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Welcome to Celtic January!

Glasgow buzzes with Celtic Connections, Scotland’s premier celebration of Celtic Music. Over 300 events and 2000 artists will banish winter blues.

  • Welcome to Celtic January!

    Welcome to Celtic January!

    Glasgow buzzes with Celtic Connections, Scotland’s premier celebration of Celtic Music. Over 300 events and 2000 artists will banish winter blues.

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  • What else to do in January

    What else to do in January

    In January we celebrate the life of the Scottish national poet, Robert Burns, with traditional Burns Suppers across the country. Learn more about events and festivals in January. Read More...

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Scotland by Month

January

Glasgow buzzes with Celtic Connections, Scotland’s premier celebration of Celtic Music. Over 300 events and 2000 artists will banish winter blues.

February

In February, cuddle up in a castle, stroll along a lonely beach, share freshly caught seafood and languish by a log fire.

March

Visit the castles and monuments that serve as a reminder of Scotland’s dramatic past.

April

Enjoy authentic, artisan food from Scotland’s delicious natural larder, and freshly caught seafood from our shores.

May

Whisky May celebrates “the water of life”, Scotland’s national drink. Discover Scotland’s whisky heritage and our hospitality at Whisky festivals across the country.

June

Summer is a great time to explore Scotland by foot, on wheels or on water. You will also see some amazing wildlife on your way!

July

See a different side of Scotland exploring our many islands. Enjoy the stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture.

August

For a whole month Edinburgh hosts the largest art festival in the world. Choose from thousands of performances. Don’t miss the Edinburgh Tattoo.

September

Experience Scotland’s music and dance at traditional music festivals across the country, as well as ceilidhs with the locals!

October

Keep a close eye on the loch waters, moors and mysterious castles during autumn. Sightings of beasties can’t be guaranteed - but it’s worth taking a look.

November

Cosy up in a snug wee guesthouse with fabulous views of the autumn landscape or find a traditional pub and chat to the friendly locals.

December

Enjoy romantic winter festivals and then dance in the New Year at our world famous Hogmanay celebrations. No-one does New Year’s Eve like the Scots!

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Scotland's Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Scotland is renowned for its unrivalled produce, and its unspoilt habitats and varied weather are perfect for producing a wide variety of high quality fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and meat and much more.

Traditional music

Music

Scotland's music scene is one of the best in the world and encompasses a diverse range of genres from traditional Celtic and folk music to opera and riveting rock festivals featuring top contemporary acts.

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What else to do in January

In January we celebrate the life of the Scottish national poet, Robert Burns, with traditional Burns Suppers across the country. Learn more about events and festivals in January.

Die Geschichte von “Wild Haggis”

The Wild Haggis

Discover the mythical tale of the wild Haggis!

Finlay's Tips

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Finlay MacDonald - Head of Piping Studies

I’m Finlay, and I work at the Centre of Piping Studies in Glasgow. My world revolves around the bagpipes; I spend most of my time travelling the world performing with my bagpipes at events, and I also organise the Piping Live festival in Glasgow every year. One of the most unusual places I have played is on the Great Wall of China! I love teaching the bagpipes also, working with creative people, inspiring them and helping them to develop further is just great.

Finlay MacDonald

Finlay MacDonald - Head of Piping Studies

I’m Finlay, and I work at the Centre of Piping Studies in Glasgow. My wor…

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    Read on to find out more of my insider tips for Scotland!

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