Celebrate St. Andrew’s Day

St Andrews Day fireworks in Edinburgh

St. Andrew's Day is a national holiday in Scotland, celebrating the patron saint, Saint Andrew. The day is marked across the country with celebrations of Scottish culture. Festivals feature Scottish food and music, ceilidh's and fireworks.

Celebrate in Glasgow

In Glasgow, a large party is held in the city centre with traditional music and dancing. Throughout the city there will be commemorative art shows and museum displays, family friendly events and parades.

St. Andrew's Day Torchlight Parade

The West End Festival has organised the first ever St. Andrew's Day Torchlight Parade, a family-friendly event which will parade through the west end to the sounds of samba bands, pipers and drummers. All are welcome to purchase a torch and join the parade on Saturday, 26 November.

Hollywood Dreams of Scotland

Hosted by the Glasgow Film Festival, celebrate St Andrew's Day at the Mackintosh Queens Cross where a selection of Hollywood films highlighting Scottish culture will be screened. Three films will be screened, along with activities and performances on Saturday, 26 November.

Explore festivals in Scotland

Travel to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital to celebrate St. Andrew's Day in St Andrew Square where live music and activities will take place throughout the day.

A quick train ride will take you to the coastal town of Irvine to see the annual art and light spectacular, illumination: Harbour Festival of Light. Hosted by the Scottish Maritime Museum, this four night event features hundreds of brightly coloured, hand crafted butterflies and origami boats lining the waterfront. Travel at the weekend to see the free Lantern Parade and Closing Fireworks Display on Saturday, 3 December.

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