Highlight events

Throughout Homecoming 2014, enjoy a packed programme of cultural, active, food & drink, ancestral and natural events and festivals which perfectly showcase Scotland's distinct identity. We've picked out some highlights below and you can also use the search to find all Homecoming event listings.

An ice cream cone from Jannetta's in St Andrews, Fife

St Andrews Food & Drink Festival

Get a taste of Fife's fantastic natural larder at the St Andrews Food & Drink Festival, 22 - 30 November

Night in the Garden at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh © Lloyd Smith

Night in the Garden, 30 Oct - 23 Nov

Follow a magical trail of light through Royal Botanic Garden and admire the extraordinary light effect at night, 30 Oct - 23 Nov

The Saltire flies at sunset at Athelstaneford Church where it was first adopted as a Scottish symbol, East Lothian

The Saltire

Celebrate St Andrew's Day at the birthplace of the saltire, East Lothian, as part of The Saltire Festival, 24 - 30 Nov

Edinburgh's Christmas market

Scotland's winter festivals

Celebrate the festive season at Scotland's winter festivals, and find information on Christmas Lights Switch On and more!

Crowds go wild at the Wickerman Festival, Dumfries & Galloway

Explore all Homecoming Scotland events

Explore the Homecoming events listings and be inspired throughout 2014, as Scotland welcomes the world

A beautifully detailed panel from the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Admire the beautifully intricate tapestry created by Scots in 25 countries over the past two years through an events programme.

Christmas decorations in George Square with the City Chambers visible behind, in the city centre of Glasgow.

Glasgow Loves St Andrew's Day

Join the revelers in Glasgow's George Square for their shindig where there will be ample céilidh music, dancing and more, 30 Nov

Edinburgh's Christmas market

St Andrew's Day Celebrations in Edinburgh

Listen to some stories of folklore or join the ceilidh galore - the afternoon will be packed with fun, 30 Nov

People hold up large letters which spell out 'GENERATION' against clear sky


This epic programme of events celebrates 25 years of contemporary arts in Scotland - from Orkney to the Scottish Borders

A child with a saltire face paint

St Andrew's Day celebrations

Celebrate St Andrew's Day on 30 November with many uniquely Scottish events, celebrations and activities across Scotland.

Dean Castle, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Deep Roots

Discover more about the history of fascinating Scottish family, the Boyds, at their ancestral home, Dean Castle. Until 31 Dec

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