St Andrews Day
While Homecoming 2009 will be the real biggie in terms of Saltire-waving celebration, various Scottish cities are building up to it with unprecedented displays of patriotism this St Andrew’s Day. Virtually every tourist attraction in Edinburgh (or at least most of those on the Royal Mile) has got some sort of special offer or celebration happening this weekend. Princes Street Gardens and Glasgow’s George Square, meanwhile, are being turned into centres of tartan-trimmed activity in the days leading up to our national hootenanny, with concerts, ceilidhs, storytelling and history events, all for free! For a complete list of country-wide celebrations, check out www.scotland.org/standrewsday
Glasgow and Edinburgh, Thu 27–Sun 30 Nov.
Shindig: St Andrew's Day Concert
George Square is transformed into a sea of Saltires and a celebration of the best in Scottish culture with a free concert featuring some top Scottish musicians. 'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
St Andrew's Festival
A series of events will be organised in celebration of St Andrews Day including Christmas Lights Switch On, Beating Retreat and St Andrews Day Procession. This year will see the inaugural 'Son et Lumiere', 'Scotland the Highlights', staged in St Mary's Quad on the evenings of the 29 & 30 November. The production will…
Celebrating St Andrew's Day
High energy pipe fiends Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson present a workshop for intermediate players at 3pm and evening performance at 8pm. 'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
St Andrew's Ceilidh
Join the Ian MacCallum Scottish Dance Band for an evening of reeling shenanigans. Tartan optional. 'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
St Andrew's Day Event: Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
For St Andrew's Day there's 20% off everything in park shops, cafés, outdoor activities, bike hire and bike accessories as well as free face painting and the launch of a free photographic competition with prizes.
'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
St Andrew's Weekend Celebrations
A series of traditional music performances, Scottish country dances and children's workshops in honour of our patron Saint.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Radio Tay Day Out
Radio Tay will broadcasting the Bill Torrance show from City Square. Celebrations Activities will include face painting, ceilidh band, treasure hunt, highland dance competition, highlander tot competition and food tasting.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Face of Scotland
Have your photo taken with a Scottish backdrop and take away a framed copy or download your photo from Overgate's website.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Celebrate Scottish Music and Dance
Wellgate Shopping Centre will host a celebration of Scottish music and dance with bands, young pipers and highland dance troupes performing. There will also be a special performance of Scottish songs by 100 children from Dundee's Youth Music Initiative at 1pm.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Go Wild with St Andrew
Step back in time and take part in Medieval Day, with falconry, Clydesdale horses, displays, competitions, performances and stocks with sponges.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Celebrate Scottish Science
Enjoy a special display and follow the Scottish Inventor Trail to visit the local biodiversity showcase. Free entry for one child with every paying adult.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Friday Night Music
St Andrew's themed night pipers, fiddlers and dancing.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Celebrate Dundee's Many Cultures
Dundee International Women's Centre host a celebration of music and dance from a diverse array of cultures.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Concert by Fair Witness
Lunchtime concert at the Steeple Church with vocals, fiddle and guitar.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Indoor Shinty Tournament
Indoor shinty tournament for primary school aged children. Times and prices are still to be confirmed. 'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
St Andrews Day Concert in the Park
Top fiddle player Bruce Macgregor will open the show, followed by the popular Red Hot Chilli Pipers, with support from local bands.
The show will end with a Giant Strip the Willow.'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
Stirling's Farmers' Market
A busy market with 20 to 25 stalls, traders gather on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Producers represent a good cross-section of some of Scotland’s finest food and drink suppliers, from Churchill's wild venison, Barker's Highland beef and Arbroath Fishery's fresh and smoked fish to Bellfield Organic vegetables and soft…
Celebrate Scotland's patron saint with a good old hoolie: the Big Burns Bash, Shindig concert and Big Family Ceilidh, which is family friendly dancing in George Square with Bahookie, Skerryvore and the Vatersay Boys. 'Part of St Andrew's Day 09'.
St Andrew's Day Event: Edinburgh
The capital throws St Andrew a party to remember this year, spanning three days. The event kicks off with a Happy March through the streets of Edinburgh at 10.45am on Sat. Over the weekend there's a performance of the musical play 'Clarinda', storytelling sessions, children's activities, music from Salsa Celtica and The…
St Andrew's Day Event: Sunday Morning Music
Mairearad Green and Anne Massie provide some traditional Scottish musical entertainment as you stroll through the museum. 'Part of St Andrew's Day. In association with Live Music Now! Scotland'.
St Andrew's Day Event: Harmeny School
Angus Lyons and Ruaridh Campbell accompany the young musicians as they rework the traditional combination of fiddle and accordion. 'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
St Andrew's Day Event: Lauren McColl Trio
Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2005, the ensemble provides some contemporary music with the help of Barry Reid and Mhairi Hall. 'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
St Andrew's Day Event: YDance
The National Youth Pipe Band joins Scottish Youth Dance for a demonstration of some of the best young talent in Scotland. 'Part of St Andrew's Day'.
St Andrew's Day Event: Timberbush Tours
One child free per full adult fare on day tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Free Famous Grouse whisky and shortbread sampling at the Edinburgh shop. 'Part of St Andrew's Day'.