St Andrew’s Day Events

Here are some of the most exciting St Andrew's Day celebrations, featuring Scottish music and culture, happening all around Scotland this November. Will you join us?

Illumination: Harbour Festival of Light

Illumination: Harbour Festival of Light
Date

30 November  – 03 December 2017

Location

North Ayrshire

Irvine’s historic waterfront will twinkle with lights this St Andrew’s Day as the Scottish Maritime Museum’s award-winning four day winter spectacular, illumination: Harbour Festival of Light, returns with even more sparkle. Festival highlights include the jaw-dropping illumination Light, Fire and Aerial Art Spectacular in and around the vast Linthouse, the Light Trail, lantern parade, firework displays and food and craft fair.

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St Andrew's Day Torchlight Parade

St Andrew’s Day Torchlight Parade
Date

30 November 2017

Location

Glasgow

Community torchlight procession through the streets of Glasgow’s west end to mark Scotland’s Patron Saint Day, with pipe bands, samba drummers and fire performers.

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Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum
Date

26 January 2018

Location

Glasgow

The Hunterian Museum will come to life for St Andrew’s Day to celebrate forgotten histories and heritage. From Peter Pan to Outlander, modern Scottish fantasy as portrayed in literature, film and TV, provides the theme for this dazzling event.

Working in partnership with the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at University of Glasgow, The Hunterian will also host a Night at the Museum event celebrating the works of the bard in translation for Burns Night 2018.

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Oban Winter Festival

Oban Winter Festival
Date

17 - 26 November 2017

Location

Oban

A ten day festival featuring St Andrew’s Day celebrations, markets, parades, fireworks, street entertainers, fairgrounds, family events, pipe bands, ceilidhs, whisky tasting, and so much more.

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The Saltire Festival

The Saltire Festival
Date

30 November - 03 December 2017

Location

East Lothian

The Saltire Festival is an annual celebration of St. Andrew’s Day, bringing together the very best of Scotland in the Home of the Flag. Visitors can discover all that Scotland has to offer; the beautiful outdoors and stunning coastal landscape; delicious food & drink, created with the finest local produce; a long history and fascinating heritage; and hugely entertaining music, arts and comedy.

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Winter Traditions at Scottish Storytelling Centre

Winter Traditions at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Date

28 November - 27 January 2018

Location

Edinburgh

The Scottish Storytelling Centre delivers an inclusive celebration of winter traditions, across generations, cultures and societies, from St Andrew’s Day celebrations to Burns Night.

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St Andrews Day Celebration Loch Lomond Shores

St Andrews Day Celebration Loch Lomond Shores
Date

02 - 03 December 2017

Location

West Dunbartonshire

A weekend of Scottish-themed celebration for St Andrews Day. Includes fireworks, music, activities, Scottish food & drink and more, suitable for all ages.

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St Andrew’s Day: At the Ends of the Earth

St Andrew’s Day: At the Ends of the Earth
Date

02 Dec

Location

St Andrews

A range of events on offer in the daytime includes market stalls, lantern making workshops and circus skills workshops. In the evening, there will be outdoor ceilidh followed by a lantern procession. The celebrations will culminate in a spectacular fire show with a magical firework display at the town’s ancient Harbour.

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An Lanntair Winter Festivals

An Lanntair Winter Festivals
Date

27 November - 27 January 2017

Location

Outer Hebrides

An Lanntair’s Winter Festival events begin with a full week of activities to celebrate St Andrew’s day including cinema, food and drink taster sessions, a quiz night and, of course, the best contemporary and traditional music available. We mark the New Year season with performances by ceilidh band Hò-rò and our annual showcase of local musicians Willie Campbell and Friends, and complete the season with a specially commissioned concert of the work of Robert Burns for string quartet.

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