Annual Events

Winter Festivals

Scotland's Winter Festivals celebrate our rich culture and heritage. So get out and about in Scotland this winter – there's so much going on!

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St Andrew's Day

St Andrew is Scotland's patron saint and on November 30 we celebrate St Andrew's Day with the rest of the world.

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Hogmanay

Hogmanay is one of Scotland's best-known and best loved traditions. Whether it's fireworks, live music, street parties or cosy pubs - we have it all.

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Burns Night

On 25 January every year, Scots and Scots-at-heart come together to celebrate the life and works of our national poet, Robert Burns.

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Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh is Scotland's shining capital city: a place packed with history from its castle to its palace and every wynd and close in between.

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Highland Games

Highland Games are a mix of sports, culture and community. These unique events still take place around Scotland, and the world.

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Upcoming Events

Edinburgh Art Festival

Founded in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the only major annual festival dedicated to the visual arts within the UK.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

There are few who can resist the stirring skirl of the pipes and the powerful crash of the drums at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe features famous comedians and professional musicians alongside student sketch troops and the stars of tomorrow.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, and home to the Edinburgh International Book Festival – the perfect fit.

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is the highlight of Scotland's calendar turning the capital into a cultural hotspot every August.