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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.