1 The heroes of lockdown part one, “Saturday Night Live at The Stand” are back with a bang, Mark Nelson returns as host and introduces sets from Stand favourites Billy Kirkwood, Jay Lafferty, Joe McTernan, Gareth Mutch and headliner Gary Little. The Red Raw section will also be back with some hopeful stars of tomorrow. Whilst the stream is free if you can spare a donation then there will be a link to do so on the YouTube page. The show starts at 8:30pm: www.youtube.com/watch?v=szagecLwgCE

2 The Scottish Music Awards returns as a virtual event for the first time ever, raising vital funds for Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity and celebrating the biggest and best names in Scottish music. For the past 21 years, the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards have honoured some of the country’s biggest international stars from Annie Lennox to Susan Boyle, whilst celebrating Scotland’s best up-and-coming talent, all to raise funds for the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity. Like many other charities, Nordoff Robbins have been severely impacted by Covid-19 so this show is a chance for you to enjoy a great online event and also help the charity.

For more information go to www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/smas2020/

3 Tim Tim Tim oh how we love him so, star of the summer lockdown its Tim’s Twitter listening party, The Charlatans frontman posts tweets and chat in real time while his followers play an album of his choice and everyone joins in the blether including the artists usually. This week the album is Lloyd Cole’s Music in a Foreign Language. Join in tonight at 9pm on Tim’s twitter. @tim_burgess

4 The Northern Lights Writers conference hits your laptops this week, A conference for literary types, with masterclasses on writing techniques, pitches and publishing, plus networking opportunities. Presented in association with Manchester Literature Festival. This year’s guest speaker is Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz. November 23 at 1pm. Please get all the info from www.divergehub.org/hub/northernlights20

5 Christmas might be a little different this year but there’s still plenty of festive cheer in Paisley town centre with the Christmas Buddie Bear Hunt! Paisley First has joined forces with Renfrewshire Council this Christmas to pay tribute to the heroes of 2020, with every Buddie Bear dedicated to a key worker. Just follow the trail around town and name all the key workers for your chance to be entered into the Christmas Prize Draw! This Covid-friendly Christmas Trail will be running in the town centre today from 9am-4pm.

6 The biggest event this week is the big Pre-SNP conference night out. Put together by the Aberdeen Independence Movement, they have an interview with this newspaper’s very own Richard Walker. Others keeping him company on the bill include Humza Yousaf, Michael Russell, Aamer Anwar, Pete Wishart, and Valentina Servera, with more to be announced. November 27 6pm-10pm.

Tickets available from www.hopin.com/events/aim-pre-conference-event

7 As if the brilliant political chat above wasn’t enough the gang at AIM have also got a stellar set of fun and comedy and music with the fabulous Iona Fyfe, the one and only Alan Bissett and top class political comedian Viv Gee. Your ticket for the political chat is also your entry to the comedy and sing song. November 27, 6pm.