City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

St. Andrew's Day


Storytelling Centre Showcases St Andrew's Story in Cultural Diversity Celebration

Storytelling Session_Credit Ludovic Farine

Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre in association with Scotland’s Winter Festivals ente

Vegetarian Haggis Recipe

Veggie Haggis

Die-hard carnivores will tell you that the traditional haggis without meat is not haggis. But for those wanting a Scottish celebration on Burns Night or Hogmanay, for example, without harming the famously timorous, wee beastie then here's a veggie adaptation for your table.

St. Andrew's Day

Edinburgh Castle on St Andrew's Day 2010

St. Andrew's Day commemorates Scotland's patron saint and is a Scottish Bank Holiday, although employers are not obliged to give employees time off. St. Andrew's Day is marked on 30th November every year. If that date is on the weekend, the St. Andrew's Day Bank Holiday takes place on the following Monday 1st or 2nd December.

St Andrew's Day Ceilidh

Two ceilidh dances, celebrating St Andrew's Day, with serial ceilidh dance organiser and caller Ken Gourlay, HLI ceilidh band and piper.

Book Week Scotland

Children picking books from tree

Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of reading created to highlight Scotland’s cultural, creative and literary talent, and to remind everyone of the pleasure that can be gained from

Previously... Scotland's History Festival

Wellington Outside General Register House

Launched in 2011, "Previously" is a volunteer-driven local history festival. In 2015, the programme runs over five days following Robert Louis Stevenson Day on the 13th November. It comes before St Andrews Day on 30th November and the start of the Winter Festivals.

The Saltire Festival 2014

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The Saltire Festival is a week-long celebration around St Andrew’s Day, highlighting the fact that East Lothian is the birthplace of Scotland’s Saltire flag.

St Andrew's Day in the Grassmarket 2013

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St Andrew’s Day, part of Edinburgh's Winter Festivals programme, will see a packed programme of events celebrating Scottish Ceilidh Culture in Edinburgh&rsq

Free Admission to Edinburgh Castle on St Andrew's Day

Edinburgh Castle battlements

As in previous years, government heritage agency Historic Scotland will be marking Scotland's national day, St Andrew's Day, by providing free tickets to 35 of it

Edinburgh St Andrew's Day Celebrations Announced

Dougie McLean on stage

Edinburgh's Grassmarket will be the scene of a music and dance "extravaganza" this St Andrew’s Day featuring an afterno