Homecoming Scotland

Scotland's Year of Homecoming

Launched in 2013, TradFest is Edinburgh’s main multi-arts festival dedicated to Scottish culture, traditional, Gaelic and folk arts.

Around 175,000 visitors attend the four-day annual trade show for those involved in the farming, food, and countryside sectors. Huge numbers of different classes of pigs, cows, horses, and other livestock are on parade as well as farm machinery and locally grown produce. There's also a broad range of events for the lay person, with culinary demos in the Food Hall being one of the big draws.

All aboard for a magical virtual journey!

If you go down to the woods today, make sure it’s to Faskally Wood!

With the Commonwealth Games due to open in Glasgow on Wednesday, 23 July and the Centenary of the start of the First World War this year, the timing of this exhibition could not be better.

Tickets are now on sale for one of the National Theatre of Scotland’s largest international youth projects to date, The Tin Forest International Theatre Festival.

Inimitable English comedian Eddie Izzard hosts a one-off gig to launch a campaign "for people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who don’t want Scotland to leave the UK."

In the run-up to Scotland's national day St Andrew's Day, Edinburgh sees four-days of family events centred on St Andrew Square Gardens (update: cancelled due to snow), climaxing with a St Andrew's Day Ceilidh on 30th (update: cancelled due to snow) and St Andrew's Day Debate at the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond announced today that last year's Scottish government sponsored tourism initiative will be followed up in 2014 with a second Year of Homecoming.