restaurants across the city are offering a special two course lunch for just £10.

Hospitality has been hammered by Covid and I guarantee we will all want a restaurant still to be there when all this is over, so book yourself in somewhere nice for a bargain lunch.

Make sure you follow the rules and remain socially distanced and stay safe folks.

For information on restaurants taking part head to www.aberdeenrestaurantweek.com

7 Scots trad-rock band Mànran are to celebrate their 10th anniversary year with their most extravagant show to date this Saturday (November 14).

The show is being streamed from Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom and is their first performance in over eight months.

It will be packed full of old favourites as well as some brand-new material.

Tickets for the live stream are available to buy at the link below. There will be no fixed cost per view, with fans invited to donate what they can afford as the band understand that financially things are difficult for everyone right now.