The best St Andrew's Day events in Glasgow and Edinburgh 2014

Including St Andrew Square celebrations, The Saltire Spectacular and Glasgow Loves St Andrew's Day

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The best St Andrew's Day events in Glasgow and Edinburgh 2014

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

From ceilidhs to comedy, Scotland will raise a glass to yet another 30 November in true style. Molly Reid reels in some of the central belt’s best activities on or around St Andrew’s Day

St Andrew’s Day Celebration at Scottish Storytelling Centre

Got your dancing shoes ready? St Andrew’s festivities at the Scottish Storytelling Centre begin with Café Ceilidh and a celebration of George Mackay Brown. At the weekend, there are demonstrations and workshops from Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, while Mrs Mash entertains the kids with stories about Scottish food.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, Tue 25, Fri 28 & Sat 29 Nov.

Ceilidh at Saints: St Andrew’s in the Square

Get in the mood for partying in St Andrew’s name by partaking in some ceilidh action, with the Annasach Ceilidh Band and dance caller Tricia Wilson. Expect a less traditional, funky, folk-based sound.

St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow, Fri 28 Nov.

RSNO St Andrew’s Party with Phil and Aly

Scottish folk superstars Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham lead celebrations as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra raise a dram. Expect plenty of jigs, reels and good old banter as part of the lively performance.

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sat 29 Nov.

St Andrew’s Day at St Andrew Square

There’ll be dancing, storytelling and live music from the Hazey Janes and the Banjo Lounge 4. Free ice skating slots have now sold out but look out for an on-ice performance from Pyroceltica in the evening, plus there’s the haggis hunt and bustling Scottish food market.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, Sun 30 Nov.


The Saltire Spectacular

Round-off your St Andrew’s Day celebrations at this mini-festival, featuring live performances from Big Country, Bombskare and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, as well as comedy from Fred MacAulay and Jo Caulfield. There’ll also be food and drink, plus a fireworks show.

Carberry Tower, Musselburgh, Sun 30 Nov.

Glasgow Loves St Andrew’s Day

A huge celebration of the patron saint, with live music, dancing and a fantastic light display to end your celebrations in style. Final details are yet to be released but if the amazing year Glasgow has had so far is anything to go by, there’ll be sure-fire entertainment.

Various venues, Glasgow, Sun 30 Nov.

Café Ceilidh: St Andrew's

An informal Scots music session all in the name of St Andrew, with members of Linten Adie and friends from the Scots Music Group.

St Andrew's Day Celebrations

The capital celebrates Scotland's patron saint with a programme of free events in St Andrew Square. There's storytelling in the Spiegeltent with Jess Smith and Aiden Moffat; Scottish dance workshops led by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; a Family Ceilidh hosted by the Robert Fish Band and demonstrations on the…

Glasgow Loves St Andrew's Day

Glasgow once again gets down for Saint Andrew, with ceilidhs, kids' shows, storytelling sessions and film screenings.

RSNO: A St Andrew's Party with Phil & Aly

Fiddler Phil Cunningham and accordionist Aly Bain join the RSNO to celebrate the best of Scottish music in a night of jigs, reels and witty banter.

The Saltire Spectacular

Celebrate the patron saint of Scotland with a line-up including Big Country, Bombskare, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Fred Macaulay and Jo Caulfield. There's also face-painting, a fireworks display, children's activities and plenty of Scottish food and drink.

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