St Andrew’s Day: Celebrations

Tue, Nov 10, 2009

St Andrew’s Day: Celebrations


St Andrew’s Day: Celebrated by Scots around the world on 30th November every year.

Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland and St Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. The Scottish flag is the Cross of St Andrew, also known as the Saltire, and is widely displayed as a symbol of national identity.

Below are just a few of the Celebrations across Scotland.

Ceòl nam Fèis 2009: St Andrews

A celebration of Gaelic culture with a host of former participants from the highly successful Fèis movement ‘coming home’. 100 of the cream of young traditional music talent will perform Gaelic song; new and traditional music; dance and drama.

Date: Nov 27 Location: Eden Court Theatre, Inverness 

Dumfries Fling: The Reel Thing

Enjoy a feast of music, culture and street theatre in the heart of Dumfries. Quirky St Andrew’s Eve events and pub sessions will create a warm festival atmosphere for visitors and locals to celebrate the end of Homecoming Year in style.

Date: Nov 27-30 Location: Dumfries

West Dunbartonshire: St Andrew’s Homecoming Festival

St Andrew’s Homecoming Festival presents the best of traditional and contemporary Scottish music, sourced from local talent, emerging and established Scottish artistes. Come and enjoy the concert and ceilidh based events taking place at Clydebank Town Hall and Dumbarton’s Denny Civic Theatre.

Date: Nov 27-28  Location: Dumbarton & Clydebank


St Andrews Festival 2009 : Scotland’s Celebration

Join us in the historic town of St Andrews to celebrate Scotland’s patron saint. An exciting mix of live music and drama against the dramatic backdrop of the UK’s largest series of Son et Lumiere. All culminating on St Andrew’s Day with the spectacular Torchlight Procession, Fireworks and Nae4Whimps Street Ceilidh.

Date: Nov 27-30 Location: St Andrews, Fife


St Andrew’sDay Celebrations: Blairgowrie

Celebrate St Andrew’s Day in the picturesque setting of Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Events include a traditional folk music festival taking place in venues across the town centre, ceilidhs, a march by massed pipe bands finishing with a display in the Wellmeadow, children’s storytelling events and a Christmas Market.

Date: Nov 27-30  Location: Blairgowrie

RSNO- The 09/10 Season: St AndrewsParty with Phil and Aly

Join Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain and the RSNO’s very own John Logan, as well as special guests for a St Andrew’s Night party to remember. This annual gathering keeps getting bigger and better and, in this special Homecoming Year, is sure to be another great night of spontaneity, witty banter and wonderful Scottish music.

Date: Nov 28  Location: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Kilmarnock’s Tartan Turn On Festival

A weekend of traditional and contemporary entertainment,  celebrating the best of Scottish culture in the spirit of the Festive Season.

Date: Nov 28-29  Location: Kilmarnock

Land of the Standing Stones: Celebrating St Andrew’s DAY

Renowned fiddler Paul Anderson has created a new tune in celebration of the landscape and cultural traditions of the north east. Land of the Standing Stones will be performed in a showcase concert with eight further re-workings of the tune by professional composers in a variety of musical genres.

Date: Nov 30 Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

See the Full Events Program at HomeComing Scotland 

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